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Wellness and getting in shape at the Spas of Emilia Romagna. Autumn-winter deals 2015

Along the Via Emilia there are 26 spas from Parma to Rimini in 19 towns and an infinite number of deals to welcome the cold season and boost your immune system against the flu and colds with pure wellness - Hammams, pumpkin masks, organic marine poultices, and water Zumba in hot spring pools.


You can choose a detox day or a weekend with pumpkin treatments and those using grapes full of polyphenol or you can book at the ozone therapy center opening soon.


If at the top of your wish list is getting away from it all, turning off your cellphone, closing your agenda and just focusing on your health, then these spas are right for you.


From the Parma hills to the sea in Rimini, these excellent centers use the most innovative techniques and the most ancient waters which have been used for thousands of years to get back in shape, detox and relax.  In short: feel good.  The winning card is the excellence of the iodine, sulphur and bromide rich waters which are so important for our organism.  The benefits have been proven scientifically: they help fight inflammation, get rid of toxins and gain vitality and they are very effective against preventing a wide range of disturbances.  Not to mention the beauty of these place: nature, hills, sea and cities of art.  Another curiosity, the spas of Emilia Romagna are covered under the National Sanitation Service and access is very easy.  Just come to the spas with a request from your general practitioner in line with current regulations.




Terme di Salsomaggiore (PR) detoxing in the Liberty style Palazzo Berzieri

Terme Berzieri is a spa center known throughout Europe since antiquity.  The spa is inside Palazzo Berzieri, which is full of stucco and embroidery in pure Liberty style.  The waters (natural iodine-rich waters, iodine rich water that has undergone deferrization, mother-water, and decalcified mother-water) are very effective.  Also very beautiful is the more than 4,000 square meter wellness centre, Mari d’Oriente, where among colorful marble and oriental charm you can relax with Turkish baths, saunas, massages with hot spring waters, lights, and essential oils.  Among the deals is Detox Day with a single admission to the aquatic area: 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.  Mud wrap with painted on scented mud and an aromatic hot tub bath.  Cost per person: €75.

Info and Booking: 0524/582611


Relaxing at the Grand Hotel Porro and Hotel Valentini in Salsomaggiore Terme (PR)

The Grand Hotel Porro and Hotel Valentini are immersed in a private park of over 60,000 square meters in the heart of the Liberty town of Salsomaggiore among elegant avenues and a lot of greenery.  Besides the traditional hot springs cures, you can also take some quality time for wellness in the internal spas with iodine and bromide rich waters.  The hotels are partners of the Italian Cycling Federation.  The deal “Passion” (2 days/1 night), includes breakfast and admission to Mari d'Oriente at Terme Berzieri, the Air/Water program: tepidarium, calidarium and frigidarium, waterfalls for muscle relaxation and a Kneipp treatment, Twin massage: a couples massage in the twin room, access to the relaxation area with herbal teas, use of slippers and a robe, cost per couple: €200

Info and Booking: 0524/578251


Hot Springs Spa “Il Baistrocchi” (Salsomaggiore-Pr) a wellness weekend

This center in Salsomaggiore is the perfect mix between the great hot springs tradition and the comfort of a great hotel.  The thermal therapy programs and wellness treatments are in high demand: you can swim in the thermal pool, use the hot tub jets, or relax in the chromotherapy steam room.  The three day weekend includes: full board, a medical visit, access to the thermal pool with jets and a thermal color therapy Hammam/Steam Room.  Also included is a thermal bath with essential oils and jets, manual anti-cellulite massage, thermal water circulation treatment, two Finnish saunas with frigidarium, two regenerating treatments in the thermal pools, and a day kit (bath towel and hand towel) and the use of a robe.  Cost per person €170. Info and booking: 0524/574422


At Terme di Tabiano (PR) a rainbow for your senses

Tabiano Terme, an oasis immersed in nature, is famous for its thermal waters with one of the highest concentrations of sulphur in Europe, which are used not only to cure many pathologies of the lungs, ears, nose and throat but also skin ailments. For a perfect relaxing day, there is the spa T-Spatium: 1500 square meters completely dedicated to enjoying the benefits of spring water.  A day of relaxation with the package "T-Spatium  Aquae" includes: the "Percorso Arcobaleno dei Sensi" (with a jacuzzi, relaxation tunnel, steam room, bio-sauna and Finnish sauna, and Kneipp treatment) and "Terme Romane" (with a calidarium, hot and cold aromatic showers, a tepidarium, jacuzzi and pool, and treatments for circulation).  Cost per person: €40. Info and booking: 0524/564130


