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Terme di Chianciano opened an elegant new spa, near Siena, Italy. The Tuscan spa features flavored pools, Turkish baths and saunas with thermal showers, scented mud and a large naturopathy centre.

Terme Villa Borri in Casciana Terme re-opened in 2007 near Pisa, after major renovations. The spa is located in an eighteenth century patrician villa decorated with exquisite antique frescoes.

Visitors can enjoy the soothing waters of three thermal pools, fireplace massages and special "baths for the soul." Spa lovers can stay in one of 22 holiday apartments, with a kitchen, decorated in typical Tuscany style, or enjoy the services of a grand hotel with restaurant and private covered parking.

Montecatini is Tuscany's most famous spa. Immortalized in Federico Fellini's famous film 8-1/2, it epitomizes the good life or la dolce vita. Located near Pistoia, Montecatini Terme has many hotels and boasts impressive art nouveau architecture.

Spas are located throughout Tuscany's beautiful countryside. For views of Tuscany's rolling hills, spa visitors travel inland to Terme di Montepulciano or Terme di Sanfilippo near Siena. Also near Siena are the large thermal pools of San Giovanni di Rapolano and Antica Queciolaia. In winter, this is a great spa to visit because the waters have temperatures between 35 and 50 degrees.

For seaside spas, visit Terme della Versilia, on the Tuscan coast, and Villa Undulna, which has an excellent seafood restaurant near Forte dei Marmi. British visitors enjoy Terme Bagni di Lucca, which has been a favorite with English visitors since the nineteenth century.

Tuscany's thermal spas have a reputation for providing health benefits to people with rheumatism, breathing difficulties and circulation problems. Spa visitors also enjoy fine wines, Italian cuisine and excursions to nearby cultural and artistic attractions.