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Saturnia is worldwide famous for its thermal waters mainly rich of sulphur and carbonic acid dissolved elements, that are helpful to eliminate scaliness and dead cells.
The village of Saturnia stands perched in a valley on the hillside rocks of Maremma and its origins are lost in a fairly remote past.
Saturnia seems to be the oldest place in the Italian peninsula, having been inhabited since Neolithic times.
Etruscans civilisation can be seen in the necropolis at Puntone or in the many sepulchres sites of the area.
In Etruscan times, the village was named Aurinia and ancient legend identifies it as Saturnia Tellus, the home of Saturn, son of Uranus and Lord of Gods.
The first founding relating to Saturnia are of the second half of the 18th century B.C. as shown by the Etruscan sepulchres of Sedia di Carlo.
Romans overcame the Etruscans making the small rural settlement turn into their own real city.
In the medieval times, the peculiarity of its sulphurous springs, created many legends and some bad ones tell that the devil had come out from the spring and the area was described as a place where bewitched water flowed into steamy, boiling wells, spreading all around a sulphurous smell.
Saturnia also suffered Saracen incursions during this time and later it became part of the Siena Republic.
Later, Saturnia followed the fate of Maremma, under the rule of Gran Ducato di Toscana until the Italian Union.
During the 19th century, the countryside was mainly agricultural and it had constant emigration of its inhabitants.
From 1970 and up to the end of the 1980 the Thermal Baths tourism increased for the upcoming tendency of nature holidays, that gave to the whole area a new lease of life while maintaining its values and its rural tranquillity.
Saturnia has nowaday become a modern tourist center and it has also maintained the charm of an ancient village.
Te resort boasts all basic needs and you can also find pleasant souvenirs or handcraft shops.
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Longitude:11░ 69' 0'' E (11.504167)