Although already known to the Romans, legend has it that the thermal water was discovered by the Countess Matilda of Canossa, who had a blackbird old and rundown. One day the lady noticed that the blackbird was moving better and had regained color feathers, and made him follow every morning and discovered that he plunged into a ‘"steaming water." The countess wished to take a dip in the water, drawing from it substantial benefits in a short time. Since then, the blackbird is a symbol of the spa.
Today, both the spa with outdoor pool and rehabilitation center that the new elegant Villa Borri offer cures and treatments for health, relaxation and wellness.
The town square with the Grand Café and the spa park have always been the benchmark of city life and the rich program of events taking place throughout the year. Among these are to report the election of Miss Tuscany region in August and the children’s festival on the day of San Genesio.
The villages around offer beautiful views of the Pisan Hills and are ideal for strolling or cycling enriched by the opportunity to taste wine and olive oil farms. A Parlascio recent excavations have unearthed Etruscan; Collemontanino has a tenth-century church and the remains of a fortress.