Fonte Bertusi Journal
A few kilometers from San Quirico d’Orcia is Bagno Vignoni, a small medieval village developed around its hot springs that were used by the Romans centuries before. You can still see the ruins of their ancient baths. The village is built around its scenic “piazza of water”; in fact, the center of the village, like a town square, is a huge pool of thermal water that in the cold winter evenings, with its vapors rising into the night air, makes this a most enchanted place. Just below the village is the beautiful natural pool in white limestone called “La Gora”. Do not forget to visit the Church of St. John the Baptist (Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista).
Behind the town you can see Vignoni Alto, a small village nestled in the green hills and hidden, but before stands in the position of dominating the entire Val d’Orcia, Monte Amiata, popular tourist destination of summer and winter holidays, that seems to remind everyone of his menacing volcanic origins.
Distance from Fonte Bertusi: 13 km – 21 minutes