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Spas in Emilia Romagna. Spring deals in 2015

For those who in spring want to dedicate themselves to getting back in shape, to regaining their silhouette after the excesses of winter and with summer on its way, but also dedicate a weekend to relaxation, wellness, and health, the hot springs spas are the perfect place to go.


In Emilia Romagna there are 25 spas in 19 towns from Salsomaggiore (Pr) to Riccione (Rn). Surrounded by unspoiled parks or looking out over the sea, in the hills or in cities of art, these spas offer regenerating and natural treatments with bromide and iodine rich or sulfur rich mineral waters, full of essential elements for healthy bodily functions and rehabilitation.  In other words, these waters are very effective as anti-aging treatments as well as for preventative measures.  So, this is an intelligent but also refined and relaxing getaway.


And just a stone's throw away from the spas, there are many opportunities available, from visiting the cities of art and Unesco sites to food and wine itineraries, hiking in the parks or touring castles, as well as bike routes for cycling tourists.


Among the upcoming events in 2015, there will be the fourth edition of the "Notte Celeste", or Blue Night, on June 13.  This is the great annual celebration of the Spas of Emilia Romagna with spas open until late at night, promotions and entertainment.  All of the hot springs towns become, until late in the evening, a big showcase of shows, entertainment and fun.


For those who want to go into spring with energy and in perfect shape, all the information necessary can be found at  And there is also a toll-free number: 800.88.88.50.



But here is a quick overview of the deals being offered for Spring 2015.

Hot springs of Salsomaggiore (Pr) with lights and sounds and many detox treatments

Salsomaggiore is an elegant city, crisscrossed with tree-lined avenues, welcoming hotels and surrounded by a circuit of medieval castles.  A lucky area because here there are 4 types of precious hypertonic mineral waters: natural iodine-rich waters, iodine rich water that has undergone deferrization, mother-water, and decalcified mother-water, used for many personalized therapies.  The spa is located in one of the most beautiful and sumptuous Liberty style buildings in Europe: Palazzo Berzieri. There is also a more than 4,000 square meter wellness centre, Mari d’Oriente, where you can relax among lights, essential oils, energizing water jets and many other excellent treatments.


Admission into the aquatic area of Mari d’Oriente: multi-sensorial water islands with hydro-massage jets, revitalizing showers, a music pool and relaxation area, and the Air/Water detox program: tepidarium, calidarium and frigidarium, waterfalls for muscle relaxation and a Kneipp treatment.  Access to the fitness area. Cost: €40.

Info 0524/582611. Accommodations can be booked at Hotel Valentini **** and the Grand Hotel Porro****S

Hot Springs Spa Il Baistrocchi (Pr) with wellness and Saturday gala evenings

Surrounded by a large, age-old park, the Hot Springs Centre “Il Baistrocchi” is a comfortable hot springs hotel.  It offers treatments based on beneficial bromide-iodine rich waters, recognized and renowned since antiquity for their extraordinary therapeutic properties, and effective wellness treatments as well as valid massage techniques.  The ideal place for a relaxing stay dedicated to wellness.

WEEKEND WITH US (2 days - 1 night)

Here is a deal for a taste of wellness: one night in a double room, full board, a typical Parma menu, a gala dinner on Saturday night, thermal pool with jets and a thermal color therapy Hammam/Steam Room, thermal bath with essential oils and jets, manual anti-cellulite massage, thermal water circulation treatment, Finnish sauna with frigidarium, regenerating treatments in the thermal pools, bath towel and hand towel and use of a robe.  Cost €170.

