Spa in Tuscany: the best luxury spa hotels and thermal baths
A weekend to get away from the stress, a day of complete relaxation, a whole week of detox: there is always a good reason to choose a spa getaway. In this guide to the best spa in Tuscany you will find not only a list of the best hotels with spa, but many tips and ideas to discover the best wellness centers and free thermal baths in which to regenerate body and spirit.
The best hotels with spa in Tuscany
Choosing a spa with overnight stay is definitely the ideal solution if you want to treat yourself to a few days entirely dedicated to wellness or if you want to carve out some relaxing moments within your holiday. There are many luxury resorts with spas in Tuscany and you will certainly not find it hard to find the one that best suits your characteristics, but if you want to be sure you choose the best, here is our selection.
Tombolo Talasso Resort – Marina di Castagneto Carducci (LI)
A few steps from the Mediterranean Sea, Tombolo Talasso Resort is a luxurious 5-star hotel, famous throughout Tuscany for its wellness offer. In the artificial caves it is possible to practice thalasso and chromotherapy, in a real sensory journey through five tanks – fed by the collected sea water at about 900 meters from the coast – heated to different temperatures and embellished with different shades of color. Even the outdoor pools – one smaller for children and the other immersed in the green of the pine cove – are fed by sea water.
The hotel also offers massages, wellness treatments and medical wellness in the Medical Department of Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine managed by Dr. Teresa Sichetti.
Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort – Saturnia (GR)
Built on a crater of volcanic origin from which, filtering the bowels of Monte Amiata, spring water spurts directly into the center of the resort, Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf is one of the most popular spa hotels in Tuscany.
Its spa is one of the largest and most complete, with four thermal pools, waterfalls, hot tubs and streams of cold and hot water in which to dive and let yourself be enveloped by the heat of sulphurous steam. In the hotel there is also a Turkish bath and a sauna and to the proper wellness center, which offers a wide range of treatments and massages, and at the Spa Boutique, where you can buy the full range of cosmetic and health products.
Grotta Giusti – Monsummano Terme (PT)
Winner of the World Spa Award 2018, Grotta Giusti is one of the most exclusive spa centers in Tuscany. The real jewel of this luxury resort is the thermal grotto: a natural cavity – discovered in 1849 – which extends over two hundred meters in the subsoil of the hotel. Inside, where a pool of thermal water extends beneath the stalactites, it is possible not only to enjoy the therapeutic heat of the steam, but also to join in special yoga classes or practice aquatic activities, such as the Floating SPA or the Diving SPA, a real underwater diving in the depths of the cave.
The hotel also offers a 750 m² outdoor thermal pool with waterfalls, natural springs and underwater whirlpools, as well as an offer of massages and treatments, from the most traditional ones to special packages where body care is combined with wellness of the mind.
Relais Montepepe Winery and Spa – Montignoso (MS)
If exclusivity is what you are looking for, the Relais Montepepe Winery & Spa is your perfect place. Inside this 19th century villa surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, everything focuses on wine and its production, and the wellness center makes no exception. During the renovation of the villa, the owners have created a private spa where guests can relax in intimacy with a full range of wine therapy treatments. In addition to wine baths, seed and grape seed massages, many other treatments are available, developed in collaboration with the Austrian company ‘Vinoble’, which processes the raw materials coming from Montepepe hill, transforming them into an exclusive line of cosmetic products.
Argentario Resort Golf and Spa – Porto Ercole (GR)
With its 2700 square meters, the Argentario Resort Golf & Spa’s wellness center is certainly one of the most impressive of Tuscany, but its size is not its only strength. In addition to the unique style, in which shades of black and light woods contrast the white, creating a balance between retro and modern, the real added value of this spa is the offer of facilities and treatments: fitness room, biosauna with chromotherapy, Kneipp circuit , heated seawater indoor pool, massage cabins and MediSPA, the Espace Wellness Center medical center where a team of professionals specialized in nutrition and naturopathy is available to guests.
For an exclusive holiday, book the private Espace Suite Spa, an oasis of peace and tranquility in which to relax in intimacy, perhaps after getting tired with a game on one of the best golf courses in Tuscany.
Cortona Resort and Spa – Cortona (AR)
Acquaura Wellness & Spa, the wellness center of the Cortona Resort, is a multi-sensory journey that extends over 400 square meters in a path that regenerates body and soul.
