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“Heavenly!”
Review of Terme dei Papi

Terme dei Papi
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Oakland, California
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Heavenly!”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

How relaxing to float in the hot pools all day long, to rest our weary driving muscles. 12 euros each for the entire day and evening...not expensive for day use. Make sure to bring your own towel! We came to use the pool, but then unexpectedly discovered the town of Viterbo...which was lovely. We were there on a Friday in May, and it wasn't too crowded.

Visited May 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“cheaper and better right on the corner ;)”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

I've been leaving in italy for 13 years, and the first time i saw le terme dei papi i was amazed, beautiful place for relaxing and beauty sleep ;) however the place is quite expensive, when right on the corner (not really but it's a 5-10min extra car drive) you can enjoy natural hot water springs for free! (ask anyone around and they will know). If that doesn't attract you, there's another natural hot water spring always in the area (entrance fee 10 euro, or else 25 euros for a whole YEAR), they have a hot water spring and an icecold one which is sorrounded by an old ruin, the place itself is amazing lots of space for picnic or have some outdoor fun (which is not possible in le terme dei papi, because the people are a bit uptight). I hope you'll find the two places i mentioned even if i didnt give you any names (as i have the memory of a goldfish), you wont regret. ENJOY!

Visited May 2013
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Picton, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Historically famouse and healthy”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Well know in the area, since from ancient time, This is a wonderful example of historical termal pool and spa. The location is amazing, the relax is granted. Dont gestiate to visit also during saturday evening winter opening....simply a great way of life.

Visited January 2013
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Rome, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“not for bank holidays”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

rather a nice place to enjoy a termal day off, but very much crowded in week-ends and holidays. this is nonetheless a standard for such places, in Italy at least.

the structure, steps away from the city wall, is well built, equipped and mantained, and is divided into two parts thereof one is the termal pool and the other one is the spa, thus enabling you to resolve wether or not taking the bath only or treating yourself with other (quite expensive) pleasures.

the mess in the dressing room, which is not split by Ladies and Gentlemen, is almost the same you can happen to find in Budapest or Ischia, with electronic keys for cabinets, not many cabins and a reliable cloakroom.

the impressive termal pool is then pure pleasure, expecially in winter and after the sunset, while the spa is quite striking, expecially in the grotto.

as to is their catering, the choice of courses and the food quality seems to be more than amendable.

Visited December 2012
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Irvine, California
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Hot Springs of the Popes: Oh So Relaxing!”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Are your feet a little sore from long walks on Roman cobblestones? Your neck a little stiff from oo-ing and ah-ing stratospheric frescoes? Your arms a bit fatigued from carrying treasures and trickets? Then head for the Terme dei Papi, or hot springs of the popes, in Viterbo. About an hour or so north of Rome, the sulphur springs have all the amenities you need to spend a few hours floating on foam noodles in a lusciously warm and large hotel pool, fed by natural hot springs, which have been flowing since ancient times. Cheerful and informative attendants help you find your way to sparkling clean changing rooms and lockers, If you forget your swim suit and flip-flops, as I did, a handy shop on the premises offers mens' and womens' swimsuits and nice rubbery clogs for sale in a wide range of sizes. Would you believe only 30 euro for a fully lined nylon tank suit in black or dark brown and made in Italy? How about 6 euro for a pair of adjustable clogs? (Okay, so the clogs are made in China, but 6 euro? Come on!) There's also a restaurant adjacent to the pool.

Had enough papal pampering? Go down the road a little ways to a big field marked only by a wooden fence. Find the fence opening (look hard, it's not huge) and walk across the field. Just a few feet away you will see two shallow natural pools surrounded by well-worn rock. Peek in the pools and feast your eyes on green mud. Climb down into the warm water, also fed by hot springs, and slather what looks like mint gelato all over your body, then climb up and bake in the sun. Wash off the mud after at least 20 minutes of drying time, and your skin will feel divine. Don't forget to bring a camera for Halloween photos.

Visited October 2012
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