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Cascate del Mulino

The Cascate del Mulino is a free access natural site in the Tuscan Maremma.  Over time, nature created a fascinating masterpiece: the vigorous flow of sulphurous water carved a series of natural pools in the limestone rock. Here, the memories of a territory have arisen, inspired by the prodigious power of Saturnia thermal waters.

From July to October 2021, this unique space hosted "Il Molino del Bagno", a temporary project named by the historical building near the Saturnia waterfalls.
With a daily entrance ticket, it was possible to visit a temporary exhibition in the Vecchio Mulino, to enjoy an open-air relaxation area, set up in harmony with the surrounding landscape, and to participate at events promoting the territory, in full compliance with Covid regulations.

FREE ACCESS
365 DAYS A YEAR
24 HOURS A DAY 
SULFUR WATER
WATER TEMPERATURE 95~98.6°F

Cascate del Mulino
Saturnia thermal baths

The Waterfalls of Saturnia, also known as Cascate del Mulino or Cascate del Gorello, are among the most famous and suggestive in the world: a striking sight of steam rising between the hills of Maremma; an articulated series of natural pools near the mill, carved into the rock by the powerful action of the waterfalls over the centuries; an unforgettable postcard of contrasts between the white of the travertine and the blue of the sulphurous water flowing from the millenary thermal spring.

The thermal water that feeds the waterfalls has volcanic origins, on the slopes of Mount Amiata. The water filters slowly through the rocky fissures, flowing underground for 40 years and then emerging in the natural spring of the Terme di Saturnia Resort at a constant temperature of 37.5 ° C and a flow rate of 500 liters per second. During its journey, it is enriched with elements that have beneficial effects on the cardio-circulatory, respiratory, and musculoskeletal systems. Its strong protective, antioxidant and purifying action combines with the natural exfoliating, cleansing and moisturizing action that it has on the skin.

Resurfacing, the water flows from the Natural Spring to the Thermal Park of Terme di Saturnia, one of the largest dedicated to thermal wellness in Europe. Generating the Gorello stream, it subsequently flows for a few kilometers through the meadows of Saturnia until it feeds the Cascate del Mulino and finally joins the Stellata stream.

Ticket prices
Ticket prices
  • DAILY ENTRANCE - SUN UMBRELLA
    € 5 (2 adults and 1 kid max.)
  • MID-DAY ENTRANCE - SUN UMBRELLA (starting from 2.00 pm)
    € 3 (2 adults and 1 kid max.)
  • DAILY ENTRANCE - GAZEBO
    € 7 (2 adults and 1 kid max.)
  • RENTAL OF SUN LOUNGER, RECLAINER OR CHAIR
    € 6

 

The prices are indicated per person.
Children under 12 years old enter for free.

Maremma always welcomes its guests heartfully. To reserve sun umbrellas, have the exclusive opportunity to book their own spots (limited availability) or ask for any information: call or text the +393703565259 

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For thermal baths in Saturnia, the best place is the Hot Spring Pools of Terme di Saturnia, a thermal park accessible on a daily basis to enjoy an authentic wellness experience. Within a 20.000 sqm space there are five outdoor thermal pools, whirlpools and vascular courses with hot and cold water, a Finnish Sauna, indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, a Bistrot for zesty meals and a SPA & Beauty Clinic where completing the experience with massages, beauty rituals and thermal treatments and therapies.

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Are the Saturnia falls free or private with an entrance fee?

Access to the natural site of Saturnia waterfalls, also known as "Cascate del Mulino" or "Cascate del Gorello", is free. For three consecutive months, the historic area of the Mill is now accessible, thanks to the temporary installation "Il Molino del Bagno". While, if you want to bathe, there are several entrance tickets to the Hot Spring Pools of Terme di Saturnia, the extensive thermal park where living an experience dedicated to wellness and relaxation. The entrance tickets include: five outdoor thermal pools, whirlpools and vascular courses with hot and cold water, a Finnish Sauna, indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, a Bistrot for zesty meals.

Is it possible to bathe?

Access to the natural site of Saturnia waterfalls, also known as "Cascate del Mulino" or "Cascate del Gorello", is free. For three consecutive months, the historic area of the Mill is now accessible, thanks to the temporary installation "Il Molino del Bagno". While, if you want to bathe, there are several entrance tickets to the Hot Spring Pools of Terme di Saturnia, the extensive thermal park where living an experience dedicated to wellness and relaxation. The entrance tickets include: five outdoor thermal pools, whirlpools and vascular courses with hot and cold water, a Finnish Sauna, indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, a Bistrot for zesty meals.

Are they suitable for children? From what age?

Thermal baths are generally not recommended for children under 2 years of age. However, it is always a good idea to consult your paediatrician for specific needs or situations. If you want to bathe in complete safety, the best place is the Hot Spring Pools of Terme di Saturnia, always supervised by lifeguards and rescue personnel and with pools reserved for children. Here, for every paying adult, one child under 12 years of age is free.

Is it also possible to go in winter?

Access to the natural site of Saturnia waterfalls is free. Thanks to the mild climate of Maremma, it is possible to stay outdoors and enjoy the natural spectacle of the Cascate del Mulino, even in the coldest seasons such as autumn and winter.

