Five Fabulous Italian Spas, from North to South
Photo courtesy of Fonteverde Spa
One of Italy’s oldest traditions is "taking the waters." Ancient Romans, experts at enjoying sensual pleasures, built elaborate bathhouses to indulge in the curative waters that emerge from the land's thermal springs and called their establishments SPAs, Salus Per Aquam, or Health through Water. Spas were social centers where spirits were lifted; aches and pains soaked away.
The tradition lives on today, Italians love their spa breaks and doctors prescribe regimens of soa