Bagni San Fillipo – The Most Unique Hot Spring In Tuscany

You probably will have heard of the hot springs in the Tuscan village of Saturnia, close to Siena. However, there is an alternative without the crowds! In Bagni San Fillipo, there is a smaller but also beautiful hot spring with what looks like an iceberg called “The White Whale.” Yup, you might wonder what the iceberg entails? Well, let me tell you all the ins and outs about the Bagni San Fillipo hot spring.

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Visit The Bagni San Fillipo Hot Spring In Tuscany

Why Do I Need To Go Here?

If you are tired of continuously traveling, walking around in villages and cities, and want to relax for a bit, then the Bagni San Fillipo hot spring is the perfect place for you! Enjoying a day in the hot and warm waters is very relaxing and gives you new energy for the upcoming days. Another reason to visit the Bagni San Filippo hot spring is that it is much less known than other hot springs, such as Saturnia. In the hot spring of Bagni San Fillipo, you can relax as much as you want whilst it was much quieter.

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How To Get There?

The best way to visit these hot springs is by car. The Bagni San Fillipo hot spring is about 100km from Siena and a 1 hour and 30 minutes drive. During the week-days, the hot spring is quiet, but this is the spot where local Italians come to relax at the weekend. 

Park your car alongside the Via Fosso Bianco, put some coins in the parking meters, and start your day of soaking! Walk down the street and turn right into a gravel path. From here, it is a short 5-minute walk to the hot spring. Even though this hot spring is not popular, you still need to ensure that you arrive before noon if you want to have a parking spot close by. 

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What To Expect From The Bagni San Fillipo Hot Spring?

The Bagni San Fillipo hot spring has multiple levels. The biggest pool is under the “White Whale,” a limestone wall looking like a mountain. This is the warmest pool. However, this mountain looks nothing like the Dolomites.

Going down the stream, the pools get smaller and less warm. My advice is to start down and work your way up, soaking in warmer and warmer baths. 

The pools have a blue color due to the white limestone mixing in with the water. The limestone is washed from the source, and like the White Whale of Bagni San Fillipo, it is coated with a white layer. You can scratch this layer of some of the stones, and it feels super soft. Even leaves in the water end up coated in this white layer. 

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