With Italy slowly but surely opening up its many hotels and resorts again, we are beyond thrilled. Known for its breathtaking landscapes, rich culture and history, and of course, luxurious wellness retreats, this country definitely tops our list of places to visit after many months of having not been able to travel. Check out these 16 Best Wellness Retreats In Italy for that much-needed wellness vacation.
What do you get when you combine exceptional wellness programs with the hospitality, accommodation, and services of a five-star hotel? Preidlhof. Located in the mountainous South Tyrol, the picturesque landscape surrounding this resort only makes the journey of self-discovery all the more enriching. Its adult-only, award-winning spa, with all its treatments, programs, and classes, is a haven for deep healing and regeneration. If transformational wellness and integrated health are what you’re looking for, then Preidlhof is the place to be.
2. Oliveto Estate
For all of you dreaming of a luxury (and very private) hilltop retreat in untouched Italy, look no further, Oliveto Estate welcomes you. With customized retreats as its specialty and its four key values of unassuming luxury, tailor-made stay, authentic experiences, and positive discovery, a retreat at this estate will be nothing short of a blissful experience. The luxury Oliveto Estate is composed of two private villas and a yoga studio and deck, as well as a spa, gym, tennis court, swimming pools, stylish decorated interiors, and expansive coastal and 13th-century village views.
3. Rosa Alpina – AMAN
For those who have always wanted to explore the UNESCO-protected Dolomites, Rosa Alpina is the perfect place for you. Located in Alta Badia, Rosa Alpina is an iconic mountain retreat where the beauty of nature and the power of wellness combine. Aman has partnered with this family-run mountain retreat to gift guests with a home-away-from-home. A 3 Michelin-starred restaurant, expansive spa, and generous accommodation await you at this Aman Partner Hotel.
4. Borgo Egnazia
Reminiscent of a typical Puglian village, Borgo Eganzia exudes a fresh authenticity that is paired with impeccable service. Tagged as “Nowhere Else,” this resort truly gives you the feeling of being somewhere like nowhere else in the world. Experience both gourmet and traditional food inspired by the healthy Mediterranean diet, and indulge in Vair, the in-resort Puglian Spa. Hospitality and wellness (based on local, authentic experiences) are at the forefront of Borgo Egnazia’s priorities.
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5. COMO Castello Del Nero
Nestled among the rolling hills of Tuscany, COMO Castello Del Nero is for the art, history, and wellness lover. A 12th-century castle boasting of Renaissance frescoes, contemporary design with interiors by the famed Paola Navone, and of course, COMO Shambhala Retreat with its sumptuous wellness therapies are what welcome you at this resort. Not to forget their Michelin-starred dining experiences, where farm-to-table Tuscan produce is highlighted.
6. Borgo Santo Pietro
This five-star boutique hotel and estate is situated in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. Once a healing stopover for Medieval pilgrims, Borgo Santo Pietro continues this legacy by providing a restful sanctuary for the modern soul. By melding a luxury hotel and spa concept with a “farm to plate” philosophy, guests are treated with an incredible holistic experience. The 800-year old luxury farmhouse hotel gives a sense of class yet a feeling of warmth and hominess at the same time.
7. Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda
For those who love getting lost and then finding themselves again, Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda just might be the place you’re looking for. Tucked away in the breathtaking and renowned Riviera dei Limoni, this lakeside resort effortlessly incorporates the beautiful surrounding landscape and rich local flavors into the overall wellness experience. The spa, Lefay SPA World, is a 3,800-sqm haven, where body, mind, and soul are rejuvenated.
8. Castel Brando Hotel
Castel Brando Hotel is the ideal combination of history, charm, and elegance. Considered to be the largest and oldest castles in Europe, and overlooking the spectacular hills of Prosecco, which was recently given a UNESCO World Heritage title, this gorgeous wellness hotel is truly a wonder to behold and be in. A stay at the Castel Brando Hotel is as close as you can get to living in a real-life castle – plus they have a spa created from ancient Roman baths.