Grand Hotel Terme Astro (Tabiano - PR): si rinasce con il rito dell’Hammam

Located in the Parma hills, a half hour from Parma, the Grand Hotel Terme Astro (four stars) in Tabiano offers a hot springs spa with sulphur rich waters and the Beauty Farm Alhambra spa. It is a great place to relax with Hammams, swimming pools and the underwater sounds pool.  The deal “Profumi dell’Alhambra” includes a relaxing dip in the underwater sounds pool, and a Hammam treatment with the scrub and washing done by professionals. After that, lying on marble benches, guests will be massaged with Argan oil.  The package is complete with a facial, anti-stress massage, and admission to the various rooms of the hammam “Bagni di Istanbul”. Cost per person: €150. Info and Booking: 0524/565523


Terme di Monticelli (PR) relaxing with pools, massages and walks in the park

Located at the foot of the Tuscan Emilian Appenines in the lands of Matilde di Canossa and Giuseppe Verdi, just 10 Km from Parma, the complex of Terme di Monticelli is made up of 3 hotels, three very beautiful iodine and bromide rich thermal pools with big windows connected by an internal pathway, sauna, steam room, gym, solarium, and a restaurant famous for its excellent food.  The spa is surrounded by an ancient 25 hectare park.  A good idea for an autumn weekend is the package “Relaxing break” with three days and two nights with all meals included, access to the covered thermal pools with a sauna, steam room, hot tub and hydrobike, tanning bed, a personalized beauty touch massage, iodine and bromide hot tub, water walking in a Kneipp pool, and a free sarong. Cost per person: starting at €295. Info and booking: 0521/682711


Terme di Sant’Andrea (PR) (Closed in December)

Sant’Andrea Bagni is a small oasis of serenity, ideal for a relaxing stay immersed in the silence of nature.  It is well-known for its rehabilitation center and its treatments: respiratory cures, hydropinic, joint-reumatoid, and dermatological treatments, jacuzzis, and treatments for rhinogenic hearing loss.  For those looking to take a little time out for themselves and in particular to get back in shape, there are also a gym, sauna, lympho-draining steam room, pressotherapy and esthetic medicine.  To quickly decrease swelling in legs and the abdomen, here is a very effective strategy:  the two-day leg and abdomen toning program: two lymphatic drains (60 minutes), two circulation walking paths, two ESWT sittings.  Cost per person: €200.

Info and booking: 0525/431233



Terme della Salvarola (MO) pumpkin and grape treatments

At the Terme della Salvarola, on the hills near Modena, autumn wellness comes from local products: grapes, pumpkins, Abate pears and citrus fruits.  New this year are the natural treatments with grapes, must and wine yeast; with pumpkin pulp and seeds, and with pears.  More news: you can add grape harvesting to a weekend wellness package and harvest the grapes to use in your treatments, or add cooking classes or how to carve vegetables for decorations.  On October 24, Halloween pumpkins will be carved to use as decoration.  Cost per person: €175. Info and booking: 0536/987530



In Bologna: at Terme Felsinee the mitochondrial diet for longevity

Terme San Luca a center specialized in rehabilitation

The mitochondrial diet® for health and longevity is one of the novelties offered by Terme Felsinee, the hot springs spa in the heart of the city of Bologna, with three big pools of thermal spring waters rich in sulfates, sulphur and calcium to cure arthritis,  do rehabilitation and for medical fitness, and for metabolic and vascular issues.  As part of the group Terme Felsinee, there is also Terme San Luca with bicarbonate-sulfate-calcium rich waters with 18 oligo-elements.  The mitochondrial diet is based on mitochondrial testing, which analyses the energy centers of cells which transform fat and carbohydrates into energy.

