Lazio Wellness and Spas: oases of relaxation and well-being
Thermalism in Lazio and in all regions dominated by the Roman Empire has very ancient origins, it was in fact the Etruscans first and then the Romans who discovered the extraordinary beneficial and healing properties of the thermal waters and created the first public baths, places of meeting and fulcrum of social and political life.
Terme di Vulci
The Terme di Vulci spa has become in a very short time one of the most loved and frequented spas, it is in fact a very special place and the properties of the waters are incredible.
The spa is only a few minutes from the Vulci Archaeological Park and about an hour’s drive from Rome, just 20 minutes from the sea and near the Tuscan border, the villages of Saturnia, Montemerano and Manciano are only a 30-minute drive away. Set in the Tuscia countryside, these spas are beautiful, a wellness oasis completely surrounded by unspoiled nature.
Four large pools of iron spring water, with a temperature ranging from 42 to 30°C, to enjoy the beneficial properties of this water at any temperature, the pools are perfectly in harmony with the surrounding nature, thanks to the light and sinuous shapes, the olive trees placed in the center of the main pool and the use of local stone and wood.
These thermal waters have important beneficial properties; in fact, they are used in balneo-fango-therapies for the treatment of arthro-rheumatic diseases and balneo-therapies for the treatment of dermatological diseases and phlebopathies.
Vulci water is bicarbonate, sulfate, calcic, magnesic, fluorinated, acidulous and ferruginous, microbiologically pure and naturally carbonated.
Used in the treatment of arthrorheumatic diseases in the form of balneo-fango-therapy and in the treatment of dermatological diseases and phlebopathies in the form of balneo-therapy.
The waters of the Vulci Hot Springs are composed of carbonate, calcium, fluoride, iron, sulfur.
The ferruginous water of Vulci, at its source, has a temperature of 42°C.
The Terme di Vulci spa includes 3 large pools in which the water gradually goes from 42°C in the first, to 30°C in the last.
Terme dei Papi
The Terme dei Papi are the oldest baths in the city of Viterbo. These thermal waters were already appreciated in ancient times and owe their name Terme dei Papi, to the fact that Pope Nicholas V loved their beneficial properties so much that he built a building that took the name of Bagno del Papa. Even today these spas are the most famous in the city of Viterbo and in the Lazio region, known for the properties of the water and for the extraordinary beneficial effects.
A large monumental thermal pool, over 2,000 sqm, with water coming from the bullicame thermal spring, a natural cave for the Turkish bath, where cascades of thermal water at 58°C gush out, creating a humid environment rich in steam. The vapors are particularly effective on the skin, respiratory tract, joints and metabolism.
The waters of the Terme dei Papi in Viterbo come from different natural springs and are of two different types: hyperthermal between 40°C and 65°C, they are sulphurous, sulphate, bicarbonate, alkaline earthy waters; hypothermic between 20°C and 30°C, they are bicarbonate, sulphate, alkaline, earthy, carbonic, ferruginous waters.
Due to their composition, the thermal waters of Viterbo are indicated in the treatment of various ailments and pathologies. They are particularly effective for the treatment of dermatological, gynecological, ENT, rheumatological, circulatory and gastroenterologist disorders.
Acqua & Terme Fiuggi
The Fiuggi Hot Springs are ancient and historically famous. The therapeutic characteristics of the waters are known throughout the world, and the baths also give the spa town an environmentally distinctive connotation. The Bonifacio thermal baths frequented mainly in the mornings are immersed in chestnut woods while the Anticolane thermal baths, frequented in the afternoons, are structured esenzialemnte on gardens and nature walks.
Fiuggi’s waters belong to the group of natural oligomineral waters. This characteristic is determined by the tufa formation of the Fiuggi basin itself, which, by alternating permeable layers, filters the waters, which thus come to lose their mineral substances altogether. Extremely effective in detoxifying treatments, they are especially indicated in the prevention and treatment of kidney and gout.
