The path of the reclaimed land

The bicycle ride along the Canale Maestro della Chiana is a journey through time and nature: you can pedal right through the heart of the Etruscan world, across a myriad of waterways, in a land that has been shaped by the strength of nature and by the hands of man.
The famous drainage works to reclaim the land, begun in the 16th century, completely turned the Val di Chiana into an important agricultural centre; and even today, its local economy is intimately tied to local produce, which you can observe by cycling through the roads of cheese and fruit, oil and wine. Between Arezzo and Chiusi, there are multiple ways of entering into the heart of an area that has to be thoroughly appreciated, to be lived in, recalling its history and its art, along the century-old waterways, letting yourself be tempted by the wonders of these lands which, apart from how they are usually considered, have a certain smell in the air, a perfume of their own true authenticity.
The Canale Maestro della Chiana’s cycle and pedestrian path which joins Arezzo to Chiusi is about 62 km long, and is equipped and protected for those who wish to travel slowly, either by bike or on foot. The ancient road used for both canal and lock maintenance is, in fact, a natural track without any height or level differences which makes y suitable for a family sporting tourism.

Terme Sensoriali

Terme Sensoriali are a thermal temple integrating modern architectural languages, wellness expertise and traditional natural and ayurvedic medicine in a single structure surrounded by the green of the Parco Acqua Santa in Terme di Chianciano. The 1300 square meters of Terme Sensoriali embrace different experiences articulated in specific itineraries according to individual necessities.

The idea upon which Terme Sensoriali are based stems from the synergy between different experiences and skills and combines bio-building, the research for architectural environments in harmony with its inhabitants and the expertise of naturopaths and professionals of Ayurvedic medicine. From here derives the idea of dividing the structure according to the 5 elements which in the Ayurvedic tradition, or science of life, are at the origin of the universe and human kind and which correspond to our senses. Therefore, in the conceptual design of the Terme, treatments and “traditional” thermal practices such as baths, mud and mineral water treatments merge with the principles of Oriental philosophy and follow the holistic vision of individual well-being according to which the many and pleasant sensorial experiences are interpreted as an energetic rebalancing of the chakra. Energy disequilibrium is at the origin of many ailments and pathologies: the recovery of this equilibrium and therefore of well-being is achieved through the stimulation of the five elements and five senses and specific treatments