Info 0524/574422


Hot Springs of Tabiano (Pr) Maria Louise's favorite spa

In Tabiano Terme, the favorite hot springs spot of Marie Louise, Napoleon's wife, special spring waters with a high concentration of sulfates and sulfuric gases are present.  Thanks to this feature, the thermal waters of Tabiano are used not only to cure many pathologies, including skin ailments, but also for preventative health measures for the respiratory system, especially with winter in full swing.  In Tabiano there is also a wellness center, T-Spatium: 1500 square meters completely dedicated to wellness.  Guests can relax among perfumed essences, Finnish saunas, steam rooms, hot aromatic pools, a tepidarium and detoxifying teas.
For those who are always in a hurry, here is a deal for a day totally dedicated to yourself.  It includes the "Percorso Arcobaleno dei Sensi": with a jacuzzi, relaxation tunnel, steam room, bio-sauna and Finnish sauna, and Kneipp treatment. "Terme Romane": with a calidarium, hot and cold aromatic showers, a tepidarium, jacuzzi and pool, and treatments for circulation.  Access to the fitness area.  Cost 40. Info: 0524/564130

At the Grand Hotel Terme Astro in Tabiano Bagni (Pr) Hammam, Istanbul's ritual

Located in the Parma hills, a half hour from Parma, the Grand Hotel Terme Astro (four stars) in Tabiano is a hot springs hotel with the Beauty Farm Alhambra spa. It is a great place to relax with Hammams, hot rock massages, and special treatments such as the toning Polynesian rain and the underwater sounds pool. Everything takes advantage of the sulphur rich thermal waters of Terme di Tabiano.

REFRESHED (2 nights)

A perfect deal for a quick getaway to recharge your batteries fast.  It includes two nights, half board, and a courtesy set, as well as a day pass to the ritual Hammam “Baths of Istanbul” (1h20’). This deal also includes a delicate ginger and yoghurt peeling, a Vichy shower to fight water retention and tone that pleasantly massages the body and helps stimulate circulation, a relaxing massage with a rebalancing cream, a light legs wrap and the One Day Card for discounts on purchases at the Outlet Fidenza Village. Cost: starting at €315.   Just treatments for €140. Info 0524/565523


Terme di Monticelli (Pr).  How to reshape the body and regenerate tissues.

Surrounded by a 35 hectare park, this complex is made up of seven specialized centers, three hot springs hotels, big covered pools, a cosmetic medicine and nutrition center, a rehabilitation center and the new Beauty Spa with new refined wellness treatments.  Among the many treatments offered there are the effective muds and iodine and bromide rich pools.  To fight cellulite there is the body strategist and cellulite remodeler: the thermogenic action stimulates micro-circulation and aids the absorption of active ingredients, tones skin and reshapes your silhouette.  Cost: 75.

YOU & ME (2days/1 night)

A romantic weekend with your lover spent in the thermal pools and enjoying a massage with hot basalt stones.  It includes: 1 night in a double room, full board, access to the covered hot springs pools with a sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and hydrobike, a couple's stone massage in a suite (massage with hot rocks and beneficial essential oils to combat stress, insomnia, and to relieve muscle and joint pain, in particular around the spinal column), and a salt grotto with thermal water.  Unlike the classic salt grottos, inside this one the iodine and bromide rich mineral water is taken directly from the water table of the hot springs center in Monticelli Terme and then nebulized inside the grotto. Free sarong included. Cost per person starting at €260. Info 0521/682711


Hot springs of SantAndrea (Pr).  Eight types of water in the Apennines near Parma

Sant’Andrea Bagni is a small town on the hills of the Parma Apennines, where you can spend a few days relaxing and taking walks in a peaceful oasis.  From the rocks, eight prized types of water spring up.  Perfect for those looking to relax and dedicate some time to getting back in shape.
TOTAL RELAX PACKAGE (just treatments)
This deal includes a medical visit and specialized assistance.  It also includes free access to the relaxation area, the thermal pools, infrared sauna, circulatory treatments, the gym, and tanning beds.  Lastly a regenerating 25 minute massage, and a courtesy set.  The whole treatment lasts about two hours.  Cost €50.  Info: 0525/431233


Salvarola hot springs (Mo).  The Women's Wellness package to feel like a queen

Legend says that Matilde di Canossa, vice queen of Italy in the Middle Ages, after a bad fall turned to the sulphur and bromide rich waters of the Salvarola hot springs in Sassuolo to regain the use of her leg.  Along with the classic hot springs cures, there is also a large thermal spa: Balnea, 2300 sq.m., with big windows, thermal pools with different temperatures, gyms, circulation treatments, jacuzzis, a sauna, and a steam room with colored lights and aromas. Among the new treatments this year is “Give birth singing”, for future parents and in particular future moms who want to learn to be more aware of their deep breathing and to change sounds and melodies in order to obtain a effective muscular synergy and to "give birth singing".  And, even more effective this year is grape therapy.  The Salvarola hot springs were the first in Italy to offer these treatments, antioxidants full of polyphenol and fruit acids that very effectively contrast the aging of the skin.

