What to do and see in Chianciano Terme, Italy: The Best Places and Tips

December 3, 2017 Nobuko Falco

Chianciano Terme is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) southeast of Florence and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) southeast of Siena. It is located between the Valdichiana and the Val d'Orcia.
Restaurants in Chianciano Terme

1. MAC Museo Archeologico Chianciano Terme

Viale Dante, 53042 Chianciano Terme, Italy +39 0578 30471
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4.5 based on 359 reviews

MAC Museo Archeologico Chianciano Terme

The Etruscan Museum of Chianciano Terme was inaugurated in Spring 1997 and is now considered one of the finest Etruscan museum in Italy, for the wealth of the archaeological finds and the thought provoking settings. It is also appreciated for the careful attention to the well-being of visitors and for the friendliness of the building and the operators. Rather than a museum, it has been described as a complete, and not boring, exhibition on the Etruscan civilization. The visit is organized by thematic sections on the main aspects of the life and the death of the ancient inhabitants of Tuscany. All that is supported by thought provoking realistic reconstructions, clear explanations, and short videos.All the descriptions in the museum are translated into English, German and French; the videos have English subtitles. The Etruscan Museum of Chianciano Terme is housed in the 4 floors of old granary of the early XIX century: the underground floor (an old wine cellar) is the most impressive part of the museum. The museum has an elevator and is wheelchair accessible. There are three rest rooms, one for persons with disabilities. A wardrobe is located at the entrance of the Museum, along with a drinking water dispenser. Chairs and easy chairs are available in all the rooms; the museum has also a relaxation area.

Reviewed By Gethin683 - Cardiff, United Kingdom

Organised on four floors including an extensive basement. One starts at the top with daily life, moves down to findings of a major tomb and ark facts relating to the votive goddess Sillene. General information on the ground floor and deceptively extensive collection of funerary good including canonic jars in the basement.
Brief video clips inform the study of the objects and are subtitled in English and German.
Parking is nearby and the museum closes at 1pm-3pm. In June and July 2016 there are a number of evening events. We have frequently visited Tuscany before and regret not visiting sooner. It is worth the 15 minute detour from the A1 if passing in my opinion.

2. La Foce

Strada della Vittoria, 61, 53042 Chianciano Terme, Italy +39 0578 69101
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4.5 based on 181 reviews

La Foce

From 1925 to 1939, an Englishman, Cecil Pinsent, restructured buildings and created harmonious Gardens on this estate. The Gardens are open to the public and are also the setting for numerous cultural events throughout the year.

Reviewed By ArtsyGalBaltimore - Maryland

Garden aficionados will love La Foce, especially after Reading Iris' autobiography or any book on the remarkable Gardens of Italy. Parking is convenient and a short walk to the reception--where you buy your tickets for timed garden tours. Check website. An Italian or English tours of ~ 20 people (more on the English tour) were offered. Our guide, an ex-pat, was a gifted storyteller with a genteel manner. The guide weaved a rich history of the family and the garden. Photo opportunities of the garden and valley vistas were abundant. I found a couple of reasonably priced gems in the gift shop.

3. Art Museum of Chianciano Terme

Viale delle Liberta' 280, 53042 Chianciano Terme, Italy +39 0578 60732
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4.5 based on 41 reviews

Art Museum of Chianciano Terme

The Museum of Art of Chianciano hosts a series of collections ranging from Neolithic and Asiatic to Contemporary art. There are approximately a thousand works on display. You will view paintings and sculptures by artists such as Tom Nash, Francis Turner, Brian Willsher and Albert Louden, drawings by the likes of Magritte, Guttuso and Munch, historical works from Royal Collections and original etchings by masters such as Durer and Rembrandt.

Reviewed By Chris S - Felixstowe

Was really looking forward to visiting this gallery in October 2013, having pre-checked opening times. But arrived on time to find it was closed while exhibits were re-hung for the 2014 season. The English notice on the door explained this, but didn't actually say it was closed or for how long.
Not having been able to get in, I can't give it an Excellent or a Poor rating. But Trip Adviser demands I give it a rating, so I am being equitable and plonked for Average.
So - do check opening times before you plan your visit. Not that doing that helped us though!

