The Tuscia has an important thermal area, all springing up around the Bullicame source of Viterbo, consisting of various sulfur springs that are considered among the most abundant in Italy. The advantage lies in the chemical and physical properties of water, suitable for all types in spatherapy.
Many Popes have been aware of the therapeutic qualities of these spas since ancient times but the etruscans were the first to build specific infrastructure around them, often places of worship linked to the cult of the Gods of good health. When in 310 BC the Romans conquered southern Tuscia, they took advantage of the many hotsprings by building fourteen Spas with magnificent buildings.
During the Middle Ages, this spa town attracted a large number of Popes, (considering their nearness to Rome) from pope Gregory IX, Pope Boniface IX, who believed them to be a true cure against old age. In particular, Pope Nicholas V took advantage of the therapeutic properties of these waters (30-35 degrees) and therefore gave the order to erect a building where he could stay when he needed to. This building was called the ” Pope’s Bath “. Nowdays it has become even more popular with tourists from all over the world to benefit from the miracolous natural waters all year round.