Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort is an elegant boutique resort in southern Tuscany. Constructed around an ancient travertine heart, it is designed according to ‘habitat philosophy’: a constant striving for harmony with one’s surroundings. Every tiniest detail – from flooring to lighting and choice of fabrics – has been thought through to create an atmosphere of total well-being.
There’s an impressive Roman Bath, sauna and Turkish Room, while the original spring feeds the thermal park with hot-water swimming pools, waterfalls, Jacuzzis and waterways. Water gushes into the swimming pools at the rate of 500 liters (200 gallons) per second at a constant 37°C (98.6°F). Travel Maestro tip: When soaking in the warm pools, a constant rise of air bubbles makes it feel like a gigantic jetted tub! It’s quite exhilarating, yet relaxing at the same time.
Terme di Saturnia has now been awarded by Condé Nast as the Best Medical/Thermal/Natural Spas in the World. All personalized treatments offer an impeccable course in relaxation and well-being. A great start is a Four-Hand Massage or a Saturnia Massage Shower where two masseurs work in conjunction with a water-jet to the attainment of full-body relaxation. Then enjoy the unforgettable sensory experience of a Saturnia Long Massage, 70 minutes of total-body well-being. A host of other treatments such as Aromatherapy and Aquarelaxation are also offered.
The innovative spirit that has enlivened Terme di Saturnia is once again the driving force behind the creation of the “Ultimate”, the new luxury Spa area; a private world whose careful choice of treatments creates unique experiences transcending the traditional perceptions of a Spa. You can choose among the Saturnia Gold Facial, the Oxygen Infusion and exclusive massages for your body.
The team in the spa devises tailor-made treatments to tackle the symptoms of unsightly cellulite or the initial signs of ageing. And when you feel in need of some exercise, the well-equipped gym provides a host of activities, from personal training to Fitvibe, Pilates to a physical check-up. There’s also water gymnastics and morning hikes, with the option of tennis and golf if you’re feeling sporty. With all the spa and activities, most guests move throughout the resort wearing the luxurious white robes that are provided, never dressing in street clothes until dinner.
Dining is quite the experience at Terme di Saturnia. The Aqualuce Restaurant offers magical luxury candlelit dinners with a view of the spring, where you can try out amazing recipes from the talented chefs. You will be bowled over by the authentic flavors of the Tuscan cuisine or amazed by the Grande Carte at the Gourmet Restaurant All’Aquacotta under the auspices of a 3-starred Michelin Chef. Light and healthy dishes – specially devised by the in-house team of dieticians – are also on offer. Leave your bad eating habits behind and give your body a healthy treat.
A prestigious Art Gallery stages contemporary art exhibitions, while the nearby open-air Juice Bar offers fruit- and vegetable-based cocktails, smoothies and snacks. The brand new Atelier delle Eccellenze now features the best products of the Maremma-shire. The Spa Boutique Terme di Saturnia caters for all health & beauty purchases complemented by a welcoming Spa Cafe and the brand-new Atelier Aldo Coppola.
Just 100 meters from the hotel is a 18-hole Championship Golf Course, par 72 and 6,316m over 70 hectares. Conceived by the Californian architect Ronald Fream of the internationally renowned Golfplan Studio, it has been designed with total respect for the environment. The realization of such an impressive course has respected strict regulations governing the protection of local nature with the aim of earning the Golf Federation’s ecological certification.
Terme di Saturnia is a marvelous, relaxing Italian gem. To visit, please contact Covington’s expert vacation advisors for special complimentary Virtuoso upgrades and amenities.
Source: Terme di Saturnia. Photos courtesy of Terme di Saturnia.