BEST SPA IN ITALY FOR: FEELING FITTER
The Thermal waters at Fuiggi are legendary; their curative powers are said to restore the kidneys, balance the immune system and have been famously imbibed by Popes, princesses and even Michelangelo. Today, both sipping the water and soaking in the thalasso pools are still encouraged at this super smart, marble-clad medi-spa, just 50 minutes drive from Rome. The comprehensive week-long programmes cover most modern malaises: Complete Life Rewind (ageing), Optimal Weight (bloating), Deep Detox (living to excess) and Immuno Boost (stress). The curative therapies range from sound healing to virtual reality workouts that supercharge core strength. The gym, which is set in the former ballroom, is a place of beauty and overseen by the wonderful Armando Vinci, a sports and postural trainer who may uncover that niggling back pain is actually a stomach problem.
Address: Palazzo Fiuggi, Via dei Villini, 34, 03014 Fiuggi FR, Italy