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I had wonderful four-days meeting with Carlo and Gigi. Many thanks!! Those were marvelous days, full of joy and fun. Mow I continue my Tuscany travel alone. Some months ago I saw the view if Cascate del Muline - the terraces with hot water, loking a bit like mikro Pamukkale. I decided that I would like to see them. It was not so easy without the car but I made it.I spent quite a long time in these natural jacuzzi.

One legend, according to the Etruscans and Romans, was that the Terme di Saturnia were formed by lightning bolts, thrown by Jupiter. During a violent quarrel between the two mythological deities, the bolts thrown towards Saturn had missed, causing the formations.

The sulphurous spring water, at a temperature of 37.5 °C, are well known for their therapeutic properties, offering relaxation and well being through immersion. The main thermal waterfalls are the Mill Falls, located at an old mill as well as the Waterfalls of Gorello.

The yield of the source is about 800 liters per second, which guarantees an optimal replacement of water. The chemical make-up is sulfur, carbon, sulfate, bicarbonate-alkaline, earth, with the presence of hydrogen sulfide gas and carbon dioxide. The minerals dissolved in water amount to 2.79 grams per liter.

I hoped for nice photos from these pools but unfortunately, I took my small camera and it was with a week battery, and I took only a few photos.

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