Bagno Vignoni, le Terme ultrasecolari

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Bagno Vignoni, Val di Orcia, terra di maledetti toscani

Artistic Natural Val d'Orcia and its proximity to the Via Francigena (the main route followed by pilgrims on their way in ancient Rome) the waters that flow in this area was used since Roman times for purposes spa.

At the center of the village presents the "Square of sources", a rectangular pool, a sixteenth century, which contains a source of hot spring water steaming out of the underground water of volcanic origin. Since the time of the Etruscans and later the Romans - as evidenced by numerous archaeological finds - the baths of Bagno Vignoni were attended by eminent personalities such as Pope Pius II, St. Catherine of Siena, Lorenzo the Magnificent and many other artists who had elected the village as a tourist center.

Characteristic of Bagno Vignoni, besides the thermal waters, is its structure that, despite numerous incidents of war, devastation and fires that involved the Val d'Orcia in the Middle Ages, has since remained unchanged over time. Bath Vignoni you can easily reach and visit the nearby towns of Pienza and Montalcino, and generally the whole of the Val d'Orcia and Monte Amiata Park.

The water coming out of the spa bath make for a steep slope of the Mills Park. Here, surrounded by the Mediterranean, there are four medieval mill dug into the rock that was very important for the local economy as the perennial hot springs guarantee their operation even in summer, when others it mills in the area were stopped because of the rivers dry.

In 1982 the Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky, exiled for some years in Tuscany, the setting for many scenes in the movie Bagno Vignoni Nostalghia the following year won the Grand Prix de création du cinéma at the Cannes film festival. (Wikipedia)

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Comments (13)

Heinz Peierl on March 10, 2012

Schöne Bildgestaltung mit den Wolken

Gefällt mir.


Viele Grüße von der Mosel


Luis O. Boettner on March 10, 2012

Nice and interesting picture... Like 2!

Auguri dal Paraguay, Boettner

Marcello Rugai on March 10, 2012


Polifemo ( * ) on March 10, 2012

...maravilloso!!! Los antiguos romanos no daban pasos sin sandalias!!! Sus famosas vías estaban sembradas de confort!!! lusso fa male... come il café!!!

Maziyar Heydari on March 10, 2012

Amazing View LIKE 3

VIKTOR HERMAN on March 11, 2012

Nice view, I like it, greetings Viktor

NO VIEWS NAJI on March 13, 2012

Con este tratamiento en hdr, yo me tiraba de cabeza en estos baños. Estan geniales! LIKE! Toni.

Hadi Natureboy (Saba… on March 14, 2012

Excellent shot.

Well done, I like it.

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on March 14, 2012

Beautiful shot and interesting place. really good reflections.Like 7. Best greetings, Canpao

Renato Pantini on March 17, 2012

Splendida anche questa! Complimenti! Like!. Ciao, Renato.

Mário Eloi Castro on March 18, 2012



Um abraço do Porto, Mário Eloi Castro

Leo hoe on March 19, 2012

Excellent shot !

E 9

 Best regards,  Leo
Lorenzo Rosignoli on April 7, 2012

grazie AMICI!




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Lorenzo Rosignoli
Montepulciano Siena

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  • Uploaded on March 10, 2012
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    by Lorenzo Rosignoli
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Taken on 2012/03/09 14:06:55
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