This deal includes an overnight stay in a double room and breakfast, two day access to the Spa Termale Balnea, use of the gym, an oxygen based facial, and a vanilla and coconut massage.  Cost per person €179. Info: 0536/987530


Terme Felsinee (Bo).  Mitochondrial diet and the Nutristyle program

A few extra pounds can be fought off with the revolutionary nutritional program Nutristyle®, and mitochondrial diet, the result of the latest scientific research.  This is one of the novelties offered by Terme Felsinee, at the hot springs spa in the heart of the city of Bologna, which uses thermal spring waters rich in sulfates, sulphur and calcium.  The personalized nutritional program is based on DNA testing, metabolic acidosis, the sodium- potassium cycle, body temperature, and mitochondrial testing, which analyses the energy centers of cells which transform fat and carbohydrates into energy and heat.
Here is a complete package that includes a medical visit for admission to the hot springs, access to the thermal area with three pools with crenotherapy, circulation treatments, a sauna and hammam, relaxation area, and a hydro-bike session.  Access to the gym (bikes, treadmills, step machines). Perfect Toning massage 50 minutes.  Cost €70.  Info 051/6198484

Terme dellAgriturismo (Bo).  Fitness valley set in idyllic nature

The Terme dell’Agriturismo are located in the hills near Bologna and offer a hot springs wellness vacation immersed in the nature of the Val Sillaro.  They are part of the same circuit as the Terme Felsinee, so also here the latest news is the nutritional program Nutristyle® and a mitochondrial diet.  As this center is surrounded by nature, the protocol "Medical Fitness" was developed here, a personalized protocol to battle hypertension, obesity, and joint pain.  Guests can also go on regenerating bike rides and or take a walk along the trail of health, or get moving in the nature gyms.  The Villaggio Tutto (Everything Resort) was created to offer our guests every kind of thermal and traditional therapy.

This two day, one night deal with half board includes a medical checkup, access to the hot springs area with a 34°C covered and open pool, a saltwater pool at 38°C, gym, jet spa, relaxation room, a ventilated sauna, a steam room and snow cones.  Anti-aging total body treatment.  Toning-reshaping treatment.  Cost €229. Info 051/929972

Terme di Porretta (Bo).  Guided tours of the underground springs and continuous opening hours from 9am to 7pm

Totally relaxing treatments which are more and more effective, continuous opening hours, guided tours of the secret underground springs and the opening of a new thermal wellness space “Natural spa”.  These are the new things this season in Porretta Terme, a hot springs center just one hour from Bologna and Florence, nestled in an extraordinarily uncontaminated landscape (in one of the most beautiful areas of the Apennines).  The Hot Springs of Porretta have been known for centuries for the excellent quality of their water (full of sulphur, bromide and iodine), effective both as a cure and for prevention.  The Hotel delle Acque, a 4 star hotel, is directly linked to the springs.


Porretta offers guided tours of the spa, park and the lovely springs.  Visitors can go into the underground tunnels, which run from the old establishments through narrow tunnels carved into the rock.  The tours are held on Saturdays and cost €5.  Package with a tour, lunch or dinner, access to the thermal pools and the circulation treatment: 20. Info 0534/23180

TOTAL RELAX - 3 nights

3 nights in a double room, full board at the Hotel delle Acque****, directly connected to the Hot Springs and Wellness Spa, a day pass to the hot springs, with mineral water at 35°C, circulation therapy, sauna, 3 wellness treatments of your choice, teas, fitness center, use of a robe. Cost €299. Info 0534/23180


