Saturnia traces back its origins through an ancient history, at first Villanovian village, then prosperous Etruscan town with the name “Aurinia“.
An evidence of its greatness, it is still visible in the Necropolis “Necropoli del Puntone” and “Pian di Palma“, more than 200 hectares. In these places, according to the legend, found refuge the God Saturn, driven away from Olympus because of his misdeeds.
The city, protected by the god of the harvest and prosperity, had the advantage of offering the sulfurous waters to the “Thermae” much appreciated by the Romans.
Even today, the Terme di Saturnia are well-known for the waters that flow from millennia flourishing from a natural crater at a constant temperature of 37 ° C.
No less famous are the waterfalls “Cascate del molino”, where the warm thermal waters flow into a charming natural waterfall forming pools where you can freely swim.
Villages rich in history as Pitigliano, Sorano and Sovana are within a 30 minutes drive.
At about one hour’s drive it is possible to go to the Mount Amiata or to visit Orbetello and Argentario, Porto Ercole and Porto Santo Stefano, where there are also ferry departures for the Isola del Giglio island.