(Municipality of San Quirico d’Orcia – 306 metres above sea level)
Bagno Vignoni is a small thermal locality that rises from the nearby Orcia river, about 15 km from Pienza.
The unique square of the hamlet consists of a large pool into which hot water flows from the springs at a temperature of 52°. Around it there are antique buildings from the Medieval and Renaissance eras and a small church, dedicated to St.
John The Baptist. The town has been used as a natural setting for numerous films such as “Nostaghia” by Tarkovskij, “Al lupo, al lupo” by Carlo Verdone, “Affettuose lontananze” by Sergio Rossi.
Certainly the baths were used by Romans. The famous personalities that have frequented it include Saint Catherine of Siena, Lorenzo the Magnificent and Pope Pius II.
The waters in this lovely spa resort are rich in sulphur, calcium carbonate and magnesium and are particularly good for curing rheumatism, arthritis, neuralgia and neuritis. In the past, all the waters that flowed down this slope towards the Orcia river, served to work mills. In the Middle Ages, Bagno Vignoni represented an important point of reference for the economy of the entire valley, thanks to the inexhaustible character of its mills that were constantly fed by the waters.