Terme di Petriolo

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Terme di Petriolo
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Mestraud2
Clifton, VA35 contributions
Not worth your time...
Aug 2019
We were very excited to explore for the day. The water was hot. But the setting has so much damage from humans it is disgusting and none of us entered the water. A family was there with their dog - the dog peed in one of the pools.

I would not go back. Nor would I recommend.

Scrambling down to the water was not safe. People have tried to contain and direct the flow of the hot streams. So there are PVC pipes directing the water. Not a natural expereince.
Written 9 September 2019
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uptowneli
103 contributions
Ignore the bad reviews, this place is great
Apr 2019 • Couples
We wanted to visit a Tuscan hot spring and Term di Petriolo was most convient to where we were staying in Siena. My research showed very polarizing reviews, many strongly negative, but we decided to roll the dice and visit. Boy are we glad that we did.

Following a gorgeous 30 minute drive from Hotel Athena in Siena (HIGHLY recommend if you're staying in Siena) we found ourselves on a road with a good number of parked cars. We parked, grabbed our towels, and followed the path down to the hot springs. What you have there is about 5 pools filled with hot water that flows from pipes at the top. At the bottom, there is a larger pool that leads into the river. Along the banks and at the top of the rocks are spots to sit and lay out a towel.

We spent a while scrambling around the rocks, taking pictures, soaking in the hot water (it gets REALLY hot), and splashing around in the river. Many folks were rubbing mud on their faces and bodies but we opted not to do that. After an hour or so of lounging and splashing we packed up our towels, headed to the car and drove back to Siena.

After going, I think I understand the polarizing reviews of Terme di Petriolo. I think in deciding if you want to go then you need to be realistic with your expectations. This is not a fancy spa, this is not elegant and luxurious. Yes it smells strongly of sulphur (though you get used to that quickly). With that said, we thought it was a really fun way to spend a couple afternoon hours after walking around Siena in the morning. It was definitely a unique experience, not super touristy or crowded (we went in mid/late April and there were about 20 other people there tops, plenty of room in the pools and river), free, and fun. We are really glad that we went. And that's why I gave it 5 stars.
Written 7 May 2019
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Ilse D
Belgium60 contributions
Disaster !
Jul 2018 • Family
Based on other reviews we were a bit sceptic but wanted to give it a chance. When arriving we noticed that the pools for which you have to pay were closed, but even that was ok as we wanted to visit the natural ones. Some were complaining about the smell but for sure doable and for us not an issue but the terme itself was a disaster. A couple of ‘baths’ were water came in through ugly pipes and that’s it. I would not recommend this to anyone.
Written 25 July 2018
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Mikeybags
Leicester, UK20 contributions
Spa Hotel should take some responsibility
May 2018 • Solo
As anyone who has searched for a stay at the spa hotel knows how prohibitively expensive it is; the hotel may be fabulous but one has to is a your eyes to it's surroundings. There is a small area of thermal pools open to the public adjacent to the spa hotel this is a disgusting mess. At the time of my visit there were numerous motorhomes parked up, clearly long term and there is rubbish in the streets graffiti and it is all very untidy. I bathed in the free pools, access is down a very steep slope through woods, again, rubbish and graffiti is evident and around the pools were discarded drink bottles cans and clothing and an unattended dog decided to ear itself in the river. So, terme di petrioli spa resort, with all that money you are making clean the place up, maybe it's not your responsibility but the fact is your spa sits amongst the detritus and I for one will not be booking a stay which I had been considering as a special treat for my partner and I.

Tidy the village and I would suggest take control of the public areas even introducing a small charge to control those who are clearly disrespecting it and improve the area for all (At present calling it a resort is a joke)
Written 1 May 2018
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lilabugs2016
Viterbo, Italy3 contributions
Wonderful Pools great food!
Aug 2017 • Couples
This is one of the nicest Spas I’ve been to in Central Italy. There are two outdoor pools and 5 indoor pools ranging from 25°C to 40°C, wonderful, The food is excellent
Written 15 January 2018
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CM4London
London20 contributions
Best natural terme I’ve been to
Dec 2017 • Couples
We visited this terme as we didn’t have enough time to get to terme di Saturnia which sounded like a dream .

This was definitely worth the 25 min drive from Siena . There are only 5 pools so it does get crowded if there are too many people. However, if you manage to get in, its the most relaxing place to be, surrounded by beautiful natural scenery and silence , and the waters are so hot .. around 40 degrees , so it really warms you up in the winter.

And it’s free!! And it was our favourite terme , compared to the other popular built up termes in Tuscany where we paid .
Written 13 January 2018
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CnLToscana
Tuscany, Italy113 contributions
Hot and steamy - be a Roman 😄👌
Dec 2017 • Couples
Up in the hills 20mins from Siena towards Grosseto - go now - air 0C water@ 40C+ perfect - watch the stars come out and the moon set!! Wraithed in steam - quiet time - after 3pm only 9eu pp, shuts at 7pm. Hotter and much much colder pools downstairs - live like a Roman Calidarium / Frigidarium - no slaves required! Good small bar, secure changing, warm showers!! Is there a better way to spend a late afternoon??
Written 22 December 2017
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Alexander P
Cambridge, UK931 contributions
Very sulfurous
Oct 2017 • Couples
The hottest and most sulphurous of Tuscany’s hot springs, definitely worth a visit. You would need a car to get there. Try both sides -- near the bridge and further downstream.
Written 24 October 2017
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billabong859
Sydney, Australia84 contributions
Hot water running down a hill
Sep 2017 • Couples
This is a down-to-earth hot spa experience. And it's free. There are 6 artificial rock pools with hot water coming out of pipes from beneath the paid-for spa.
It's fun if you are passing by. Not sure it's worth 30 min drive.
Probably more fun when it's cold, not as impressive in summer.
We liked it.
Written 20 September 2017
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Wander_Eyes
Houston, TX561 contributions
Nice free thermal bath
Nov 2016 • Solo
This is my first free thermal bath and it was truly a pleasant surprise. You have to reach there by car and it took me about 75 minutes drive from Cavriglia. When I first arrived, I saw a building and signs of terme. But I was told there're some free ones by the river. So I moved and just parked on the street below the building. Eventually, I saw someone walking to the river and followed her. Sure enough, there are about 5 small pools and it wasn't crowded at all. This was on Nov 9 at around 2 pm. No flies, mosquitoes, but just plain quiet serenity. The outside temperature was around 10'C and dipping in the thermal bath was nice! There's a sulfur smell but it's not as pungent as those in Rotorua, NZ. Apparently, there's a pipe that distributes the thermal water to the different pools in the rock formation. You can even get a natural neck/shoulder jet massage from it. However, be careful as the water temperature might be too hot. If you are brave, plunge into the icy cold river after the massage. You will certainly be refreshed! Bring your own towels and flip flops will help walking on those tiny rocks and unpaved ground. There isn't any shower facility. Finally, if the free one isn't what you're looking for, then just walk about 500 meters up the hill (5 minutes easy walk) to the paid one. Enjoy!
Written 9 November 2016
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