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The best Health and Wellbeing hotels in Italy

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Benessere & Salute! Relaxing comes naturally in Italy: a country with many health and wellbeing options. Surrender yourself to the practice of Dolce far niente – the art of doing nothing. Enjoying whatever life brings; living in the moment. Italy is home to many thermal water springs, which have been used for their therapeutic properties for centuries. One of the most famous thermal water springs in Italy is located in the town of Abano Terme, Montecatini or Saturnia. The thermal water is known for its high mineral content and is believed to have healing properties for a variety of ailments such as arthritis, respiratory problems and skin conditions. The spa resorts developed specialised treatments using the unique fango or mud. Take your health and wellbeing holiday at beautiful nature destinations, or close to major cities like Verona, Rome or Venice. Italy offers huge diversity when it comes to health and relaxation.
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Palazzo BelVedere
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Palazzo BelVedere, Italy
Discover a harmonious fusion of Western medicine, holistic naturopathy, and the rejuvenating power of thermal water at Palazzo BelVedere. This Tuscan wellness resort embodies genuine care for guests and embraces a rich tradition of mineral baths.
3 Reviews
Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa
5
Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa, Italy
At the stylish Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa, every aspect is seamlessly managed, allowing you to focus solely on taking care of yourself.
9 Reviews
Masseria San Domenico
5
Masseria San Domenico, Italy
A small-scale yet spaciously designed adults-only hotel in a 15th century Italian villa, complete with thalasso wellness centre. Masseria San Domenico is situated close to the coastline and the mountains, surrounded by hectares of olive groves.
13 Reviews
Borgo Egnazia Puglia Italy
5
Borgo Egnazia, Italy
Me-time: de-stress or exercise in a stylish design-hotel with award-winning spa.
17 Reviews
Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti
5
Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti, Italy
Fully recharge your batteries at an all-new, dazzling Lefay with extensive top spa revolving around energy restoration. Total relaxation, star treatment and world-class service in the Dolomites of the Alps.
6 Reviews
My Arbor
5
My Arbor, Italy
Experience a modern and luxurious adults-only treehouse-style hotel, set amidst the stunning Italian Dolomites, with a lavish 2500 m2 spa. Nestled in a prime skiing and hiking location, it's the perfect blend of luxury and nature.
5 Reviews
Eremito
5
Eremito, Italy
In this eco-design hotel, inspired by ancient monasteries and set in a 3,000-hectare protected reserve, time seems to freeze. It's the perfect place for tranquility, contemplation, and a digital detox.
3 Reviews
Almar Giardino di Costanza
5
Almar Giardino di Costanza, Italy
Almar Giardino di Costanza Resort in Sicily is a wonderful destination to discover and initiate a new healthy lifestyle—a truly fantastic healing experience.
3 Reviews
Palazzo di Varignana
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Palazzo di Varignana, Italy
Experience 'La Dolce Vita' at this elegant Italian estate, surrounded by vineyards and olive trees. The award-winning spa, named 'Best Italian Spa 2020,' makes it an ideal spot for both short getaways and extended wellness stays.
4 Reviews
Preidlhof Luxury DolceVita Resort
5
Preidlhof Luxury DolceVita Resort, Italy
Five-star hospitality and transformative wellness programs have earned Preidlhof numerous awards. Personal growth and being intensely pampered and enjoying oneself go hand in hand in this stunning environment.
4 Reviews
Engel Ayurpura
4
Engel Ayurpura, Italy
Explore Italy's only Ayurveda hotel, Engel Ayurpura, in South Tyrol. Tucked away in the Dolomites, it offers an authentic Ayurveda experience complemented by the therapeutic essence of mountain landscapes, crafting a distinctive health retreat.
4 Reviews
Villa Eden Leading Park Retreat
5
Villa Eden Leading Park Retreat, Italy
A 5 stars Small Luxury Hotel with prize-winning medical wellness centre (named winning Longevity and Beauty Centre). At Villa Eden The Leading Park Retreat, a truly personal approach goes hand-in-hand with excellent expert knowledge.
6 Reviews
Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda
5
Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda, Italy
Lefay Resort & Spa specializes in addressing typically Western issues such as stress and obesity through a classical Chinese medicine approach.
21 Reviews
Palazzo Fiuggi
5
Palazzo Fiuggi, Italy
Palazzo Fiuggi is an ultra-luxurious medical spa offering tailor-made programs, thalassotherapy, and natural springs near Rome, along with a unique nutritional plan based on epigenetic science.
3 Reviews
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Health and Wellbeing travel in Italy - Luxury wellness hotels, adults-only, medical spas and retreats

