Chianciano Terme may well be one of the oldest thermal towns in all of Europe, dating back to the time of the Etruscans, around the 5th century. Nestled beautifully within the hills of the Tuscany, the mineral springs in the area were the foundation for a historic settlement.
There are five different sources, each with its own name and ability to cure a different complaint. With large amounts of sulphate and calcium in the water, they are said to cure anything from liver issues to respiratory problems. Generally, though, they are used to help your body detox and cleanse itself.
As you may expect from a town with so much history behind it, there is plenty of interesting architecture to see in the old centre. This includes a striking castle formerly owned by the Manenti Counts, a clock tower and the remains of the defensive wall that once represented the limits of Chianciano. Being so close to Montepulciano, you’re sure to have a wealth of opportunities to try some of the fantastic wine for which the region is famed.