Ever dreamt of exploring Tuscany? We certainly do! Imagine finding yourself amidst Tuscany’s rolling hills, in a tranquil spot where the essence of the region’s wellness scene perfectly blends with the charm of Italian countryside living. Envisage a gentle breeze rustling through the olive groves, the fragrance of wildflowers perfuming the air, and the soft glow of sunlight on your skin. It’s never too late to immerse yourself in the Italian culture, and what better place to do this than in one of the most picturesque locations in Italy. 

Whether you’re drawn to the therapeutic embrace of soothing hot springs, a rejuvenating hike in nature, or the indulgent pleasures of culinary adventures and spa hotels, Tuscany beckons with open arms, inviting you to embark on a journey of self-discovery and renewal.

Our tailored experiences are curated for female solo travellers who cherish moments of solitude as much as connecting with likeminded women. So, pack your bags, leave the hustle and bustle behind, and join us as we embark on an unforgettable voyage amidst the splendour of Italy’s most cherished region.

Discover our top picks of the best wellness experiences in Tuscany:

1. SOOTHING HOT SPRINGS

Hidden amidst Tuscany’s breathtaking scenery are its lesser-known treasures – Tuscany’s hot springs. These natural wonders have been cherished for centuries for their remarkable healing abilities. You’ll be surrounded by nature as you bathe in the warmth of the mineral-rich warm waters. 

Hot springs aren’t just about relaxation. They provide a holistic wellness experience as the minerals in the springs soften your skin and help to relief muscular tension. If you’re looking to unwind and soothe sore muscles after your morning Pilates session, Tuscany’s hot springs are calling. 

We’ve picked two of our favourite hot springs in Tuscany to share with you:

Cascate del Mulino

In the heart of the Tuscan countryside near Saturnia lies Cascate del Mulino, famous for its therapeutic hot springs. The mineral-rich springs flow from underground volcanic sources with terraced pools. With a constant temperature of around 37.5°C, the hot springs form a natural paradise – perfect to escape Melbourne winter!

The minerals in hot springs work wonders for unwinding any tight muscles and they can even help with dry skin. Cascate del Mulino in Tuscany is the perfect spot to relax.

TIP: A visit outside high season will help avoid the crowds. April, May and September to November are great months.

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Hot Springs of San Filippo

Situated in southern Tuscany’s lush forests lies the tranquil Hot Springs of San Filippo, a haven for rejuvenation in Val d’Orcia. These natural thermal baths, sourced from Mount Amiata, boast mineral-rich waters ranging from 37°C to 48°C. 

Cascading pools, adorned with limestone formations, offer a serene backdrop for relaxation. A perfect natural remedy, the San Filippo springs can ease all sorts of aches and pains, and generally give you a wellbeing boost!

2. TRANQUIL WALKS AND HIKES

Love hiking? Why not embark on a journey through Tuscany’s breathtaking countryside? Picture rolling hills, endless vineyards, and charming medieval towns – you almost feel like hiking into a picture-perfect postcard. So, grab those hiking boots, take a deep breath of that crisp mountain air, and let Tuscany’s beauty lead the way on your walking journey. You will feel inspired, re-energised and refreshed.

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Whether you’re looking for a challenging hike or a leisurely walk that is more your pace, Tuscany’s got amazing trails for everyone. 

Here are our top picks of best walking trails in Tuscany:

Via Francigena

In Tuscany, the Via Francigena isn’t just any trail – it’s a journey through time and culture steeped in history and cultural significance. Additionally, this ancient pilgrimage route stretches from Canterbury, England, to Rome, Italy. It offers a blend of history and natural beauty unique to the region. 

Picture yourself walking through quaint towns where you’ll discover ancient churches and charming villages telling stories of pilgrims’ past. The scenery, with its vibrant vineyards and golden fields, provides a tranquil setting for reflection and exploration.