The waters of Fiuggi were known since Roman times as “Fons Arilla.” In fact, ruins of buildings and remains of Roman roads have been found in the area where these springs flow. In the Middle Ages they became famous because Pope Boniface VIII made regular use of them to treat his kidney stones; later Michelangelo, in 1549, drew benefit from them against the “stone sickness” that afflicted him. Wrote Giovanni Papini about Michelangelo: “Little did we miss that, the indefatigable artist, who had handled and carved so many stones, was not killed by a small stone treacherously formed inside his old body”. A year of treatment and Michelangelo recovered.
Terme di Pompeo
Nestled in the green of centuries-old olive trees and surrounded by the beauty of ancient villages and centuries-old abbeys, Terme Pompeo is among the 150 oldest certified companies in Italy.
Terme Pompeo is a holistic spa specializing in personal care understood as Wellness Medicine i.e. Wellness. It is the ideal place to prevent and treat many pathologies of adults and children, but above all to enjoy the benefits of thermal baths and mud baths, indulging in a wellness or business stay in the adjoining hotel Fontana Olente, away from stress and in the most authentic perception of newfound energies.
In Terme Pompeo, an S.S.N. accredited facility, thermal water is the real protagonist. A unique water, a natural medicine, which for over 160 years, thanks to precious elements, has contributed to the maintenance and recovery of an optimal state of health.
For modern medicine, health is not only a state of absence of disease but the achievement of a perfect psychophysical balance to be safeguarded through three fundamental stages: prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. This concept is fully implemented at Terme Pompeo where everything is aimed at involving the patient in a kind of health path that allows a better approach to his or her state of health. The multidisciplinary specialist organization ensures the widest diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative possibilities.
Beauty Terme Pompeo is the first Advanced Thermal Aesthetics center, specializing in balanced and harmonious physical remodeling without using invasive technologies.
The Vescine Thermal Complex sits on a lush hillside in Suio Terme (LT) in a wild and colorful area. It consists of an extensive 31-hectare land property: wooded the hillside and flat the one adjacent to the Garigliano River. The pleasant hotel consists of 48 rooms all with panoramic views and equipped with every comfort. The three unique and cozy restaurants, Typica, Praeclarus and Aqua offer refined menus in keeping with the typical cuisine of the area.
The extensive spa facility makes use of technologies, which can be considered cutting-edge at the European level for mud therapy treatment. The results and benefits of inhalation treatments and balneotherapy are remarkable. Special attention is paid to massage therapy and endotympanic insufflations. The two outdoor pools, Smart and Relax, where we believe the names already convey their characteristics and relative benefits, are a masterpiece of aesthetic and functional architecture that is particularly rare in the varied spa world.
Thanks to the mineral content of its hyperthermal sulfurous waters and the modernity of its facilities, mud therapy in particular offers certainty of treatment for certain diseases such as osteo-articular ones, as well as for muscle tone and certain skin imperfections. The explosion of mineral salts generated by our thermal water, in fact, through the exact temperature of application produce, with mud therapy, an implosion of the same in the human body that guarantee, for both Her and Him, specific and certain benefits.
The completely renovated and refurbished amenities of the New Thermal Spa, in addition to traditional cures from thermal medicine, offer different types of wellness programmes thanks to utilisation of the latest technologies. A virtual journey in which the body and thermal water come together to enable the mind to relax. A series of water jets is positioned in such a way that, in one complete revolution, all the muscles from the neck to the soles of the feet, are massaged by the water. These are the characteristics of the indoor sulphurous pool. The sauna and Steam Bath enables heat lovers to immerse their bodies in the sulphurous vapours (Steam Bath) to purify themselves from within, and in the dry heat (sauna) for a detoxifying effect.
The waters from the Acque Albule spring are sulphurous and hypothermal. They retain the name that was given to them back in ancient times due to their whitish colour (from the Latin word “albula” = whitish water), caused by the gaseous emulsion that forms on the surface when there is a decrease in pressure, releasing the dissolved carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide from the water. Water arrives at the spa from Lakes Regina and Colonnelle, north of Via Tiburtina, at a speed of 3,000 litres per second. The mineral water maintains a constant temperature of 23°C throughout the year. Chemical analyses in the 19th century confirmed the therapeutic capacity of the Acque Albule waters. We now know that sulphur is a powerful natural antibacterial ingredient with major anti-inflammatory effects.