Wellness and relaxation: "mens sana in corpore sane"

Finnish Sauna

"Sunt Thermae Optima Medicinae Pars"
(The Baths of Medicine are the best part)

Pliny the Elder

In Emilia Romagna, we have the ability to have health clubs and spas with more specialized towards the needs more diversified. A rediscovery of Eastern techniques and scientific research in a fusion of Indian therapy, with the Japanese shiatsu, reflexology foot massage with Chinese, Finnish sauna and the Arabs with the hamam . A meeting that runs along the old Roman traditions, Egyptian and Greek along with the known western therapies that gave the possibility to include special spa treatments like the original and highly effective thermal therapy, hydrotherapy along with a wide range of massages, saunas and baths Turks.

Today's spas are facilities that operate for the welfare of the person at the side of specialists and doctors specialize in the treatment of rheumatic disorders, gynecological, respiratory, metabolic and hormonal dysfunctions, in addition to body care to search for a comfortable or a simple moment of relaxation. In Emilia Romagna we can find two types of thermal waters:

  • salsobromoiodiche (for external use);
  • sulfur (inhalation treatment).

Although for very different purposes pharmacological often their combination is very effective.

The spa: a bit of history ...

Since the first century BC, the baths were the buildings with higher energy requirements, essential in the Roman town, just think that as early as 33 BC in Rome dominated by Agrippina, were already present in 170 spas free use of the population, even in many small city as Pliny the Younger says. The first spa are located in Campania, Capua already in the third century BC, while Theano, during the rule of the Gracchi, there were toilets for men and women of this period are also spas Stabiane and the forum of Pompeii.

But the most important and significant structures appear under the Empire, in which consumed large quantities of wood to heat the rooms very extensive. To heat the better the structure, it was to be built in sunny places oriented toward the south, produced in tissue urban demolition of several buildings. The great baths were constructed in brick late age, starting from the second century AD, when the goodwill of the brick trade.

Thermal waters

Water Relaxation and wellbeing of a person is a reflection paths with and through the advice of qualified people and methods, particularly the well-being spa is recommended because scientifically approved thanks to the excellent therapeutic advantages and benefits derived from water. Specifically, the Emilia Romagna has good spas that are capable of providing serenity and peace of mind thanks to the wonderful Place where rich history, nature and regional culture, with the guarantee of hospitality at the highest levels.

But the welfare of spas has increased Emilia is encouraged by the gentle spirit of the region that welcomes tourists offends the magical city of art immersed in ancient architectural splendours, gourmet products top-level certificates and demand all over the world and natural landscapes a unique splendor. The skilled personnel is a guarantee of quality and reliability thanks to the use of tools and techniques.


The comfort of the spas is the fruit of the union of the curative properties of water and the context in which they are located in Emilia Romagna to ensure health and beauty treatments which increase the bid.

The area offers many innovations in the care of the body to always offer a personal service to the entire body. The thermal waters in Emilia Romagna, thanks to the many characteristics beneficial, may respond to different needs: mud baths, nebulization, inhalation. The project NAIADE, the water of numerous studies and is subject to controls in the national epidemiological investigation ever conducted for the validity of the SPA.

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