The ancient Romans already knew thermal springs in their country were good for their health and well-being and therefore used many. In modern times, they have developed into luxurious spas all over Italy. From the majestic Dolomites to romantic Capri and Ischia in the south, there is no shortage of super-luxury spas for you to choose from. Thalassotherapy is especially beneficial and we have them on our list. Whether you want to get fit, just relax in wonderful hot spring surroundings, travel alone or with family or friends, these nine spas in Italy offer the best for every taste and need.
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1. Adler Dolomiti
The Adler resort’s motto is “let the soul fly” and it’s easy to see why. Located in the village of Ortisei in the Val Gardena valley, you are transported into the heart of the majestic Dolomites, all of which is designated a World Heritage Site. Summer or winter, the Adler resort welcomes you with the hospitality of the South Tyrol and not only offers you luxurious surroundings but also spa treatments that will relax and heal your body, and indeed, make your soul fly.
The Adler Spa has been refurbished to ensure it has the latest wellness concepts. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful gardens and there is even a lake, with views of the mountains and, in particular, Mount Sassolungo. The lake has a small deck island in the middle and is connected by a boardwalk. Natural materials, local wood, and huge windows make for an atmosphere full of warmth and light. There are lakeside saunas, and for winter, bio saunas, Finnish saunas, Turkish baths, and a hot whirlpool. You can also use a yoga and meditation pavilion, with or without classes.
The treatments all come under the heading of ADLER REVIVE, a combination of massages, beauty treatments, and relaxation. Naturally, your stomach is also taken care of with a breakfast buffet and vegetarian cuisine as well as fine dining.
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2. Palace Merano
Merano, South Tyrol
Merano is located in Northern Italy at the entrance to the Paessler Valley, in a basin surrounded by mountains. The elegant town is best known for its luxurious spas and delicious red wines, orchards, and apples.
In these beautiful surroundings stands the fairytale Palace Merano, founded over 50 years ago by Dr. Henri Chenot, often considered the father of the wellness movement. This is the first European spa to combine eastern and western medicine and the emphasis is on healing and recuperation. Its renewed program contains detox treatments, thorough medical assessments carried out by specialists, muscle and tendon treatments, and, following the outbreak of COVID, recovery treatments. If you are in bad shape, there is no better place than the Palace Merano to be thoroughly evaluated and prescribed …….