Chianciano Terme, between Wellness and Tourism

History, culture, nature, well-being: all this is Chianciano Terme. In the lands of Siena, between the Val di Chiana and the Val d’Orcia, among the rolling hills of the vineyards of Montepulciano, not far from the splendid Renaissance village of Pienza, Chianciano offers tourists, whether they are a single, a couple or a family, the ideal vacation. A place where the presence of modern spas allow a regenerating holiday, but also a place from which to leave for a journey between history and nature. A city whose origins are lost in time and which has two distinct urban centers: the ancient village of medieval origin perched on a hill to defend the surrounding valleys and the modern city born in the 1920s around the thermal parks.

The modern Chianciano: between spas and relaxation

The healing properties of the waters of Chianciano already known by the ancient Etruscans were rediscovered starting from the seventeenth century, in the 1920s, with the construction of an aqueduct, a bottling plant and the renovation of the Acqua Santa plant.

The development of the city continued after World War II with the multiplication of establishments, which made Chianciano one of the main spa resorts in Italy.

With the birth around the Santa, Fucoli and Sillene springs, the spas of the Theia Thermal Pools, the Sensory Baths, the Sillene Baths and the Acqua Santa and Fucoli Parks, Chianciano is today a spa whose waters are able to offer visitor cures and benefits for colic problems, regulate intestinal motility as well as exercise an anti-inflammatory activity.

The ancient Chianciano: between history and culture.

However, Chianciano is not just spas as the ancient village with its typically medieval urban structure offers an absolutely unique experience.

Getting lost in the narrow streets of the historic center, one cannot fail to be fascinated by the architectural beauty of the 13th century collegiate church of San Giovanni Battista, by the church of the Immaculate Conception, also known as the church of Death and by the clock tower, from whose square you can admire all the wonderful panorama of the valley below.

A visit to the Collegiate Church Museum will also be a must, where you can admire the crucifix by Segna di Bonaventura, a wooden Madonna from the school of Nicola Pisano and an altarpiece depicting St. John the Baptist from the 16th century, but the Civic Archaeological Museum of Waters and the Museum of Art where there are not only works of ancient but also contemporary art, such as paintings by Guttuso, Magritte and Munch.

In the surroundings of Chianciano.

In the surroundings of Chianciano you can visit the beautiful natural reserve of Pietraporciana which, with its 341 hectares, is one of the largest protected areas in the province of Siena.

Here it is possible to walk along paths that plunge into woods and countryside with a typically medieval appearance. Routes that can be done not only on foot but also by bicycle or on horseback.

The hotel structures of Chianciano.

There are numerous structures where you can stay and in the ancient village where you can choose between apartments, B & Bs or small hotels and in the spa area where tourists have the opportunity to stay overnight in large hotels with SPA areas and indoor and outdoor pools.

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