THERMAL BATH AND SPA DAY
A LIFESTYLE AND CULTURAL ITINERARY
HEALTH TOURISM is very common in Italy. In ancient Roman times, natural thermal baths served as a center for social gathering, places of well-being, and leisure centers. Known in Italian as, terme, thermal baths and natural springs still continue their same tradition today both in the city of Rome and just outside the city walls. Italy is world-known for the rejuvenating effects of its thermal spas.
The country is punctuated by natural hot springs. The health benefits of terme are incredible, going far beyond mind and body relaxation. Depending on the thermal baths’ mineral composition, it can provide relief for a range of conditions and disorders. Specifically, the steam from the baths is especially soothing for those suffering from respiratory ailments, the heat is relieving for muscle and joint aches, and the combination of bicarbonate, sulfur and plankton is healing for the skin, our body’s largest organ. Sulfur thermal baths, which is the particular mineral found in terme near Rome, has been shown to have a sebum balancing effect on the skin, as well as relieve skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema, allergies, acne and dermatitis.
ROMAN BATH - ACQUE ALBULE DI TIVOLI
Just under a 30-minute drive or 45-minutes by train, and you have escaped to a luxurious and soothing thermal getaway. Soak in the same silky mineral waters and rich mud as the Romans did for the perfect relief of your tensions, stresses and inflammation.
THE TOWN OF HEALTH
Chianciano is quite a unique health spa resort, whose thermal baths have been famous since ancient ages. Its waters have been renowned since Etruscan times.
There are different types of waters in town, coming from five different springs, each of them having their own health benefits. The Acquasanta spring is located in a peaceful forest. This water springs from the rocks at 33 degrees Celsius. Drank on an empty stomach in the morning, it is good for liver and stomach problems like gastrointestinal dyspepsia, biliary calculolosis and even after bile ducts surgery.
The waters of Acqua Santissima, another of Chianciano’s five springs, is useful for curing respiratory problems caused by various environmental and pollution problems. The mineral water known as Acqua Fucoli has to be drank in the afternoon for best results: the water is found in the park known by the same name, located close to Acqua Santissima. This mineral water is beneficial for various inflammatory and digestive problems.
ISCHIA THERMAL BATHS - CAMPANIA
Ischia, an island in the Bay of Naples, is known for its thermal pools with healing waters and its health spas. The water from the natural hot springs, heated by volcanic action, is believed to be the most radioactive in Europe and is good for a variety of health treatments including rheumatism. The thermal springs have been popular since Greek and Roman times and spas and resorts have been built up around the best ones. Ischia's top thermal resorts and spas to go to for healing treatments: Negombo, Poseidon, Aphrodite, Cavascura