Crystal Awards

4 of 6

Favorite Spa in Europe

Fonteverde Natural Spa Resort

San Casciano dei Bagni, Italy

Immaculate grounds await visitors at this country escape, where Renaissance architecture meets modern convenience in 80 well-appointed rooms and suites. This exceptional resort is partly housed in the seventeenth-century home of Ferdinando I de' Medici, once Grand Duke of Tuscany, and is set among olive groves, vineyards, and the flowing waters of a natural hot spring. Guests can easily treat all the senses at this destination, which serves authentic regional cuisine and local wine. The spa facilities draw visitors with its seven pools, wellness center, and two beauty spas. Readers have come to expect unusual services at Fonteverde, from exotic sound-based bodywork in the Oriental Spa to water therapies performed in the natural springs. At the Mediterranean Spa, opened in 2007, guests find a mix of treatments inspired by the ancients, including olive oil skin treatments, honey-based facials, and underwater massage.