Cascate del Mulino, Saturnia

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Plunge into Cascate del Mulino, a natural thermal bath located in a spa town that has been inhabited since ancient times. At this location, 800 l (211 gal) of water gush into a large natural pond every second, flowing over a waterfall and down a series of natural pools carved into the rock. The water is comfortably warm at about 37 C (98.6 F), and is said to possess healing properties exploited since before the Roman era. Though the water is believed to be healthy, it also smells a bit like eggs because of its high sulfur content, so don’t wear your best swimsuit. There are no real tourist facilities here, so bring your own towel, slippers, and bathrobe, as well as some drinking water and a light snack. Cascate del Mulino is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • We had booked a SPA resort nearby and made it a point to go to the springs. The sulfuric water does not allow you to stay too long in it. The crowds in the various ponds and/or surrounding the ponds.....  more
    We had booked a SPA resort nearby and made it a point to go to the springs. The sulfuric water does not allow you to stay too long in it. The crowds in the various ponds and/or surrounding the ponds.....  more »
  • Looks beautiful from the overlook but underwhelming when I walked down there. There were lots of folks there that wouldn’t agree with me though! They were in the water or sunning themselves on the... 
    Looks beautiful from the overlook but underwhelming when I walked down there. There were lots of folks there that wouldn’t agree with me though! They were in the water or sunning themselves on the...  more »
  • We arrived at 2pm on a Wednesday in late September thinking that it would be unbearably crowded. While there were many people it wasn’t to the point where you couldn’t find a spot for your group to... 
    We arrived at 2pm on a Wednesday in late September thinking that it would be unbearably crowded. While there were many people it wasn’t to the point where you couldn’t find a spot for your group to...  more »
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  • Amazing!!! Beautiful hot spring pools that are well maintained and loved by locals and tourist’s alike. The pools are lined but small round limestone marbles that are a food massage. Pick a tier to soak and relax in! Slight sulphur smell but it quickly rinses off. A natural infinity edge pool with unbeatable views! Stunning and highly recommended stay!
  • Our visit was in early October 2022. We were able to find it easily using Google Maps’ directions. We were lucky to find a parking spot very close to the hot spring. This place was magical. I had an Injured knee and was walking with a crutch, but I was still able to navigate the terrain and find a warm pool to relax in. The water temperature was perfect, and the current of the water felt lovely as it passed over me. There were many people at the hot spring, but it did not feel crowded. People were very respectful of each other. Very peaceful. There is a cafe on site (I did not go there) and I saw signs for toilets. This is a spot that is definitely worth taking a trip to.
  • Filter the reviews and read all the lowest ratings. It's hilarious and scary at the same time. Yes we did find all those very alive red worms and there were many people with their dogs bathing in the water. Parking was easy, the walk is about 5 minutes. 2€ per hour. We arrived right before 10am on a Monday mid October and it wasn't too crowded. However, lots of people started showing up when we left around 10:30am. Flip flops are a must otherwise the rocks will give you a very strong foot massage. We just dipped our feet in there because there were too many red worms. We thought there wouldn't be any red worms at the hotel pool down the street but they also had them (although very few, like I saw 5 during 3 hours) compared to millions here. The site is beautiful and if we werent with little kids we would probably go in for a real dip.
  • Natures own spa/water park. It so nice to sit or swim in the warm water (37 degree Celsius) even at a warm day. The parking facilities are good, it cost 1€ pr hour. The Parking is only 400Meters from the natural spring. After you have bathed you can shower in nice warm water to get clean. It cost 1€ pr 2 min. There is also a little kiosk were you can buy food and drinks
  • Parking is $2 per hour Walk from Parking lot is 5 min They have a place to eat with good choices and great prices. Shower cost money. I didn't see how much. Definitely bring water shoes. They don't have them on site to buy. Early morning weekday is best

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