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Holidays at the thermal spas of Emilia Romagna. Parties and pools for getting into shape for 2017

If the rest of the year is rushed, the holidays are the perfect moment to regenerate with a detoxifying vacation in a thermal spa in Emilia-Romagna.


Along the Via Emilia many structures also offer New Year’s Eve parties and regenerating treatments. The rest of the vacation can be spent in the thermal pools, with massages that make your skin silky smooth, tastings of local foods, relaxing chats and excursions to discover these lands. Over the holidays, there will be 16 centers open from Salsomaggiore to Riccione. The structures are in really beautiful places with splendid panoramic views. The benefits are immediate: stress levels are physiologically reduced and your psycho-physical condition will improve.


Thermal wellness packages to start the new year off in better shape at: - Toll free number 800 88 8850.




Salsomaggiore Terme and Tabiano: immersion in a Sea of Music

For those who do not have time for a doctor’s visit during the year, they can be done during the Christmas holidays in Salsomaggiore Terme and in Tabiano. At these thermal spas, on the beautiful Parma hills, you can get various kinds of check-ups done, including locating fat in your body and evaluating the level of bone stress. Every result is linked to a thermal cure and you will be given medical advice. To relax and melt away any tension at the Terme Berzieri in Salsomaggiore, located in a splendid Palazzo Liberty, and in Tabiano, you can experience the Sea of Music. Here you sink into a pool of sodium and bromide rich aromatherapy waters where relaxing music is played underwater. The 34°C water makes a winter dip very nice. The iron has been removed from the water, it has been aromatized and has a saline density of 2 baumè. Stay for a week (six nights) with light aerobics courses, thermal treatments, food and wine trips, and full board, starting at 516 €. Info and booking: 0524 582611


At the Thermal Spa “Il Baistrocchi” in Salsomaggiore Christmas lunch and a salt grotto

Booking Christmas lunch at a thermal spa like “il Baistrocchi” has become for many a tradition. The chefs of this structure in Salsomaggiore prepare a typical Christmas lunch every year using local specialties. The guests can spend the rest of their spa stay among the thermal water pools, rich in bromide, sodium, and iodine, steam rooms, saunas and in the chromotherapy of the new salt grotto. Also included are pulverized thermal water treatments in the Dry Fog and Humid Fog rooms. The package includes an overnight stay, traditional Christmas lunch, a Christmas Eve dinner, access to the gym and the relaxation area. Starting at €99 per person. Info and booking: 0524 574422


Hot springs of Monticelli, expert massages and thermal treatments

Three thermal hotels, seven specialized centers, three big covered pools, 25 hectares of park. These are the statistics of the hot springs complex of Monticelli just outside Parma. Here you will find the wellness treatment Per Aquam”, an exclusive oasis in the heart of the hot springs park that includes a jacuzzi of thermal water rich in sodium and bromide with regenerating properties, a big Finnish sauna that purifies your body, a chromotherapy steam room that smooths and restructures the skin, snd the two aromatic showers that revitalize and restructure vascular circulation and a relaxation area. Besides that there is also the chance to enjoy the salt grotto with thermal water and the tranquility of a winter landscape immersed in the thirty- five degree water of the outdoor jacuzzi.

Info and booking: 0521 682711



Salvarola Hot Springs in Sassuolo, massages with lavender sea salt

Through the big windows you can get a glimpse of the green hills of Modena, while inside you can experience a sensorial holistic treatment. At the Salvarola hot springs in Sassuolo, just a short distance from Ferrari and the house of Luciano Pavarotti there is the package deal Warm Christmas. Three days of peace and quiet dedicated to treatments to make your skin as smooth as velvet thanks to a cane sugar scrub (an exfoliant with cane sugar in sweet almond oil), holistic relaxing massages with scented oils, spices and hot sea salt and lavender presses. This deal includes three nights, breakfast, access to the thermal spa with five thermal pools, a sauna, gym, relaxation area and four wellness visits to the thermal spa. Price: 340 per person. The cherry on top (paid separately): a carrot mask for deep hydration, 39. There are three day packages also to celebrate New Year’s for 349 and to get back in shape in January with specially designed deals. Info and booking: 0536 987530



At the San Luca hot springs New Year’s in your bathing suit

For those looking for original ways to celebrate New Year's Eve, take a look at the deals offered by the San Luca hot springs in Bologna. The structure is in the city and will be open also on the evening of December 31 until two in the morning. The evening’s program includes: relaxation in the thermal pool at 32°C and the thermal wellness pool at 36°C, the “respiro-therapy grotto, walking against a current, the relaxation room and the spectacular Augfuss sauna of New Year’s (the experts of this ceremony will place ice in the sauna to create big clouds of beneficial steam). At midnight there will be a countdown and a toast with prosecco, panettone, and grapes which bring good luck. Cost: 40 per person. During the rest of the year, there are new treatments with microbrewery beers, masks to nourish your skin and smoothing massages. Info and booking: 051 382564


