Hidden in a corner of Southern Tuscany that’s off most tourists’ radars, these waterfalls are located just outside the town of Saturnia in the Maremma. The Cascate del Mulino has become one the of the symbols of this region. These waterfalls flows onto the traventine rock below, which over the centuries have been carved into tiny pools that are filled by smaller waterfalls flowing from one pool to another and out into the lush vegetation that surrounds them.
Locals in this area think the waterfalls are their best kept secret. Immersed in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, they’re a hidden oasis amongst an already effortlessly picturesque scenery of lush fields and rustic farmhouses. But the locals don’t just come to the Cascate del Mulino to admire the view, they also escape the stresses of modern life and soak in the blissfully warm water, which flow into the waterfalls from hot springs underground.
And then there’s the health benefits. The water that flows into the Cascate del Mulino contains sulfur and Thermal Plankton, two proprieties which have been said to help cure skin, digestive and circulatory ailments since the time of the Romans.