Northern Italy: Relax between mountains and thermal waters

“It’s a good idea always to do something relaxing before making an important decision in your life”.

Paulo Coelho

We often need simple things to fight with stress and blow off some steam. A pleasant remedy is surely the company of our friend Nature. We just have to close our eyes and breathe the fresh mountain air, listen to the sweet sound of the water that flows and takes away all our thoughts. “Spa” can be the ideal solution to regenerate us and find the right boost.

Here are 7 unmissable spas in Northern Italy:

Trentino Alto Adige – Merano Spas

Terme Merano, Trentino Alto Adige

Among the most prestigious in Italy, immersed in an enchanting scenery, between rivers and mountains, the Merano spas are a perfect mix of beauty, design and comfort. The ideal place to lose track of time, among a wide range of thermal pools and treatments, large relaxation areas, saunas, swimming pools and fitness areas.

The thermal park, perfect for every season, is open 365 days a year. In summer, with its events enhance the green charm of Merano while in winter, the lights of the Christmas market set up in Piazza Terme illuminate and transform this place into a fairy-tale

Veneto – Abano spas and Montegrotto, among the oldest

Montegrotto spas – Hot mud and art

Terme Montegrotto, Veneto

Mons Aegrotorum, literally Mount of the Sick, with its etymology reveals the healing powers since the Augustan age that characterize its thermal waters and its own hot mud. Montegrotto also hides an artistic soul, an open-air museum and to find it out, just go through the streets of the center where there are numerous works made of glass, another fundamental element of the area, influenced by nearby Burano. Also in this area there are remains of a theater dating back to Roman times and of a nymphaeum, a “water place” where to stop and relax, characterized by loggias and pools with aquatic plants.

In the province of Padua, among the most beautiful in the Veneto region, the spas of Abano were a destination for those who needed treatment or simply enjoyed the benefits already in the seventh century b. C. The resort, one of the most important in Europe, a hedonistic destination for tourists from all over the world, houses about 120 hotels, more than half of which have thermal pools, an internal bathing establishment and a specialized medical staff. They are structures full of charm, equipped with internal thermal caves, suggestive places, to be lived at least once in a lifetime.

Valle d’Aosta – Pre Saint Didier spas, at the foot of Mont Blanc

Terme Pré saint Didier, Valle d’Aosta

At the foot of Mont Blanc, in the Aosta Valley, the thermal baths of Prè Saint Didier are a corner of peace made up of 40 thermal practices, massages, saunas and sensory itineraries. A place of relaxation, surrounded by nature, known since Roman times for the
beneficial properties of their iron-rich waters, the ideal place to pamper and regenerate. Not only relaxation, the more sporty can reach the highest peaks of the Alps with trekking or mountain bike trails. Another experience not to be missed is definitely the excursion that allows you to get up to 3462 meters on board the Skyway cable car. Here, among the
silence of the ice, the view is breathtaking, thanks to the 360 ​​° rotating cabin.

Lombardia – Bagni Vecchi di Bormio spas, charm, relaxation and history

Terme Bagni Vecchi di Bormio, Lombardia

In Lombardia, in the heart of Valtellina, the thousand-year old charm of the “Bagni Vecchi di Bormio”, also appreciated in the past by Leonardo da Vinci, is an unmissable experience. The Roman baths represent the oldest part and offer two basins dug out of the
rock: the Archiduchess Baths, with a rustic reaction tank and the suggestive sweat cave of S. Martino. Another precious element of this magical place is the panoramic outdoor pool overlooking the Bormio basin. Pampered by the hot thermal waters of this pool and surrounded by the nature of the Stelvio National Park, you could also spot animals,
primarily ibexes.

Sirmione spas– the treasure hidden at the bottom of the lake

Terme Sirmione, Lombardia

Sirmione is located in Lombardia, near Brescia and not far from Milan, Verona and Venice. Its position offers countless possibilities for those who, in addition to relaxation, want to discover the area. Lovers of history, art and culture can explore the delightful villages in the surrounding area. The discovery of the thermal baths dates back to 1889, when a Venetian diver named Procopio immersed himself in Lake Garda, discovering Boiola, the source of sulphurous water that everyone talked about for its beneficial properties. That was so exceptional and marked the beginning of a new era for the whole locality and its inhabitants. In the same area, the very first spa was opened the following year inside the Hotel Promessi Sposi.

Trentino alto Adige, Dolomia spas– in the heart of the Dolomites, a World Heritage Site

Terme Dolomia, Trentino Alto Adige

In the province of Trento, the Dolomia spas, immersed in the incomparable landscape of the Dolomites, are the only sulphurous source in Trentino. The balance of thermal minerals makes Alloch water unique and its therapeutic benefits are the subject of
scientific studies that prove its effectiveness in the treatment of various pathologies. An experience at the Dolomia spas in Val di Fassa means a direct contact with nature, between excursions, walks and sports, at any time of the year.