The waters, coming from the Cimini Mountains and traveling through volcanic layers , are rich in minerals. The water penetrates deep into the ground. It flows through porous rock until it reaches impervious layers,
Where it change route. Some of the water stops its flow at the depth of 3000m. Here the water warms up. Finally it rises to the surface at the hot springs. The water flows out at a temperature of 87°C.They are used to prepare mud-baths of great therapeutical effect. Its classified as sulphurous – solphate – bicarbonate-alkaline-earth and can therefore be used for various thermal therapies.
The main therapies include:
• Sonic aerosols
• Muds (natural mud cures)
• Vaginal douches
• Entotympanic insufflations
• Cosmetic treatments
• Dermatological cures
• Beauty treatments
• Reumatological, locomotive, otolaryngological and gynaecological illness along with the prevention and cure of periodontal diseeases.
Viterbo’s thermal spring in centuries
In neolothic ages, the habitants of this region might have thought of a mysterious power, of some super natural phenomenon, when they saw the bubbling and smoking water. In medieval and renaissance times they were visited by Popes – Nicolò V ( who believed them to be a true cure-all against old age), noblemen and scholars, etc, among whom the most noted was Dante Alighieri who made a precise reference to Viterbo’s thermal waters in the Divine Commedy, in the Inferno – Canto XII and Inferno- Canto XIV.
Michelangelo Buonarroti also visited the thermal waters of Viterbo and left a sketch for the Terme del “Bacucco”.
Today, the waters give the best therapeutic results when they are used in water-therapy, in thermal- pools
Or to prepare mud-baths. Many additional services are offered under direct supervision of health-personnel and other specialized professionals, stem-rooms, inhalations, massage, slimming-therapy, water –gymnastic, various sport activities, beauty treatment and special diets.