Already in the ancient world, thermal waters were used to treat wounds, relieve fever, soothe muscle aches and purify the body. Throughout history, in addition to their medical importance, they have also gained value as a simple pastime, to disconnect from all the daily stress and thus recover energy. The Etruscans and Romans were true devotees of thermal waters, which were very important to them for maintaining optimum health. Today still, we can indulge in the sound of the bubbles of a hot tub, albeit a modern one, and the warmth of the sulfur waters that come from underground.
Near San Vincenzo are the Etruscan hot springs of Venturina and Sassetta. A little farther away are the free hot springs of Saturnia and Bagni san Filippo.