Bagni San Filippo
Terme San Filippo is situated in the beautiful, artistic, cultural and natural Orcia Valley Park, which is collected among the Unesco World Heritage sites and represents one of the most suggestive and uncontaminated areas in Tuscany, whose landscape reminds the works realized by Sienese painters of the 13th and 14th century.
Mount Amiata, covered with chestnut and beech woods, with its roundish shape, is visible in the background, from the Orcia Valley hills and from the Maremma area.
Also the small village of Bagni San Filippo offers numerous natural attractions for visitors. It is called sometime "the place shaped by water", as the thermal water formed, both in the past and recent times, travertines on which the houses of the area have been built. The constant and progressive carbonate sedimentation can be seen at best in the famous White Fall located in the Fosso Bianco, that takes its name from the "milky" thermal water.
In the village surroundings, many excursions can be made along paths or country roads. Campiglia d'Orcia is well worth a visit as well as San Filippo Benizi's hermitage. The legend says that the Saint made gush out the precious water from the rock, so that the man used the tartar made by the water to create white bas-relieves with an original artistic technique called "La Plastica dei Tartari", that flourished in Bagni San Filippo during 18th and 19th century and became famous all over Europe.
Two of these bas-relieves can still be admired in the entrance hall of the Hotel Terme San Filippo.
Surroundings: the Orcia Valley and Mount Amiata
This area is also very rich of art: old churches decorated with sculptures and paintings, beautiful abbeys very powerful in the past, castles on top of hills and museums that testify the importance of these places from a historical and artistic point of view.
All the towns and villages in the Orcia Valley and around Mount Amiata are well worth a visit. Just to mention some of them: Abbadia San Salvatore, Santa Fiora, Arcidosso, Radicofani, Castiglione d'Orcia, Rocca d'Orcia and the more famous S. Quirico, Pienza, Montepulciano and Montalcino. In addition, the beautiful towns of Siena, Orvieto, Arezzo and Perugia, also easily reachable.
In the summer numerous festivals are organized here, concerts and theatre plays, among which the most famous at an international level are the Teatro Povero in Monticchiello and the Bruscello in Montepulciano.
Food and Drink
In this area you will find lots of itineraries aimed to discover typical local products like wines, cheese, home-made pasta, wild mushrooms, chestnuts and honey, all products that can usually be tasted during the numerous local festivals organized throughout the year.
Trekking, cycling, riding, skiing in Siena Province.
If you stay at Terme San Filippo you can easily practise many summer and winter sports and several physical activities; to get more information: www.terresiena.it.