We are Fien and Olivier – two 24 year olds who live in Belgium. Welcome to our travel guide on the amazing Cascate del Mulino hot springs in Saturnia.
Because of COVID-19, we were limited to only travelling in Europe this summer. That is why we decided to go to Italy. We both love travelling because of the people we meet, the different cultures and beautiful nature.
A Wonderful Summer Spent in Italy
We were fortunate to spend 32 days in Italy this summer. We both love Italy and have been there before. Our trip started in Cinque Terre where we stayed for three days in a campsite. Next up was Tuscany. We rented an Airbnb in Monte San Savino and explored Tuscany for five days.
After Tuscany we drove to Puglia. In Puglia we stayed in a town called Martina Franca and explored nearby cities such as Ostuni and Polignano a Mare. Following Puglia we drove to Sicily. Initially our plan was to stay for three nights but we loved it so much that we extended our stay for a week.
Our Airbnb was located in Siracusa which was the perfect spot. After Sicily it was our plan to go to Verona. However, due to the distance, we decided to stay for a couple of nights in our favourite Italian city: Rome! It was our third time in Rome and we still adore it so much. Finally, we drove to Verona and Lake Garda for three days before heading back to Belgium.
Cascate del Mulino Hot Springs – A Highlight of Tuscany
Cascate del Mulino was one of the highlights of our time in Tuscany. When you see the hot springs for the first time they are not that spectacular. But once you go into the water you will be transported into heaven. The water is about 37 degrees Celsius which makes for a pleasant temperature.
The experience at Cascate del Mulino is indescribable: you have to feel it for yourself to understand. It feels like you are in a tub surrounded by nature!
Lovely Day at Cascate del Mulino
We drove early in the morning from Monte San Savino to Cascate del Mulino at 6am. This day was devoted entirely to relaxing at the hot springs and taking photos of the surroundings. It was totally worth the drive. We stayed for about three hours in the water and loved every moment.
When we arrived, there were already some people at the springs. We would advise people to visit as early as possible. And if you can stay for sunset. We experienced an epic sunset which made this spot even more magical.
It was hard to imagine that hot springs could be enjoyable when it was 35 degrees outside. But we loved our visit even in the middle of summer!
Need to Know Before you Go
Due to COVID, we preferred to stay for longer periods in the same hotel or Airbnb. That is why we didn’t book a place close to Cascate del Mulino and drove all the way from Monte San Savino. We would recommend this town.
The best way to reach Cascate del Mulino is to either stay close by or drive with your own car like we did. This is especially helpful advice if you want to experience the hot springs without crowds. You should bear in mind that the car/phone GPS is not always correct because it can guide you down narrow and dead-end roads which are not amusing or faster to get there.
When you arrive it’s important to know that the hot springs smell like sulfate (the smell of rotten eggs) and your clothes might keep this smell for a long time. Also, the waters are filled with little worms. This isn’t dangerous or anything but maybe for some people it might creep them out a bit.
Finally, make sure you arrive as early as possible to avoid the crowds. That way you can relax in peace and take the best photos! Thanks for reading and enjoy your visit to the gorgeous Cascate del Mulino hot springs.