While Acqui Terme is in the heart of Piemont, Italy, surrounded by some of the most famous vineyards, Acqui Terme is also known for its hot sulpher springs. After all, the name "Acqui Terme" means "Thermal Waters." The hot sulpher springs, which bubble up at 167°F, date back to the Roman town Aquae Statiellae. You can head into the center of town where the little pavilion known as La Bollente ("the boiling source"), designed by Giovanni Ceruti in 1870, is a central attraction to locals and visitors alike.
The natural thermal waters rise up from underground in two places in Acqui Terme - The Bollente, which feeds the spa at the Grand Hotel, and on the other side of the Bormida River at the Lago delle Sorgenti (Lake of Hot Springs).