In Porretta Terme, surrounded by the verdant mountain landscape of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, is Hotel Helvetia Thermal Spa: the ideal place for those looking for a holiday defined by wellness and the benefits of natural spring water.
The thermal spa, carved into the rock and converted from what was once a WWII air raid shelter, is a striking setting that rewards guests with moments of harmony and serenity. A thermal pool with a waterfall, massage jets and vascular routes. A gratifying experience for the body and mind thanks to the beneficial properties of spring water. A refined setting that includes a hammam in which guests can enjoy a starry sky thanks to hanging optical fibres, a bio-sauna created along a stone stairway heated to a temperature of 40°C, an 80° Finnish sauna, and two sensory showers.
In addition, there are 7 rooms for massages, Ayurvedic wellness treatments, and beauty rituals. The structure is completed by dressing rooms, medical studios and a fitness room with the latest Technogym equipment.
Lastly, on the roof of the Helvetia Thermal Spa, is a large solarium with a hydro-massage tub heated to 35°C, and beds for sun bathing.
In the hotel’s inner courtyard, the CiPensoIO restaurant offers simple yet elegant cuisine crafted from high-quality products that are sourced locally. It’s a chance to discover the flavours and traditions of Tuscan-Emilian cooking, with a dash of creativity. The restaurant is open every day for lunch and dinner. On warm summer evenings, guests can also dine on the beautiful terrace.
The hotel is surrounded by trails that are perfect for discovering the land by bike or on foot. Some routes follow along the Gothic Line
and visit sites dedicated to remembrance, while others explore archaeological Etruscan sites. Yet others lead to the discovery of old towns, such as La Scola
, or charming places with unique architecture, such as the incredible Rocchetta Mattei
in Riola di Vergato. The splendid Lake Suviana and Brasimone Park
can be reached by bicycle, embracing two large artificial bodies of water that were created in the last century.