The hot springs
The Val d'Orcia is divided from the Maremma by Monte Amiata, an old volcano which has been extinct for 100,000 years. However the heat remains beneath the mountain giving rise to the many thermal springs in the area.
Just a short distance from Il Rigo we find Bagno Vignoni (4 km) and Bagni San Filippo (12 km). Both centres offer various treatments using the hot thermal water with its therapeutic properties.
Throughout the year you can swim in the hot thermal water in the Piscina Val di Sole in Bagno Vignoni or in the pool at Hotel Terme in Bagni San Filippo.
Nature lovers can bathe in the pool known as the "gora" in the Parco dei Mulini below the hamlet of Bagno Vignoni, or in the Fosso Bianco at Bagni San Filippo.
For Il Rigo guests there's a 10% discount on the treatments offered by the Antiche terme di Bagno Vignoni (coupon and info at the reception)