Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo

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Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo

Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo
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Tualie
Varese, Italy1,199 contributions
Read many yuk reviews, between toilets and changing rooms none of those facilities are available… we thought about that too, but we wanted to enjoy these rare formations and not available everywhere, so we looked to bathe where the water gushes from the pipe by the rock to lay on or the little pools where can share for 5 people or less with own water flush… Parking close to here are all pay parking but there are a few free parking spots after the curve of the park (end of the village). This attraction is nice to see and not for the fussy.

P.S. The tips as per title are: 1. come in low season. 2. get there before 8:00 a.m. enjoy and leave when crowds are coming or after 6 p.m. when crowds leaved. 3. Bring trekking shoes (to walk downhill from street and returning uphill) and water shoes (don’t risk to hurt and slip) maybe walking sticks, apart of the towels etc. 4. Don’t climb up the rock (don’t ruin your holidays!) 5. Stay in a bed&breakfast or rent a place in the village, this is what we did.
Written July 12, 2020
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Sylvie035
Cape Town Central, South Africa70 contributions
Couples
Thanks to reading other reviews on TripAdvisor we were prepared. 1. Wear sneakers/shoes that can grip on rocks and for walking on uneven terrain. 2. Wear costume underneath as there is no where to change. 3. Park behind line of cars by the side of the road and head on down. Yes there are people but there is really enough space to feel private. You can find many little secluded spots along the steam. Water was refreshing even on a hot summers day. Perfect place to rejuvenate and watch the dragon flies dart along the water. Absolutely a once in a lifetime experience. Tip. Have lunch in town, at Il Solco afterwards. Amazing platter for 2 for only €8.
Written July 6, 2016
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squash
Victoria, Canada77 contributions
Everyone who comments on this place emphasizes that it's free and is a natural wonder. Both things are correct. But the detail about the springs themselves is lacking. I'm a hot spring enthusiast and this is one very fine spot. You park along the road and pay Euro 5 for 3 hours (which is tons of time). Then you simply walk a short distance to the site. The site spans about 400 metres of creek bed, from some lovely soaking pools way at the top which are tepid in temperature, to the very impressive massive white tufa walls that are in all the pictures. The walls tend to be at the bottom end of the creek bed. They are easily climbed and are not slippery at all. At various points there are small depressions where you can sit and pour the warm water over yourself. The interesting thing about this wall of limestone is that water of different temperatures is spewing out of it at different places. So you can find a spot with a temperature to your liking if you persist. In terms of crowds, we were there on a Sunday in mid-september and it was getting busy by 11 a.m. But the site is vast and can gobble up lots of people. I would suggest a morning soak, being out of there by 10:30. One other thing: this is an almost exclusively Italian audience. I didn't hear any other language while there, so it's fair to guess that it is a revered spot and should be treated as such. Happy soaking.
Written September 16, 2018
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Madeline D
Chicago, IL23 contributions
Couples
My boyfriend and I took this breathtaking detour en route from Rome to our next place of stay in the Tuscan countryside of Reggello and it was definitely worth the stop! Visiting Italy in March proved to be somewhat uncomfortable/chillier than expected, but the stop at the hot springs in Bagni San Filippo at about the midpoint of our trip was refreshing, warming and revived us for the next half of our trip to come in Tuscany. However, I think these hot springs would still be more pleasant to visit in warmer weather, since getting out of the hot springs and getting dressed in the chillier spring weather was a bit gruesome- it was at least drop dead gorgeous! Plus, the hot springs are free and remote. A nice peaceful tourist-free stop after spending the last 3 days/nights in Rome. There weren't many people there, but it appeared to be a hidden gem enjoyed by locals mostly.

We parked when our navigation told us to, which was slightly earlier than the actual parking meters and line of cars we ended up stumbling upon, but even if you make the same mistake we were able to hear running water to know we couldn't be far off. Then we ended up making the way down harder on ourselves by hiking down our own creative muddy steep path down to the stream until realizing that there actually was a cleared out gravel trail from the line of cars at the top of the hill on the way down that we could have followed. Would still recommend wearing or bringing sandals for exploring the different groupings of pools to check out. Definitely don't settle for the first baths unless maybe in the summer if it's already hot. We kept on trekking despite being cold, and it was definitely worth it. Not very far from the parking point, maybe half a mile at the most but the actual Fosso Bianco is sort of obscured so you do have to walk a bit to see the actual for yourself.

You'll definitely know once you've reached it, it's a beautiful limestone mountainous formation with small waterfalls from the springs at the top and a series of steaming small pools of verrrry pretty light blue water. The rocky formation is pretty easy to climb to get into the pools, but beware the limestone does break off easily. Don't settle for the pools at the bottom, keep climbing up because the closer to the source point of the hot springs at the top you get, the hotter you'll be. Some of the pools are pretty shallow, but there are a couple that are pleasantly deep enough for one person to essentially treat as a bath with your whole body submerged in. The white sand inside and the water itself feels amazing on your skin and is said to have healing powers. My boyfriend's psoriasis felt better after soaking in the water and touching the sand. Also there's dry enough spots on the Fosso Bianco where we could leave our backpack and towel in sight and not worry about it getting stolen, so you can bring stuff with you.

