The Ranch Italy at Palazzo Fiuggi is the ultimate wellness site
Located one hour south of Rome and two hours north of Naples is an idyllic town called Fiuggi. Although it seems a bit sleepy, Fiuggi has a rich centuries-old history as a site of healing and restoration, as it is home to renowned mineral waters that flow from scenic mountains and nearby streams. It has been said that Michelangelo made a wellness pilgrimage to the city for its therapeutic waters, and popes began to have acqua di Fiuggi delivered to Rome for their ailments from the 14th century.
An emerging spa town with a new name
Originally named Anticoli di Campagna, the destination became known as Fiuggi at the turn of the 20th century, when spa towns became fashionable and King Vittorio Emmanuele III wanted to promote this magnificent wellness site throughout Italy. Europe. The construction of the Grand Hotel Palazzo della Fonte took place in 1913, which was designed to become the largest hotel on the continent. Built in the Art Nouveau style and featuring Europe’s first hotel swimming pool, deans of science, politics and culture, as well as aristocratic types, vacationed here, and the Palazzo flourished throughout throughout the first half of the century, attracting the likes of Pablo Picasso, Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini. However, the once-grand resort and Fiuggi itself were eventually overlooked for other booming resorts in the glamorous age of mid-century travel.
In 2008, the Italian Ministry of Heritage and Culture deemed the Palazzo a site worthy of protection and conservation. More than 20 years later, the hotel has reopened as Fiuggi Palace in 2021 and is a spectacular representation of the site’s brief but opulent history. The property has been lovingly restored to its former glory and transformed into a medical wellness retreat which includes numerous therapeutic facilities, a Roman spa which offers stunning views of Fiuggi’s old town, an entire floor dedicated to medical programming and an endless treatment menu inspired by Ayurveda, Mediterranean wellness traditions, cutting-edge technology and, of course, the famous Fiuggi waters.
A Wellness Retreat for the Modern Era
Infamous Wellness Retreat The Malibu Ranch also saw the potential in Fiuggi that King Vittorio Emanuele III noticed over a century ago and opened his first international outpost at Palazzo Fiuggi in May. Now, guests not only have access to the hotel’s seemingly endless spa facilities, but they can also experience The Ranch’s beloved celebrity fitness program.
After two years of anxiety, illness and setback during the coronavirus pandemic, The Ranch Italy is the perfect return to travel, as it allows participants to dedicate a week (or more) to restoring their health and fitness with a beautiful storybook backdrop. All you have to do is take a look Ranch Instagram any day to see which models, athletes, CEOs and beauty moguls retreat here for weight loss, wellness or to reboot their fitness.
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A week at The Ranch Italy starts with having your weight and measurements taken, as well as an EKG test to make sure you’re up to the challenges the program will throw at you (because there will be plenty of them) . Guests will mingle and meet the people they’ll spend just about every waking moment with over a vegan, gluten-free meal that showcases the region’s local vegetables and grains – a precursor to all meals and snacks coming throughout the week.
You’ll rise with the sun to ensure your daily four-hour hikes through the beautiful Apennine Mountains are as cool as possible. The early wake-up time means you’ll likely fall asleep shortly after sunset on Fiuggi. The time slot also allows for a daily massage after the hike, fitness classes designed to develop your upper body and restore tired muscles, and allotted hours to experience treatments at the Palazzo Fiuggi Spa (don’t miss the treatments treatment by Dr. Barbara Sturm and Thalasso Pool therapies). You will also undergo an optional blood test and urine test, and one of the hotel doctors will review the results with you to better manage your health and leave The Ranch feeling empowered and in tune with the needs. of your body.
Italy may not seem like the perfect place to book a wellness retreat, as it is often seen as a land of indulgence and passion. However, you will understand throughout the week that the slower pace of life, the natural beauty of the Lazio region and the other adventurers who walk and dine alongside you will make your stay a unique one. I would probably never expect the land of pizza, pasta and prosecco. And after living through years of a pandemic, there’s no greater indulgence than having a week of your own to focus on restoring your vitality, working on shining from within, and becoming stronger than you. never thought possible. So why not dust off that passport and do it all in a dreamy medieval Italian town?
Weekly rates for The Ranch Italy start at $9,900/pp for a double room and $10,650/pp for a single room.