Alle Terme Felsinee an ideal autumn Day Spa package includes: a medical visit for admission to the hot springs, access to the thermal area with three pools, circulation treatments, a sauna and hammam, relaxation area, access to the gym, personalized scrub and a toning massage.  Cost: €85. Info and booking: 051/6198484

A relaxing deal at the Terme di San Luca is "Gocce di Relax Termale".  It includes: a medical visit for admission to the spa, day access to the thermal area: with various pools and thermal treatments, a sauna with salt crystals, snow cones, a salt hammam, neck and cranium massage, and relaxing polychrome therapy.  Cost per person: €49 Info and booking: 051/6198484


At the Terme dell’Agriturismo (BO) now known as Fitness Valley

The Terme dell’Agriturismo and Villaggio della Salute Più are in Monterenzio on the hills near Bologna.  The thermal area includes a summer waterpark with 22 thermal pools and an agriturismo and hotel.  Among the latest offers are intensive weight loss stays for localized fat deposits and the Fitness Valley, where you can go hiking, bike riding, and canoeing on lakes, followed by regenerating thermal treatments.  The Villaggio is a “Site of Common Interest" for environmental protection and biodiversity.  Worth trying is the “Bike&Spa” package: at 8am maps are handed out,  breakfast is served with coffee and homemade cookies.  The ride goes through nature on the hills of the Val Sillaro with a visit to the caves.  Back at noon, traditional lunch and afternoon access to the spa, overnight stay and breakfast.  Cost per person: from €76. Info and booking: 051/929972


Terme di Porretta (BO) Wellness in the autumn nature of the Apennines

At the Terme di Porretta in the Tuscan Emilian Apennines, at 400 meters above sea level, sulphur, bromide and iodine rich waters of extraordinary curative and pharmacological quality for all organs and limbs bubble up.  After treatments, this is the ideal landscape for walking and hiking. In autumn, nature is really beautiful in the Bologna Apennines. For a day of relaxation in Porretta there is the day spa that includes access to the crenotherapy area with a thermal pool, vascular treatments, a massage and your choice of one wellness treatment. Cost per person: €85. Info and booking: 0534/22062


Terme di Castel San Pietro (BO) Terme and slow life tourism: perfect autumn

In this historic hot spring destination (1337), just a few kilometers from Bologna, along the via Emilia, surrounded by the park of the Sillaro River, people take advantage of the therapeutic properties of the sulphur, bromide and iodine rich waters.  Decongestant, disinfecting and relaxing, they are perfect for all thermal cures and rehabilitation.  The Wellness Center is very welcoming with treatments for body and face such as silky muds with clay that have been "aged".  Castel San Pietro is a town with a medieval center that has been perfectly conserved and that has a very clear outlook on life: “Slow life, slow tourism”. A weekend of relaxation for two days and one night includes: a body scrub with silky mud, relaxing swim in thermal water and a massage, mask and facial sauna with herbs and a face, neck and chest massage.  Cost just for treatments €125 (with an overnight stay €155). Info and booking: 051/941247




At the Thermae Oasis (Comacchio - FE) until October 31 couples wellness on the seashore

The Wellness Center Termale Thermae Oasis is in the heart of the marshes of Comacchio, inside the Camping Park Tahiti.  The iodine and bromide rich water runs in a large underground fault under the spa and is particularly recommended for chronic respiratory problems, in the treatment of joint and arthritic problems and chronic osteoarthritis, for skin issues and joint rehabilitation.  During the summer the hydro-thermal path “Giardini del Benessere” is open with Ayurvedic treatments and oriental massages.  After the treatments, you can sip purifying teas in the relaxation room, listening to the sound of water running down the walls.  A great deal for couples is the wellness package with access to the a hot tub with spring water and chromotherapy with 80 fiber optic lights that emit 6 color sequences, a couples massage and teas.  Cost per couple: €180. Info and booking: 0533/399706



At the Terme di Riolo (RA) a weekend of precious waters and flavors of Romagna

Autumn is one of the best times to visit Riolo Terme (Ra) with its spa.  The landscape of the Parco della Vena del Gesso changes color, the fall fairs offer fun and flavors, local wines, herbs and forgotten fruits.  At the Terme the treatments are based on four different types of spring water (sulphur, sulphur bicarbonate, alkaline, and bromide-iodine) and potent antioxidants along with very fine mud.  The weekend Wellness & Flavors In Romagna includes: overnight stay and breakfast at the Grand Hotel delle Terme, four stars, afternoon access to the Wellness Spa with a hot springs pool, circulation treatments, a thermarium, sauna, steam room, water storm, showers, relaxation area, teas, a fitness room, a ritual facial, hot relaxing towel, and a wine and food tasting in the Fourteenth Century Castle of Riolo Terme.  Cost per person: starting at €109.  Info and booking: 0546/71045