Hot springs in Castel San Pietro (Bo). Wellness in the city of Slow Tourism

This historic hot springs center (1337), just a few kilometers from Bologna, along the via Emilia, is surrounded by nature in the splendid park of the Sillaro River.  Here the therapeutic waters are rich in bromide, iodine and sulphur and are perfect for thermal cures and rehabilitation.  At the Wellness Center there are both relaxing and cosmetic treatments.  Castel San Pietro is a town with a perfectly preserved medieval center and a precise philosophy: “Slow life, slow tourism”.
A deal for a weekend of wellness including an overnight stay with breakfast and body scrub with soft mud, a relaxing dip in spring water and a 30 minute massage, a facial mask and sauna with aromatic herbs and a neck and face massage. Two days for €194.50.  Only treatments €125.  Info 051/941247

Thermae Oasis (Fe) from April 30 a wellness spot between the sea and the Po Delta

The Thermae Oasis SPA & Beauty is located on the seashore (it is an excellent structure inside the exclusive tourist resort Tahiti Bungalow Park). The contest in which it is located is of great prestige: among the woods and pine trees of the Regional Po Delta Park and the waters of the Marshes of Comacchio.  The hot springs water rich in iodine and bromide that bubbles up in this area is capable of acting "pharmacologically" on your body, in the hot springs pools, or with Ayurvedic treatments, jacuzzis, waterfalls and thermal vapors, listening to music in this amazing water setting.  This center is seasonal and reopens on April 30.


For those looking to spend a weekend enjoying the early sunshine at the sea and a series of wellness treatments, look no further than this perfect deal.  It includes two nights at the lodge in Villaggio Tahiti for two people, access to Giardini Del Benessere (from 4/05 to 22/05 access to the Giardini del Benessere will be substituted with access to the humid indoor  hot springs + jacuzzi), couple's mud mask with a facial massage, couple's chakra massage, two Thermae Oasis towels.  Total cost for two people €346. Info 0533/399706


Terme di Riolo (Ra), the hot springs town dedicated to fun

In 2015 there will be many special free days for trying out the wellness benefits of the hot springs and having some fun.  This is the philosophy of Riolo Terme, a hot springs resort since 1870, in the hills near Ravenna where there are four different types of spring water (sulphur, sulphur bicarbonate, alkaline, and bromide-iodine).  There will be, for example, special fitness classes to try out in mineral water (such as Aqua-Zumba), conferences with doctors, and meetings with the “Masters of steam” who will reveal the secrets of Augfuss (where you alternate between a Finnish steam sauna and ice bombs with essential oils inside). From May to October, there will be free meetings with the agricultural companies with tastings of local products.  Sunday, May 17, Terme di Riolo will celebrate the 4th Festival of Hot Springs Health. Riolo is also specialized in thermal cures for children and every year hosts the "Open Day Terme Kids” (May 23, 2015) for children of all ages.


Two nights in a double room, half board, day pass to the spa with a big thermal pool at 32-34° C without chlorine added, thermarium, a circulation treatment, sauna, steam room, waterfalls, showers, a relaxation area, teas, a manual massage of your choice between shiatsu/flower, massage/head sacral/reflexology. Cost: €197 in a ***S hotel. Only spa treatments: €127

Info 0546/71045

Hot springs in Punta Marina (Ra).  Magnesium rich and just a stone's throw away from Unesco sites

Between the blue of the sea of Ravenna and the green of the dense pinewoods described by the romantic English poet George Byron are the hot springs of Punta Marina, unique due to their mineral water rich in calcium, magnesium, bromide and iodine.  Taken from 42 meters below ground, this water is laden with magnesium, a fundamental element in preventing fatigue and mood swings.  Just a few kilometers from here is Ravenna, the splendid city of art with eight Unesco sites.  A stay at the springs in Punta Marina is a great opportunity to mix the relaxation of thermal treatments with a historical and cultural trip.  Not to mention the quality of the hospitality here and the cordiality. 
An hour in the pool with thermal spring water (or in the smaller pool with a jacuzzi), total body peeling or mud treatment, an hour in the Finnish sauna with access to the relaxation area and teas.  Cost €40.  For those who want to stay over there is the Hotel Mosaico Terme Beach Resort  (0544/439491). Info 0544/ 437222

