LIFE/Mina Marjanovic: Hot Springs

terme dei papi

If you’ve ever been to Viterbo, you’d know that one of the most unique things about the city are its natural hot springs, or rather terme.  In fact, just two weeks ago as I was boarding a flight to Barcelona, someone asked me where in Italy I was staying, and as soon as I said Viterbo, they started talking about its awesome hot springs.

Apparently they are more popular than I had thought.

Now thats its gotten pretty cold here, I haven’t been to the hot springs as much as it like to, just because my tolerance to the cold is pretty nonexistent.

It was actually one of the very first places I visited after my arrival back in late August, early September, while the summer heat was still upon us.

I was surprised to find many of the pools full of people even late at night. Its a great place to relax in naturally warm water, and nourish your skin. Its a self cleaning system, so you don’t have to worry about whether or not it is sanitary, and you’re welcome to stay as long as you please, free of charge.

Viterbo also has hot spring pools which are guarded, and there is a fee in order to access these pools. I have yet to visit these pools, but I am sure they are just as nice as the ones outside. These pools are part of a spa here in Viterbo which not only offer the pools, but also other services such as massages, saunas, mud baths, and more.

Hopefully I will visit this well known spa sometime before I leave Viterbo.

Overall the hot springs are a great place to pass time with friends or even alone if you’re feeling like treating yourself and getting away from the center. I am confident that the hot springs are even more enjoyable in cold weather as long as you are prepared for once you’ve shriveled up like a raisin, and have to get out.

It is no surprise that many people know about the natural hot springs Viterbo has to offer. They bring a special aspect to the city and are a lot of fun to visit.

Hey there reader! My name is Mina Marjanovic and I am a second year college student, majoring in journalism and public relations at Chico State University in California. I was born in Serbia and have lived in the U.S from the tender age of four. On my free time I enjoy traveling as well as writing and taking photographs. A lot of my most recent pictures can be viewed on my blog at Currently I am studying abroad in Viterbo, Italy, where I hope to expand my knowledge and gain memorable experiences.