Cascate del Mulino, considered by Lonely Planet as one the world’s best free spas, is the most reviewed and popular tourist attraction of Tuscany. The Huffington Post recently rated the Cascate as one the most important tourist sites in Italy, and both the New York Times and The Guardian included these falls in their list of once in a lifetime destinations.
The site is famous for its spectacular natural pools, formed by the continuous flow of water on limestone. The falls are fed by the thermal waters of the Gorello cascade, which flow at a near constant 37° C (98.6°F) from the Terme di Saturnia. The sulphurous thermal waters are renowned for their therapeutic and healing properties, and because access to the site is free it is normal to find people who will go for a refreshing break at any time of day. The Cascate del Mulino leaves a profound impression on those who visit it: surrounded by the endless landscape of the Maremma, it really is possible to mistake this place for heaven.