Chianti Winelands

Prefer less culture and more wine? Stroll through the verdant heart of the Chianti Winelands where there is a trail for every skill level. Hike the trails of Volpaia, and stop off at a local winery to taste its prestigious red wine. Stroll along the cypress-lined paths to Radda in Chianti – a jewel among the wine towns. Finally, venture through the timeless hamlets of San Giusto in Salcio and Adine, as you trace the steps of ancient vintners. This walk is a narrative of nature and nurture, encapsulating Tuscany’s viticulture and village life with every step.

Cinque Terre Coastal Trail (Sentiero Azzurro)

Only a few kilometres from the Tuscan border, the Cinque Terre Coastal Trail, also known as Sentiero Azzurro, is a renowned hiking path that winds along the stunning coastline of the Italian Riviera. This iconic trail stretches over 120 km along the Cinque Terre coastline and offers 48 different hiking trails. On this hike, you’ll experience picture-perfect views of the Ligurian Sea and cliffs in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. With so many trails to choose from, they range from beginner to advanced.

TIP: Cinque Terre’s natural beauty attracts many visitors throughout the year, avoid high season if you can.

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3. CULINARY DELIGHTS: COOKING CLASSES

After all that walking, we think you deserve to indulge in Tuscany’s culinary legacy. The region has so much delicious food on offer, you won’t go hungry – ever!

Tuscany’s celebrated cuisine thrives amidst vineyards producing world-renowned wines and golden extra virgin olive oil.

If you’re open to enjoy a more mindful wellness experience, why not try a hands-on cooking class led by an esteemed local chef? You’ll discover the secrets of time-honoured Tuscan cuisine recipes passed down through generations, as you craft classic dishes like ribollita and pici pasta.

Discover our favourite cooking school in Tuscany, and prepare to learn from the best in a welcoming environment as you make lifelong memories and friends.

Cooking Class at Tuscookany

Embark on a culinary adventure at Tuscookany, nestled in Tuscany’s heart, where luxury meets tradition as you stay in a stunning villa during your cooking vacation. Recognised among Italy’s top cooking schools, Tuscookany offers a unique blend of hands-on Italian cooking lessons and relaxation amidst breathtaking scenery. 

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Let passionate local chefs guide you to master dishes brimming with the region’s rich flavours. Between stirring and sautéing, there’s plenty of time to explore or simply relax in the warmth of solar-heated pools. This adventure goes beyond just learning new recipes. It’s where you’ll weave lasting friendships and truly experience the warmth of Italian hospitality. 

4. INDULGENT TUSCANY SPA & WELLNESS HOTELS

Tuscany’s luxury spa hotels offer a haven of indulgence amidst the region’s timeless beauty. From historic villas to modern wellness resorts, each property invites guests to unwind and experience the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation.

During a Tuscany wellness holiday, self-care is paramount, and spa hotels provide the perfect backdrop for nourishing the body, mind, and soul. Soothing massages, rejuvenating facials, and pampering treatments all help guests release tension, restore balance, and enhance their overall wellbeing. 

In the tranquil ambience of the spa, you can escape the stresses of everyday life and focus on nurturing yourself. Whether indulging in a treatment or simply lounging by the pool, spa hotels offer a holistic approach to wellness and some of the most nourishing foods you’ll ever taste. 

Here are the best spa hotels in Tuscany to leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised:

Terme di Saturnia – Parco Termale

Situated in Tuscany’s heart near Saturnia village, Terme di Saturnia – Parco Termale boasts natural thermal springs, offering a tranquil oasis for guests. The hotel features outdoor thermal pools, whirlpools, and a sauna to promote relaxation. In addition, spa treatments like massages and facials enhance rejuvenation, with signature options like the Thermal Steam Bath utilising natural steam caves. Terme di Saturnia promises a luxurious experience for solo women travellers seeking a wellness retreat in Tuscany.