Terme di Punta Marina (RA)

Between the blue of the sea of Ravenna and the green of the pinewoods sits the Terme di Punta Marina.  They are unique for their mineral water full of iodine, calcium, and magnesium which fight against chronic respiratory inflammation, ear nose and throat problems, osteoarthritis and physical therapy.  At the spa you can choose among many innovative treatments.  Not to mention the hospitality of the Terme Beach Resort, which offers rooms right on the beach and a balcony overlooking the sea.  The special deal (valid on the weekend from Friday to Sunday) offers: access to the hot springs pool with a temperature of 33°C, a water circulation circuit, a Finnish sauna with a relaxation area and a massage. Cost per person: €40. for those who wish to stay at the Hotel Mosaico Beach Resort (0544/439491). Info and booking: 0544/ 437222


Hot springs in Cervia (RA) Water and Mud from the salt pans, naturally extraordinary.

At the hot springs in Cervia the treatments are based on the muds and mother water from the nearby salt flats.  After the extraction of the salt, the "mother water" left over, full of precious minerals, is sent to the spa.  The "liman" used for the mud and water treatments is applied using the "traditional liman method of Cervia", and is unique in Italy as it is a lagoon mud, homogeneous and creamy with a shiny black color, the therapeutic effects of which are similar to muds from the Dead Sea.

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.  Treatments with salt crystals (anti-aging and revitalizing): salt peeling, vaporized mud with a hydro-massage, a massage. The result will be a toned and tonic result.  Cost per person: €150 Info and Booking: 0544/990111


Thermal spa in Brisighella (RA) beauty in harmony with nature.

In the greenery of the Romagna Apennines, Brisighella is a delightful medieval town, a little fairytale just inland from Ravenna.  The Spa is very near to the historic center and is set deep in a park.  Here you can find wellness and psycho-physical balance thanks to the therapeutic properties of the sulphur and iodine rich waters.  Spending a few days at the hot springs in Brisighella also means immersing yourself in the evocative panorama of the Tuscan Romagna Apennines in a place suspended in time.  The high level of tourist services and the tranquility here, mixes with history and good local food and wine.  The thermal skin firming-lifting facial treatment (90 min.) is an avant-guard response to the need to regenerate and compact loose skin.  Closes for the season on October 31.

Cost per person: €110. Info and booking: 0546/81068



Terme di Castrocaro (FC): Yala yoga classes and the Long Life Formula

In the heart of Romagna, the hot springs of Castrocaro have used their iodine, bromide, and sulphur rich waters along with beneficial muds as treatments since 1838.  Exclusive hospitality is provided by the Grand Hotel Terme. Among the latest treatments is a derma-esthetic laser center to fight wrinkles, spots, capillaries and scars.  There are also a series of health check-ups that integrate prevention and wellness.  For those who want to relax, there are Yala Yoga classes, the first course that mixes yoga with relaxing in hot spring waters.  Also this year the spa will be open in the evening for the Saturday night events.  The best treatment here remains the Long Life Formula, the program for learning a correct lifestyle to live longer and better, requested also be foreigners such as Russians and Arabs.  This year you can also monitor your health thanks to the app Long Life formula index.  For Halloween, on October 31, there is the option for one night with an aperitif + Saturday night event, an evening with tastings and wellness treatments.  Cost per couple: from €227.  Info and booking: 0543/767114


Hotel delle Terme Santa Agnese (Bagno di Romagna – FC): regenerating with hyper-thermal waters

This elegant spa hotel, in the heart of Bagno di Romagna, has its own hot springs from which hot, hyper-thermal waters bubble full of active mineral ingredients. The Hotel, set in the Park of the Casentinesi Forests, is inside the historic home of the Grisolini Counts.  Among the treatments offered: rehabilitation in water, ozonized baths, muds, circulation cures, and the natural thermal grotto (Calidarium – Tepidarium). Not to mention the great Romagna food.  Try out the Autumn Nights at the Spa with: a night with half board, medical assistance, admission to the external wellness thermal pool, the natural thermal Grotto (tepidarium – calidarium), access to the internal spring to drink mineral water, tea area and free wifi, the use of a robe, gym access and a City bike.  Cost per person: from €90. Info and booking: 0543/911018