9. Le Sirenuse Positano
Starting off with the magnificent views of the iconic Amalfi Coast, when at Le Sirenuse Positano, everything just seems to get better from there. This cliffside resort oozes Italian seaside simplicity and charm that is elevated with an understated class and luxury. The hotel prides itself in each of its 58 beautifully-designed, thoughtfully-created rooms. However, it is at The Spa at Le Sirenuse (another atmospheric realm in itself) where mind and body reach a state of utter bliss.
10. Fonteverde Tuscany
Set in the stunning Medici Palace in a special medieval village, Fonteverde is a wellness resort that mixes history, luxury, and modernity. With interiors that reflect the splendor of the past, innovative facilities that match up to the discerning traveler’s standards, and a beautiful landscape overlooking farmhouses, monasteries, and villages, an experience here is like no other. To top this all off, Fonteverde boasts of a thermal spa, which is one of the most exclusive in the whole of Tuscany. Total relaxation with hot springs, indulgent massages, and wellness treatments await.
11. Palazzo Fiuggi
Having just opened, Palazzo Fiuggi is a wellness resort that takes a 360-degree approach to health. Every retreat journey here begins with a targeted evaluation and diagnostic consultancy of your health. Based on your results, Palazzo Fiuggi’s team of expert scientists, doctors, and wellness gurus will then create a bespoke portfolio of medical services, wellness treatments, and holistic experiences designed exclusively for you. Here, advanced medical technology is coupled with the most luxurious, meditative surroundings for an optimally regenerative retreat.
12. Adler Spa Resort Dolomiti
With breathtaking views of the Dolomites, an inviting wellness world in which you can unwind and relax, and a dedicated team to meet your wellbeing needs, a stay at the Adler Spa Resort Dolomiti is an experience like no other. Whether you want to engage in outdoor leisure activities or indulge in a sumptuous wellness program, this spa resort has a variety of experiences to offer. For the spa lovers, the Dolomiti Wellness World is where you can immerse in sensual treatments, sauna sessions, and more.
13. San Luis Retreat Hotel & Lodges
Surrounded by a protected reserve of alpine park and enclosed by a small lake with waters that reflect ancient villages with origins deep in the past, this private retreat hotel is an escape filled with beautiful nature and rich culture. San Luis Retreat Hotel & Lodges wows guests with its barn-sized country spa, which features a large indoor swimming pool and a cozy open fire. The spa also highlights a hydromassage in the middle of the lake, relaxation rooms, steam baths, and saunas. The personalized wellness treatments use pure, raw ingredients sourced from the surrounding natural habitat.
Leitlhof is your green hotel in the Dolomites. Where nature and luxury meet, this resort pursues a mission for the beauty of life. With sustainability at its core, it goes so far as to having its very own cattle ranch and organic farm. This means only the freshest of meat and produce for you, for a surely memorable gastronomical adventure. For a wonderful wellness experience, make sure to head to Leitlhof’s spa – its soothing serenity and magnificent view never fail to soothe the senses and uplift one’s mood.
15. Miramonti Boutique Hotel
With its five core values of humanity, hospitality, space for innovation in tradition, time for quality, and gratitude, it’s easy to fall straight in love with the Miramonti Boutique Hotel. Its goal is to be “hard to find and hard to forget,” and that’s exactly what this mountain boutique hotel is – exclusive yet welcoming, intimate yet liberating. Also, wellness is something the Miramonti Boutique Hotel takes very seriously, and therefore its spa offers guests amazing spa facilities that include a breathtaking infinity pool, onsen pool, forest sauna, Merano thermal baths, and plenty more.
16. Palace Hotel Merano
Having a core philosophy of balance, Palace Hotel Merano is a sanctuary where guests can achieve a healthy harmony between body and mind. With detoxification, regeneration, weight loss, and beauty care programs, there is something for every wellness seeker here. Palace Hotel Merano’s whole team – from the chefs and dieticians to the doctors and technicians – puts utmost importance on each guest’s health and wellbeing. Additionally, the hotel’s historic and prestigious setting of Merano makes the experience at this wellness retreat all the more unforgettable.