I used to come here every year until 17 years old, this place was my childhood and summer routine. I love it here; I learnt to drive, I experienced my first sauna, I had my first massage and I even drank my first tisane. Unfortunately when you are younger you do not appreciate the luxurious aspect of a place and I never realised how lucky I was to be able to come here every year until I stopped coming a few years ago. This year I finally managed to return and its nice to know that nothing major has changed; my excitement in using all the facilities is still there, the staff is still as kind as always and they still bring a little ice lolly to your sun bed around 17.00.
The Terme di Saturnia Spa and Golf Resort is a luxury resort located on the site of a thermal spring from well before the Etruscan era. This spa offers a series of regenerative therapies, which focus on the healing powers of the spring water. This Resort is based in the Maremma, a very important part of southern Toscany. Home to Etruscan, Roman, medieval and renaissance remains. It is through the natural surroundings coupled with the traditional cuisine that this resort takes you through a journey of Maremman experience.
The Hotel is a very stylish and elegant hotel full of magnificent facilities that cater the needs of all guests. In fact they state on their website “Everything at Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort has been designed to create a sensation of total well-being”. The well-designed, chic and contemporary architecture, the carefully selected furniture and the amalgamation of colours of tranquillity create an atmosphere of pure pleasure.
I stayed in the Deluxe Suite, a room of simple yet elegant design, with a long terrace containing a small coffee table and two chairs, and a panoramic view over the beautiful Golf fields. The room contained all the amenities you would expect such as a coffee machine, TV, Wi-fi. Also in our room we had two desks and … a walk in wardrobe!! The bathroom is decorated in beautiful marble and contains both a shower and a bathtub.
This resort contains two very high standard restaurants including Acqualuce, which embraces regional cuisine and Acquacotta, which was awarded one Michelin star for its top-notch food. We ate at Acqualuce every evening, and every evening I tried a variety of things including Ricotta Polpette in Parmisan sauce (which were the most delicious starter I have ever tasted), Ravioli in a butter and sage sauce, stake with wedged chips and for dessert: crème brûle with forest fruits on top. The Breakfast also includes a large selection of pastries, fresh fruits, yoghurts cereal and cakes. The quality of the cooking really outdoes itself and most of the ingredients are picked from their fruit/vegetable garden behind the hotel.
This Resort however is unique to one thing: its natural hot spring, containing some extraordinary qualities. The hot spring consists of Sulpherous, Carbonic, Sulphate and bicarbonate-alkaline. These substances are very beneficial to our skin. The benefits include:
-Natural exfoliating, peeling effect and antiseptic cleansing action.
-It helps to treat various skin conditions (verify the website for more information)
-A protecting, antioxidizing/antiageing and cleansing effect on the liver.
-Reduces tension in the cardiovascular and respiratory systems
-Helps to boost respiration and increases pulmonary ventilation.
In addition to this incredible natural hot spring the resort has many more pools that are beneficial to blood circulation and water retention such as Hot Tubs in three different temperatures. They also have the antique roman bath, biosauna, sauna, and a swimming pool for younger kids.
The Spa is a very important part of this resort, and many medical and beauty treatments are available for varying prices. The masseuses use traditional Maremman products to guarantee an authentic experience. The resort also has a shop containing a variety of creams and products that contain natural ingredients beneficial to your skin. I bought “Acid Cream”, a light moisturizing cream for my face.
My time here has been as incredible as always and I am already counting down the days for my return! Check out their website for more information: http://www.termedisaturnia.it