Hot springs in Tuscany. Tuscany is always worth a trip – regardless which season. The Val D’Orcia valley is still a secret spot in Tuscany – the cute villages, breathtaking hilly landscape and the beautiful cypress alleys. Down the memory lane for me! In fact, I worked ten years ago in the popular Bagno Vignoni. Popular for what? The hot springs of course!
Bagno Vignoni is a super small village. The heart of it marks the famous hot springs, which among other supplies the baths of Albergo Posta Marcucci with its healing thermal waters. In fact, the pool area of the hotel is also accessibly for non guests. Especially in spring until autumn people love to dive into the waters. Even better if you stay there overnight and enjoy a three-days-treatment.
Arrive. Relax. Indulge.
Hot springs in Tuscany
Did you know that Tuscany has most of all hot springs in Italy which were already loved by the Etruscans. Autumn is the most popular season for the hot springs in Tuscany. People want to get ready for the winter and strengthen their defences of the body. In fact, the thermal water is rich of bicarbonate and sulphates which cure different kinds of diseases, e.g. bone and joint complaints, metabolic disorders, gastritis, inflammation, as well as skin problems. But also in the deepest winter I highly recommend a spa treatment.
We arrived in the late afternoon at Posta Marcucci. It was recommended to take a bath at least twice a day. I followed the tip and started each morning with a hot bath, which I had to get used to. I usually need a cold bath to wake up but it felt to good. We did so in the evening too.
- For the night owls the spa is open until 8 pm each day
- Every Wednesday and Saturday the Bagno sotto le stelle (Italian for Bath under the stars) takes place from 9 – 12pm – 20€ for non hotel guests
- Non hotel-guest can use the thermal bath for a daily price of 27€ (spring to autumn) and 20€ (autumn to spring)
Traditional Italian tranquillità à casa
At the Casa (Italian for home), how the Posta Marcucci loves to name itself, you’ll feel immediately at home. The cozy lounge areas with old furniture are stunning. A popular photo spot is the door frame with the numerous plates. Such a decor works really well in such a lovely hotel.
The Rooms at Posta Marcucci
The 36 cute, traditional Italian decorated hotel rooms invite for a long weekend in Tuscany. Each room is unique and individually decorated. I slept in the spacious 112, which I highly recommend. The bed was super comfortable and I love the recently renovated bathroom.
There are four categories.
Standard double rooms start from 125€
Love for local – gastronomy at Posta Marcucci
The Posta Marccui has its own philosophy, which addresses a certain kind of clientele. Far away from commercial which also reflects in its cuisine. The hotel puts emphasis on local products which of course stands out in taste. But they’ve also set some more rules, e.g. that they don’t serve meat on Fridays. The dishes were all super delicious with a certain sophistication. None of the evening menus were boring and incorporated pure Tuscany feeling. Rounded off with the perfect wine pairing – a dream!
On our last evening the patisserie chef worked flat out. How beautiful was this dessert buffet? A tarte with pistachios, lime tarte, panna cotta and much more…
For a Negroni at the Green Bar
Of course, it wasn’t over after dinner. We met for a night cap at the lovely Green Bar. Some Negroni or Americanos were served, two traditional Italian Aperitivi. I found my new favorite drink and I had to get a bottle of Campari right when I got back and mix one. I love bitter drinks!
More Tuscany tips will follow within this week!