Romantic Valtellina: Ideas for a Couple’s Weekend
27 March 2016
Looking to spend a romantic weekend away from the city and stress of the everyday? Valtellina is the perfect place to unplug and spend some quality time with that special someone.
In harmony with nature, these spas are the perfect hotspots to enjoy a bit of relaxation immersed in the incredible nature of Valtellina. From Bormio to Valmasino, there are plenty of choices.
I Bagni Vecchi di Valdidentro are among the most visited in Italy, with an incredibly romantic atmosphere. The structure features baths that have been in use for over 2000 years as well as the baths of the Archduchess. Dug out in the rock for over 50 meters, there’s also a kind of natural sauna here that has to be seen to believed.
Sticking around Valdidentro, the Bagni Nuovi are also a great option. With thermal waters in the open, you can relax amidst the snow covered hills. Check out the Giardini di Venere, a route taking you between the Baths of Jupiter and Hercules and Neptune’s Cave. Finally, a visit to the Saturn baths allows you to lay out immersed in hot water vapor.
Moving over to Bormio, you can experiment with the turkish baths and the Kneipp treatment after a visit to the sauna. Here you’ll also find an open pool with waters at 35 degrees and a view over the mountains and the slopes of Stelvio.
To finish things off, there are the Terme Bagni di Masino, thermal baths completely immersed in the charming woods. Even here there’s a thermal pool, turkish bath, and sauna. A massage at the wellness center can ease any extra stress.
Valtellina by Horse
A spin by horse among the paths of Valtellina is an incredible experience to be had with a partner. You can try it out on the Sentiero Valtellina, extending along the Adda River and in the high mountains, between Bormio and Santa Caterina Valfurva all the way to the Stelvio National Park. In Livigno and Valchiavenna there are also courses for the beginners.
The lodges of Valtellina are great locations to spend a weekend immersed in the woods, meadows, and mountains. You can choose from the over 60 lodges that can be reached by the many hiking trails.