San Casciano dei Bagni
San Casciano dei Bagni dates back to the Etruscan-Roman period and takes its name from the famous ‘bagni’ (baths) immersed in the green oak and chestnut forests. The famous forty-two springs of water rich in mineral salts, sulphate, calcium, magnesium and fluoride are excellent has it that the ruler of Chiusi Porsenna opened the first “bagni termali”, later transformed into enchanting oases during Roman times and renamed in “Fonti Clusinii”. After numerous armies and adventurers passed through the territory, the Baths returned to their original splendour in the 17th and 18th centuries. During that period, San Casciano became a cult site for thermal treatment, frequented by Italian and European nobility. Counts, marquises and barons decorated the façades of houses with finely-sculpted travertine doorways, cornices and architraves. Today San Casciano has not only remained a fascinating place, but the exceptional properties of its thermal waters remain necessary.