There is not only Valentine’s Day to experience a romantic moment also because that of February 14th is for many a commercial party without any meaning. For your travel as a couple, we propose a relaxing spa vacation to combine, if you wish, with the visit of an amazing European city.
Among the most beautiful spa towns of our continent we have chosen 5, we begin our journey from France and we go to the city of Aix-les-Bains in the Rhône-Alpes region. It is a renowned spa all over France, visited each year by about 30,000 tourists looking for relaxation and ready to indulge in balneotherapy pampering, modeling massages, fitness. The thermal spas of reference are the National Baths and the Baths of Marlioz.
Let’s move to England, head for Bath, where natural springs of sulphurous waters await us that flow from the ground to about 47 degrees. We are talking about thermal waters dating back at least 2000 years, even if some scholars believe that even before there was a Celtic settlement to which we owe the first baths of Bath. The spa of excellence here is the Thermae Bath Spa, perfect for relaxing between various wellness treatments.
We are now going to Budapest, the capital of Hungary and spa treatments in Europe, also famous for being a spa since ancient times. Just go to the Kiraly thermal baths to realize it. These, built in 1565, were the proven prerogative of the sultan and the sumptuous Ottoman atmosphere is vivid even today. In Budapest there is then one of the great thermal complexes of all Europe, equipped with three outdoor and ten indoor pools. The Hungarian city is considered one of the most beautiful in Europe, so there will be a lot to see once you arrive here. During your journey through the wonders of Budapest, you cannot miss other historical spas, real monuments. This is the case of the Rudas baths of Turkish origin, as shown by the splendid octagonal swimming pool.
More modern are the Gellért Baths, dating back to 1918, but which have undergone numerous changes over the years. Art Nouveau interiors and an effervescent bathroom are the hallmarks of this place.
Now it is time to return home, to mention some solid realities of our local spa tourism. Let’s start from the island of Ischia, a jewel of the Campano Gulf ready to host its visitors with spas and hotels that offer various wellness treatments. The volcanic nature, an enviable naturalistic landscape, a climate that remains pleasant for most of the year, have contributed to making Ischia a renowned spa resort. The thermal waters contain substances such as sulfur, iodine, chlorine, iron and can help to alleviate disorders such as rheumatism, arthrosis, neuralgia, respiratory diseases.
Another flagship of thermal tourism in Italy is Montecatini Terme in the province of Pistoia. The thermal waters of Montecatini are rich in sulphates and chlorides of magnesium and sodium and derive from 4 different springs, from which a clear and healthy water flows. The spa centers here are many and the offers for Valentine’s Day are falling, what are you waiting for to know this delicious center of Tuscany?