This spa is divided into several areas, each with specific features designed to achieve relaxing, purifying and aesthetic effects.
The Salt Room, which recreates a marine microclimate, is a “corner of sea” that has benefits for the respiratory tract and helps drain and tone the skin. The Fonte Aurea, a multi-sensory route with 35 ° C hot water and sea salt, is the ideal experience to share with your loved one. If you don’t like salt, try the Finnish sauna, with its dry heat at 90 ° C, and the Hammam, where maximum silence and relaxation are the perfect combination with hot steam and color therapy.
Val di Luce SPA Resort – Abetone (PT)
Open only during the winter season, the Val di Luce SPA Resort is the most exclusive spa in the Apennines. This wellness center located in one of the most popular ski areas of Tuscany, stands out not only for the wide range of services and treatments – which include, among others, multisensory pool, alpine sauna, steam baths, frigidarium, hot stones, deep fabrics and couple massages – but above all for the spectacular heated swimming pool under the crystal pyramid, half inside the building and half outdoors, surrounded by snow, fir trees and the incomparable view on the Pass of Hannibal, Monte Gomito and Alpe Tre Potenze.
A world of wellness: Asmana Terme Firenze
If you have little time to devote to holidays, or if you prefer to concentrate relaxation in a single day, a few kilometers from Florence there is the right place for you. With a total area of 18 thousand square meters, of which 6,000 are covered, Asmana Wellness World is Italy’s largest wellness center and, without a doubt, the coolest wellness center in Tuscany.
Here you will find thermal paths, saunas, treatments, massages and an outdoor heated pool with a pool bar, as well as a solarium, restaurants and wellness rooms.
One of the spaces that the 200 thousand visitors who come to Asmana every year appreciate most is the cave, with its 8-meter high indoor waterfall, winner of the Italian Pool Award 2017. In the structure you will also find the largest Hammam of Italy, a heated octagonal swimming pool around which develop the Tiepidarium and different types of steam baths, such as the purifying one, the sensorial and the foam room.
Free spas in Tuscany: the thermal springs not to be missed
If you prefer to stay in contact with nature and don’t want to spend the day inside a wellness center or resort without renouncing to the benefits of thermal springs, the solution are surely the free outdoor spas in Tuscany. Throughout the region you can find beautiful spaces where the thermal waters have given life to natural pools, to which you can access for free to enjoy a day or an evening under the stars in complete relaxation.
Cascate del Mulino, Saturnia (GR)
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They are the most famous free spas in Tuscany and one of the most popular places in the whole Maremma, and not without reason: these fascinating “waterfalls” were created naturally thanks to the action of the sulphurous waters generated by the thermal stream of Gorello, which are born in the bowels of Monte Amiata and flow at a constant temperature of 37.5 ° C. The presence of Thermal Plankton makes these waters a precious source of well-being, with beneficial and healing properties for the skin and digestive, circulatory and motor systems.
Bagni di Petriolo, Petriolo (SI)
In the heart of the Ombrone valley, halfway between Siena and Grosseto, the Bagni di Petriolo are one of the best thermal springs in Tuscany. Already known in Roman times, in antiquity they were frequented by the most eminent personalities of the past, such as Cicero, Pope Pius II and the de Medici and Gonzaga families. Here, the thermal waters composed of hydrogen sulphide, free carbon dioxide, calcium and fluorine, flow at a temperature of 43 ° C, which makes them a perfect place to enjoy a bath surrounded by sulphurous vapors even in the heart of winter. In the warmer months, the river that flows along the slopes of the heated pools allows you to treat yourself to a refreshing and regenerating bath.
Bagni San Filippo, Castiglione d’Orcia (SI)
Bagni di San Filippo, also known as Fosso Bianco, are among the most famous free spas in Tuscany, not only because of the particularly high temperature of the water – which from 48 ° C can even exceed 50 ° – but above all for the famous “White Whale” an enormous limestone formation that resembles the mouth of a cetacean, formed over the centuries thanks to the action of the calcareous waters. The particularity of these thermal sources is that the scenery and conformation vary from season to season, in relation to the changes in the quantity and in the path of the waters that flow from the waterfall.