Our molten-to-the-core planet is laced with underground plumbing that regularly springs a surface leak. And visiting these hot springs can be a therapeutic addition to any vacation. The hot springs at the Pré-Saint-Didier Thermal Spa, in the Aosta valley in Italy can turn cold temperatures into a treat. The contrast of hot and cold air and the steam soothes the soul. Relaxation is further enhanced by the awe-inspiring views of Mont Blanc that surrounds the open air thermal pools! The mineral water here flows from the heart of the mountains and is rich in iron, which makes the skin soft and facilitates circulation and muscle movements.
Close your eyes and let yourself be lulled by the hydro massages, waterfalls and jets in the pool. A soak here is undeniably cool, like a communal pool party of Italians and tourists slathering silky silica mud on their faces and bodies. That’s not all. There are sensory baths, baths with music therapy, Vichy showers and foot baths, beside colour therapy rooms, hammers and themed saunas in wooden chalets. Small oasis of wellness are scattered all around the spa with hot and cold walking pools, darkened meditation rooms, relaxation rooms equipped with swing chairs, water beds and chaise lounges.
Where: Pre-Saint-Didier Thermal Spa, Aosta Valley. Tel: +39 0165.867272 / 0165.867273 Three hours by train from Milan Central railway station www.qcterme.com