San Casciano Dei Bagni, Italy
Fonteverde Tuscan Resort Spa
Idyllic spa retreat in the Tuscan hills
What it is
An elegant spa retreat focused on thermal springs.
What it isn't
Close to Tuscany’s major sites: Florence is about two hours by car.
What we think
The ancient Etruscans first discovered the healing properties of the mineral springs in the Val d'Orcia, midway between Rome and Florence. A Medici duke built a resort here in the 17th century; now Italian dowagers and the occasional celebrity come to Fonteverde for a secluded spa retreat in a textbook-gorgeous Tuscan landscape. With a backdrop of green hills and cypress trees, you arrive to be greeted by a team of doctors who create a customized diet and spa regimen aligned with your goals and body type. Programs include include weight-loss, detox, skin rejuvenation—or a course of treatments using the region’s mineral-rich spring water and mud. There are seven thermal pools, including one just for children and another reserved for pampered pooches. The 80 rooms are traditionally decorated, with half-tester beds, antique furniture and damask curtains. The timeless quality continues at mealtime: Tuscan cuisine (delicious and good for you!) is served on white tablecloths in a restaurant overlooking the same landscape the Etruscans first appreciated.
You're here because
You like your spa getaways old-school European, not New Age-y or Zen.
Water gently massages you in one of Fonteverde’s thermal pools as the sun majestically rises over Mount Amiata.
Restaurants & Bars
Restaurant Ferdinando - Tuscan cuisine with wellness options for spa-goers
Bioquam - Light lunch poolside
Bar Il Falconiere
In a vast natural park located in the Siena hills near Mount Amiata. The nearest town, San Casciano dei Bagni, is about 20 minutes away.