Hot springs of Cervia (Ra).  From the millennium old salt flats comes the mother water

The springs in Cervia are a true oasis of wellness on the sea.  Here there are traditional treatments such as bathing and mud therapy, but also outdoor mud treatments which are full of salt that detoxes the skin making it toned and soft.  From under the millennium salt flats comes a "mother water" and velvety muds with extraordinary curing powers.  The thermal pool has such a high salt content that it is similar to the Dead Sea and you can float very easily.  Because of this, this is a great place for rehabilitation and physical therapy.  The spa will reopen on May 4.
This is a anti-aging revitalizing body treatment.  It combines the use of thermal bio-active ingredients with phytomelatonin oil, for a toning and smoothing effect.  This deal includes a salt peeling, vaporized mud with a jacuzzi, a massage with phytomelatonin oil, and the application of a thermal phytomelatonin emulsion.  Cost €150. Info 0544/990111


Terme di Brisighella (Ra) From May 4 with phytomelatonin you can fight wrinkles

Brisighella is a delightful medieval town on the hills in Romagna with Tuscan influences and romantic streets (the most famous is the raised, arcade-lined Via degli Asini). All of the treatments at the Spa take advantage of the bromide, iodine and sulfur rich spring waters here, a natural remedy for the treatment and prevention of many illnesses.  The spa reopens on May 4.


Phytomelatonin and the thermal waters of Brisighella make this anti-wrinkle treatment complete and very good for tired skin marked by time.  The fine lines fade, and your face will seem polished.  It includes: facial with cleansing milk with phytomelatonin, application of a thermal elixir with phytomelatonin, and the application of a thermal cream with phytomelatonin.  Cost of treatments: €55. Info 0546/81068

Grand Hotel Terme in Castrocaro (Fc).  A program for walking well and living long

In the heart of Romagna, very near to Forlì, immersed in an eight hectare park, the hot springs of Castrocaro have been a wellness and health destination since 1838.  Here, iodine, bromide, and sulphur rich waters are used along with beneficial muds, effective in treating rheumatoid diseases, respiratory, vascular, dermatological and gynecological problems.  You will be treated to impeccable service at the Grand Hotel Terme & Spa, 4 stars in Art Deco and Liberty style.  At the hot springs in Castrocaro you can follow a unique method: the Long Life formulastudied to improve the quality and expectancy of life thanks to a multidisciplinary approach to wellness and prevention. This year a lot of focus has been put on fertility, taking advantage of the benefits of the bromide-iodine spring waters in Castrocaro and their effect on mucous membranes.  In the 1950s and 1960s these waters were called "the springs of health and fertility".  You can do a package deal with a diagnostic visit and overnight stay.  Another new feature this year is the"WALK WELL" PROGRAM. This is the latest news.  An innovative treatment for the prevention of falls and balance problems.  It consists of an initial diagnostic phase, a specialized inner ear check up, and a physiatrist exam to check the motor skills of the patient, before deciding on the best rehabilitation treatment.  Weekend, half board with spa treatments starting at €139. Info 0543/767114


Bagno di Romagna (FC) Ròseo Hotel Euroterme in the Park

The Ròseo Hotel Euroterme is a structure specialized in wellness, health and relaxation where you can get back your vitality and complete psycho-physical wellness, surrounded by the woods of the Casentinesi forests just a short distance from the center of town.  Here hyper-thermal waters that bubble up at 45°C are used for the classic thermal treatments and for wellness.  Available for guests is the panoramic indoor-outdoor pool.


A taste of wellness with this offer that includes: a night in a double Classic room with half board, teas and fresh fruit in the relaxation rooms, admission to the thermal pool with jets and jacuzzis, and a thermal grotto. Cost per person: €79. Info 0543/911414

Bagno di Romagna (Fc).  Precious spring waters at the Hotel delle Terme Santa Agnese

Those who stay in this elegant thermal spa hotel can enjoy the benefits of hot hyper-thermal waters full of active minerals.  Bagno di Romagna is a medieval town tucked away in the nature of the Tuscan-Romagna Apennines and the National Park of the Foreste Casentinesi.  The Hotel delle Terme Santa Agnese offers innovative treatments, water rehabilitation, circulation cures and a thermal and natural grotto.  It reopens April 3.


