Few rivers and many thermal baths for a territory, the one between
the Val of Orcia and the Valdichiana, tied up to the waters that,
from immemorial time, have offered to the man optimal life's
conditions. The same Via Francigena, not at random, wound its run
grazing the steaming tub of Vignoni Bath and the "bluffs" of
limestone of Baths St. Filippo: places, already then, frequented from
illustrious characters and from an endless crowd of pilgrims.
Each zone has but a direct relationship with the thermal sources: a
little bit everywhere have been recovered traces of ancient thermal
baths, like in St. Casciano dei Bagni and, naturally, in Chianciano,
like demonstate the meaningful finds' recoveries deriving from a
thermal building of Roman epoch and from an Etruscan temple dedicated
to a god of the "healthy waters". These finds today are preserved in
the archaeological museum of the city.