Going back to the beach and over on the right towards St. Angelo after around 100 m there is an opening in the tuff wall that, through a winding lane, leads to a spring of hot water (even about 100° C at the spring!) boasting remarkable therapeutic effects against arthrosis and rheumatic health conditions as a whole.
Cavascura is a hydrologic basin in the natural state that reflects very ancient times; excavated in the live stone of a deep valley, it was not modified during the following ages and still preserves its caves, small waterfalls, hot springs going down from the mountain with the incredible temperature of 90° C.
The spring lies at around 300 m from the Maronti beach and can be reached by following a hot water trickle on a small footwall between the tuff walls of the hill. Interesting and picturesque is the colour game that changes along the path: purple is the main colour; one catches a glimpse of a thin passage through high tuff walls with some small cells dug in the rock. It is a thermal bath in the open air with blooming brooms, thick bushes, chestnut and oak trees, whose leaves go from green to purple. On the top of the hill the vine spreads its tendrils everywhere and below, under your feet, so much green moss close to the trickle formed by spring water.
Down in the valley, where the tuff wall ends, the thermal spring gurgles and gives off its healthy vapours. In the caves excavated in the rock hot waters gush out naturally. In the relaxing gloom of the caves patients take a bath while enjoying the real touch with nature, not mediated by human being. Furthermore, there are also hot showers coming down from the mountain as waterfalls as well as natural saunas.
In a cave full of vapour patients carry out the very ancient “stufe”, i.e. inhalation of gas fumes directly coming from the depth of the thermal basin. Moreover, a hot shower comes down from the mountain like a small waterfall. Under the jet of this thermal water it is possible to resist just a few minutes as the temperature reaches 70-80° C.
There are finally also beauty treatments with natural mud found on the spot and matured in thermal water gushing out from the underground.
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The Maronti Beach is around 3 km long.
View on the Maronti beach.