The Best Luxury Wellness Retreats In Italy

The Best Luxury Wellness Retreats In Italy

The great Roman tradition of thermal springs and spas dates back hundreds if not thousands of years. So it was at a time when nature was the only retreat for self-healing. But fast forward to the present, the ancient tradition prolongs in modern practices, from personalised wellness retreats to hotel spas. Here are the best luxury wellness retreats in Italy for a blissful escape…

This article was last updated on April 28, 2022.

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Founded by Klaus and Monika Ladurner, Preidlhof is a luxury wellness retreat in the heart of Naturno, South Tyrol. The exclusive five-star hideaway is famed for its incredible backdrop showcasing the serene Dolomites range. So wellness aficionados come here to embark on the immersive retreat programmes which range from sleep enhancement to weight loss. Be sure to take a dip in the 5,000-metre-square swimming pool and discover the impressive wellness space so you can indulge in some self-healing—the perfect start to a sun-soaked week.

Prices from US$1,336 for a four-night retreat | Book now on Compare Retreats

See also: Stefano Battaglia, One Of The 5 Best Healers In The World, On Holistic Healing & New Wellness Retreats At Preidlhof

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Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda 

Located within a carved mountainside above the stunning Lake Garda, Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda is the ultimate retreat for eco-luxury in Italy. The peaceful haven houses one of the best spas in Italy, while its massive gardens offers a plethora of fitness opportunities for guests. So you can embrace the serene landscapes and explore the wealth of wellness options, including an outdoor saltwater pool, various thermal whirlpools, an indoor thalassotherapy pool, multiple saunas (there’s six) and multiple relaxation/meditation areas, all designed to clear the mind and body.

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See also: Lefay Resort & Spa Offers Next-Level Eco Luxury In Italy

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Rosa Alpina – Aman

An Aman partner hotel, Rosa Alpina is a family-run mountain retreat. Its location is within the Unesco-protected Dolomites. Home to its renowned three-Michelin-starred restaurant, expansive spa and beautiful accommodation, the wellness sanctuary features a range of retreats to choose from. So you can restore the mind and body in a welcoming environment guided by generations of expertise.

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Le Sirenuse Positano

A lush escape in the tranquil Amalfi Coast, Le Sirenuse Positano sits on a cliffside location to boast spectacular views of the sea and its surrounding village houses. The mix of historic charm with luxury facilities makes this a popular destination for wellness seekers. Thus, one can retreat at the state-of-the-art spa designed by Italian Architect Gae Aulenti.

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See also: Dolce Vitality: Le Sirenuse Positano Launches Luxury Wellness Retreats

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Palace Merano

Palace Merano places strong focus on bio-energetic medicine in its practices. The Dolomites wellness resort is a lavish escape in an opulent 19th-century theme for discerning guests. So you can expect a plethora of wellness activities here including pilates, water aerobics and Turkish herbal baths, to name a few.

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The Ranch Dolomites

Celebrity favourite retreat The Ranch runs one itinerary in the Dolomites every year. The results-oriented fitness resort takes guests on an active daily schedule. One can experience a mental and physical transformation in the Italian mountain range. Personalised programmes focus on meeting fitness, nutritional, weight loss and detox goals. Thus, each retreat takes you through 8-hour sessions of exercise, yoga and spa treatments.

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See also: A Long Wellness Weekend With Lasting Results At The Ranch

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COMO Castello Del Nero

Tucked away in the verdant rolling hills of Tuscany, COMO Castello Del Nero is a historic 740-acre estate that pays tribute to the Renaissance era. Plus, the luxury resort is part of renowned hotel group COMO. So, it offers Michelin-starred dining experiences and immersive wellness therapies with the signature COMO Shambhala retreat. 

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Faye Bradley

Faye Bradley is the editor and business development manager at Compare Retreats. She is an avid writer, editor, illustrator and yogi who is passionate about all things wellness, travel and the arts.

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