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Wellness at the Spas of Emilia Romagna. Vacation ideas for Christmas 2015 and New Year's 2016

Hot springs wellness, pools full of prized water, new anti-aging treatments, regenerating massages. For those who want to spend their holidays taking care of their bodies - and also their minds - the Spas of Emilia Romagna are the perfect place.  The thermal waters are very effective and healing, and they enable relaxation and offer overall wellness for your whole organism.

Among the vacation packages, a basic stay includes a few nights, a series of wellness treatments, and relaxation in places immersed in nature and beauty. At the 15 hot springs spas from Parma to Rimini, you can get into great shape for 2016.



Here are the most interesting deals.

At Salsomaggiore (Pr) Detox-day and the Great New Year's Concert

You can welcome 2016 in a thermal pool or by participating in the Great New Year's Concert.  A Liberty style town, with illuminated avenues and elegant stores, in Salsomaggiore Terme the big New Year's celebration includes music and dancing followed by an overnight stay in a hotel, breakfast and then a choice of how to spend January 1, either at the Great New Year's Concert or in the covered hot springs pool.  Cost: from €135 per person (three stars) to €180 (4 star superior), with the option of extending your stay by adding a little tour of a cheese factory, or the guided visit of Palazzo dei Congressi, in Liberty Decò style with its elaborately decorated and frescoed rooms or with a happy hour at the caffè Orientale. (Info 0524/571664).

Only the Detox day in the 4,000 square meter wellness center "Mari d’Oriente", with a Roman air-water treatment, a slimming mud wrap, green and nettle tea with a sweet orange salt bath, costs €75. Info: 0524/582611.

Centro Termale “Il Baistrocchi” (Pr) Christmas with Parma food and hot springs hammam

This year Christmas can be celebrated with a themed lunch dedicated to Parma food, immersed in an age-old park after having experienced pleasant treatments using the iodine and bromide rich waters here which offer many benefits.  This is what the wellness center “Il Baistrocchi” (in Salsomaggiore) has to offer.  For Christmas there is the package with the same name which includes two days of relaxation and wellness and one day's board.  In the wellness package there are: admission to the thermal pool with a hot tub, a thermal hammam-steam room with a chromotherapy shower, a Finnish sauna, a water circuit for vascular health, regenerating steam treatments, and a bathrobe.  Cost €75.  Info: 0524/574422.


Terme di Monticelli (Pr) Shiatsu to rebalance energy flows

Just three nights and four days of wellness and relaxation are enough to go back home feeling like new.  That is what is promised by the Terme di Monticelli (Pr), a spa surrounded by a park with tall, old trees, peace and tranquility, not far from Parma.  The perfect package deal includes: full board at the Hotel Best Western delle Rose (4 stars), thermal pools with regenerating hot springs water, a sauna, steam room, hot tub and hydrobike, Kneipp circuit for circulation, tanning bed, and a Shiatsu massage, the ancient Japanese massage technique that rebalances energy to remove all your knots caused by tension.  Cost per person: €470.  Do not miss the great New Year's dinner in grand fashion.   Info: 0521/682711.

Terme della Salvarola (Mo) Whipped cream and almond massage

Fluffy whipped cream and a ginger and cinnamon massage are the new things to try out at New Year's at the Terme della Salvarola, in the hills near Modena (Maranello is very nearby).  As part of the New Year's package (two nights and three days) the massage is with hot oils spiced with ginger and cinnamon accompanied by a candlelight couple's jacuzzi.  Cost: €269. Info: 0536/987530.

Terme dell’Agriturismo (Bo) heated outdoor pools and evening parties

In contact with nature, with heated outdoor pools and evening parties with poolside buffets.  This is the program for the weekends and holidays at the Terme dell’Agriturismo, on the hills just outside Bologna, in Monterenzio,  where you can follow the Nutristyle program based on the mitochondrial diet and protocols for non-pharmacological cures.  The package here includes a three night stay in the restored country houses, half board, medical checkup, access to the outdoor and indoor thermal pools, gym, a total body scrub, relaxing mud, facial, tanning bed, and a massage.  Cost €299.  Two nights with breakfast €150. Info: 051/929972.


At the Terme di Riolo (Ra) recharge your batteries with the hot springs steam

Enjoy the Christmas atmosphere wrapped in warm thermal steam and regenerate in hot thermal waters: this is your vacation in Riolo Terme, where hot spring waters with strong antioxidant properties bubble up.  For the entire holiday season there will be many events and guided tours of the castle.  Stay over for a long weekend for two nights, half board at the Grand Hotel Terme 4 stars, with thermal pool access and a massage for just €183.  One night with thermal relaxation included costs  €93. Info: 0546/71045.

