Chianciano Terme is about 60 km south west of Siena, close to the western banks of Lake Trasimeno on the border of Umbria and is directly accessible by motorway and rail. The pleasant climate, fresh air and the fantastic location (close to Cortona, Montepulciano, Orvieto, Pienza and Lake Trasimeno) make it a great town to stay in or around. Oak, beech and chestnut forests surround the town and there are also plenty of green parks and gardens right in the centre, where the majority of the spas and restaurants are.
The town that sits at 550 metres above sea level is famous for its spas containing mineral water enriched with healing elements. The waters of Chianciano surface from five different types of springs: Acquasanta with a temperature of 33°C and is said to be beneficial if drunk for ailments regarding the gastrointestinal system; Acqua Santissima said to be healing for respiratory problems, Acqua Fucoli, a cold water also suitable for gastrointestinal problems; Acqua Sillene at a temperature of 38.5 °C which is effective for cardiovascular problems and finally ,Acqua Sant'Elena works as a diuretic in cases of kidney stones, metabolic disorders and urinary system problems.
This is a really beautiful area of Tuscany to stay in, and not only can you visit the spas in town (for a fee), you can enjoy the old town centre with its medieval walls and winding streets. Staying on the outskirts of this town is ideal as you can benefit from the peaceful country surroundings and proximity to many other places of interest. Have a search through our handpicked collection of apartments in vineyards and farms around Chiancano Terme using the search machine at the top of the page, or contact our Italy travel experts for free advice. We look forward to making your holiday in Tuscany everything you dream it will be and more.
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