Thermal village in the heart of the Orcia Valley, which offers the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of its warm waters, both at the natural open-air springs and in the numerous wellness centers.
The Parco dei Mulini, one of the most important in the entire valley, is an archaeological site of great importance, the construction of which is essentially due to the presence of the thermal spring.
Dating back to the twelfth century, the Spedaletto Castle represented an ancient “hospital” to welcome pilgrims along the Via Francigena, which in the Middle Ages connected Rome to northern Italy. Belonging to the Hospital of Santa Maria della Scala in Siena, restoration work was carried out during the 15th century which modified the original structure, giving it the appearance of a grange or fortified farm.
Today it houses the Mill of the Orcia Valley.
Authentic medieval village in the heart of the Orcia Valley, it still maintains all its peculiarities intact, such as the large tower, the walls, the Church of SS. Leonardo and Cristoforo. Aspects that the attentive visitor can prefer, with postcard scenarios.
Since 1967, the Poor Theater of Monticchiello has strongly characterized the fate of the community, which in the large square is playing itself, wondering about the future.
Parco Vivo is located in Vivo d’Orcia, on Monte Amiata, in a beech and chestnut wood where the Ermicciolo springs that can be visited, a few meters from the church of the same name founded by San Romualdo in the 11th century.
A few meters from the parking lot, there is a picnic area equipped with braziers and numerous trekking routes suitable for all ages, totally immersed in nature.
Bagni San Filippo
Small village between the Orcia Valle and Monte Amiata, known since ancient times for the warm thermal waters that here have created a magical landscape of white limestone formations, waterfalls and small hot tubs, where you can bathe totally immersed in nature. The free baths are located on the course of the Fosso Bianco river, where it is possible to visit the White Whale, a huge limestone boulder which, due to its rounded shapes and typical white color, can resemble the literary character.