Terme di Punta Marina (Ra) an escape to the sea for wellness

Looking out you will see only the sea, beaches and the age-old pinewoods described by the British poet George Byron.  Here is Terme di Punta Marina just a stone's throw away from the Unesco city of Ravenna.  In this period the spa, where hot springs waters rich in magnesium can be found, is open for New Year's and Epiphany.  Three nights, breakfast, and access to the spa for a total of €244 for two people.  At New Year's this package also includes a body and face treatment and costs €270 per couple.  You can also have a New Year's Eve dinner in a nearby restaurant for €75.  Hotel Mosaico Beach Resort (0544/439491). Info: 0544/437222.

Grand Hotel Terme della Fratta (Bertinoro – Fc). 2016 in regenerating hot springs

The perfect getaway to relax at the end of the year could be the spa at the Grand Hotel della Fratta**** (Fc).  This hotel is in the heart of Romagna in Bertinoro, in the middle of a 32 acre park where seven different kinds of water bubble up from 13 springs.   The spa is specialized in getting back into shape.  For the holidays there are various package deals.  The basic package is three nights with half board, access to the big thermal spa, gym, a towel, teas, piano bar evening entertainment, a minibar and the New Year's Eve dinner (for New Year's stays), or a typical Christmas menu (for Christmas stays).  Cost per person: from €222 (Magical Christmas) to €432 (New Year's Wellness). Info: 0543/460911

Grand Hotel Terme Roseo (Bagno di Romagna – Fc) Gala dinner and 46 hot tub stations

You can celebrate 2016 with wellness treatments and relaxation alongside the big indoor thermal pool in one of the most beautiful and antique palaces in Bagno di Romagna.  This is New Year's at the Grand Hotel Terme Roseo****, an excellent hotel in the historic center of this ancient hot springs town.  The pool has 46 hot tub seats, waterfalls, music therapy and beds with electro stimulators.  The basic package is three nights, full board, access to the natural thermal grotto, thermal pool, gym, a towel, teas, piano bar entertainment in the evening, minibar, and New Year's Eve dinner (for New Year's stays), and typical local menus.  Cost per person: from €267 (Christmas), €615 (for stays at New Year's). Info: 0543 /911016

Hotel delle Terme Santa Agnese (Bagno di Romagna- Fc) Kid-sized holiday

There is also space for kids, where games and activities are organized as part of the services offered at the Hotel delle Terme Santa Agnese****, a refined hot springs spa in Bagno di Romagna.  For the holidays, kids up to age four stay for free.  And while mom and dad are relaxing in the outdoor pool or in the thermal grotto, the kids can watch many films at the baby cinema and have a traditional afternoon snack.  This package includes a two night stay with all meals included, access to the outdoor thermal pool, the thermal grottos (tepidarium, calidarium), mineral water therapy, fitness room, evening music, and traditional lunches (Christmas, Saint Stephan's) €198, three nights €265, two nights for New Year's Eve with music, dancing, a big breakfast and brunch on New Year's Day: €305. Info: 0543/911018-09.

Bagno di Romagna: at the Ròseo Euroterme Wellness Resort (Fc) wellness and fairy tales

At the Ròseo Euroterme Wellness Resort in Bagno di Romagna you can experience the magic of

Christmas with a fairy tale touch.  This hot springs town will be filled with decorations and little markets.
Info: 0543/911414.

Terme di Castrocaro (Fc) polythermal itinerary with 50 different water jets

Forget running around and take a few days off for wellness: if this is your wish (or necessity), you can do it in Castrocaro Terme, a wellness and health destination since 1838.  For three days you can take advantage of the waters rich in iodine, sulfur and bromide, and natural muds, and relax in the polythermal area of the Wellness Clinic, at the Grand Hotel Terme e Spa, 4 stars of Art Decò and Liberty style where you can follow the Long Life formula, designed to improve quality of life and longevity.  The stay includes: two nights, two a' la carte dinners, Christmas lunch, access to the thermal areas, a thermal pool with jets, Internet and Sky satellite tv.  Cost €224. Info: 0543/767114.

In Riminiterme facial massage with ozonized oil and a massage with shells

When the holidays arrive, everyone wants to look their best.  At Riminiterme the new products are the “Cross-Linked Hyaluronic Acids” which reshape facial lines and the body.  Among the deals at Riminiterme for New Year's and the Epiphany there is the package "Mare d’Inverno" which includes: a welcome aperitif, a wellness open day (sauna, steam room, salt room, jets in the pools with seawater and a relaxation area), and a salt compress.  Cost €40.  For Christmas there is the new antioxidant facial and body massage with dark chocolate and coconut oil.  That can be followed or replaced by a seashell and hot oil massage with an energizing effect.  For the face there is the combination of mandelic acid peeling, hyperbaric oxygen and a white clay mask. Info: 0541/424011

In Riccione Terme (Rn) super soft skin with the Christmas savonage in the little grotto

Riccione Terme is the perfect couple's retreat to relax before dealing with the Christmas rush.  The spa, on the sea and right near the famous shopping area of Viale Ceccarini, offers innovative treatments suing sulfur, bromide and iodine rich waters.  Info: 0541/602201

Information and package deals

Toll free number 800.88.88.50.



Last modified Dec 14, 2015

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