Italy is dotted with wonderful places to visit. Swide spotted the right getaways where to rest your body and soul while enjoying beautiful landscapes. Spoil yourself with avant-garde Spa treatments and delicious food in one-stop luxury destinations.
Where:Arezzo is a city in the Tuscany Region, in Central Italy. The Arezzo Province borders with Emilia Romagna, the Florence Province, Marche, Umbria and the province of Siena.
What:Arezzo has a very varied landscape, from lands to hills to mountains. Visit the Anfiteatro Romano, Piazza Guido Monaco, Casa del Petrarca (one of the most famous Italian author of all times), Palazzo dei Priori, Piazza Grande, the Cathedral of San Donato. Beside Arezzo, The whole area is thriving with places to visit, including Montepulciano, Siena, Perugia, San Gimignano, Volterra, Lucca, Pisa only in Tuscany, and Orvieto, Assisi (Umbria Region), and Urbino (Marche Region).
When:Tuscany has a rich multicultural history dating back to the second millennium BC. The Apennine and Villanovan peoples inhabited the region in the Bronze and Iron Ages. The Etruscans then settled and established the first rudimentary signs of organized society. What the Etruscans started the Romans completed. Following the fall of the Roman empire, the conflict between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines, factions supporting the Papacy on the one side and the Holy roman Empire on the other split the Tuscan people in the 12th and 13th centuries. The division of Tuscany continued through the Renaissance, where the Tuscan city states, such as Florence and Siena. Tuscany became part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in part after the split of the Holy Roman Empire and it became a region under the sovereign state of Italy in 1861 with unification. Tuscany suffered greatly under the Fascist regime, but with the birth of the republic the region began to flourish again thanks o industry and tourism.
Why:It is quite hard to describe in few words, but Il Borro as it is a magical place that includes many wonderful things. One of the few luxury resort that produces its own wine, Il Borro offers two kind of restorations: Vincafè for the aperitivo or a light lunch, and Osteria del Borro, with local products and excellent cuisine that takes into account original Tuscan recipes and personal elaboration of tradition. Among the dishes served, pappa al pomodoro and the must-eat bistecca alla Fiorentina.
The Spa at Il Borro offers a rather tasty set of treatments consisting in wine therapy. Well, when in Chianti… Wine therapy has ancient origins dating back to the Etruscans in the 5th century BC, and also Caterina Sforza, wife of Govanni De Medici was as assiduous fan of wine based treatments. But what is it about wine, well grapes to be exact that make them a treat for our skin.
Written by: Elisa della Barba and Valentina Zannoni
Credits: Il Borro