Wellness centres and hotels in lombardy: spa lombardy
The spa tradition in lombardy is characterised by the presence of several spa resorts in fascinating natural areas easy to reach. The excellence of wellness centres and tourist attractions make lombardy one of the most important tourism destinations in the North of Italy. There are several thermal centres in lombardy.
Below you can find an overview of the main spa resorts and a brief description of the waters used by the wellness hotels in lombardy to treat several diseases.
Wellness centres in lombardy: Boario Terme (BS)
Surrounded by the Alpin peaks, a renowned spa resort in lombardy is Boario Terme that was founded in the eighteenth century.
The thermal complex is located in a park of 7000 hectares, crossed by several trails for relaxing walks.
There are 4 types of thermal waters: Antica Fonte, a bicarbonate- sulphate- calcium-magnesium water that comes out at a temperature of 15 degress advisable to treat chronic constipation, irritable colon; Fonte Fausta that is a bicarbonate-sulphate-calcium-magnesium water coming out at a temperature of 15,2 degrees. It is advisable in case of abdominal swelling and meteorism, difficulty in the biliary downflow and digestive dyspepsia; Fonte Igea, a medium mineral water containing sulphate that comes out a temperature of 13 degrees and is effective to treat gastric hyperacidity and low digestion, inflammations of the urinary-genital ducts; finally the “Fonte Boario” a low sulphate water that comes out a temperature of 13,2 degrees and is effective against chronic cystitis, kidney stones, lack of magnesium and calcium, water retention and accumulation of metabolic waste.
The treatments offered are: hydroponic treatments, bath therapy, inhalations, mud therapy, physiokinesis therapy, hydrokinesis therapy, vaginal and rectal irrigations, aesthetic thermal medicine. There is also a facility for the prevention of osteoporosis and motor rehabilitation.
Bormio is a very famous ski resort in the upper Valtellina, in the area around Sondrio.
At the foot of the Retiche Alps there are 9 springs that are exploited by the wellness centres in the nearby. The water has a temperature range between 38 and 41 degrees and it comes out at an altitude of 1300/1400 metres. Due to its unchanging chemical composition and to low radioactivity, the water of Bormio Spa belong to the sulphate-alkaline-earth-radioactive waters and guarantee several therapeutic effects.
The Spa offers bath therapy, hydroponic treatments, inhalations, mud therapy, irrigations and internal showers, sudatory caves, vascular paths, motor rehabilitation, pain therapy and massages.
Otolaryngological, respiratory, cardiovascular, gynaecological, liver, metabolism, gastroenteric, osteoarticular, rheumatic, skin and urinary diseases are treated.
Wellness centres in Sirmione
Sirmione is a Spa resort in lombardy well-known at international level, located on a peninsula that stretches for 4 km surrounded by the Garda Lake in the area around Brescia.
The thermal water of Sirmione has a meteoric origin and it originates from the impluvium basin of the Balbo Mount at an altitude of 2200 m and then goes down to 2100 metres below the sea where it is enriched with minerals and becomes hot. After a 20-year time the water comes out of the Bojola, Virgilio and Catullo springs at a temperature of 69 degrees.
Several treatments are available: bath therapy, inhalations, nebulisations, humage, aerosol, nasal irrigations, micronized shower, mud therapy, physiotherapy, vascular path, whirlpool bath, motor rehabilitation, hydrokinesis therapy in the thermal pool. Thanks to these treatments this wellness centre can heal cardiovascular, respiratory, skin, rheumatic, osteoarticular and gynaecological diseases.
Wellness centres in lombardy: Boario Terme - Brescia
The little village is part of the municipality of Darfo Boario Terme, in the lower part of Valcamonica, and it is located on the Scalve valley, surrounded by the woods along the Oglio river. It has been a spa resort since 1946, it was also a trade centre and an area for the storage of iron materials. The fame of the thermal waters spread beyond the regional borders because Alessandro Manzoni, after spending a holiday here in 1845, praised it in a letter. The thermal complex is located in the big park rich in plants, mainly coming from the mild areas of Africa and America, an oasis of 14000 square meters. You can therefore spend a relaxing holiday in this wellness centre in this area of lombardy. There are two life paths for young people and older people (anti-age path) to be used under the supervision of trainers as well as dedicated areas, theather and music events in summer.
At the beginning of the 20th century the spa resort (known as Casino Boario) was connected to the railway line Edolo-Brescia and enhanced through new facilities, hotels. As a result wellness hotels began to spread in this area of lombardy.
The spa resort became more important after the Second World War and in 1984 when the modern treatment centre P. Violati was opened. The facility is equipped with general outpatients’ clinics specialized in cardiology, rheumatology, orthopaedics, angiology, dermatology, pneumatology. Moreover the most widespread diseases can be integrated by customized wellness packages and aesthetic treatments at the Aesthetic Centre inspired by the principles of natural aesthetic medicine.
The waters used by wellness centres in this area of lombardy can be divided into four types: Antica Fonte, Fausta, Igea and Boario which are bicarbonate-sulphate-calcium-magnesium waters at a temperature of 15 degrees. The wellness hotels in Lombadia offer wellness packages for tourists, have a look at them.