Benessere & Salute! Relaxing comes naturally in Italy: a country with many health and wellbeing options. Surrender yourself to the practice of Dolce far niente – the art of doing nothing. Enjoying whatever life brings; living in the moment. Italy is home to many thermal water springs, which have been used for their therapeutic properties for centuries. One of the most famous thermal water springs in Italy is located in the town of Abano Terme, Montegrotto or Saturnia. The thermal water is known for its high mineral content and is believed to have healing properties for a variety of ailments such as arthritis, respiratory problems and skin conditions. The spa resorts developed specialised treatments using the unique fango or mud. Take your health and wellbeing holiday at beautiful nature destinations, or close to major cities like Verona, Rome or Venice. Italy offers huge diversity when it comes to health and relaxation. The Mediterranean climate and health-promoting effects of the sea – and all it brings with it, such as algae extracts, therapeutic clay and of course, the famous Fango – help to alleviate various health issues. Italy has it all!

Some examples of the wide offer in health and wellbeing holidays in Italy

  • Luxury wellness hotels with spa in Italy
  • Retreats in Italy 
  • Luxury wellbeing holiday in Grand hotels 'Belle Époque'
  • Medical spas
  • Thermal spa resorts at famous thermal spa towns 
  • Fango therapy
  • Destination spas: specialist spa resorts
  • Detox break or detox holiday
  • Adults-only wellness holidays
  • Luxury holidays
  • Mindfulness holidays
  • Golf travel at luxury hotels

Retreats in Italy 

Discover a yoga retreat in Italy. Experience yoga retreats, ayurveda retreats, pilates retreats, and meditation in peaceful settings. Combine wellness with Italian culture and cuisine. Relax and rejuvenate in various regions, from Tuscany to Milan. Stay in comfortable accommodations and find balance for your body and mind.

Thermal water springs and their spas in Italy

Italy is home to many thermal water springs, as the country is located on the boundary between the African and Eurasian tectonic plates, which has led to the formation of many thermal springs throughout the country. Each spring has its own unique properties and minerals and offer a range of health benefits. Thermal water springs are a great way to relax and unwind while enjoying the therapeutic benefits of the natural mineral-rich water. Italy is home to numerous mineral springs that are centuries old. Northern Italy features well known destinations such as the Euganean Hills, with Abano Terme and Montegrotto Terme. A little less known but just as charming are spa resorts and mineral springs in Tuscany, including Montecatini or Terme di Saturnia. Another region, Emilia-Romagna, has Levico Terme, Monteortone Terme and Bagno di Romagna. 

We listed some of Italy's well-known thermal water springs

  • Terme di Saturnia: Located in the Maremma region of Tuscany, Terme di Saturnia is a popular thermal water spring that is known for its therapeutic properties. The water here is rich in sulfur, which is believed to be good for the skin.
  • Terme di Abano: Abano Terme is a town located in the Veneto region of Italy that is famous for its thermal water springs. The water here is rich in minerals and is believed to be good for a variety of health conditions, including arthritis and skin disorders.
  • Terme di Ischia: The island of Ischia, located off the coast of Naples, is home to several thermal water springs that are popular with tourists. The water here is rich in minerals and is believed to be good for a range of health conditions, including skin disorders, respiratory problems, and arthritis.
  • Terme di Montecatini: Montecatini Terme, located in Tuscany, is a famous thermal water spring that is great for drinking. The water has been known for its healing properties since ancient Roman times, almost one of the first ones. 
  • Terme di Fiuggi: Fiuggi is a town located in the Lazio region of Italy that is famous for its thermal water springs. The water here is believed to be good for a variety of health conditions, including kidney stones and urinary tract infections.
  • Terme di Bagno Vignoni: Bagno Vignoni, located in the Val d'Orcia region of Tuscany, is a thermal water spring that has been popular since ancient Roman times. The water here is believed to be good for a variety of health conditions, including rheumatism and respiratory problems.
  • Terme di Sirmione: Located on the shores of Lake Garda in northern Italy, Terme di Sirmione is popular thermal water spring that has been used for its therapeutic properties since ancient Roman times. 
  • Terme di Bagno di Romagna: Bagno di Romagna is a town located in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy that is famous for its thermal water springs. The water here is rich in minerals and is believed to be good for a variety of health conditions, including respiratory problems and skin disorders.
  • Terme di Rapolano: Rapolano Terme is a town located in the Tuscany region of Italy that is famous for its thermal water springs. The water here is rich in minerals and is believed to be good for a variety of health conditions, including arthritis and skin disorders.
  • Terme di Bormio: Bormio is a town located in the Lombardy region of Italy that is famous for its thermal water springs. The water here is rich in minerals and is believed to be good for a variety of health conditions, including arthritis and skin disorders.

