Chianciano Terme and its hot springs
Known since antiquity, Chianciano Terme in val di Chiana experienced an economic boom in the second half of the 20th century when it became one of the most important spa resorts of Italy. In this area there are many hot springs that led the modern city to a fast growth in the last 50 years. During this period many thermal establishment were created in town. Equipped facilities for complete relaxation and also for those who want to carry out recreational activities.
The waters that made Chianciano famous, are known for their healing properties. Some of these waters are used in thermal baths, while others are destined to bottling or used in the preparation of creams and cosmetics.
Thermal parks, sensory Spa, hydrotherapy, thermal pools and much more… In Chianciano you will find everything you need to take care of your body and for your relax!
What to do in Chianciano Terme and around
The old town
We just talked about the “modern” Chianciano which is for sure the main engine of local tourism with its spas and resorts, now the time has come to speak of the “old” town of Chianciano.
The city is documented since antiquity and offers some ideas for cultural tourism.
Museo civico Archeologico delle Acque
This interesting museum exposes some etruscan, greek and roman findings, coming from various archaeological sites as the necropolis of Tolle and the Tomba del Principe (Tomb of the Prince). The extraordinary exhibits, exposed according to historical criteria, are enhanced by a detailed information pack and through a very elaborate display.
Address: via Dante
Easter-4 November: tuesday-sunday10.00-13.00 and 16.00-19.00
5 November-Easter: saturday-sunday 10.00-13.00 and 16.00-19.00 (other days open only on reservations for groups with 25 people or more)
Tickets: 5 euro
Museo della Collegiata
Hosted inside the Palazzo dell’Arcipretura, this small gallery of sacred art (4 rooms) is composed by artworks dating between the 13th and the 19th centuries. The heart of the collection comes from the former Monastry of San Michele Arcangelo.
Address: Via Solferino 38
April-October: 10.00-12.00 and 16.00-19.00
November-March (on reservation): 10.00-12.00 and 16.00-19.00
Ticket: 2 euro
Museo d’Arte di Chianciano
In a kind of chronological tour among the museums of Chianciano, we get to the Art Museum. This museum displays a vast collection of about a thousand works of asian and contemporary art.
Address: Viale della Libertà 280
Opening hours: wednesday-sunday 10.00-12.30 and 15.00-19.00
How to get to Chianciano Terme in val di Chiana
Chianciano is about 80 kilometres from Siena and 70 from Arezzo.
By car: from Florence, Arezzo and Siena: highway A1 till the exit for Chiusi/Chianciano, then strada provinciale SP146
By train and bus: the closest train station is Chiusi Scalo. From there you can get to Chianciano by bus (line FT4 Siena mobilità)