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The first impression of the thermal spa resort of Fonteverde is that life has rewound to the era of the Italian Renaissance. Besides, guests arriving at the gates are met by an impressive façade of a beautiful 17th-century villa set on palatial grounds.
Additionally, a double driveway leads through manicured gardens and thermal pools to the villa. This stands against a backdrop of the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. Moreover, silvery olive trees and stands of dark green cypress complete the Renaissance picture.
The palazzo is in the centuries-old village of San Casciano Dei Bagni. It was built in 1607 for Grand Duke Ferdinand, one of the Medici family in their heyday of Florentine power.
The hot springs' benefits were known from the Etruscans' time, whose village ruins can still be found among the hills. Also, Chiusi has Etruscan tombs and a museum to this ancient culture.
The spa is also a retreat, being some distance from the region's famous towns and cities. Siena is about a ninety-minute drive, while Florence and the nearest airport are to the north and almost 100 miles away.
Guests visit Fonteverde for the benefits of the thermal springs and mineral waters. Moreover, there are sublime health-giving treatments and the peaceful scenic beauty of the region.
Although somewhat remote, you can easily reach the hotel by road. It also has car parking and also a heliport to compensate for distant airport facilities.
The resort has views towards the Val d’Orcia, a lush valley embracing the Orcia River and running from Siena to Grosseto. The region is one of exceptional beauty with romantic castles. Besides, old villages, green summer fields, golden grains, and vineyards are heavy with grapes in season. In 2004 it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Fonteverde is a 5-star luxury hotel and spa and part of the Italian Hospitality Collection. It is also a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, a global marketing concern representing first-class accommodations.
The main building retains the Florentine era's splendor with Italian fine furniture, valuable oil paintings, ceilings of coffered panels, and glowing floor tiles. Besides, timeless, refined décor continues throughout the hotel.
A separate building houses the modern lavish spa facilities with several outdoor pools included in wellness programs. Moreover, the courteous and efficient staff greet guests with typical Italian hospitality.
Celebrities within Italy and from around the world visit this haven of health and wellbeing. Treatments range from luxurious facials and body massages to full wellness programs. These include diet, exercise, and treatments utilizing the famous mineral-rich spring waters.
Guests also have saunas, steam rooms, and Turkish baths or can experience hot/cold Kneipp therapies. Besides, personal trainers are on hand to assist in these regenerating treatments, including water aerobics, yoga, and pilates exercise.
A fitness center with a fully equipped gym forms part of these health programs. Nordic walking and just plunging in the health-giving hot springs are other activities much enjoyed by guests. Moreover, qualified medical staff can give health check-ups before and during the treatments.
Outdoor thermal water pools have the additional benefit of two specials – one pool solely for children and one for travelers bringing their dogs with them. This facility includes the whole family, including pets, as important considerations in benefitting fully from the resort's wellness aspects.
The spa was recently presented with ‘World’s Best Countryside Spa’ at the World Spa Awards.
The huge fresh-water infinity pool lines with travertine, a marble-like natural rock evolving from mineral deposits in hot springs. A fair lawn surrounds the pool, and bathers have panoramic views from here of the Tuscan hills.
The hotel’s 80 rooms and suites, all tastefully modernized, showcase luxury features and lavish travertine marble bathrooms with tubs and/or showers. Besides, some rooms have views of the gardens and hills. Also, well-appointed with the modern in-room amenities for 5-star accommodations.
The suites are more extensive with extra rooms and feature fine views from balconies or terraces. The décor of the refurbished rooms and suites in the palazzo building is somewhat traditional and plush with a nod to the original style.
The newer rooms are more contemporary but no less luxurious. Additionally, contrast light and dark tonal décor are designed to meld with the resort's equilibrium-based philosophy.
Delicate drapes, deep sofas, and big soft beds provide for a restful and comfortable stay. Junior and Val d’Orcia suites also have sofa-beds for extra guests, with the latter featuring wonderful views over the Tuscan countryside.
Lastly, the elegant Eleonora da Toledo and Christina of Lorraine are spacious with living rooms, exclusive furniture pieces, soothing creamy-white decor and embodies the true spirit of Tuscany.
Ferdinando is a sophisticated eatery serving rustic-style Tuscan/Mediterranean menus elevated to gourmet standard using only the freshest local and seasonal produce. Soft earthy colors offset immaculate white/ivory table linen and bright flower arrangements.
La Carte offers a buffet-style selection of regional dishes, fresh salads, cold cuts, and cheeses. You can also enjoy seasonal specialties on the terrace (weather permitting) overlooking the Val d’Orcia. A full selection of breakfast foods is also here.
Il Falconiere is a long comfortable bar with access to the terrace dining area and lovely views. Bioaquam is for those who want to stay by a thermal pool. Further, drinks and Tuscan snacks are on offer for sunbathers and swimmers or after dark with cocktails under the night sky.
Fonteverde Tuscan Resort Spa is an ideal place to unwind and refresh amid beautiful Tuscan scenery. Guests can also take days out visiting old churches, farmhouses offering local cheeses, fruits, and olives or taking a wine route.
The art nouveau building, Casina Delle Rose, provides a perfect setting for weddings or private parties and celebrations. Besides, informal business meetings can benefit from the seclusion and harmony of the resort. Above all, families and individual guests can appreciate a time of health-giving enjoyment at this historic wellness center – even the dog can benefit!
The Privilege Valle is spacious with sophisticated and harmonious furniture, and offers guests brilliant views of the Val d’Orcia hills and Mt. Amiata...
The Deluxe Room is spacious, cosy and stylish, and features an en-suite travertine marble bathroom with a shower and/or bathtub. A third bed can be ad...
The Junior Suite is a spacious and luxurious room that features a relaxing sitting area for added comfort. The en-suite bathroom is in travertine marb...
An absolute gem of style and sophistication, the exclusive Eleonora da Toledo Suite has a spacious living room, a large and cosy double bedroom, and a...
The style of this Queen Room is elegant and comfortable. It comes as a cosy and intimate single or double room with one bed, and a travertine marble b...
The perfect combination of luxury and style for absolute comfort, this Privilege Double Room is equipped with an en-suite travertine marble bathroom w...
The Suite Val D’Orcia is an exclusive living space with a wonderful view. From the spacious terrace, guests can admire the stunning Val d’Orcia landsc...