Saturnia takes its name from the Roman god Saturn (or Saturnus). Legend has it that he grew tired of the constant wars of humans, and sent a thunderbolt to earth that created a magic spring of warm sulphurous water which would pacify mankind. Here you can enjoy the 800 liters a second of sulferous water at a temperature of 37.5 °C that attract visitors from all over Italy. Most people head to the waterfall next to a restored water mill, you can also take the waters at the five star ‘Terme di Saturnia’ hotel. Access to the waterfall is free and it’s open 24/7. To get there keep on on the road to Montemerano, drive along the straight stretch of road past the petrol station, at the turning to the left keep straight on. There’s a large car park at the end of the access road on the right. The best time to visit is late afternoon.
Saturnia itself has a pleasant main square with several restaurants/pizzerie and a couple of good ice cream shops!