The Best Wellness Retreats And Spas In Italy

Few places in the world can claim such beauty as Italy, with its ancient craggy peaks, rich verdant countryside and deep azure waters with perfect sandy beaches. It is also home to a wide variety of seriously good spas, offering something for everyone, and all served with that typically warm Italian flair. 

The country's spa hotels and wellness retreats provide a balance of world-class spa treatments, wellness practices, and breathtaking surroundings such as the Dolomite Mountains or the sun-soaked shores of Sardinia and Sicily. You can do it all here from medically supervised weight loss and detox programmes to fitness bootcamps, emotional healing, thalassotherapy, family wellness, traditional Chinese medicine and much, much more. 

Prepare to embark on a transformative journey with Healing Holidays that will leave you feeling refreshed, restored, and deeply connected to the essence of Italy's wellness traditions. Here are 11 of Italy's best premier spa hotels and wellness retreats for total rejuvenation of mind, body an soul. read more...


Set high on a hill overlooking Lake Garda, there are few Spas in the world that can boast a setting more beautiful than Lefay Resort & SPA Lago Di Garda. Lefay’s unique wellness method, which seamlessly blends Classical Chinese Medicine with modern Western scientific research, is perfect for energy-rebalancing and vitality-boosting, all under the expert supervision of Dr Carlo Barbieri. The Spa extends over 4,300sqm and features six different saunas, five relaxation areas, a large state-of-the-art gym, and an infinity pool.  


The Ranch Italy at Palazzo Fiuggi combines The Ranch Malibu's award-winning, results-oriented fitness programme with the services and expertise of the esteemed medical team at Palazzo Fiuggi. Each day includes a four-hour morning mountain hike, nap time, afternoon strength and core training classes, yoga, and a daily massage. Upon completing the programme, you will leave transformed and informed, experiencing physical and mental changes, logging over 60 miles of hiking, losing weight and inches, emanating a healthy glow, and regaining clarity and peace of mind. 


If you’re looking for a family friendly retreat then a good place to start is Forte Village. Nestled among 50 hectares of beautiful gardens along a white sand beach on the sunny south coast of Sardinia, it boasts luxury accommodation, healthy food options, a great spa for Mum and Dad, a brilliant kid’s club that will amuse and comfort the toddlers, and babysitting on tap. It’s a place that will also satisfy the older kids in your party with world-class sporting activities, fun games and plenty of time away from their parents with like-minded new friends.


Nestled within a private 8½ hectare park overlooking the medieval spa town of Fiuggi, Palazzo Fiuggi marries the deepest holistic traditions with the most advanced traditional Western medicine to fully rejuvenate the body, mind and soul. There are programmes for Detox and Weight Loss, with an exquisite menu plan created by the three Michelin-star chef Heinz Beck. There is an assembly of Doctors and practitioners, all experts in their field, an exquisite Gym, with the very best trainers, and a Spa with all the facilities to help you totally rewind and bliss out.  


Perched high above the clouds, enveloped by pristine mountains, Forestis rests in a secluded sunny spot on the southern slope of the Plose mountain in the South Tyrolean Alps, offering views of the Italian Dolomites. Steeped in history, this remarkable haven was built on the grounds of a former sanatorium, attracting visitors searching for rest and rejuvenation for over a century. Beyond its breathtaking natural setting, FORESTIS boasts an exceptional Spa that draws inspiration from ancient Celtic traditions and their reverence for nature. You can immerse yourself in unparalleled healing treatments that pay homage to the surrounding forest. 


Immersed in the beauty of the Italian Dolomites, Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti is a mountain retreat that offers an idyllic haven for relaxation and escape from the daily grind. This hideaway harmoniously blends Eastern and Western influences, boasting a spacious spa with a plethora of saunas and pools and a wide range of revitalising treatments. Embracing a holistic wellness philosophy, Dolomiti places great emphasis on culinary delights, serving fresh, locally sourced, and seasonally-inspired dishes that tantalise the taste buds while nourishing both the body and soul. 


Nestled high on a vine-clad hilltop in Lombardy, L’Albereta, an ivy-covered villa, is a world away from the minimalist spas that dot Europe. It’s home to the state-of-the-art, award-winning Espace Chenot Spa. You come here for excellent lymphatic drainage, mud wraps, and meridian-boosting jet baths – which will kick-start your organs and regain your stamina. You dine on tiny morsels of alkaline food, all prepared and served by the helpful team in the restaurant. The health programmes are about boosting your metabolism while promoting better ageing and performance. 


Set in the heart of the South Tyrolean hillside, with mesmerising views over the green Vinschgau Valley, Preidlhof runs the gamut – those looking for lazy days in the cool mountain air, those who want to do fitness and firm up, or those who just want to have a gentle Detox, but for us at Healing Holidays this is the place to restore your total physical and emotional wellbeing, and to reconcile your senses with your spirit.


