Rapolano Terme

Castello delle Serre – Rapolano – Photo © Bob Chalfa
Castello delle Serre – Rapolano – Photo © Bob Chalfa

Rapolano is frequently visited hydro-mineral spa situated at 334 meter height in a hill area rich in oak woods. This village of ancient origin preserves an interesting painting of the 16th century inside the church of the Fraternity, visit is to be paid to the picturesque and ancient portal of the “Tintore” of the 13th century and to the old parish church, wonderful hikes and excursions to the Poggio Capanne; it is also interesting to visit the castle in Modanella. Tours to Siena, Montepulciano, Pienza and Chianciano.

You can find: Cinemas Night-clubs Tennis-courts.

It is a popular thermal station with hot sulphureous waters hot, which partially preserves the medieval town walls. In the neighborhood we suggest to visit Armaiolo, a picturesque medieval village and Serre di Rapolano with the Palazzo di Giustizia, restored in Gothic style, and with the ruins of a mighty fortress.

The springs of the Antica Querciolaia and San Giovanni, at Rapolano are ancient and famous, popular since the fourth and third centuries before Christ and greatly appreciated by the Republic of Siena during the fourteenth century. The sulphuric-bicarbonate-calcium waters of the San Giovanni Thermal Spa delivers 1100 liters a minute at a constant temperature of 39 degrees, and the establishment offers numerous other valuable services making up and complementing the beneficial properties of the water. Worth noting, the programs aimed at recuperating a better physical form in seven days: anti-cellulite cures, weight loss, post-partum, and anti-stress cures. The programs based on the sulphuric waters are associated with a hypo-caloric diet and physical activity in the pool, gym and woods. These waters managed to cure Garibaldi’s injuries sustained at Aspromonte.

ANCIENT QUERCIOLAIA – Antica querciolaia Rapolano

Plant managed from the Consortium for the Promotion and the Development of the Social termalismo, constituted from the commons of Rapolano Terme, Asciano, Sinalunga, Castelnuovo Berardenga and from the provincial Administration of Siena. The source that feeds the Terme gushes out to the center of the inner courtyard of the plant and has an intermittent flow. The waters of the source that gush to 39-40 degrees C with one medium capacity of 700 liters to the minute are used for baths, idromassaggi, inhalations, nebulizations, aerosol and mud.

Theraphies and Treatments offered

Physical Rehabilitation Peripheral Vascular Disorders Motor respiratory – vascular rehabilitation Rhinogenous deafness cures Mud-Baths Bathing Therapy Inhalation Treatments Massages
Address: via Trieste, 22 – Rapolano Terme – Telephone 0577724091

Rapolano Terme – Photo ©savinanet
Rapolano Terme – Photo ©savinanet

IDROTHERMAL SOURCES

Hydro-thermal sources (territory of Rapolano) are precious mineral and thermal waters. The use that has been made of thermal waters of the zone is ancient: where today it rises the Ancient plant Querciolaia has been recovered the rests of a bath of imperial age. Studied and analyzed from geographers and naturalists in XVIII the century, the waters were used rationally in the 1800′s with the construction of thermal plants.

BATHS OF SAINT GIACOMO TO PALACANE

These baths 600 to north of Rapolano moderate are found to you to approximately m: they catch up from a tree-lined avenue place to the left of via Alessandrini. Currently the plant is inactive, but the zone is arranged to green with palms, lecci and siepi of boxwood.

SOURCE OF THE ROMBOLE

The source is found to the north-west of Greenhouses of Rapolano encircled from high clay cliffs. It appeared without warning in 1814. It gushes to the free state and it is individualistic from the high for the presence in bottom to goes them of a driven in cane field. The visit to the source is possible only after a distance on foot much impegnativo.

RAPOLANO CASCADES

More low to east south of Terme of Saint Giovanni waters they are conveyed towards a below pit where, passing from a bathtub to the other, they form evocative cascades and they have covered of limestone all the surrounding land giving to origin to one only show in its kind.

Rapolano - All rights reserved by Alessandra Leonetti
Rapolano – All rights reserved by Alessandra Leonetti

FORMER ” BATHS ” OF RAPOLANO

These sources, than find to north of Rapolano, are remembered since 1676 when they fed 12 flour mills very. In the 1700′s there were realizes two Baths “to you”, a lot attends to you, one for the men and one for the women. Still in full activity in the second half of XIX the century, today in state of complete abandonment.

THE MOFETA

The Mofeta is a huge sinking of the ground encircled from a wall. E’ place in the pressed ones of the thermal plant of Saint Giovanni. 60-80 has a diameter of approximately m and is deep approximately m 6.

The surface of travertino that it delimits the zone is connected to coves and caverns where carbonic acid is accumulateed that renders the place asphyxiating.

TERME OF SAINT GIOVANNI terme di San Giovanni

The Terme di San Giovanni or Bagni Marii is found to approximately Km 2 to south the west of Rapolano. The particularly plentiful waters are indicated in the cure of the osteo-articolar diseases and the diseases of the respiratory apparatus. You the following therapies are carried out: baths, mud, inhalations, aerosol, nebulizzazioni, massages and idromassaggi. Season May-October. Telephone 0577724030.

TRAVERTINO

The travertino, a cliff that with great plates, between the Gunsmith and Greenhouses of Rapolano, overlaps to older pliocenici lands. Four are the plates of travertino that they emerge near Rapolano. Used sin from the Etruscan age, then it was used for the construction of many Romanesque buildings. To the end of the 1800′s, with the opening of the hollow ones in the zone of Greenhouses of Rapolano, the extractive activity of the travertino knew a remarkable development. Currently the productive cycle is efficient and fast with high professional level

Terme di Rapolano
OPENING: Terme Antica Querciolaia (0577/724091): from May to November.
Terme di S. Giovanni (0577/724030): from May to October.
KIND OF WATERS Sulphureous water at 39 degrees.
SICKNESS Affections of respiratory system heavy metal intoxications Gynecological disorders Rheumatic arthropathies Some skin diseases.
THERAPEUTICS APPLIANCES Baths Inhalations Mudbaths Nebulizer treatment Vaginal irrigations.

Where to stay in Rapolano Terme

There are numerous high quality hotels, villas, apartments and agriturismi (Farm stays) available, check them out and make a reservation here.