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Relax & Wellness

Terme della Salvarola

Salvarola Spa, for those seeking relaxation or a romantic getaway in the Modenese hills Immersed in a large park at an altitude of almost 200 metres between plains and hills, woods and vineyards, the Salvarola Spa in Sassuolo in an elegant Art Nouveau building from the early 20th century is a beautiful, secluded destination for those escaping the city and looking to treat themselves to a weekend of pampering and peace. A trip particularly recommended for couples. A reservoir of “divine” and medicinal waters The locality is three kilometres from Sassuolo and about 20 from Modena. The therapeutic properties of the water used there were already known in Roman and medieval times. It is said that the powerful countess Matilda of Canossa habitually visited these places to benefit from them. It is no coincidence that the Sassuolo physician Giambattista Moreali, who founded the spa in the 18th century, described it as “divine” in a treatise. The thermal cures here use three different qualities of water, classified by experts as salsobromoiodic, sulphurocarbon and sulphobicarbonatomagnesium, for the treatment of various diseases of the joints, vascular system, respiratory tract and skin. At the Salvarola centre, you can undergo inhalation, mud-balneotherapy, gynaecological and hydropinic treatments. The spa complex also provides a polyclinic and a rehabilitation centre. The goal here is to recover fitness Alongside the offer of spa cures, in its park of over ten hectares the Sassuolo complex also includes 2,300 square metres dedicated to relaxation and fitness recovery. The Balnea Wellness Centre includes five pools and thermal pools at different temperatures with whirlpools, waterfalls, water games, vascular paths, gyms, sauna and steam bath. There are also four gyms equipped for training, yoga, Pilates, spinning and rehabilitation. The sensory spa beauty centre offers a wide range of aesthetic and cosmetic experiences for all ages. Among the more specific and gourmet beauty treatments linked to the products of the Modenese territory, you can explore wine therapy with Grasparossa and Trebbiano grapes, treatments and cosmetic lines with Vignola cherries, balsamic vinegar, clarified butter, grains and honey, and pumpkin. If you can, make sure to take advantage of the oriental, holistic, lymph-draining, thermo-aromatic and anti-stress massages that the centre provides. Excursions between castles and museums, from Sassuolo to Maranello We are at the ideal starting point for itineraries through art and history and excursions into nature. You can reach Sassuolo from here, also by bicycle, and visit the Este Ducal Palace, a masterpiece of Italian Baroque full of frescoes, stuccoes, sculptures and monumental fountains. The AMES museum preserves vintage cars and motorbikes. Another experience not to be missed is a visit to the municipal vinegar cellar in Sassuolo at Montegibbio Castle, one of the oldest manors in Modena. Or if you’re into cars, make sure to head to Maranello, just ten kilometres away from Sassuolo, which can also be travelled along a bike path, to visit the Ferrari museum. Tigelle, gnocco fritto and lambrusco, to pamper the palate too And you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to pleasing your taste buds after so many activities: you are in the heart of the food valley, where can choose from tigelle, gnocco fritto, tortellini and tortelloni and so much more, all accompanied by Vignola cherries and bensone, a typical oval-shaped dessert from Modena. The excellent local lambrusco will take care of the rest...
Relax & Wellness

