From Our Archive
This story was published before Summer 2021, when we launched our new digital experience.

Spa Report

MOST READ
The Perfect Pour

Wine and Spirits

The Perfect Pour

A deep dive into the world of Macallan Scotch whisky.

The Write Stuff

Design

The Write Stuff

A dip into the world of luxurious fountain pens.

A Classic Martini

Wine and Spirits

A Classic Martini

A drink from New York City’s Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel

Fonteverde, in San Casciano Dei Bagni, is a new spa in the Val D'Orcia, one of the most pristine and remote parts of Tuscany.

What's Great The $30 million spa is attached to the luxurious Hotel Terme de' Medici, a 1607 Medici villa about 95 miles from Rome or Florence. There are three pools with natural, 100-degree water; one, arranged in a zigzag, has 22 jets. And unlike at spa towns such as Montecatini, you will find no pensioners arriving by the busload.

Treatments To Get The best treatments, like the anti-cellulite leg massage ($70) and the aromatherapy facial ($70), use the local mud, known regionally for its purifying properties.

What We Loved Since the water is naturally warm, the pools are open year-round and at night, for soaking under the stars.

Word to the Wise Paolo's Ayurvedic massage ($80) tends toward the overzealous. Instead, try a mud treatment.

Rooms, $445-$870; spa treatments additional; day spa, $200 for three treatments. At 1 Località Terme; 39-05-78-57-241; www.fonteverdeterme.com.

Hotel prices show high-season rates from the least expensive double to the most expensive suite.

Newsletter

Let’s Keep in Touch

Subscribe to our newsletter

You’re no longer on our newsletter list, but you can resubscribe anytime.

Come On In

U.S. issued American Express Platinum Card® and Centurion® Members, enter the first six digits of your card number to access your complimentary subscription.

Learn about membership.