Palace Merano is firmly on top of the annual must-visit list of top spas and medical clinics. Led by Dr. Massimiliano Mayrhofer, it is renowned for its remarkable hub of committed and skillful staff. To start, you will have a whole battery of tests to give you knowledge of your body. Your treatment schedule then takes shape - daily massage, mud hydrotherapy, intravenous vitamin infusions and activity treatments, with many other treatments, which are a mixture of Chinese principles and the latest modern scientific advances, added depending on your medical results. 


Verdura Resort is an eco-conscious, family-friendly resort spread over 560 acres of beautiful rolling beachfront land on the coast of Sicily. Everything here is top of the range, including the stone and glass spa which is arguably Verdura’s centerpiece and boasts four thalassotherapy pools, a wonderful hammam, and a holistic approach to health, well-being, and fitness. Treatments here focus on anti-ageing, rejuvenation, diet, and detoxification with personalised programmes and tailor-made therapies. 


The award-winning Borgo Egnazia is the perfect place to escape everyday life's stresses and worries and simply focus on improving your overall health and well-being. The standout feature of this property is the Vair Spa, where a team of experts will nourish your mind, body, and soul with unique treatments inspired by the local area. The Spa also features a Roman Bath, a bio sauna, a Hammam table, and a floating pool. When not undergoing treatments, you can enjoy various amenities, including swimming pools, tennis courts, and five different restaurants, or explore Puglia. 

In conclusion, Italy's premier spa hotels and wellness retreats offer an exquisite haven for total rejuvenation and relaxation. Whether you seek to pamper your senses, revitalise your body, or simply unwind in serene surroundings, Italy's spa hotels and retreats cater to your every need. We hope you have enjoyed this guide to Italy’s premier spa hotels and wellness retreats and that it has inspired you to book a transformative retreat for yourself with Healing Holidays.

Discover our selection of spa breaks in Italy below or contact our wellness experts, who will give you unbiased advice on how to tailor the right programme for your individual needs. Call our wellness advisors at 020 7843 3597 or enquire here.

Spas in Italy
Set high on a terrace above Lake Garda, surrounded by Alpine pastures and mystic woodland, sits Lefay Resort & Spa Lago Di Garda. Family-owned and brimful of Italian flair and charm, it is crafted into the mountainside above Gargnano, a pretty town with lemon trees lining the lakefront, and off…
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You want to travel with your family in tow, to somewhere where the children have plenty to keep them occupied, to a place that caters for toddlers and older kids alike?   But you definitely don’t want to compromise on your holiday and want somewhere that offers sumptuous food, a great sp…
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Reset Your Health At Italy’s Palazzo Fiuggi, One Of Europe’s Premier Medical SpasPalazzo Fiuggi, founded by Lorenzo Giannuzzi, is a revolutionary medical spa situated within a private 8-hectare park overlooking the medieval spa town of Fiuggi in Italy. Giannuzzi and his assembled team o…
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Set high above the clouds, surrounded by clean mountain air and wild forests, FORESTIS lies in a sheltered sunny location on the southern slope of the Plose mountain in the South Tyrolean Alps, directly opposite the impressive massifs of the Italian Dolomites. Built on the site of a sanatorium, peo…
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Surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Italian Dolomites, Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti is a modernist mountain hideaway that is the perfect destination for those wanting to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A large East-meets-West spa featuring multiple saunas and v…
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Nestled high on a vine-clad hilltop in Lombardy, L’Albereta, an ivy-covered villa, is a world away from the minimalist spas that dot Europe. Whilst it oozes old-time glamour with its historic paintings and frescoes, it’s also home to the state-of-the-art, multi award-winning Espace Chen…
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Transform your Mind, Body and Soul at Preidlhof, ItalyFor a long time we were compelled to travel to Asia in search of emotional and spiritual nourishment as European spas just did not cut it for the more sensitive, soul-searching and healing side of wellness. We are fortunate that in recent years …
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For those who really know their Spas and Medical Clinics, Palace Merano is firmly on top of the annual must-visit list.Led by Dr Massimiliano Mayrhofer, it is renowned for its remarkable hub of committed and skilful staff, many of whom have been there since it opened – so returning clients kn…
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Rocco Forte’s first resort hotel is an eco-conscious, family-friendly destination spread over 560 acres of beautiful rolling, beachfront land on the coast of Sicily.Modernist in design with 203 rooms (all complete with private terraces) housed in low-rise buildings or large beachfront villas …
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Nestled among Tuscany’s beautiful and unspoiled countryside is the five star Terme Di Saturnia Natural Golf & Spa Resort which is located on the site of a rich thermal spring which dates back nearly 3000 years.Generations of satisfied guests have enjoyed the healing properties of the reso…
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An architectural delight inspired by the shapes, materials and colours of a typical Puglian village, the award-winning Borgo Egnazia is the perfect place to escape all the stresses and worries of everyday life and simply focus on improving your overall health and wellbeing.The beauty of Borgo aside…
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