Salsomaggiore Terme

A visit to the Salsomaggiore thermal baths will offer you a regenerating experience, enhancing your sense of wellness in a natural setting At the foot of the Parma Apennine hills in the heart of the Po Valley the Terme di Salsomaggiore present an ideal solution if you feel you need to recover after an intense and stressful period. In this artistic and culturally rich setting one’s spirit and energy will be regenerated in an atmosphere that stimulates a sense of well-being. Between the provinces of Parma and Piacenza, this thermal spa facility, located in a building featuring the refined Art-Déco architectural style, has acquired a prestigious reputation as one of “the most beautiful spas in Europe”. Salsomaggiore and the great value of thermal mineral waters As one of the most important spa centres in Italy Salsomaggiore owes its good fortune to the particular geographical position of the town in which it is situated and the presence of salsobromoiodic waters. Renowned for their many therapeutic properties and for the extraordinary concentration of mineral salts, these waters are used in particular to treat respiratory, rheumatic and gynaecological disorders. The place-name (originally Salso Maiore; cf. Latin salsus) in fact derives from the kitchen salt that was extracted - already in the Celtic and Roman periods - from the groundwater aquifers of salsobromoiodic water. In ancient times the concentration of salt in this water, five times higher than that of the Mediterranean sea water, made it ideal for the preservation of food. A ville d'eau well-known and highly appreciated throughout Europe The recent history of the thermal baths of Salsomaggiore dates back to the year 1839, when Lorenzo Berzieri, a physician who had become a general practitioner in the town, discovered the medicinal efficacy of its waters. Once he had been granted a concession for their use by Marie Louise I of Austria, the reigning Archduchess of Parma, Piacenza and Guastalla, he initiated the activity of the spa, which lived its greatest moment of splendour at the height of the Belle Époque, when the locality became a popular ville d'eau appreciated throughout Europe. Thermal waters offering health-care and beauty-care remedies The monumental structure dedicated to Lorenzo Berzieri, which presents a rather glorious expression of the Art-Déco style, was designed by Ugo Giusti and decorated with sculptures and paintings produced by Galileo Chini. The facility includes a wellness centre, offering bathing routes and Kneipp therapy services, body-scrub treatment, chromatic and aromatic thermal baths and oriental, Ayurvedic and hot-stone massages and the balneotherapy and hydrotherapy centre for water rehabilitation exercises, offering balneotherapy, mud-bath cures, inhalation and gingival aerosols. The more modern Terme Zoja spa resort, nestled in the nearby verdant Mazzini park, has internal sections dedicated to the treatment and prevention of arthro-rheumatic, respiratory, gynaecological and blood-circulation disorders and a hydrotherapy and aesthetic medical treatment unit offering services aimed at enhancing fitness levels and water-based rehabilitation, with vascular hydro-courses and forms of treatment aimed at enhancing facial and corporeal beauty. Traces of Art Nouveau or the Liberty-style movement Once you have completed your series of treatment sessions, the Berzieri Wellness Centre, an iconic structure providing a singular testimony of the flourishing Art-Déco period, may also be considered as the point of departure, where you may begin an interesting tour of the town and discover local architectural structures that reflect the Art-Nouveau style. A magnificent array of designs presenting curved, sinuous and elegant linear elements inspired by and reflecting the conformation of plants and floral species may be found, for example, on the decorative wrought-iron and glass structure covering the Pozzo Scotti artesian well in front of the Terme Bezieri or at the Warowland Gallery, with its various elements reminiscent of the neo-mediaeval style, and at the Palazzo dei Congressi (Conference Centre), the former Grand Hotel des Thermes. Elements of the Liberty-Deco style are visible also on the façade of the former Kursaal Casino and at the railway station, with its decorative arched windows and a wide barrel-vaulted ceiling in the main hall. Appealing aromas of the natural world Before you leave Salsomaggiore you should spend a few hours in the relaxing natural setting of the Gavinell Botanical Garden, located only two kilometres outside the town. You will be able to admire a collection of over 450 species of aromatic and medicinal plants in an area of 12 hectares. You might conclude your visit exploring the items displayed in the “sala erboristica” (herbalist section) and in the “olfattoteca” (a section dedicated to aromatic herbal products), where you will discover many fragrances, essences, oils and cosmetic and food products made with the precious Gavinell herbs and ingredients. Roaming around the salt castles You might also consider an open-air excursion through the hills surrounding Salsomaggiore, dotted with castles dating back to medieval periods. The fortresses were built by the powerful marquises of Pallavicino. Situated at various strategic points, the old fortified structures had the aim of safeguarding the precious salt-work districts. There are many interesting sites in this area but it is certainly worth visiting the fortresses of Scipione, Tabiano and Contignaco. These were once referred to as the “castelli del sale” (the salt castles). To reach these venues - by bicycle or on foot - you can follow one of the itineraries commonly referred to as the “vie del sale (the salt routes) immersed in the truly verdant Emilian hills. A sweet souvenir for your return journey It would also be a good idea to procure an interesting souvenir before you leave and this might be a speciality of the local cuisine or a particular wine from the area. The local folk would probably suggest you purchase a few crisp and chewy “brutti ma buoni” biscuits, made with egg whites and crushed hazelnuts. These so-called “unattractive but good” cookies would also be a delightful accompaniment for the vast range of liqueurs produced in the area, such as Camomillina, Nocino, Bargnolino (also called Prunella) and Limoncino, brewed according to centuries-old recipes and using strictly natural ingredients.
Leisure