Holidays at the Agriturismo Spa also for campers

At the Agriturismo spa on the foothills of the Apennines near Bologna, in the area of Monterenzio, you can experience many vacations in one: wellness spa treatments, high quality food and wine, relaxing in the wilderness all just a half hour from Bologna. For Christmas, you can have the traditional lunch under the tree, preceded (or followed) by a visit to the hot thermal water pools, half covered half outdoors, the saltwater thermal pool, the gym and a relaxation area with teas. In the evening you can stay over in one of the farmhouses of this hotel, with breakfast. Cost (one night, one day): 99 person. The spa is equipped also to accommodate campers (minimum two nights, 35 a night). For New Year’s, there is a three day, three night package with various beauty and wellness treatments and half board. Cost 369 per person. Info and booking: 051 92979


In Porretta Romantic Day in the pool looking at the mountains

It takes about a half an hour from Bologna to get to the hot springs of Porretta and find oneself in a flash in a completely different setting: mountains with woods, rivers, characteristic stone buildings that make this little elegant hot springs town even more lovely. In the park you can do a bio-energetic awakening, and there are many historic shops where you can buy honey, blueberry jam and other mountain products. This is the ideal place for an intense Christmas Romantic Day. The day will be spent in the thermal pools with sodium and bromide rich waters at 35°C. You can detox in the thermal sauna and get reenergized with a couples massage with warm scented butters and return home at the end of the day. Cost 56. If you want you can ask about staying overnight. Info and booking: 0534 22062



Hotel and Hot Springs Group of Riolo: with more than 40 jets in the thermal pool

New Year’s can be spent also at Riolo Terme on the hills near Ravenna. Here you can combine a big New Year’s Eve dinner with live music in the elegant setting of the Grand Hotel delle Terme**** or of the Golf Hotel Terme***S with loads of relaxing in the spa, surrounded by the old trees of the park. To forget all your problems, nothing is better than relaxing in the thermal pools of sodium, bromide and iodine rich waters at 34°C with more than 40 jets, a sauna to regenerate, the gym, a relaxation area with soft lights and music in the background. The treatments take advantage of the beneficial effects of the four springs here and of the mud that bubbles up from the little volcanoes of Bergullo. An overnight stay with breakfast, entrance to the thermal pool and a New Year’s Eve gala dinner starts at €160. Info and booking: 0546 71045


Hot springs of Punta Marina live music by the sea and relaxation for two

Enjoy the first day of the new year dedicating yourself entirely to wellness. This is the program dedicated to lovers at the hot springs of Punta Marina, a structure right by the sea, not far from Ravenna with its Unesco monuments. This deal includes a couples thermal jacuzzi, a soft total body mud treatment, a relaxing massage, sauna and access to the relaxation area. The program is as follows: arrival on December 31, check-in and then straight to the big New Year’s Eve dinner in the restaurant on the beach with live music. The morning after you will wake up to the smell and light of the sea (rooms have big windows that look out over the beach), after breakfast you can enjoy the thermal and beauty treatments. The water of Punta Marina is rich in magnesium and has great benefits for your body. Cost 390. Info and booking: 0544 437222


Forlì Cesena

Castrocaro: New Year’s with a Native American massage

In Castrocaro Terme, in the heart of Romagna, you can experience a New Year’s Eve fit for a king. And feel totally spoiled in the historic Grand Hotel Terme, in Art Deco style where New Year’s will be celebrated with an elegant gala dinner. Your vacation here will be spent between sitting in the hot thermal pool, the sauna, steam room, relaxing with teas and fruit, and tea served every afternoon between 4.30pm and 5.30pm. Among the treatments included there is also a hot stone massage, an ancient massage technique of the Native Americans. There is also a back massage with a special hot thermal mud that is an anti-inflammatory. The mud on your back is followed by a massage and stimulation of the soles of your feet. All of this serves to regenerate and get rid of tension. Upon request there is also a babysitting service. The program is for three nights with all of the treatments listed here, starting at €619. Info and booking: 0543 7671 14.


