Bagno Vignoni

Not to miss if you are driving to Val D’Orcia.

Bagno Vignoni: A Tranquil Oasis of Thermal Springs and Culinary Delights

Tucked away in the heart of Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia, the picturesque village of Bagno Vignoni offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With its thermal springs, breathtaking landscapes, and mouthwatering cuisine, this hidden gem invites visitors to indulge in a blissful day of relaxation and culinary delight. Join us as we explore the magical allure of Bagno Vignoni and discover its tempting culinary offerings.
Bagno Vignoni’s Thermal Springs:
One of Bagno Vignoni’s most famous attractions is its unique thermal pool, situated right in the center of the village. For centuries, people have flocked to these healing waters, known for their therapeutic properties. Take a dip in the warm, mineral-rich waters, which have been soothing weary travelers since ancient Roman times. Let the rejuvenating powers of the thermal springs wash away your cares and leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized.
Exploring the Village:
Stroll through the village’s charming streets, adorned with medieval buildings and picturesque squares. Admire the grandeur of the historic Bagno Vignoni Baths, a complex of Renaissance architecture that once served as a meeting place for intellectuals and artists. Immerse yourself in the village’s tranquil ambiance, taking in the beauty of the surrounding countryside and the calming sound of water flowing in the old thermal pool.
Culinary Delights:
No visit to Bagno Vignoni is complete without indulging in its delectable cuisine. Discover mouthwatering Tuscan delicacies, prepared with local ingredients, in the village’s cozy trattorias and restaurants. Start with a classic antipasto, featuring an array of cured meats and flavorful cheeses. For your main course, savor the region’s famous pici pasta, tossed in a rich ragù sauce or a delicate pomodoro fresco. Pair your meal with a glass of local Tuscan wine, such as a robust Chianti or a crisp Vernaccia di San Gimignano, to complement the flavors and enhance the overall dining experience.
Thermal Spa Experiences:

To truly pamper yourself, consider visiting one of Bagno Vignoni’s renowned thermal spas. These havens of relaxation offer a range of luxurious treatments and wellness therapies. Immerse yourself in soothing baths, indulge in invigorating massages, or experience the healing benefits of mud therapies. Let the stress melt away as you embrace the tranquility of the thermal

To swim at:  Adler SPA resort (full day + massage/167 euro)

or at Albergo le terme (5 hours/38 euro)

The thermal baths, probably well known even in Etruscan times, were definitely enjoyed by the Romans as testified by a plaque located under the arcade of the church of Santa Caterina, which indicates the consecrating of these waters to the Nymphs. Thanks to their close vicinity to the Via Francigena, important thoroughfare which connected northern Europe to the Italic peninsular, these baths became more and more popular during the medieval period.

The thermal waters of Vignoni were used both for personal hygiene and for curing numerous illnesses. For this reason the spa also became a popular resort for famous dignitaries, like Pope Pio I Piccolomini and Lorenzo il Magnifico.

Today there are only few resident citizen in Bagno Vignoni, only 30!.

Where to take walks:

  • Parco dei Mulini. You can start from the main parking. Here you can see several mills from the 50 and the beauty clean thermal walter pools!

Where to eat: 

Osteria del Leone:  at Via Dei Mulini 3

osteria del leone bagno vignoni

Or for great cold cuts and quality panini: La Bottega del Cacio.

Easy going and self service for a panini lunch at 10 euro only!

la bottega del cacio

la bottega del cacio

If you have kids there is also a pizzeria, that i didn’t taste yet. Its called C’era una volta!

There is also a small playground at the beginning of the village,