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      Wellness spa

      A very important segment of the sector “wellness spa” is consituted by the thermal springs, which permit the treatment of several physical diseases in a totally natural way. The Italian thermal tradition in the ancient Rome the therm wasn’t only a place to cure the own body but also a meeting point. Actually the acronym “spa” derives from the Latin and means “salus per aquam”, healthiness through water. Some acheological relicts prove the therapeutic qualities of the thermal water of Ischia, which were already popular in antiquity, the springs were actually called “The gift of the Gods”. 

      Another testimony of the importance of this sector in the ancient Rome is the name of the city “Bath”, famous already in Roman times for its thermal baths, still today in function. In this city there are present thermal springs based on sulfuric water, called “Aquae Sulis”. The thermal waters can be used in different ways: baths, inhalation, irrigations, clay. The thermal baths have all contract based responsabilities according to the National Sanitary Service. Many baths offer different services for children, since the thermal cure is very recommended also for them. 

      Other popular thermal localities are Spas in Belgium, Vichy, Cauterets and Plombiéres in France- these last are famous for the so- called “Plombiéres accords” between Napoleon III and Camillo Benso di Cavour, moreover other localities like Baden- Baden and Ems in Germany, Meran, Fiuggi, Montecatini Terme, Montegrotto Terme, Recoaro Terme, Abano Terme in Italy. Italy actually offers numerous thermal springs, many of them known already in the “Belle Epoque”, when the nobilty and the high bourgeosie came together to spend some relaxing days. Some examples are: Pejo, this mineral water was already known in the 19th century and sold actually in Mosca, Meran which was aleady visited by famous personalities like Ezra Pound, the empress Sissi, Franz Kafka and all the European nobilty, Fiuggi, Ischia, Montecatini Terme, Saturnia, Levico Terme. 

      This last city still today is distinguished by a typical architecture  of the “villesd’eaux” from the 19th century, with large avenues in the surroundings of the lake and elegant buildings in art nouveau style.  After a long time of depression the thermal holiday turned to be in vogue in these last 10- 15 years, thanks to a growing desire of wellness and relaxation. Even young people search relaxation opportunities.