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HEALTH & WELLNESS in Tuscany
|Tuscany is a rich region of thermal fonts and where he is possible live a vacation to the emblem of the care of the own body.Introducing to Tuscan Spas & Thermal resorts we must say that in this field Italy has taken up and developed a practice which has been widespread through-out the peninsula since the time of the Romans, when thermal waters and baths were already a typical feature of town life. Interest in the Italian spas is not exclusively for health care reasons. Their proximity to great centers of art makes the spa resorts excellent bases for cultural excursions. In addition the splendid parks surrounding the most famous spas, and the infrastructure which has been created for leisure activities, make them ideal holiday resorts in their own right. Italian thermal spas are not only those which exploit hot water resources (as the literal meaning of the word thermal might suggest) since mineral water springs are now also generally included in this category.Tuscany is the region of the thermal springs. Waters that relax and cure all sorts of pathologies, with springs gushing at high temperatures in every area of Tuscany and around which modern, functional and well-cared-for thermal establishments have been created.Precious waters that were already known of, exploited and appreciated in ancient times; both in the Etruscan and Roman eras; waters in which famous celebrities from history, politics, literature and religion have immersed themselves; waters in which visitors from all over still bathe today. All the Tuscan thermal spas are equipped with avant-garde therapeutic structures and the most modern diagnostics systems, apart from which they are all set in the wonderful nature of the Tuscan countryside, near the cities of art and ancient villages so as to also offer the chance for tours and excursions. The surrounding environment aids the beneficial effects of the waters. On the other hand, these spas are not just therapeutic centres but also a source of general psychic and physical regeneration: the beneficial effects of the warm waters restore wellbeing to the body and soul, offering health and relaxation.Chianciano is one of the most important Italian spa centres. Its spas are famous from Etruscan time. Its tourist offer is very interesting. In the prestigious Hotels of all cathegories you can spend pleasant stays of relaxation with perfect service and board. The consortium of Hotels C.A.T. Chianciano Pool owns one third of the 15.000 beds of the town which together with services of coaches, guides, restaurants, museums, and through all the structures for leisure time, give to Chianciano the opportunity to overnight all kinds of tourism: individuals, groups, incentives and congresses.Chianciano Terme, in the province of Siena, is a spa resort with mineral water enriched with healing elements, situated approximately 550 meters above sea level, offers great climate and every advantage for tourists due to its exceptional geographical position. Surrounded by hills with woods of oak, beechwood, ilex and chestnut and due to its mild climate and healthy, pristine environment, Chianciano Terme has completely preserved a considerable quantity of greenery in its spa parks, public gardens, villas and hotels. Today, Chianciano Terme is considered among the finest health resorts in Europe with its water, enormous parks and countless, modern hotels.Chianciano does not claim miracle cures, but it consistently succeeds in generating well-being in the complete sense of the word: body, mind and soul.Well-being that can be conserved and consolidated in those who possess it, well-being that can be reacquired in those who have lost it. Always around Siena you find San Casciano dei Bagni, a tiny village with a little over 2,000 inhabitants, including those living on farms in the outskirts. At an altitude of 582 meters, it is situated between the Paglia and Chiana valleys and surrounded by the Cetona, Amiata and Radicofani mountains.The town is 35 km from Montepulciano in the southern side of Mount Cetona. Not so far from the village there are 42 radioactive thermomineral springs with curative power not completely used for bathing and mud-bathing therapy. They flow at a temperature ranging from 37 to 43 degrees in springs in a natural state. The thermal waters at San Casciano gush out from a multitude of springs constituting a basin of noteworthy capacity. The chemical - physical characteristics classify it as hyper-thermal, sulfuric, calcic and magnesic water: at some of these springs natural, thermal mud is formed that has extraordinary therapeutic properties. The muds are obtained through a natural mixture of mineral water and clay that is steeped and enriched with mineral components in underground cavities that surround San Casciano dei Bagni. At the foot of Monte Cetona, amidst oak and chestnut forests, there are forty-two springs rich in mineral salts, sulphate, calcium, magnesium and fluoride. We are at San Casciano Bagni, a resort recommended by many rheumatological doctors and orthopaedics for its mud-therapy and fango-balneotherapy cures for arthrosis and its complications, arthritis and traumatology. Mineral water treatments have always been carried out in the principal health spas and have traditionally constituted the most immediate and pleasant aspect of spa treatment for the patient. Usually the illnesses treated by drinking water are those regarding the stomach, the intestine, the urinary tract, and diseases such as gout, obesity and diabetes as well as some pediatric ailments. Montecatini Terme and the nearby town of Monsummano Terme are well known for their springs, which have excellent curative powers. Montecatini is half-way between Florence and Pisa on the Firenze-Mare highway; once you arrive you can choose between a complete range of treatments. Montecatini thermal waters beneficial effects had been known for hundreds of years, but it was the house of the Lorena who, in the XVIII century, valorised and made popular the qualities of these waters building a true thermal town. Montecatini Terme is the destination for tourists who enjoy the amenity of the gentle Pistoia hills, and choose the city for its diversified and customised thermal offer, counting as they can on nine establishments: Tettuccio, Torretta, Tamerici, Leopoldine, Excelsior, Redi, Regina, La Salute and the Istituto Grocco. Around Pisa we find the the town of Uliveto Terme, an area surrounded by remarkable natural beauties that are to be found up the Mountains around Pisa. The local flora is tipically Mediterranean: holm-oaks, oaks, chestnuts and pines.Oil-growing producing excellent oil is typical. The local fauna is that of the Tuscan country: wild boars, foxes and squirrels.Visitors may practise several sports, such as walking, riding and riding mountain bikes.Besides there are more and more rural boards and lodgings thereabout. There is a noteworthy spa in the town of Uliveto Terme, where the visitors may benefit from thermal-cares.From June to September it is possible to take advantage of the sport centres with swimming-pools and tennis courts.Inside the spa entertainments of various kind often take place (cultural entertainments, amusing entertainments etc.).The Termal baths are now the new temples of health in Tuscany, where the natural beauty of the places join the renewed tourist structures, strengthening streams, falls of warm water. Charming places where the nature answers to the need of health and well-being.
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