Best Italian Spa resorts

Italian spas are famous since the Roman times. Italy is rich in thermal water coming up from underground to the surface, and this water, rich in sulphur, relaxes your body and your mind. Spas are places of natural wellbeing for the body and mind and you can also find the comfort of the finest restaurants while you are at it.
A spa holiday means just that: taking care of the body
and of the mind, gaining balance, shape and health.

North of Italy SPAs and Wellness: Lombardy, Valle d’Aosta e Trentino Alto Adige

Aquaria – Terme di Sirmione; Hotel Acquaviva del Garda; QC Terme San Pellegrino; QC Room San Pellegrino; QC Terme Bagni Nuovi di Bormio; Soggiorno al Grand Hotel Bagni Nuovi di Bormio; QC Terme Bagni Vecchi di Bormio; Soggiorno all’Hotel Bagni Vecchi di Bormio; QC Terme Pré-Saint-Didier; QC Terme Dolomiti;QC Terme Montebianco Spa and Resort

Emilia Romagna Spas and wellness

Centro Termale “Il Baistrocchi”; Terme dell’Agriturismo; Terme di Riolo; Terme di Castel San Pietro; Riccione Terme; Terme della Fratta; Soggiorno alle Terme di Monticelli; Soggiorno all’Hotel Ròseo Euroterme Wellness Resort; Terme della Salvarola;

Tuscany Spas and Wellness

Fonteverde; Bagni di Pisa; Terme Bagni di Lucca; Hotel & Terme Bagni di Lucca; Terme di Casciana;

Italian city wellness centers

QC Termemilano; QC Termetorino; QC Termeroma

LOMBARDY

The aquaria is a thermal centre with an open air hot thermal water pool. It is located at the very end of a strip of land surrounded by the lake Garda on three sides. It’s a beautiful scenery and it can be enjoyed also in winter.
For reservation go to Terme di Sirmione website in English.

Bormio Thermal Bath, Lombardy (Alps)

The spa tour starts from outside in the sunny garden Giardini di Venere with openair baths and pool, after follows the Grotta di Nettuno that offers purifying and toning procedures, Bagni di Giove is the next revitalising sector and at the end are Bagni di Giove- the most relaxing part of the spa. You will experience special moments in each sector, immersed in a harmonius physical and emotional wellbeing.
Bagni di Bormio Spa Resort
Via Bagni Nuovi, 7
23038 Valdidentro (SO)
tel +39 0342.910131
fax +39 0342.918511

Terme di Pre-saint Didier, Aosta, Alps

The warm waters of Pré-Saint-Didier flow out from the heart of the mountain at a temperature of around 37° C. The warm thermal waters were used for many years to treat rheumatic and muscular disorders, as well as skin ailments and blood circulation problems. They were also famous for being relaxing, for possessing tonic and fortifying properties and for soothing both the body and the mind.

The Thermal Baths of Pré-Saint-Didier are open every day Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 9 pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 8.30 am to 11 pm and Sundays from 8.30 to 9 pm. The entrance fee is 42€ on weekdays and 49€ on weekends.

Terme di Monte San Pietro, Emilia Romagna

Villaggio della Salute Più is a working organic farm with a varied selection of facilities:

  • Thermal pools
  • farmhouses with bedrooms & apartments
  • restaurants
  • naturist area.
    It’s a great solution if you are travelling in the area and you want to have an afternoon of relaxation and wellness. You can enjoy the hot water thermal pools as well as sun bathing and also a little bit of exercise at the gym. At the spa you can purchase entry tickets for the swimming pools (whole day, morning or afternoon) for yourself or as a gift, as well as individual treatments and day, weekend or weekly

Terme della Salvarola, Modena area

You can try many mud treatments at Salvarola Spa that are excellent to cure skin, lung and joint conditions.
These treatments are created by macerating clay in tubs filled with water containing sodium chloride, bromide and iodide. In this way, the mud absorbs all of the beneficial properties and the active principles of the thermal waters and becomes perfect to treat many physical and aesthetic problems.
Terme della Salvarola

Monticelli SPA Hotel, near Parma

The Monticelli thermal centre is located 10 kilometers south of Parma. It’s one of the most advanced thermal centres in Italy in which the benifical properties of sulphurous water and salsobromoiodic water has been canalized into the centre pools and water paths.
Three spa hotels, gyms, various spa pools, solarium and exercise routes in the park complete the offer.
Tel/ 0325 3888 848848
Monticelli Terme

Tuscany SPAs and wellness

Starting from the entrance through to the deepest part of the Grotta, three different zones are crossed, each one increasing in heat, which tradition has named Paradise, Purgatory and Hell. The waters of the lake maintain a constant temperature, both in winter and summer, of 36°C. An unexplained, natural mechanism guarantees a constant and efficient change of air, making the stay in the Grotta a pleasant one.
The steam of the rich thermal waters generates a natural “bath of health” which detoxifies the organism for an overall sense of well-being and to eliminate toxins in our body and also stress.

Tuscany, Saturnia free thermal pools

Bubbling over ivory-white boulders, the steaming hot sulphurous waters of Saturnia, which run from Mount Amiata and the surrounding hills of Maremma, collect in the deep calcareous rock pools below. Popularised by the Romans, legend has it that the Roman god of Saturn first created the springs to pacify mankind – but after a malaria outbreak, they were completely forgotten about until the 19th century. Today, thousands flock here in search of the teal-coloured curative waters and the sulphur-rich mud, renowned for lowering high blood pressure and treating various skin diseases. These thermal baths reach around 37C (100F), and are suited to every season. Although nearby Terme di Saturnia offers treatments, these wild springs are free.

Saturnia, SPA Natural Thermal pools. imageBROKER / Alamy Stock Photo

Tuscany natural free thermal waters at Bagni San Filippo

The Fosso Bianco natural pools, in the village of Bagni San Filippo, sit at the confluence of several hot springs. Slipping down the calcium-carbonate encrusted rock-face and into the natural cerulean basins below, the Fosso Bianco waterfalls provide the perfect all-year-round bathing experience. Following the tree-lined leafy pathway into the heart of the woods, you will eventually come to the “white whale” (the largest calcium formation of Bagni San Filippo), where the white-blue water is in marked contrast with the green and copper shades of the woodlands. Here, the rich and remedial mud deposits, sitting at the bottom of the pools, provide one of the best (free) spa treatments that mother nature can offer.

More info at https://theculturetrip.com/europe/italy/articles/italys-best-wild-hot-springs/

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