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Bagno Vignoni, le Terme ultrasecolari

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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  • 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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