The spa resorts in Sicily are mainly close to or by the sea. The thermal complexes use springs of volcanic origin whose waters mix with the sea water creating a peculiar sulphur and salsobromoiodic water.
You can spend your holiday in several wellness centres in Sicily: Terme Segestiane, Terme di Acqua Pia, Terme di Sciacca, Terme Marino, Terme Vigliatore, Terme di Acireale, Terme di Castellamare del Golfo, Terme di Montevago, Terme Vigliatore, Termini Imerese and Vulcano on the Eolie islands.
Spa resorts Sicily: Terme di Acireale
The small town of Acireale has a very ancient origin but it has mainly preserved monuments of Baroque origin. The thermal complex surrounded by several resorts that are very interesting from a historical and cultural point of view and it is one of the most visited and modern facilities in Sicily. The waters are hyperthermal at a temperature of 22 degrees, they have a volcanic origin and are mixed with underground sea water.
A specific feature is mud used by the hotels with wellness centre in this area for various wellness treatments. This mud is of plant and mineral origin and it is obtained by letting volcanic clay mature for 3 years in the sulphur water that comes out from the Greek-Roman spring of S.Venera al Pozzo.
Several treatments are available such as aerosol, baths, inhalations, humage, nasal washing, lung ventilations, physiokinesis therapy, aesthetic treatments. Otolaryngological, respiratory, gynaecological, rheumatic, skin, cardiovascular and osteoarticular diseases can be treated.
Terme di Sciacca
Sciacca is a town in the area around Agrigento rich in buildings and monuments that testify several historical periods, epecially the Arabic, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque ones.
The main characteristic of this spa resort are the hot caves, karstic cavities with sulphur water at a high temperature. The thermal springs have been known since ancient times but only around 1650 a thermal complex was built in front of the sea surrounded by a huge and flourishing park. The wellness hotels in this area use thermal waters that are considered as the most effective ones in the world. The thermal phenomena in Sciacca are various and they originate from an underground volcanic activity. The waters are hyperthermal, at a temperature of 56 degrees and radioactive. Several springs and steams of sulphur water are present: they come from the Kronio Mount and flow out of karstic caves creating the “stufe di San Calogero”. Several treatments are available at the hotels with wellness centre in this area: hydroponic treatments, baths, inhalations, nebulizations, humage, irrigations, aerosol, mud therapy, kinesistherapy, rehabilitation, aesthetic and slimming treatments, The therapies focus on otolaryngological, respiratory, cardiovascular, skin, gynaecological, rheumatic and locomotion diseases.
Termini Imerese and Vulcano (Eolie Islands)
Termini is a little town in the area of Magna Grecia, on the Tyrrhenian coast. Archaeological remains and beautiful beaches are the characteristics of this town close to Palermo. The wellness centres in this area use hyperthermal waters at a temperature of 43 degrees, these waters have a volcanic origin. The waters flow out of two springs and various treatments are available like sudatory caves, muds, hydrotherapy, inhalations, aesthetic treatments. Respiratory, cardiovascular, skin, gynaecological, lymphatic, rheumatic, locomotion, metabolic, gastroenteric diseases are cured. The Vulcano Island is also very famous, it is the most southern island belonging to the Eolie Islands. The waters used are hyperthermal, at a temperature between 40 and 80 degrees, they have a volcanic origin. They flow into the sea and beach, into a natural pool on the right of the port, together with steams of the fumaroles. Thanks to their rich properties, the guests can enjoy several treatments at the wellness centres in this area of Sicily.