Best Thermal Baths in Italy for relaxing holidays

Spring is a suitable season to take a break and spend some time in a wellness center, but is essential to choose a venue where the traveler finds a wide range of services, therapies and treatments that could fulfill his needs.

Italy boasts a historical tradition of thermal baths that deserves to be discovered, each thermal complex has its own specialties related to well-being, so you could book a holiday in one of the best thermal baths that we have selected.

Terme di Sirmione, a century of well-being

Thermal baths close to Lake Garda

Sirmione is a town in province of Brescia and here the hot spring gushes from Boiola spring, the water is sulphurous salsobromoiodic, it contains a right amount of sulfur, sodium, bromine and iodine, and is particularly healthy for the respiratory system.

Legend tells that a diver, on 24th August 1889, plunged into Lake Garda and put a conduit in the rock at 20 meters deep, from which flowed a hot spring; today the Sirmione Thermal Baths are numbered among the best in Italy for wellness holidays. Thermal pools, ayurvedic massages, mud draining treatments are some of the peculiarities of these baths which also has an enviable position in the so-called “peninsula of the poets”.

This name is due to the evocative beauty of the landscape and to the historic center which is situated on a peninsula, a great inspiration source for poets such as Catullus, Carducci and Ezra Pound.

Sirmione is the dream destination for a holiday with a different rhythm (slower and more relaxing), and it is also recommended for its closeness to Lake Garda. What’s better to combine a boat trip on the lake with a rejuvenating session at the Sirmione Thermal Baths?

Abano and Terme Euganee in Veneto

Euganean thermal clay treatment

The thermal waters of this part of Veneto do a long journey to get to the Terme: the waters come from the basin of Lessini Mountains in the Veneto Prealps, and through the limestone rock coming to a depth of 2000-3000 meters.

Thanks to this process the thermal waters are enriched with mineral salts and are the hallmark of Abano Terme. At the Terme Euganee there aren’t public baths but all the accommodation facilities featuring a spa and a thermal center.

Among the many wellness treatments available, the top is the Euganean Basin Thermal clay, a natural medicine free from side effects and suggested for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties; this clay used for cycles of mud-therapy is extracted from the bottom of two small lakes near the Euganean Hills, Lispida and Arquà Petrarca.

Abano Terme is located in province of Padua, so take the opportunity to discover the “capital of the painting of the XIV century”: the cycle of frescoes by Giotto in the Scrovegni Chapel is an absolute masterpiece and a good pretext to extend your holiday.

Ischia Thermal Baths

Ischia island thermal baths

Ischia is a very well-known holiday destination for VIPs and is also one of the leading Spas in Europe. The waters of volcanic origin are alkaline and contain sulfur, iodine, chlorine, iron, potassium and trace elements of active substances. These thermal waters are ideal for a large variety of treatments, such as mineral baths, ozone therapy, inhalation, underwater massage and cave therapy.

The latter consists of a brief stay in caves characterized by a very high temperature: it takes just a few minutes to enjoy the sauna effect of these natural grotto, an exclusive of Ischia and recommended to help the guests of the Baths to eliminate toxins and regain their inner balance.

Now you’re spoiled for choice for your thermal baths holidays; returning from your trip you will feel ready to face any challenge.

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