Thermal springs and Spa (Terme dei Papi) – Viterbo.
Drive time 35 minutes
The spa at Termi dei Papi offers a wide range of natural beauty treatments but is best known for the thermal baths. The main bath consists of a huge outdoor pool made of limestone and filled constantly with natural hot water. It is a wonderful place to relax. Terme dei Papi is just west of Viterbo city on Strada Bagni.
Natural Hot Springs
Free bathing in natural thermal pools in the open countryside, near Viterbo.
Parco Terme del Bagnaccio (pozze del Bagnaccio) – north west of Viterbo
Drive time 40 minutes
La Cascate del Mulino – Saturnia hot spring
Drive time 1 hour 30 minutes
Is an extraordinary geological phenomenon. Warm water appears as if from nowhere and cascades down the hillside providing a beautiful place to bath, massage one’s neck in the many warm waterfalls or cover oneself in mud from the bottom of the stream. This is a must for the adventurous traveller and is very popular with all age groups. There is no charge to enter the cascades and there is a small cafe nearby. It is best to avoid the midday sun as there is limited shade. The journey by car takes about 90 minutes but can be slightly confusing when you arrive as signs will encourage you to go to the still hot spring and spa with no cascades, this has a charge and is not nearly such fun. Stick to your guns and head for the cascades
Casacata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), Terni, Umbria
Drive time 1 hour
The spectacular Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore’s Falls) is a man-made waterfall created by the ancient Romans. Its total height is 165 m, making it one of the tallest in Europe and the tallest man-made waterfall in the world. The top section is the tallest, at 83 m. Be prepared to get wet and remember to take a towel! See website for opening hours, prices and tours.