Going on holiday to relax certainly takes on a whole new meaning in Chiancino Terme. Set in the verdant hills of Tuscany's Valdichiana, the town became famous during Roman times when word of its healing waters spread. Luxurious Roman villas were built around the thermal baths, and today it has since become a world-famous spa resort. There are two parts to the town, Chianciano Vecchia (ancient Chianciano), where you'll find a wonderful fortified town with characteristic churches, a castle and a couple of interesting museums, and then the modern quarter, Terme, which has developed around the thermal springs. Chianciano is also quite lush. Set in a stunning valley, there is plenty of fresh country air to take advantage of, and splendid parks to enjoy, which is healing in itself. Along with the curative waters, said to cleanse your body of toxins, this is the place for ultimate relaxation.