Cascate del Mulino
Saturnia (Grosseto), Italy
  • Natural Pool


The Mulino waterfalls are one of the most famous and mythical attractions of Italy, even before Tuscany, because they are a true turquoise paradise in the midst of nature. These incredible natural pools are free, you can dive even in winter or at night, because the water temperature is always warm (37.5 °). In fact, it is not uncommon to find the remains of the bonfires of the groups of the previous night by day: diving under the moon and the stars is truly a unique and unforgettable experience.
The puddles were born from the incessant action over time of a cascade of sulphurous water, which gradually dug and "designed" the welcoming pools, creating a spectacle unique in the world.
The sulphurous waters are born on Mount Amiata and reach Saturnia through an underground path that flows into small waterfalls and pools characterized by the presence of beneficial elements for skin, digestive and circulatory systems.
It is a very pleasant experience to spend a day (or a night) of health and well-being here, which (don't be surprised) stays on for a few days; the skin becomes soft and velvety but with a veiled smell of sulfur as a souvenir, which fortunately becomes weaker as the hours go by.
This is a natural swimming pool free, unfortunately on summer weekends it becomes undateable due to crowding. But on weekdays it still offers breathtaking images and colors.

Suitable for

  • Families with children
  • Couples
  • Sport
  • Friends
  • Gay friendly
  • Single


  • Large (over 80 square meters)
  • Daytime
  • Night
  • Soft water
  • Thermal water
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Presence of animals
  • Parking
  • Shadowed areas

The only accessible toilet on site is that of the closed bar.
At certain times of the year the billabongs are inhabited by very small red worms, which are totally harmless but could make a lot of sense to someone.
Before entering the puddles, take off necklaces, rings and bracelets of any material, because sulphurous water blackens them in an instant.
Avoid coming here on summer weekends, because the overcrowding reaches critical levels that compromise the quality of water, relaxation and well-being that you would like to get from an experience at the spa.
The Mulino waterfalls are a natural and free place, so they are open 24 hours a day, every day, even in winter and entry is free.
At the waterfalls "del Mulino " there is a bar and a parking, always open.
If you come from Montemerano you can make a brief stop at the viewpoint along the road, from which you can admire the entire enchanting valley of Saturnia.

Pay attention to the bottoms of the tanks, which can be slippery, move cautiously. The use of rubber shoes is recommended.
Beware of horseflies, which become unbearable in the hottest days and the only way to get rid of them is to dive with the whole body into the water.
Be careful of theft, never leave your bags, rather go take a swim in turns or take your stuffs with you.
If you are with children, before you choose the area where you want to stay, take a good look around, because exhibitionists have been reported.


I love travelling, animals and nature. I like to speak with people about everything and I'm really curious about the other cultures. I speak English and italian but I have no problem to understand spanish and french. I love openminded persons.

Visited in 2016



How to reach

The Mulino waterfalls are located in Tuscany (Italy) along the SP10 provincial road, which connects Montemerano and Saturnia.
Finding them is very simple, even without a navigator, just follow the signs along the road.
The waterfalls are about 150 km from Rome, 200 km from Florence and 450 km from Milan.