And if you're hitting the hot springs of Bagni San Filippo as a lovely detour on a longer road trip like we did, I would suggest eating and making any other stops you had planned before the hot springs because there is a sulfurous smell. Not that the smell is strong or unpleasant to the point where it takes away from the experience, but it's not ideal to hit a restaurant with wet sulfur smelling hair and/or clothes, etc. afterwards.

All in all, this is a nature lover's galore and a breathtaking spot you won't regret!
Written March 29, 2018
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KickingTheBucketList
Adelaide, Australia174 contributions
Friends
After some research into local trains and buses, we decided to take a private tour from Florence to get to the baths. Tuscany Untouched Tours was the only company we could find to get us there. We booked it through Viator, but probably could’ve done it directly with the company.

The forest setting in autumn was a beautiful backdrop for the baths. There were many pools from which to choose, but we soon discovered that the water coming from the top of the “white whale” was much warmer than those that didn’t. We were actually surprised and a little disappointed at how cool many of the pools were. It seemed the higher up on the rocks you went, the warmer the water.

One of the things we enjoyed was the lack of tourists. This is clearly a spot that locals frequent.

Admission is free but it’s difficult to get to; hence the tour. We could’ve also rented a car to get there but we weren’t keen on that. Street parking available.

The town is tiny and has 4-5 “bars” (trattorias) which will close if they’re not busy, so don’t rely on official opening hours. They sell basic and reasonably priced panini, cheeses, meats, wine etc.

Tips:
- there were only a handful of temporary toilets at the baths - best to buy something at a local “bar”/ restaurant and use their facilities before you head down
- Take thongs/ flip flops or sandals to wear into the pools as there are small stones underfoot. Take care on certain rocks though as footwear may make it slippery!
- It’s a short but moderately steep walk from the street to the hot springs. Comfortable shoes recommended. Bring some extra water to rinse your feet before putting your walking shoes back on.
- Leave valuables and jewelry at home as there’s nowhere secure to leave them. However given this isn’t a touristy place it felt pretty safe to just leave the backpack on the ground and keep an eye on it.
- Like many natural hot springs, the water and soft soil is a bit smelly so you’ll probably want to shower afterwards. There’s a small but fancy hotel down the main road that has many facilities open to the public at a cost (day spa treatments, pool, showers and lockers). We used their lockers and showers for free as part of our tour.
Written October 28, 2017
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_Marina_11pg
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These natural springs are relaxing and beautiful. Even in moid-October, they were plenty warm and so enjoyable. As others have said, you have to walk a bit, but it is well with it. Bring coins for metered parking and don't forget water shoes and a change of clothes for afterwards, as the white debris and odor will stick with you. Note that there is nowhere to change except for some not-so-nice bathrooms, so bring a second dry towel to sit on in the car and change later. Also, the gelato place in town was THE best we had in our whole two weeks in Italy! Bette than Rome's or Palermo's top-rated places. The torrone gelato was especially delicious.
Written January 15, 2019
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Joe and Janice D
Second Mesa, AZ62 contributions
Couples
We visited Bagno Vignoni which we found to be very commercial, loaded with tourists, "spa" like, and costly but then we continued on the the village of Bagni di San Filippo where we discovered a little creek with hot springs and rock enclosures which collect the hot mineral water and you can soak with the locals for free.
Look for the sign right before you enter the village, turn left, park at the bottom, and take the trail to the creek. Once at the creek you can go upstream or downstream to find pools of varying temperatures to soak in.
Written March 28, 2016
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Sylvia K
New York City, NY141 contributions
Family
We have stopped by this natural warm springs while traveling from Pienza back to Florence for a quick bath in thermal springs. Place is neat but gets bit crowded on weekends. It is really just natural spring environment so do not expect any facilities other than holes and small natural pools with thermal water. Bring your own towel, expect to leave your clothes on the ground and find yourself a nice warm hole to soak in. Do not expect showers. There is a small bar/caffe close by serving drinks and possibly food. All in all great stop while traveling.
Written September 25, 2015
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CLP5
Maui, HI49 contributions
Family
There were about 15 of us in our group - 7 adults and 8 kids. The hot springs were easy to walk to from the street access, and there was lots of shade to avoid the sun if you wanted it. The bright white rock formations are very pretty to look at. The kids had fun climbing around and soaking in the warm water. Consider bringing a picnic lunch.
Written June 30, 2014
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lindamorganti
Cascina, Italy24 contributions
Couples
We had already visited the place and had seen people bathing so thought we would give it a try. The place is beautiful with lots of small pools of warm water and little waterfalls. It was so pleasant to just sit in the warm pool and let the waterfalls massage away all aches pains and worries. We went quite early on a Saturday morning and the outside air was still coldish as the sun hadn't fully heated the air, which made being covered by water all the more glorious. Unfortunately as it's completely free, there are no facilities so you have to wait till you get back to your hotel for a shower etc and the "changing room" is behind the nearest tree! However, well worth a visit!
Written May 28, 2014
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