Hot springs in Bagno di Romagna

At the Ròseo Hotel Euroterme Wellness Resort a torchlit walk with the gnomes

In Bagno di Romagna, an ancient town in the National Park of the Casentinesi Forest, children can experience a fairytale. The evening before Epiphany, the Resort will host a torchlit walk with little romantic flames and candles. All together, children and adults, everyone will proceed along the path holding their breath looking for fairies and gnomes that live in the woods right near the town. When we get to the little spring of Chiardovo, as if by magic, the Pasquelle of the Apennines will appear, typical groups that sing and play music. On January 6, there will be an evening show in the hotel with Mentino the gnome and the Befana. On January 7, there will be another evening of entertainment. While the children are having fun, adults can relax in the thermal pools open until 10.45pm, in the relaxation room with teas and fresh fruit. The all inclusive package with full room and board, a bathrobe, slippers and wifi costs: 297 per person. Info and booking: 0543 911414


At the Hotel of the hot springs of Santa Agnese the magic of Christmas with kids

Here is a package deal designed to make kids happy with the magic of Christmas at the hot springs of Santa Agnese, in the heart of Bagno di Romagna. The package includes a two night stay and offers a series of discounts and freebies (eating is free for kids up to age 4 ) for kids staying in rooms with their parents. On December 24 and on Christmas Day, there are games, entertainment and a babysitter, a colored play space, and snacks with sweets. In the afternoon on December 25, Santa Claus will come with a gift for every child. Parents can meet up in the thermal grotto, in the indoor and outdoor pools, get a free facial skin checkup, detox in the sauna and the fitness room, as well as enjoy wine tastings of local wines and tastings of cheeses and cold cuts. Two days with full board, traditional Christmas lunch, and lunch the day after Christmas: 215. Info and booking: 0543 911018


At the Grand Hotel Terme Roseo you can get into great shape after the holidays

Four days (three nights) are enough for getting back into shape in an easy and natural way after the holidays, thanks to the Epiphany program at the Grande Hotel Terme Roseo. The spa is in the historic palace of the Biozzi Counts, looking out over the main square of Bagno di Romagna. In these days, you can exercise in the thermal pool with 46 jets, on hydrobikes and on the passive exercise beds. You can purify in the natural thermal grotto. The package includes also medical assistance and full board. Wellness and relaxation are complimented by the walks and hiking that you can do in the beautiful National Park of the Casentinesi Forest in which the hot springs town of Bagno di Romagna is located. Cost for the weekend of Epiphany from January 5 to 8, three nights, starting at 321. Info and booking: 0543 911016


Bertinoro at the Grand Hotel Terme della Fratta seven different waters to regenerate

For those that need some serenity and anti-stress days, you can find them here at the Grand Hotel Terme della Fratta on the hills of Bertinoro, in the heart of the truest Romagna, the perfect refuge. The spa uses seven kinds of different water with unique characteristics and properties, all full of minerals, which bubble up from 11 hot springs in the area. For the holidays, the spa will be open with a special deal that includes: three night stay, half board, access to the thermal spa, the Natural Harmony area, the Technogym fineness area, a spa kit, pianobar in the evenings, a minibar, a big New Year’s Eve dinner, and a typical Christmas menu. Cost per person: 273 (from December 23 to 26), (€551 for four nights from December 28 January 1), (€321 from January 5 to 8 ). Info and booking: 0543 911016


On the sea of Riminiterme, New Year’s rhymes with thalassotherapy

Spending the holidays at Riminiterme (a spa that sits on the biggest beach in Rimini) to take advantage of the benefits of thalassotherapy with wellness treatments using seawater combined with the properties of spring water. Those who book a few days during the holidays along the Romagna Riviera can get ready for the new year with the brand new treatment “Sea Laxing” to renew body and face. There is a gift and a total massage with sea mud made with alghe fucus, laminaria litotamnio, combined with a preparation of sea salt and oil. After a face mask will be applied at the end of which there will be a massage with oil and little bags of sea salt and then a shower and the application of ozone oil on your whole body. The treatment leaves your skin soft and toned. Cost: €59. A three night stay in a three star hotel with breakfast, an open wellness day, a guided tour of the city and a typical dinner (not on December 31) costs 170 per person in a double room. Info and booking: 0541 424011


Riccione Terme: the secret to being in shape is Beautyfulness

The latest treatment in Riccione is Beautyfulness, a custom designed fitness activity that allows you to reach your goals with certain results in a short time. The philosophy of Beautyfulness is that each person is followed individually and with a personalized chart by a team of professionals: the spa doctor, a wellness coach, and a nutritionist. All of this takes advantage of the sulphur, bromide, magnesium, sodium and iodine rich waters of Riccione Terme. The thermal water increases the impact of exercise because it increases circulation, improves oxygen intake and favors muscle recovery, as well as stimulating cell regrowth. Every Saturday in December, the spa will be open so you can get to Christmas looking refreshed. The admission includes access to the Sensorial Thermal area with various thermal pools, the sugar crystal ritual, aquagym in the pool and other courses. Cost per person €25. Information and booking: 0541 602201.



Information - Toll free number 800 88 8850.

Last modified Dec 12, 2016

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