A night in a double comfort room, half board, admission to the thermal pool with jets, a natural thermal grotto (tepidarium – calidarium), a natural facial and body peeling with thermal jacuzzi, and a Lomi Lomi massage. Cost €210. Just treatments: €140. Info 0543/911018


Bagno di Romagna (FC) Grand Hotel Terme Roseo. Relax in the pool at 45°C

The Grand Hotel Terme Roseo is set in the ancient noble palace of the Biozzi Counts in the heart of Bagno di Romagna.  The waters here are ‘acquae calidae’ and bubble up at 45°C and are used to treat many ailments.  And of course there is a spa with many personalized treatments.  Relaxation is guaranteed in the thermal pool with 46 jacuzzis, waterfalls, underwater lounge chairs, underwater music therapy and hydro-bikes.

Two nights with Formula Spa, half board, free access to the hot thermal grotto, access to the thermal pool with 46 jacuzzis jets, free access to the gym and stretching area, spa kit + poles for Nordic walking, wellness teas.  Cost €130 per person. Info 0543/911016

Grand Hotel Terme della Fratta (Fc).  The perfect place to get in shape

The Grand Hotel Terme della Fratta, in Bertinoro in the heart of Romagna, is supplied by 11 springs which bring 7 different types of water to the surface, each with different characteristics and properties and full of minerals.  The Grand Hotel Terme della Fratta, recently remodeled, also includes a spa with many personalized proposals and programs.  Here there are special programs for pregnant women and new moms.


Spend a day totally dedicated to yourself.  This is the proposal of the Grand Hotel della Fratta. It includes: a check-up, Rasul - an ancient oriental treatment with black soap and a Kassa glove, aromatic couple's massage with essential oils, use of a towel and robe. Cost for just treatments €127. Info 0543/460911


Riminiterme.  Very new treatments for intestinal remedies

At Riminiterme there are many new things.  The treatments of cosmetic medicine which through the latest “Cross-Linked Hyaluronic Acid” allow for the reshaping of facial and body contours.  A new space dedicated to children and families at reserved times (spa, entertainment and games) and a new service of natural treatments for difficulties with digestion and intestinal problems.  Riminiterme is one of the few hot springs establishments in Italy specialized in thalassotherapy and so it takes advantage of the beneficial properties of the seaside.  Among the new things this year are, besides the anti-smoking center,  Carboxytherapy, a treatment against cellulite and poor circulation that rejuvenates the face and body, and the  Oxygen-Ozone therapy for treating vascular and neurological diseases (ulcers of various kinds, Parkinson, Alzheimer, multiple sclerosis), viruses and other pathologies.
Includes a salt based treatment.  Peeling and 50 minute calendula and camomile massage.  A clay and honey facial mask.  Cost €80. Info 0541/424011

Riccione Terme.  The spa for those who do sports or love their body

A drip of calendula oil to stimulate collagen and elastin production. This is just one of the new treatments at Riccione Terme.  This spa, looking out over the sea, is ideal for those who play a sport.  The sulphur, bromide and iodine rich waters full of minerals are great both before and after physical activity and are also good for traditional thermal cures.


If you are a couple, this is the perfect deal to share to reach a state of relaxation and psychological and physical wellness. It is called the 3 oil ritual.  It includes: a multisensorial massage with Calendula, Grain Seed and Almond oils at different temperatures; a couple's massage of the legs with Calendula oil with phytosterol and isoflavones to stimulate the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, thus reinforcing cell structure. Applied at a cool temperature it produces a toning effect, prevents aging and reduces stretch marks.  Next is a couple's body massage with Grain Seed oil, full of nutritive substances, it is an antioxidant and it helps elasticity.  Last is a couple's back massage with hot Almond oil, soothing and nourishing. Completing this package is admission to the Thermal Sensorial Area with thermal pools, wellness areas and a relaxation room.  Cost €149 per couple.

Add a night in a Hotel****, half board: €230 per couple.

Info 0541/602201


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