Terme – San Casciano

Here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House we have scheduled for tonight our first trip of the autumn to the Terme at San Casciano.

It now seems an autumn ritual, the visits at sundown to the old roman thermal baths that sit quite simply below this beautiful Tuscan town.    The walk through the quiet town, across the piazza and down along the dark woodland path, the anticipation of who might be at the terme, how busy it will or will not be, putting rucksacks on the simple benches and the quick change into swimming trunks before entering the tepid waters of the ancient terme and delighting in its pleasures are all part of the ritual, which will last more than a couple of hours..

Evenings here in Umbria are now decidely cool, and a long soak in the warm thermal waters is just what is required…