6 Best Wellness Retreats & Spas in Italy

Last updated January 23, 2024

Italy has some of the most beautiful landscapes, friendly people and mouth-watering food in the world. From the breathtaking shores of the Mediterranean Sea to the snow-capped mountains in the Dolomites, Italy is truly the land of la dolce vita. Lucky for you, Italy also boasts incredible wellness retreats and spas.

So, if you are looking to unwind, take some time to pamper yourself, and restore your body and mind… be sure to read our list of the six best wellness retreats and spas in Italy.

Six Wellness Retreats & Spas in Italy

It’s never too late to plan the perfect Italian getaway. And in no particular order, here are our top six picks for a wellness retreat and spa in Italy.

1. Preidlhof Luxury DolceVita Resort | South Tyrol

Welcome to Preidlhof Luxury DolceVita Resort, a five-star destination spa in South Tyrol. With a perfect blend of historic Alpine charm and contemporary style, Preidlhof is a holistic healing hotel where pleasure meets a deeper sense of self. 

Whether you’re here with friends or a loved one or just looking to get away from it all on your own, the attentive staff will make sure your every need is taken care of. This is the perfect place to enjoy all that the Dolomites has to offer.

Love at first sight 

We can’t help but feel excited when we think about the wellness facilities. Amenities include a six-floor “sauna tower” with 16 different sauna, steam and relaxation spaces, meditation cabins, salt rooms, Turkish baths, an outdoor infinity sky pool and a deep sea relaxation room. 

Surrounded by rivers, lakes and mountains, the hotel is a paradise for adventurers, hikers and nature lovers. Not to be missed is the forest bathing experience, full moon rituals, wild swimming and sleeping under the stars. You’ll definitely have plenty of moments of wow when you stay here.

True health and happiness resides in finding the right balance between hedonistic and eudaimonic well-being. And this balance—what they call The Preidlhof Way—flows seamlessly through the guest experience. From the stunning location to the luxurious accommodation and delicious farm-to–table cuisine; from the spa to the holistic therapies and treatments—you will no doubt be on a path to well-being.

Preidlhof has set the bar high for luxury resorts by carving out a first-class reputation as a holistic retreat for adults-only. Every stay is an opportunity for physical, social, emotional and spiritual regeneration.   

2. FORESTIS Dolomites | Brixen

This spa in Italy is truly unforgettable. You’ll be able to find rest and adventure in both the summer and winter months, high up in the famous Dolomite mountain region. With natural elements all around you, including right outside your bedroom door, you won’t be disappointed with what this stunning spa has in store!  

Love at first sight 

Take a dip in the outdoor heated pool as steam engulfs you in winter. Or enjoy cool, refreshing waters in the summer. The tree circle ceremony is an unforgettable experience that mixes nature and intuition.

3. Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda | Gargnano

Enjoy a private spa, hike in the forest, get a wood massage and discover ancient healing from Celtic traditions. Regenerate through the power of nature via the natural springs, the woods and the towering mountains.  

This luxury wellness retreat in Italy is surrounded by hills with spectacular views of Lake Garda. The resort emphasizes sustainability and using natural resources with care, which will help you detox both mentally and physically.  

Lefay Resort & Spa embraces Italian culture and exudes romance, playfulness and relaxation. You can even book a suite with your own private garden, swimming pool and lake with mountain view!

Love at first sight 

Lefay Spa is an impressive wellness center that offers a unique mix of science and Chinese medicine. This focus on both treatment and prevention is executed through phytotherapy, nutrition, energy and medical analysis. Each plan is customized to fit the needs of the individual.

This spa in Italy is a popular destination for many reasons. One of which is the plethora of unique activities that are available. For instance, you can visit the open-air world-renown amphitheater in Verona, take a stroll through the traditional Gargnano and Limonaie to taste the area’s history of lemons, and trek in the Alto Garda Park. You can also taste real, organic Italian olive oil, discover exciting and fresh dishes with exquisite flavors and enjoy colorful plates—all made with love.

4. 7Pines Resort | Sardinia

7Pines Resort in Sardinia is an excellent choice for those seeking a luxurious and relaxing vacation. The resort offers a wide range of spa, wellness and other exclusive services and facilities, all set in a beautiful garden environment. You’ll fall in love from the moment you step foot on the property, with its stunning beachfront location and gorgeous rooms and suites.

Love at first sight 

Looking for a luxurious spa resort in Italy that will make you feel like royalty? Look no further than the Pure Seven Spa. This stunning resort features everything you could possibly want or need, from fluffy beds and soft sheets to five different restaurants and bars serving up delicious Mediterranean cuisine.

And of course, no spa resort would be complete without ice showers, steam baths and body wraps. In addition to all of the incredible amenities, the Pure Seven Spa also offers guests a wide range of activities including sports, yoga and meditation on the beach.

If that’s not enough, there are also outdoor pools and watersports available. Plus, the resort’s authentic Italian vibe is sure to add an extra touch of charm and sophistication.

5. Therasia Resort Sea & Spa | Vulcano

Come to Theresia Resort & Spa on Vulcano, one of the Aeolian Islands near Sicily, for a truly unique experience. Here, you can enjoy the fresh island breeze, watch stunning sunsets, dine and drink seaside, and swim in a pool that almost touches the water. 

The accommodations are bright and airy, with lava stone and Sicilian Cotto tiles, and offer breathtaking views of the crystalline waters. Each room and suite is a Mediterranean oasis, inviting you to relax and enjoy the beauty of this romantic wellness retreat in Italy. 

Love at first sight 

Come relax by the water! Therasia has two infinity pools filled with fresh seawater that overlooks the ocean so you can bring the sea to you. If you’re looking for a more personal experience, enjoy one of the many personalized treatments at the spa such as a Turkish bath, sauna, whirlpool tub and warm-water pool. 

From relaxing and toning massages that blend Asian and modern techniques to stress-relieving messages with essential and alchemical oils, the team of talented therapists always find the right harmony between body and soul. And when you’re feeling adventurous, explore the caves on a boat tour around the islands or try diving.

6. Grand Hotel Tremezzo | Tremezzina

Welcome to Lake Como, one of the most famous Italian destinations known for its dramatic scenery and natural beauty. Grand Hotel Tremezzo is situated in the heart of it all, with rooms that change shape and atmosphere to give you an almost museum-like experience.

Outside, you can enjoy views of the lake and mountains from the balconies and terraces, while surrounded by blooming flowers and charming streets.

Love at first sight 

When you book a stay at the award-winning T-Spa, you’re in for a real treat. With a hammam suite made of luxurious marble and private T-Spa suite that comes complete with its own whirlpool tub, sauna, steam bath, and massage beds, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to ways to indulge yourself. 

And when you’re done swimming or being pampered, you can explore the nearby Italian narrow streets, go on gastronomic adventures, enjoy lake excursions and much more!

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