What can ever be more relaxing, enjoyable and regenerating than a day at the Spa? Nothing, actually, except… a day, (or more) at a Spa in Tuscany! Forget about the frenetic rhythms of modern life, TuscanVillas is here to find your ideal villa, apartment or farmhouse, right by Tuscany’s most wondrous Spas!
With its 39 state-of-the-art thermal facilities, Tuscany is Italy’s capital of Spas! In fact, most of Tuscany’s gorgeous Spas rise right above the springs which supply the natural thermal waters and date back to many centuries ago. Boasting bewitching premises, a wide array of marvelous treatments, an inspiring ancient heritage and legendary origins, Tuscan Spas are located throughout the whole region in splendid settings: the very center of charming towns and quaint villages, or nestled among the gentle hills and luxuriant valleys.
How to choose where to stay in Tuscany to enjoy restoring, pampered moments in the best Tuscan Spas?
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Thanks to long-practiced traditional healing and therapies, expert studies and modern technology, Tuscan Spas offer an immense variety of treatments, from traditional ones for well-being, to those aimed and rejuvenation and physical balance, to the latest cosmetic and restorative Spa trends.
The most renowned Spa in Italy is Montecatini Terme, famous since ancient Roman times thanks to its spring waters’ amazing healing properties. It is actually a Spa town founded in the 1700s to accommodate the countless residents and visitors traveling to benefit of the exceptional curative water. It is a charming town, a peaceful oasis which boasts lovely gardens, harmonious promenades and striking art-nouveaux buildings. Montecatini’s numerous bagni, Spa centers, are all splendid historical facilities and offer a wide range of state-of-the-art therapeutic and cosmetic treatments.
Aside from Montecatini Terme, there are several other beautiful Spas offering sumptuous facilities and innovative treatments immersed in the dreamlike landscapes between Lucca and Pisa, an area where TuscanVillas boasts an ample selection of charming villas for holiday rentals.
The striking natural thermal cave around which the Grotta Giusti Spa and luxury resort rise is a unique vision and unforgettable experience. This fascinating grotto, made by nature alone, houses an underground hot water lake which creates a natural detoxifying and relaxing steam bath. In addition to this awesome cave, the Spa offers mud therapy, an avant-garde aesthetic center and a wonderful high-tech thermal swimming pool with a waterfall.
The, mostly unrenowned, hillside around Pisa houses a tiny sun-kissed village, Casciana Terme, and its grand neoclassical Spa baths, designed by the famed architect Giuseppe Poggi. Known as “the pearl of Italian spas” in the 1800s, still today Casciana offers a variety of contemporary healing and cosmetic treatments and an evocative, sumptuous, old-world charm.
The Spas in San Giuliano Terme and Bagni di Lucca were Europe’s most fashionable holiday retreats in the 1700 and 1800s. Initially restored by Matilde di Canossa and then by the Tuscany’s theses stunning thermal facilities were frequently visited by remarkable VIPs of the time, from the British, Swedish and Danish royal families to Shelley and other great literates.
And one of the most beautiful beauties of all times, Paolina Bonaparte, was a great fan of the restoring treatments at Bagni di Lucca! (located at just a pleasant 25 km drive from Lucca’s exquisite center).
Maremma too, hosts awe inspiring ancient Spas immersed in the sublime unspoiled countryside, the century-old amazing Terme di Saturnia and Terme di Venturina Spas both dating back to the Roman era and set in exceptionally scenic surroundings. Saturnia, which offers countless ultimate Spa treatments in luxurious world-class premises, boasts charming legendary origins: as the story goes, enraged Jupiter flung lightning at Saturn, missed, and thus created a spring of curative spring waters!
Lovely Spas also rise near splendid Siena and among the breathtaking hills of magical Val d’Orcia, areas which offer accommodation in many superb villas, characteristic farmhouses and extensive estates, ideal destinations for memorable vacations.
Among these the most remarkable are Chianciano Terme, Terme di Petriolo, Rapolano Terme, Bagni San Filippo and the awe inspiring Bagno Vignoni. Chianciano and Petriolo, both used by the ancient Romans for the healing powers of the thermal water, boast state-of-the-art modern healing, cosmetic and restoring treatments in stunning premises.
Rapolano Terme is located in a unique setting, completely surrounded by the mesmerizing Crete Senesi landscapes. among the mesemerizing ’s waters have been renowned for ages for their healing properties, as have those of Bagni San Filippo, a spectacular Spa characterized by white limestone deposits and many pristine open-air natural pools to bathe in.
A visit to Bagno Vignoni (one of the Medici family’s favorite Spas!!) is an illuminating experience. This bewitching Medieval town boasts perfectly preserved period architecture, a fascinating, peaceful atmosphere and an amazing great walled pool of steaming hot water in the main square.