This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Chianciano Terme. To help you make friends with Chianciano Terme before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
The ancient town of Chianciano is located on the side of a hill in Tuscany, Italy, and thanks to the region’s healing mineral water, is known as the town of well-being. Enveloped in hills covered in forests of chestnut, oak, and beechwood, Chianciano provides a stunning landscape for explorers to discover.
With modern hotels and affordable hostels, travelers will be able to find accommodation in Chianciano to suit any budget. The hostels in Chianciano give visitors an ideal way to explore the community’s public gardens, villas, and spa parks without having to travel far. Luxury spas are also located throughout Chianciano, taking advantage of the healing waters of this region to promote health and wellness for both locals and tourists alike.
The medieval town is surrounded by modern, urban development – but there is still plenty of history for adventurous tourists to explore. Even the gate to Chianciano highlights the city’s Renaissance architecture – and from there, visitors can visit the Church of the Immaculate Conception, the town’s famous bell tower, and Manenti Castle. The centre of town is also home to a stunning hexagonal marble fountain that tourists should be sure to visit.
Most of Chianciano’s cuisine is made from simple ingredients like bread, milk, beans, oil, and, of course, wine. It is typical to enjoy traditional hors d’oeuvres with meals at restaurants in Chianciano, and homemade desserts and cakes are a valued aspect of local eating. Visitors to Chianciano will enjoy indulging in some of these rich and exquisite dishes at a wide range of eateries throughout the city.
Nearby airports in Florence, Pisa, and Rome provide shuttles to bring visitors to their hotels and hostels in Chianciano, and trains are also readily available to help tourists explore the surrounding area. Chianciano provides an ideal, central location from which travelers can venture out to explore other regions of Italy.
Written by local enthusiast for Chianciano Terme hostelsJakob Lombardi