Is there a parking area for motorhomes? Is it equipped?
Yes, there is an equipped camper van parking area nearby.
Is there a car park nearby? Is it guarded?

There is one unattended car park near the Falls site.

Are there hotels and accommodation in the area?

Yes, they are numerous. Please note that some of the accommodation facilities in the area have an agreement with Terme di Saturnia and offer their guests special rates on the entrance tickets to the Hot Spring Pools.

Are there camping areas nearby?
No, there are no authorised camping areas. There is, however, a camper van area.
Are dogs and pets allowed?
The natural site of Cascate del Mulino is also open to animals. However, please keep your pet under control in order to respect nature and the people around you.
Are there lockers/ showers/ changing rooms (with hairdryers)?

The Cascate del Mulino waterfalls are an almost unspoilt natural site. To take advantage of this type of comfort, the best place is the Hot Spring Pools of Terme di Saturnia (services included in the entrance ticket).

Is the water clean?

The waters generating the Mill Falls come from a journey of a few kilometres through the Gorello stream. Only part of the purest and most aseptic water of the Falls comes, therefore, from the thermal spring, which is located inside the Resort of Terme di Saturnia. To enjoy cleaner water, please visit Terme di Saturnia. Its thermal pools, whirlpool baths and vascular paths are fed directly by the water from the Natural Hot Spring, at a rate of 500lt per second.

What are the properties of the thermal water?
The water of Saturnia is a sulphur water with numerous benefits: it is strongly curative for the skin; it reduces arterial pressure; it increases pulmonary ventilation; it determines an exfoliating peeling and a deep antiseptic action; it has an anti-aging action for the liver; it reduces tension in the cardio-circulatory and respiratory systems.
What is the nearest airport/train/bus station?
Airport: Rome FCO, Florence, Pisa. Train: Albinia, Capalbio, Grosseto. Bus: for public transport, please consult the Tiemme website before leaving for your trip.
Is it possible to eat food brought from home? Are there picnic areas?
There are no specific picnic areas. By accessing to Il Molino del Bagno, you can eat your own food or packed lunch under the sun umbrella or gazebo and in the areas set up for this purpose.
Is smoking allowed?
Smoking is permitted in the open air.
What is the water temperature?

Here the water temperature is between 35 and 37 degrees Celsius. The temperature of 37, 5 degrees Celsius is only at the source: the natural hot spring within the Resort of Terme di Saturnia.

Do I need booties to enter the water?
The route and bottom can be steep and/or slippery. Extreme caution is recommended. Bringing shoes with you may make the movement more agile.
Can I bring sun loungers/chairs/parasols?

The waterfalls are an almost untouched natural site. The area adjacent to the Mill is temporarily set up: for 90 consecutive days, Il Molino del Bagno offers sun umbrellas and gazebos with a daily entrance fee and a rental service of sunbeds, deckchairs and chairs within its perimeter. Alternatively, for a full wellbeing experience with the best comforts, please visit the Hot Spring Pools of the Terme di Saturnia.

What are the red worms that can be found in water?
"Red Worms" are chiromonids in the larval stage. They grow spontaneously and cyclically in environments with a low concentration of oxygen (the thermal water of Saturnia is rich in CO2 and H2S).
Can I bathe at night?
The natural site is open 24/7. Extreme caution is recommended.
Is bathing also recommended in warmer periods due to the water temperature?

The Mulino waterfalls are accessible in all seasons. To bathe, the best place is the Hot Spring Pools of Terme di Saturnia, a thermal park open all year round. If you have any personal contraindications, it is always a good idea to consult your doctor or ask for advice from Terme di Saturnia's in-house medical team.

Should I bring bathrobes and towels with me?
Yes, if you stop at the Cascate del Mulino nature site, or at the equipped area of Il Mulino del Bagno. Otherwise, a white dress code is a must at Terme di Saturnia. As well as bringing your own, you can rent the Wellness Kit (towel and bathrobe).
Is it possible to do mud baths?

Mud tratments and baths can only be done by experienced and qualified staff. Please, contact the SPA of Terme di Saturnia.

What are the busiest periods and times?
During weekends and at summer time (from June to September), the natural site of Cascate del Mulino is very busy.
Is there a nudist zone?
Although the Cascate del Mulino is a nature site offering a wild experience, in close contact with unspoilt nature, there is no nudist area.
Is there wheelchair access?

At the moment, the area is not equipped with walkways and areas specially designed for people with disabilities. On the other hand, the relaxation area of "Il Molino del Bagno" is barrier-free and therefore accessible to people with handicap.

Is there a possibility of bbq?
Setting fires in the whole area is strictly forbidden.
Is the area lit up at night?
No, there are no lighting installations.


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HOW TO REACH US

One of the most popular natural destinations in Tuscany and Italy, the Saturnia waterfalls are located along the provincial road SP10 that connects the charming villages of Montemerano and Saturnia, in the municipality of Manciano.
Via della Follonata, Saturnia, Manciano GR

For information, call this number every day from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm:
T. +39 370 3565259 or email to: info@cascate-del-mulino.it

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