Mirabilandia

Mirabilandia: the amusement park for young and old on the outskirts of Ravenna Between Ravenna and Milano Marittima, a stone's throw from the Classe pine forest, lies the small village of Savio/Mirabilandia. The reason to visit? The Mirabilandia amusement park, the Mirabeach water park and the Safari Ravenna zoological park to observe and study lions, tigers, giraffes, zebras, hippos and many other animals up close. With an extension of over 550,000 square metres, Mirabilandia is Italy’s largest amusement park and the one most able to renew itself year after year, guaranteeing even the most frequent visitors many attractions with every visit. Those looking for high-adrenalin experiences will find what they're looking for, but even those who prefer quieter attractions will leave Mirabilandia at the end of the day fully satisfied with a desire to return. The park is truly designed for everyone and you can have fun even without getting on one of the many attractions for all ages, enjoying the many shows such as the western-themed action show Lucky Lucy, the musical dedicated to Zorro and the show taking spectators on a journey through extravagant costumes and Hollywood classics, as well as the ever-popular Hot Wheels City stunt show. On summer evenings, on the other hand, the park's large central lake hosts the thrilling show The Last Pan, a water challenge between Peter Pan and Captain Hook with special effects and amazing evolutions on jet skis. Mirabilandia's most adrenalin-filled attractions Do you want an adrenalin rush? Experience the thrill of hurtling at the speed of an F1 car with iSpeed accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.2 seconds. If you are not afraid of heights, you can choose between Oil Tower 1 for an 80-kilometre-per-hour drop or Oil Tower 2 for a breathtaking drop. Why not try both? Katun, Europe's number 1 inverted coaster, will take you on a journey through time and space at 110 kilometres per hour along a course of more than 1,200 metres. And if you are not afraid to get wet, the world's highest water coaster awaits you in the Route 66 area of Mirabilandia. A child-friendly amusement park All the park's attractions have access limits at the entrance and a suggested minimum age for boarding, but if you want to play it safe without worrying about limits and frights for small children, Mirabilandia has an entire section dedicated to young visitors. At Bimbopoli you can find a two-storey horse-drawn carousel, a colourful playground, a fun little train that runs through the area, a funny-looking talking house and a flying roller coaster for children aged 3 and up. Since 2022, Nickelodeon characters have also landed in Mirabilandia. PAW Patrol, SpongeBob SquarePants, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dora the Explorer are available to young visitors for photos and shows that will bring more than a few smiles. https://www.mirabilandia.it Mirabeach, a tropical island a stone's throw from Ravenna There is no shortage of water attractions at Mirabilandia, but if you prefer a day at the beach among slides, wave pools and raft rides through the rapids, Mirabeach is for you. This large water park is located behind Mirabilandia, next to Lake Standiana. Two separate lagoons, white sand imported from Sharm el-Sheikh, green spaces, bars, restaurants and shops. For one day you will feel like you are on a tropical island and the fun will be guaranteed! https://mirabeach.mirabilandia.it A safari in the heart of Romagna If you want to experience a safari without straying too far from home and without getting on a plane, Safari Ravenna is just a stone's throw from Mirabilandia. Along a 4-kilometre route by car or on board an electric train, you will pass through small natural oases where many animals from all over the world live in harmony. You will be within a few metres of lions, tigers, hippos, zebras, giraffes, bison and camels, as well as crocodiles, kangaroos, baboons and lemurs, which you will be able to observe up close in complete safety. And to end the tour on a high note, you can't miss the reptile house designed by the best experts on the Italian zoological circuit, and it will quickly become clear to you why. Absolutely beautiful. https://www.safariravenna.it
Nature

Acquario di Cattolica

At the Cattolica Aquarium, face to face with sharks If you are looking for a reason to visit the Cattolica Aquarium, here are more than one. It is the largest on the Adriatic coast and the second largest in Italy. Its 2.5 million litres of water are home to thousands of animals of hundreds of different species, including various types of sharks, penguins, caimans, otters, as well as reptiles and amphibians. The aquarium is housed in a building ofgreat architectural value and futurist inspiration, built in 1933 to house a colony for the children of Italians living abroad. If we talked you into it, follow us inside! Creatures from all the world's oceans When you walk in the Cattolica Aquarium, you can wander around all the world's oceans and be captivated by their most marvellous creatures. The most impressive pool is the one where the sharks, bulls and nurse sharks swim, but the prize for the cutest always goes to the Humboldt penguins. The jellyfish tanks are awe-inspiring, while stingrays or rays can even be stroked because their poisonous sting is periodically severed. Also encountered along the way are three small otters, a dwarf caiman, snakes, amphibians, chameleons, iguanas and lizards. The fauna of the abyss, on the other hand, is the subject of an exhibition illustrating the adaptability of creatures living in the absence of light and under extreme pressure, many of which are still unknown. Behind the scenes at the aquarium... The Cattolica Aquarium allows its visitors to have some extraordinary experiences to get to know the animals more closely. You can watch sharks, penguins, otters and stingrays eat in the presence of an expert who can satisfy your curiosity about these extraordinary animals. It is also possible, by appointment, to learn about the work of the aquarium staff, from the curators to the trainers, to get a behind-the-scenes look at a complex structure such as an aquarium where not only fish, but also reptiles, amphibians and mammals live and breed. Again, on appointment, you can have an in-depth look at the coral reef face-to-face with a diver immersed in a tank who answers questions from the audience. The most exciting experience for children is the night with the sharks, to fall asleep and wake up in front of their tank. The aquarium in a neo-futurist building Cattolica's aquarium was built thanks to the restoration of the XXVIII Ottobre marine colony building in Cattolica, which is now called Le Navi. Realised in 1933-34 by the Roman architect Clemente Busiri Vici, it has neo-futurist inspiration from the world of ships, planes and submarines. After hosting several thousand children every summer for a decade, the colony was turned into a military hospital during the war, remaining unscathed, but was not spared from the speculation of the 1960s, when half of it was demolished to make room for hotels and flats. The restoration work was completed in 2000 with the opening of the aquarium and the creation of the surrounding park, giving the building a future. To find out more www.aquariodicattolica.it