The health benefits of Fango therapy in Italy

Given all of those natural springs, it isn’t surprising that Italy has a long tradition of Fango therapy. Fango combats inflammation and aids conditions affecting the joints. Fango (or mud) promotes good circulation, relaxes the muscles and relieves joint pain. The Italian word Fango translates as ‘mud’. The mud itself is a mixture of clay and organic matter, such as algae, which is heated by thermal waters from volcanic springs under the ground, the reason why the mud is so full of minerals. The Fango is unique to Italy, and the mineral composition differs per thermal spring. In a traditional Fango treatment, hot fango (approx. 38 – 42°C) is applied to the skin. The mud feels pleasant and is relaxing. It is rinsed off after 30 – 45 minutes and is followed by a hydrotherapy bath. A massage could be the finishing touch or a dip in the thermal pools. 

Adults-only luxury hotels and spas in Italy

Puurenkuur offers modern wellness resorts and spas, all of a high standard. Many of those are adults-only, meaning that peace and quiet is guaranteed. Adults-only hotels or spas are specially designed for adults seeking peace and quiet, luxury and a relaxing health and wellbeing holidays. Such adults-only hotels are also ideal for solo travellers looking to enjoy some undisturbed me-time. The wellbeing and health hotels in our collection offer massages, acupuncture and all kinds of holistic, eastern and western treatments, delivered to the highest standards. 

Italian medical spas

A medical spa is a hotel or resort that combines traditional spa services with medical procedures to provide a comprehensive approach to health, wellbeing and beauty. The difference between a ‘normal’ health resort and a medical spa, is that a medical spa is supervised by a medical director. Medical spas typically offer a variety of treatments and services, including impressive, technology-based treatments to get a true understanding of your health and wellbeing, through a variety of medical tests that can reveal which treatments, activities and nutrition would be most beneficial for you. Apart from those medical tests, a medi-spa also offers a wide range of traditional spa treatments such as massages or facials. Some medi-spas offer cosmetic treatments, such as injectables, laser treatments and other cosmetic treatments. A medical spa is always supervised by a medical director who is a licensed physician. The director is responsible for overseeing the medical and spa treatments, ensuring that all treatments are performed safely and that all staff members are properly trained and licensed. The medical director may also be involved in developing treatment plans, performing medical consultations and overseeing the use of medical-grade equipment. 

Traditional Chinese Medicine in Italy

Some resorts specialises in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Centuries old, this health philosophy addresses the root cause of ailments and disease instead of tackling the symptoms alone. In addition, the doctors and therapists draw on western knowledge, methods and medicines.TCM is one of the oldest forms of medicine or medical science in the world. Despite its age, TCM has always acknowledged the role of stress. TCM considers stress to be the main cause of many illnesses. This makes TCM a particularly apt method for resolving modern-day stress-related issues and problems, such as tension, anxiety, sleep problems, digestive issues, obesity, etc. Examining these from a Chinese medicine perspective, they can be eliminated at the deepest level. And what better time for it than on a health holiday? You’ll stay at a luxury health or wellness resort, swathed in peace and quiet, relaxation and comfort. This gives you the time and space you need to focus on the treatment of your complaints and ailments. A Traditional Chinese Medicine wellness holiday will give your health a great boost.