Gambassi Terme, as its name suggests, enjoys a strategic position to benefit from the thermal waters present in the area.

The source of Pillo, of Etruscan origin, known since ancient times as the “Montecatini of the poor“, since many “common” people found in its waters a great benefit, not only for the body, but also for their finances.

In summer, many, even from distant places, went to the spring to treat malarial fevers. Why in the summer? It seems that a custom recommended starting the treatment on the May moon.

The water in Pillo source is classified as a bromine-iodine water, rich in mineral salts, chloride, bicarbonate, sulfate, magnesium, free carbonic acid and is suitable for treating diseases affecting the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems.

The routes

Today the thermal baths that give the village its name can be reached through a series of paths immersed in the greenery between Gambassi and Montaione. The Casciani stream is a reference which, before throwing itself into the Elsa river, creates suggestive landscapes, accompanied by the action of man, who for centuries, has used the waters. Ruins of mills, old mule tracks and sources of a now disused aqueduct are the elements that will make your wellness journey unique.


Walking along the paths you can reach the hypothermal spring of the Bollori. A pool of water at 23 ° C, made cloudy by the presence of clay. It is known by the population as a place for baths and for pet care, but not only! Furthermore, this source has a particularity that will make you believe you have arrived somewhere in Iceland. In fact, at the source, you will be able to see a small geyser, as well as witnessing gas emissions and jets of warm water, which will make your visit memorable!

The Thermal Baths of the Via Francigena

But where can you benefit from the healing properties of Pillo’s water? At the Terme della Via Francigena, where the beneficial water, rich in free carbonic acid, is used for the treatment of respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases.

However, the waters of Gambassi Terme, in addition to health purposes, are also suitable for numerous relaxing and aesthetic treatments, unique experiences that you can find at the Terme della Via Francigena. Recently restored and located close to the historic center.

The Thermal Baths offer a pleasant path to wellbeing flanked by a wide choice of services: massages, Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, chromotherapy and other activities that you can only discover by trying firsthand the expert hands of those who work there.

An excellent opportunity to detoxify body and mind from the stress of hectic city life or to relieve muscle tension after a walk. The ideal place to end a weekend in the lush Tuscan hills in the best possible way.

There are numerous structures ready to welcome you and to give you unique experiences! There really is something for all tastes: farmhouses with swimming pools, secluded villas and apartments in the historic center, a few steps from the Spa!

What are you waiting for? This is the best time to book a weekend of relaxation in Gambassi Terme, between adventure and wellness!