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ADLER Spa Resort THERMAE 

Located in Val d’Orcia near Bagno Vignoni, ADLER Spa Resort THERMAE offers a serene escape amid Tuscany’s iconic landscapes. Picture yourself unwinding in thermal pools fed by natural hot springs, all while surrounded by lush gardens and panoramic views. Welcome to paradise!  

The resort offers world-class facilities and many wellness spa treatments, including massages and holistic therapies. Moreover, signature treatments like the Val d’Orcia Bath detoxify the body with local herbs and essences. ADLER Spa Resort THERMAE provides guests with a tranquil retreat to restore balance amidst Tuscany’s beauty.

5. WOMEN ONLY GROUP WELLNESS RETREATS

Women-only yoga retreats provide a transformative getaway from the chaos of daily routines. They are held in a safe and supportive environment and are tailored specifically for women. 

Retreats include everything from guided meditation sessions to yoga and Pilates classes. As well as enjoying wine poolside with like-minded people, a well-planned retreat offers a gateway to inner peace and balance.

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Retreat Here – Yoga, Food & Wine Retreat In Tuscany

Experience the Ultimate Yoga, Food & Wine Retreat in Tuscany at Maraviglia, a peaceful and traditional Italian house surrounded by oak trees and olive groves near Monte San Savino. Get ready to slow down and disconnect with daily yoga, Pilates, and meditation classes tailored to all levels, held on a shaded deck overlooking the Tuscan countryside. 

Indulge in Italian flavours with daily brunches and dinners featuring locally sourced ingredients, paired with the finest wines. Moreover, beyond the mat and dining table, unwind by the infinity pool, stroll along country roads, or join optional excursions to hot springs and local markets. We invite you to create life-lasting memories in one of Italy’s most beloved regions.

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TIPS FOR TRAVELLING ON YOUR TUSCANY WELLNESS JOURNEY

Before beginning your wellness journey in Tuscany, it’s important to be well-prepared. Whether you’re an experienced solo traveller or getting ready for your first adventure, these tips will make sure that you have the trip of a lifetime.

1. Enjoy the Slow Pace: Tuscany is renowned for its laid-back lifestyle, so take your time to savour each moment. Enjoy leisurely meals, linger in charming piazzas, and meander through cobblestone streets at your own pace.

2. Dress Comfortably and Modestly: While Italy is known for its fashion-forward culture, remember to dress comfortably and modestly, especially when visiting churches or historical sites. Opt for lightweight, breathable fabrics in summer, and wear comfortable shoes for exploring the picturesque countryside.

3. Choose Accommodations Wisely: When selecting accommodations, prioritise safety, convenience, and authenticity. Choose well-reviewed hotels, bed and breakfasts, or Airbnbs in central locations with easy access to transportation and amenities.

4. Be Mindful of Your Surroundings: While Tuscany is generally safe for travellers, exercise caution and awareness, especially in crowded tourist areas or bustling markets. Keep valuables secure and avoid displaying signs of wealth to minimise the risk of theft or pickpocketing.

5. Learn Some Basic Italian Phrases: While many locals in Tuscany speak English, making an effort to speak Italian can enhance your cultural immersion and create meaningful interactions. Take some time to learn essential phrases such as greetings, directions, please and thank you.​

A FINAL REFLECTION ON TUSCANY’S BEST WELLNESS EXPERIENCES

Tuscany provides the perfect backdrop for nourishing the body, mind, and soul for solo women travellers. It offers a blend of wellness and cultural immersion, timeless charm and diverse offerings. 

Whether you’re unwinding in the healing waters of natural hot springs, indulging in farm-to-table cuisine and local wines, or connecting with like-minded individuals on a yoga retreat, every experience in Tuscany is an invitation to slow down, savour the moment, and embrace the art of living well.

So, why wait? It’s time to embark on your Tuscany wellness journey and discover the magic of this enchanting region for yourself. 

Consider joining our Women’s Yoga Retreat Tuscany, where you’ll experience the best Yoga, Pilates, Food & Wine in Tuscany.

Buon Viaggio!



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