Thermal baths and SPA near Milan: 10 places not to be missed

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Does Milanese life stress you? Are you coming to the weekend on the verge of exhaustion? Here is the one for you! A beautiful day or a whole weekend at the spa or in a magnificent hotel with spa where you will be pampered and refurbished. Without wanting to stray too far in fact, in Lombardy there are many springs, as well as spas, which can become our point of reference when we really get to the fruit. 


They range from spas and thalassotherapy establishments, whose waters have precise physicochemical characteristics and guarantee a curative experience, to spas and wellness centers (often in luxury hotels) more linked to a wellness experience or aesthetics. 


After the article on farmhouses with swimming pools near Milan, Here you are in order of distance from Milan, the 10 thermal centers / Spas absolutely not to be missed:

Thermal baths and SPA near Milan: 10 places not to be missed in Lombardy

1.Cascina Caremma (33 km)

A few tens of kilometers from the center of Milan, Cascina Caremma is a farmhouse with Spa surrounded by greenery in the Ticino Valley and is also known for its restaurant where a large part of the menu is made with ingredients that come from the internal farm (zero km and organic). There SPA is divided into 3 areas: the Internal Zone with swimming pool and large panoramic window facing the countryside, the Relax area intended for treatments (biosauna, steam bath with chromotherapy, foot bath area and aromatic showers) and External area in the garden with Finnish sauna and solarium (only in summer of course). 

2.Monticello Spa & Fit  (37 km)

Monticello Spa & Fit is a large wellness and fitness center located in Brianza and occupies 5000 square meters. The structure is modern and includes 7 pools (between indoor and outdoor), 14 sensory environments where you can experience the experience of Heat and Warmth, 15 Wellness Ceremonies, 45 types of massages and body treatments made with exclusive products, and 1.000 square meters dedicated to the fitness and well-being of the body. The tanks are all different, there are warm waters, brackish waters, the “reaction” tank (at 15 °) and several others, each designed with a particular function. You'll get out of here in such good shape that your friends won't recognize you! 



3.Miradolo thermal baths (55 km)

Le Miradolo thermal baths they are located on the hills of the Lodi area and they are fed by 4 different sources: Cà de Rho, San Pietro, Vittoria and Saline Santa Maria. These precious salty-bromine-iodine, lithium magnesium and sulphurous healing sources have been known for centuries and are very important for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. The therapies that are done with these thermal waters are recognized and guaranteed by the NHS and are effective in the treatment of respiratory tract, ear, osteoarticular, vascular, gastrointestinal, urinary and skin diseases. In addition to the curative part, in the center there is also an area dedicated to wellness with different paths and beauty treatments and in the summer you can also relax in the large outdoor swimming pool.

4.Mandarin Oriental Lake Como (56 km)

Mandarin Oriental Lago di Como took over from CastaDiva Resort & Spa and reopened its doors in April 2019 after a major renovation. The name is already a guarantee in itself, and even in this structure the watchwords are luxury, privacy and relaxation. Inspired by the waters of the lake it overlooks, the Spa del Mandarin Oriental, offers a choice of steam paths, warm air and water features and a holistic approach to wellness. Covering an area of ​​1.300 square meters, there are two treatment cabins, two private Spa suites, a beauty salon and a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment.

There is also the Kneipp circuit, an indoor pool with Jacuzzi, Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, emotional showers and a room with Himalayan salt. In summer, you can also relax by the outdoor swimming pool located on a platform that floats on the lake. 



5.QC Terme San Pellegrino (75 km)

Just name them to evoke atmospheres from the Belle Epoque. Terme San Pellegrino date back to the era in which spa tourism developed and, together with the Grand Hotel and the Municipal Casino are a triumph of liberty style. In recent years, however, they have been deeply renovated and since 2014 the structure has been transformed into a place where frescoes and colonnades blend with contemporary design. The wellness program develops between the rooms of 2 buildings and has over 30 thermal practices, outdoor and indoor pools, saunas, Turkish baths, salt and ice rooms and a large massage area. It has also recently inaugurated "Escape the ordinary“, A newly conceived design hotel which is located 400 meters from the spa and is furnished with design works such as Zanotta armchairs and Lago suspended beds.

6.Terme di Rivanazzano (75 km)

Powered by the Pozzo Terme and Pozzo San Francesco springs, the Terme di Rivazzano are located in the Oltrepò Pavese and were inaugurated in 1913. Extensively renovated in 2012, today they have traditional treatments and cures (muds, inhalations, baths and whirlpools), to which have been added the services of a spa, a fitness area and catering. In order not to miss anything, after a nice treatment you can evaluate to frustrate everything by discovering the local specialties following the itinerary of the Wine and Flavors of Oltrepò Pavese route.  

7.Albereta Relais & Chateaux (80km)

Frequently frequented by Ferragni and many other VIPs, theAlbereta Relais & Chateaux is a luxury structure, which has now become a symbol of Franciacorta. The Albereta was created from a charming villa from the early 900s, to which 4 other buildings were added, where 57 rooms and suites have been created. L'wellness area It is 2.000 m² and includes a sauna, a steam room, a whirlpool, a swimming pool with counter-current swimming and fitness equipment. The lake view restaurant is also excellent. For a weekend of luxury and relaxation. 



8. Baths of Boario (114 km)

The Terme di Boario are immersed in a park of 130.000 square meters in Val Camonica. The establishment is located in a beautiful Italian garden, in a truly timeless place. L'spa area is guaranteed bywater that comes from 4 sources, the Antica Fonte, Fausta, Igea and Boario which is used for various treatments and therapies. In addition to this there is then the Beauty Center (baths, muds and massages) and the  SPA & Wellness zone dedicated to wellness which includes two swimming pools with thermal water, an outdoor swimming pool with whirlpool and view of the thermal park, Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, Mediterranean bath, emotional showers, Kneipp path, ice waterfall, relaxation area and the salt room. 

9 Lefay Resort Lake Garda (156 km)

Lefay Resort & SPA on Lake Garda is the first tourist facility in Italy to have obtained the Green Globe, a worldwide certification program for structures operating in the wellness sector which certifies sustainability, both in terms of architecture (which must be integrated with the territory), and in terms of attention to the social and economic development of local communities. There Lefay SPA has created a wellness method born from the union between Classical Chinese Medicine and Western scientific research. This union is the basis of the Lefay SPA Method Health Programs, which are customized according to individual needs, to achieve complete psychophysical well-being. 

10.Bormio QC Terme Bagni Vecchi and Bagni Nuovi (197 km) 

For those who want to go a little further and be pampered at high altitude, i New bathrooms and Bagni Vecchi of Bormio I'm the place to do it. Here you can bathe outdoors both during the day and under the starlight even if it has just snowed because the thermal waters that flow from Mount Reit are naturally warm between 37 ° and 40 °. The spas are 2, i Old Baths, full of charm and with their magnificent infinity pool carved into the rock, ei New bathrooms (which, however, date back to the mid-800th century), which are more extensive, and have the famous Giardini di Venere (a regenerating path of 7 thermal baths). Both bathrooms have beautiful hotels surrounded by nature: theBagni Vecchi Hotel andBagni Nuovi Hotel

** All photos were taken from the website www.booking.com

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