One of the many things Italians know how to do well is relax (after all, this is the land of la dolce vita). And serene Tuscan towns are an ideal setting for a tranquil escape. Buddha Spa by Clarins at La Bagnaia offers everything needed to indulge and de-stress: take a dip in one of the therapeutic thermal pools, treat yourself to a revitalizing spa experience, or sweat it out in the state-of-the-art fitness center. If you enjoy acqua therapy, don’t miss Terme di Chianciano. This H2O-centered spa park utilizes a range of mineral and spring waters for their natural healing and detoxifying properties. Experiences include hydro-massaging and saltwater pools, Turkish baths, a mud room, an ice crash, and multi-sensory showers. Less than two hours from Siena by car—and well worth the drive—is one of Italy’s most sensational hidden gems: Saturnia. This small, off-the-beaten-path spa village has been drawing visitors to its natural hot springs since ancient Roman times. There are many ways to enjoy the town’s healing mineral waters including a soul-soothing soak at Cascate del Mulino—a magnificent waterfall that cascades down travertine rock into naturally formed thermal pools.