Casa Bagni San Filippo
old picturte of bagni san filippo
Eremo San Filippo Benizzi
Grotta san filippo access
white whale fall

Il Ritrovo
Via San Filippo 20
0577 872012

Osteria Lo Spugnone
Via delle Terme 4/6
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Fosso Bianco
Bagni San Filippo is a small village of the Val D'Orcia in southern Tuscany. Historically known for its thermal water Bagni San Filippo is the ideal destination for an intimate and relaxing SPA vacation. The resort Terme San Filippo features a swimming pool Hotel and wellness centre. Exceptional SPA and beauty  treatments are offered thanks to the use of all-natural sulphurous water, its sediments and mud.

For nature lovers the Fosso Bianco is the perfect place, a stream in the woods at the confluence of several hot springs in a series of pools where where you can swim all the year long and enjoy the special limestone formations that for their shapes have inspired the evocative such names as 'the white whale' or 'the glacier'.

Because of its location on the slopes of Mount Amiata on the edge of Val d'Orcia, Bagni San Filippo is the ideal base for visiting the many attractions of southern Tuscany, tasting local products and fine wines.


SPA swimming pool
he Spa Terme San Filippo is the main attraction whit the hotel, restaurant, pool, spa and wellness centre, the offer for a relaxing and regenerating holiday is large.
Thermal treatments consist of baths, mud baths and various kinds of aerosol inhalation. The spa offers various treatments for face and body and a line of beauty products. The the swimming pool with waterfall whose waters are rich in sulphur, calcium and magnesium, arrive at a temperature of 40 degrees.
Beauty care
Terme San Filippo combine all their services among a large park with steaming hot water canals and the typical vegetation of the Val D'Orcia.

Fosso Bianco

The area is reachable by a road above the village. The first pools and the first limestone formations are quite close while to see the famous waterfall and swim in the white sulphurous waters must go further. Through a picturesque walking path in the green of the bush to get to the pools, accompanied by the sound of water.

Fosso Bianco Stream
Acqua Passante

Acqua Passante is a small water source downstream of the village known for its rich mineral and chemical composition. Some residents and tourists using the health resort drinking this water during meals.

It is reached via a short walkway near the park Citerni.

San Filippo Benizi

Philip was born from the noble James Benizi Benizi Albaverde and Frescobaldi in Florence Via Guicciardini in the district Oltrarno August 15, 1233, same day as the Seven Holy Founders had a vision of Our Lady that called them into his service. Philip intentions of the parents had to be a doctor, so he was first assigned a good mentor, then was sent to Paris (where his uncles had Frescobaldi commercial relations), and then attended the University of Padua, graduating in 1253. Returning to Florence, Philip for some time actually exercised the art of medicine, but became dissatisfied with the Servants of Mary Montesenario, first as a lay brother and then, providentially manifested his doctrine, as a priest and then a priest. In 1267 he was elected Prior General, remaining in this office until his death. Order ruled with great balance and humility, he founded the women's branch with Giuliana Falconieri and exerted relentless organizational and pastoral activities. In 1269, during the conclave in Viterbo, which was convened to elect a successor to Clement IV, seems to have mentioned the possibility of raising Philip Benizi to the papal throne. According to tradition it was to escape the charge that Philip would disappear without a trace refuge as a hermit in the woods of Bagni San Filippo on the slopes of Amiata. For this iconography Philip Benizi fact is often represented with a papal miter to remember his or her resignation to the office. With regard to the legend says was the Florentine served to make the thermal waters gush miraculously from Bagni San Filippo, they were certainly known by the Romans. Philip Benizi died at Todi, in one of the convents of the Order, August 22, 1285. He was revered saint immediately, but it was only in 1671 that Clement X it ratified the cult.

The History of Bagni San Filippo

"Already known to the Romans, Bagni San Filippo is located in an area of great scenic and natural beauty. The bathrooms were renovated in 1566 for Cosimo I de 'Medici. They were frequented by other famous people in the family de 'Medici, like Lorenzo the Magnificent, who went there in 1485, and the Grand Duke Ferdinand II, who attempted in 1635 to get rid of a persistent headache. "

Water was carried out a first chemical analysis at the end of the eighteenth century, by St. George. In the nineteenth century, Antonio Targioni Tozzetti the carefully studied, while Joseph Giuli, after having spread a chemical description, we assessed the therapeutic properties.

The waters of St. Philip are not related only to the issues of medical hydrology, but also to the relationship between art, science and technology. The waters, in fact, contain an abundance of calcium carbonate that solidify and form of the peculiar white concretions. Already in the thirteenth century Restaurateurs d'Arezzo, in the composition of the World, had emphasized the particularity of this type of water: "It is already issuti mountains, where they were all white, almost like snow, which they were made of water, what the stone face, and a sign of what he had, that the water issued from those in the high mountains, and they come down around the spreading of those mountains, that water is becoming burned with stone, and always waxed greater the mountain. And in sommitade of one of those mountains was a bath of hot water in which they bathed us, and our hair, who stood in the water, there was placed around the stone, how to make candle wax to the wick '. The cementing properties of water was used in the mid eighteenth century, from Leonardo De Vegni who invented a technique called "plastic of the Tartars", which managed to carry out many works of art. For their production, in 1766, De Vegni factory for a special, highly appreciated by the Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo. In 1788 presented the Academy of Siena Fisiocritici of a "Memory on the plastic de 'Tartari," he described in detail his original method, "helpless to chisel or similar tool, - noted Leonardo De Vegni - I get almost immediately from the water, bas-reliefs of any size, and carving up any more, candid, lucid, and tough to my liking, potendoli have all those stocks, which we noted above: that we can certainly extend this invention to ornate architecture , tombstone written basins of fountains, gardens and vases of rustic work, and the like, weatherproof air of like a marble. " Emanuele Repetti, too, in his Dictionary, describes the method developed by Vegni "Leonardo the engineer Devesi Vegni the industrious method of filling in the fouling of the thermal waters of St. Philip concave shapes that are exposed, and this fall through the same water timber beams suspended high above the ground somewhat. Apparatus are hanging around those forms that are to be allocated to receive them splashing water, because there are deposits in the white plaque tenuous molecules. The operation may be slower or more calls, and this proportion will fall towards or away the water to give effect to a greater or lesser dose of calcium carbonate. "

Today, the Terme di San Filippo, with their modern facilities are ideal for a relaxing holiday, offering thanks to the curative properties of its waters, an effective remedy for various ailments. "

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