Saturnia and the Terme di Saturnia in the municipality of Manciano, an oasis of well-being and relaxation in the Tuscan Maremma near villages rich in history such as Pitigliano, Sorano and Sovana, Lake Bolsena and the splendid Argentario coast. We provide you with a detailed description of everything that can be seen in Saturnia Terme and in the Maremma villages, with a detailed description of the tourist attractions, museums, archaeological sites and all that there is to see in the surroundings of the municipality of Manciano. This area of the Maremma is one of the most evocative corners of Tuscany, where it is still possible to taste authentic food and flavors and savor the true rural sense. We put you directly in contact with the owners of Farmhouses, Hotels, Guest Houses and Bed & Breakfasts for a holiday in the Tuscan Maremma, in the territory of the wonderful Terme di Saturnia and the Città del Tufo. On the site you can also find many offers and last minute for your holiday or your weekend in this corner of paradise.
WHAT TO SEE AROUND MANCIANO:
MONTEMERANO, is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and the reason is obvious … it is wonderful! Suggestive, intimate and fascinating, it best represents the most authentic spirit of the Tuscan Maremma, perched on a hill from which it dominates the valleys below, the village is a precious example of medieval art. Here everything is ancient, suspended in an eternal limbo where time seems to have stopped … the artisan shops, the city walls, the ancient buildings, the alleys and the majestic Piazza del Castello, the ancient parade ground, chosen a lot often as a stage for shows, concerts and village festivals. Do not miss the Church of San Giorgio, beautiful, rich in works and history, dedicated to the Patron Saint of Montemerano, San Giorgio, to whom a festival is also dedicated every year at the end of April, the Feast of San Giorgio, with the traditional Palio and the launch of the Balloon.
SATURNIA, is one of the oldest villages in Italy, inhabited since the Etruscan period, as evidenced by the numerous archaeological finds, was born with the name of Aurinia and became, in Roman times, a thriving center, thanks to its proximity to the route of the ancient Via Clodia – which led to Rome – and its thermal waters, whose properties were already known and appreciated by the Romans. The village of Saturnia is still known today for its waters, here are in fact the Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort® and the magnificent Cascate del Mulino. The waters of Saturnia, at 37 ° C, are very rich in minerals and natural elements, which confer incredible beneficial and healing properties. The town of Saturnia, for its part, is a village not to be missed, with its Church of Santa Maria Maddalena, the Archaeological Museum, the Art Collection. Also interesting are the events in the Tuscan village, the Saturnia Festival, in August, a review of classical and contemporary music, and the Focarazza, a traditional appointment with the bonfire in Piazza Vittorio Veneto on the night of December 31st.
PITIGLIANO, also one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and one of the best known and most loved places in the Tuscan Maremma. Pitigliano has medieval origins, but its territory was already inhabited in Etruscan times, here are in fact some of the most precious archaeological sites in the area, the Vie Cave and the Necropolis. Pitigliano is a village waiting to be discovered, one of a kind – it is in fact carved into the tufaceous rock, rising imposingly on the valleys of two small streams – at night it seems like being suspended in the void! Among its alleys, many historic buildings and churches not to be missed, the Church of San Rocco, the oldest in the whole country, the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, the Ghetto Ebraco, with the Singagoga, the Palazzo Orsini, the Medici aqueduct, and much more! Of particular interest, the events that take place in Pitigliano, Settembre DiVino, an unmissable wine cellar festival in the streets of the historic center, and the Torciata di San Giuseppe, an evocative appointment to celebrate the arrival of spring with the procession of the hooded people and the fire. in the central square of the town.
SOVANA, this village certainly needs no introduction … it is one of the most famous of the Tuscan Maremma, considered one of the most precious jewels of the Tufo Area and included in the list of the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy. Sovana is a town of ancient origin, it was born in the Etruscan era with the name of Suana and was an important center under the Roman Empire. During the Middle Ages it gave birth to one of the most controversial characters in the history of the Church, Ilderbando di Suana, better known in the chronicles as Pope Gregory VII. All around the Piazza del Pretorio, there are some of the most important buildings of Sovana, the Palazzo del Pretorio, which gives its name to the square, the Palazzo dell’Archivio, the Loggia del Capitano, the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Church of San Mamiliano, now transformed into a museum. A few minutes on p
iedi, meet the Cathedral, one of the most beautiful in the region, particular for its references to Romanesque and Gothic art. Sovana also houses the precious “Città del Tufo” Archaeological Park, one of the most important testimonies of the Etruscan past of this territory, the cave roads and the necropolis, with the Ildebranda and Sirena tombs and much more …
SORANO, another jewel of the Tufo Area, is one of the most beautiful villages in the area and certainly an unmissable stop. Of medieval origin, Sorano was born under the Aldobrandeschi government, then passed to the Orsini, the Republic of Siena and finally to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, under the control of the Medici family of Florence. Walking through the streets of the village you will be enchanted by its oldest buildings, starting with the Orsini Fortress, the historic family residence in Sorano, now home to the Museum of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the Masso Leopoldino, a defensive structure built in the Renaissance period and today. transformed into a wonderful panoramic terrace, the Palazzo Comitale, which was the residence of the Aldobrandeschi and the Orsini and the Collegiate Church of San Niccolò. Regarding the events, the Soranese summer is full of unmissable appointments, starting from “Tra Tufo e Birra” with many concerts and entertainment, up to the Market Exhibition, which takes place in August.
CAPALBIO, how to describe this village? Words are certainly not enough … ancient, fascinating and fashionable, Capalbio is one of the most popular destinations in the Tuscan Maremma, frequented by important personalities from the world of entertainment and culture. The village of Capalbio has very ancient origins and still today houses important historic buildings, the Church of San Nicola, the Oratory of Providence and the Collacchioni Palace. However, Capalbio is famous above all for its beaches, first of all the famous “Last Beach” and for the Tarot Garden, a great work of the artist Nikki de Saint-Phalle, inspired by the Parque Guell in Barcelona, the park houses imposing statues that represent the tarot cards, decorated with colored mosaics of glass, mirrors and small stones.