Ròseo Hotel Euroterme (Bagno di Romagna – FC) Very hot waters and innovative technology

In Bagno di Romagna, in the National Park of the Casentinesi Forest, at 500m above sea level, just a short distance from the historic town center, there is the Ròseo Hotel Euroterme, 4 stars.  It is a structure specialized in thermal wellness and equipped with the most innovative technology.  The hyper-thermal water that bubbles up at 45°C are effective against circulation problems, gastroenterology issues, for post trauma rehabilitation, and for curing rhinogenic hearing loss.  Inside, the Centro Oriental Spa offers body and face treatments and massages.  A great deal for a day of beauty is the Beauty day package: access to the thermal pool, the grotto, a body massage with essential oils, a mud mask, and a spa kit.  An overnight stay is available at an additional €99 a day per person with all meals included. Cost per person: €91. Info and booking: 0543/911414


Grand Hotel Terme Roseo (Bagno di Romagna – FC): rent out a whole pool for your parties

Starting this year at the Grand Hotel Terme Roseo, housed in the ancient noble palace of the Biozzi Counts in the main square of this little medieval town, you can rent out an entire thermal pool for birthday parties, class parties, or for a very memorable wedding.  The hotel provides a catering service as well with dinners or a buffet, or natural catering with juices, fruit, salads, and natural drinks.  The thermal pool has   46 jets, a hydro-underwater jacuzzi, foot jets, chromotherapy, waterfalls, underwater music therapy and a hydrobike.  The waters of its spring bubble up at 45°C and are used for curing many ailments.  And there is the Beauty Farm, where you can choose among many personalized treatments.   Cost: from €180.

Info and booking: 0543/911016


Grand Hotel Terme della Fratta (Bertinoro – FC): here you can try mineral water pizza

Grand Hotel Terme della Fratta (open all year), just a few kilometers from Bertinoro in the heart of Romagna, is located in a historic palace.  In the park there are 11 springs which bring 7 different types of water to the surface, each with different characteristics and properties and full of minerals.  Inside there is the classic hot springs center and the wellness center with the "Armonie Naturali" package.  At the Grand Hotel Terme della Fratta you can also discover food and wine: pizza made with spring water and a vegan piadina romagnola are among the most requested dishes here.  A particular feature of the food made here is the use of iodine rich mineral water instead of salt.  Inside the park, for those who love adventure and fun there is the  adventure park Indianapark.

Cost lunch/dinner: €27 and up (phone reservation required). Info and booking: 0543/460911



Riminiterme a new ozone therapy center is on its way and the Resort on the sea

A new ozone therapy center for curative esthetic treatments of the latest generation and a new, big hot springs park built on the beach, these are the latest developments at Riminiterme.  The structure is located right on the biggest beach in Rimini and takes advantage of the beneficial properties of sea water and thalassotherapy.  The hot springs resort at the sea will open in the spring of 2016 and will be dedicated to all kinds of clients: families with kids, the elderly and athletes.  Worth trying is the package “Spa Marine” with: sauna or steam room to prepare your skin, marine bio-poultice, thalassotherapy body treatment with seaweed, ventilated clay, essential oils and sea water, seawater hot tub with drops of fucus, salting with unprocessed salt in the salt room, application of ozonized oil.  Cost per person: €80. Info and booking: 0541/424011


At Riccione Terme you can revitalize with Water Zumba and high power lasers

Activities in hot springs such as AcquaTone and AcquaZumba and the latest instruments such as the Tecar and the high power laser are the newest additions to Riccione Terme, a great spa near the sea.  The treatments use mineral water rich in sulphur, bromide, iodine and magnesium.  The Wellness Center Oasi Spa offers thermal esthetic treatments and is part of the 1500 square meter Percorso Termale Sensoriale.  There is also a big outdoor thermal park, the Perle d’Acqua Park.  A treatment worth trying is the Thermae Spicy using spices: admission to the Percorso Termale Sensoriale (4 thermal pools, thermal circuits, water fitness), wrap with thermal mud and spices (cinnamon, ginger, cardamom) activated with infrared lights, a spiced massage with thermal oligo-elements and Argan oil or a cinnamon, thermal oligo-element and sweet almond oil massage, and a sulphur and cinnamon thermal soap. Cost per person: €99.  With an overnight stay in a four star hotel, half board:€144 per person. Info and booking: 0541/ 602201


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