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San Casciano dei Bagni


Agriturismo Siena Toscana Italia








The town, with its typical medieval layout, is situated on the western slopes of Monte Cetona, onSan Casciano dei Bagni Siena Toscana Italia the Umbria and Lazio border. Its land presents the “calanchi”, strange hills made of sand and clay that make the landscape like the moon.
Since Etruscan and Roman times, S. Casciano dei Bagni is famous for its thermal water. In fact, the “ Pieve” (the church for baptism) had the name of S. Mary”De Balneo”. In Roman times. The “Via Cassia” crossed this territory, but in the Middle Age this old road became impassable and marshy, so people used to run through theSan Casciano dei Bagni “Via Francigena”, the international way. For this reason S. Casciano became famous in the world.
In 995 Lord Ugo di Toscana gave the “Curtis de bagno” to Saint Salvatore Abbey (Mount Amiata).
In 1412 the town became the property of Siena and the world knew its famous thermal baths. In 1607 Lord Ferdinando 1st of Tuscany built its famous arcade and now 43 thermal springs (40°C.) flow nearby (5.5 million litres of water a day: S. Casciano is the third thermal resort in Europe).
We can’t forget the Gothic “Collegiata di S. Leonardo” and the church of “SS Concezione”, withSan Casciano dei Bagni Siena Toscana Italia Pomarancio’s frescos.
Going up the hill from S. Casciano dei Bagni we can visit the Castle of Fighine, which has incomparable views over the Valdichiana. Siena and Orvieto fought roughly for this castle. Nearby there is Palazzone, centre of wine production, with its barocca church S. Maria Assunta.
In front of Radicofani and Mount Amiata we meet Celle sul Rigo: from the top, the great Medieval Tower is a perfect viewing point. The “Pieve di S. Paolo”, the church of St. Giovanni and a well (XVII century) in the middle of a small square are very interesting.
This church dates from the IV-V century and it was built on the ruinsSan Casciano dei Bagni Siena Toscana Italia of a pagan temple. For many years it was the parish church, then it became a spiritual centre for people taking thermal water treatment. It also became a “spedale”(old hospital) for poor people.
Inside there are many frescos from schools of Siena and Orvieto.
In this church lived the “Santissima Concezione Company’s” brothers. Inside there are some interesting pomarancio’s frescos and the “Beato Pietro’s” tomb. Peter was a hermit frozen to death on the steps of the church.


Tourist Office:   Tel. 0578/58141

Spa: San Casciano's spa: Tel. 0578/58023









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