Renovated Tuscan Spa Fuses Local History with Modern Amenities

The Spa at Monteverdi // Photo Credit: Monteverdi Tuscany(The Spa at Monteverdi / Monteverdi Tuscany)

The Spa at Monteverdi (Sarteano, Italy), the luxury spa within the Monteverdi Tuscany boutique hotel, has opened its doors following a year of extensive renovations. The upgraded state-of-the-art spa now includes an underground heated pool evocative of ancient Roman baths, a sensory shower, and cold plunge pool, as well as a heated room custom-made for Hammam Treatments. The relaxation lounge offers views of the Tuscan hills, an herbal tea bar, and the hotels’ signature outdoor matching travertine soaking tubs. Guests can enjoy a wide range of facial and body treatments from baths to massages featuring products from Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella in Florence and Charme d’Orient in Paris. 

Located between Rome and Florence, Monteverdi Tuscany offers striking views stretching as far as Montalcino and Siena, most notably including a panoramic view of the Val d’Orcia region of Tuscany, a Unesco World Heritage Site known for its scenic splendor. 

Within the spa sits the new Salus Per Aquam (the Water Circuit) ($101, 90 minutes), which pays homage to the ancient Romans who used thermal baths to stimulate and refresh the vascular system. The underground pools invite guests to do the same starting with a sensory shower designed to stimulate and energize the body with different temperatures and pressures. Hydro-massaging jets and waterfall showers overlooking the Tuscan hills follows in the warm pool. Lastly, the ritual brings guests to the frigidarium, the cold plunge pool, to invigorate the vascular system. The therapy ends with a cup of herbal tea in the relaxation room. 


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Guests may also choose to partake in the Hamman Rituals, adapted through time from ancient cleansing rituals of the Ottoman Empire, designed to purify the body and mind to address a desire for detoxification and holistic health. Bathing rituals allow guests to immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, and smells of the Val d’Orcia on a private terrace that is home to two travertine tubs. After a natural essential oil, aromatic bath salt, and local herb infused soak, guests go to enjoy a relaxing massage. Using an exclusive blend of Tuscan herbs and natural oils, facial treatments are designed to cleanse, purify, hydrate, moisturize, and sooth the skin. 

All massages at Monteverdi use fine aromatic oils, such as The Tuscan Olive Oil Massage (starting at $152, 50 minutes; $191, 75 minutes), which is perfect for easing muscles after a long day of sightseeing. The Hot Stone Massage ($191, 75 minutes) uses heated lava stones rich in minerals to restore energy. The Maori Massage ($203.03, 75 minutes) is inspired by traditional Maori art and culture where pressure is applied to each muscle using special wood tools and techniques.

In addition to its spa services, the idyllic, medieval village property offers an award-winning zero kilometer restaurant (the Italian term meaning fresh, local ingredients that traveled zero kilometers to arrive in the kitchen), a culinary academy, a piano lounge and terrace bar, a separate enoteca and library bar, an outdoor swimming pool and indoor heated swimming pool, a yoga studio, a modern gym, and an art gallery, as well as a 700-year-old Romanesque church that serves as the hotel’s performing arts venue, all within the property’s 12th century walls.


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