The 10 best spas in Italy


Set among olive groves, this striking limestone compound is the perfect place for a multigenerational reunion. Families are welcomed at Borgo Village, a cluster of elegant two-story townhouses far enough from the main hotel so that a child’s crisis doesn’t bother anyone. A comprehensive kids’ club offering also means you can get away from it all in Vair’s cool, cavernous spa that’s buried deep in the hotel’s stomach. The spa program is ambitious; they want to change negative mindsets, maximize happiness, and get you in shape. The new ‘Muvt’ program (available for three or six days) comes from the Apulian phrase ‘get moving’ and helps clients reconnect with nature with a selection of mindfulness sessions, happiness workshops including singing, dancing and outdoor training lessons.

Address: Borgo Egnazia, Strada Comunale Egnazia, 72010, 72015 Savelletri, Italy

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Verdura Resort


The Forte family’s sun-drenched Sicilian estate exudes a sporty and relaxed atmosphere. In spring 2022, Irene Forte, founder of the eponymous skincare line that uses local Verdura ingredients (almonds, oranges and aloes) in her formulas, will bear her name above the spa door. Clients can immerse themselves in an impressive menu of treatments that oscillate between practical healing and the latest magical techniques. Don’t miss the Etna Age Defying Facial, a joint massage and lymphatic drainage workout using volcano stones to lift and brighten the face. For those looking to dig deep, structured wellness programs offer the services of a personal trainer, nutritionist, and osteopath. There is also an action-packed fitness offering; tennis, hiking and kitesurfing are juxtaposed with baths in the thalasso pools that help with everything from skin conditions to joint pain. Indeed, even NASA astronauts would benefit from the benefits of thalassotherapy to regain their balance after time spent in space.

Address: Verdura Resort, 92019 Sciacca, Sicilly, Italy

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