4. Parco Fucoli

Chianciano Terme, Italy +39 347 507 4898
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3.5 based on 61 reviews

Parco Fucoli

Reviewed By DerbyJudithChalmers - Derby

We walked to this park from the town centre which only took about 15 mins. It was obviously a popular place at one time but is in need of some care and attention. Although there appears to have been a new covered arena which I assume is used for events. The play area was drab, the tennis courts had seen better days and the area where the spa containing the "waters" was murky and green. It is not really worth and has obviously been overshadowed by the new spa which costs £20' euros to get in!

5. Chiesa della Collegiata

Via Solferino | Centro Storico, 53042 Chianciano Terme, Italy
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4 based on 14 reviews

Chiesa della Collegiata

Reviewed By DoloresJacoby - West Palm Beach, Florida

A part of visiting a Tuscan town is to visit its chiesa or little church. This one is small and charming, great architecture.

6. Chiesa dell'Immacolata

Via A. Casini 1/10, 53042 Chianciano Terme, Italy
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4 based on 9 reviews

Chiesa dell'Immacolata

Reviewed By jules102016 - Norwich, United Kingdom

Such a tranquil place of quiet reflection. Needed in our busy lives. It was just across from the hotel so heard the bells in the Morning/Evening and saw the people coming and going, enticing you in.

7. Ufficio Informazioni Turistiche

Piazza Italia 67, 53042 Chianciano Terme, Italy +39 0578 671122
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4 based on 6 reviews

Ufficio Informazioni Turistiche

Reviewed By Attivol - Rome, Italy

D'inverno è più difficile trovarlo aperto, specie nel pomeriggio. Comunque abbiamo avuto un'ottima assistenza da parte di un signore addetto che, a parte la dovizia di informazioni che ci ha fornito sulla cittadina, ci ha anche consigliato, mappa alla mano, i migliori percorsi turistici da seguire nel raggio di 30 km. Veramente utile!

8. Piscina Comunale

Via Abetone, 7, 53042 Chianciano Terme, Italy +39 0578 30330
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5 based on 2 reviews

Piscina Comunale

Beautiful park with 3 swimming pools. A 50 meters long Olympic one, a Children Pool and an imposing 5 meters deep Diving Pool. This one offers to passionate Divers n. 2 diving boards and n. 3 platforms. We organize Acquagym, Aquazumba and Private Swimming Lessons. A Bar proposes delicious food, cold and hot drinks. The park is perfect for Swimmers, Divers and for all people enjoying water and sun.

Reviewed By Annij156 - Formby, United Kingdom

It was a scorching day and were considering spending some time relaxing as it was too hot for trudging round Tuscan/ Umbrian hill towns as lovely as they are! This pool was suggested by a friend who used to bring her children here when they were small ( now both adults). It is hidden away just before reaching Chianciano old town and a great find.
We spent 5 hours and only managed to tear ourselves away because it was closing having spent a relaxing afternoon; there is a well stocked bar serving drinks and snacks at reasonable prices and sun lounges for hire all to make a visit more pleasurable.
The good points are that that there are good facilities for swimming ; children's and adult pools and a diving pool.Lifeguards are on hand to ensure safety and keep order. Although it was a Sunday afternoon in the middle of summer it was busy but didn't feel too crowded.
We will certainly visit again when we feel the need for a dip on a hot day!

9. Agricola Gavioli s.r.l.

S.S. 146 - Localita Maglianella, 53042 Chianciano Terme, Italy +39 0578 63995
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5 based on 2 reviews

Agricola Gavioli s.r.l.

Reviewed By H2trips - Nova Scotia

We were fortunate enough to meet Marco as he supplied the sparkling for our wedding. He invited us to visit for a tour of his operation- fascinating! We've been to so many vineyards, but have never seen how sparkling is made. We fell in love with Marco's Millesimato and wish we could get it here in Canada!

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