The Crete Senesi are one of the most controversial landscapes of Tuscany. Peppered with fascinating countries and the different nature. The territory is crowned with towers, castles and abbeys which make it even more enchanting and surreal this strip of land.
The surroundings include Asciano Siena, Montisi, Rapolano Terme, Serre Rapolano, San Giovanni d’Asso and many other surrounding towns are made from the Crete Senesi. Stunning is the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore with its imposing size.
Rapolano Terme is a beautiful village in the heart of Tuscany, situated on the border between Val di Chiana and Chianti, in the tourist area of the most famous of Tuscany, one of the “Crete Senesi”. Rapolano Terme is a tourist stop must for all those who want to soak up the atmosphere authentic and genuine that still know how to give the Crete Senesi and maybe replenish your body with the waters of Terme di San Giovanni and Spa Complex Querciolaia. The focus on hospitality that distinguishes these places for centuries together with a range of accommodation geared more and more qualified, is the various types of spa treatments, but especially the well-being and relaxation, have been the driving force of a steady growth of tourism on throughout the country.
TERME ANTICA QUERCIOLAIA
The most immediate way to enjoy the soothing warmth of the water and rejuvenating spa is doubtless to immerse yourself in our swimming pools, be pampered and mystical atmosphere suggestive of thermal vapor. A healthy bath to restore vitality and harmony to your body and find your own psycho-physical balance away from daily stress. With us today is rebuilt the body’s natural thermal Rapolano model almost always single object of pilgrimage salutariness, or the presence of cold baths, temperate and warm. Thanks to its ability to exploit the thermal springs at different temperatures to which he had lost track of our customers have access to a system of thermal indoor and outdoor pools at varying temperatures from 25 ° – 26 ° to 37 ° – 39 ° C to usable depending on the season and the most suitable thermal pat. The recent expansion with an increase in indoor swimming pools, common areas, facilities , renovation of the park areas surrounding the outdoor pools make it even more enjoyable.
VAL D’ORCIA RAILWAY
In cooperation with the Province Administration of Siena and the National. Cultural and Artistic Park of Val d’Orcia (recognized by UNESCO). The Asciano to Monte Antico railway was closed in september 1994 because it was considered as a “dead branch”. The reduceced passenger traffic couldn’t justify the normal service. Still the line is surrounded by an amazing environment and landscape; indeed it runs through the region of the Siena Clays and the Orcia river valley at the feet of the Amiata Mount. The esteemed wine Brunello is produced in this place and the Natural and cultural Artistic Park of the Orcia Valley has been established here. The Park today is directly involved in the operating of the railway. The Asciano to Monte Antico line has therefore been re-opened in a few holydays as a “tourist railway” thanks to the project Treno Natura which is economically supported by the province administration and it follows the example of many “tourist railways” already existing in other european countries and in North America.