Italy's seismic landscape has led to many natural thermal spas around the country, including the Garda Thermal Park, set near the northern retreat of Lake Garda on the estate of an 18th-century villa, Villa dei Cedri.
Also known as Parco Termale del Garda in Italian, the park features two lakes and several bathing pools, all of which are kept warm thanks to the underground thermal spring that feeds them. Travelers will find fountains, waterfalls and even water massage jets in both the lakes and the bathing pools at the park. The lakes and pools are lit after dark, making for especially relaxing spa treatments, while the beautiful lawns are ideal for lounging before and after bathing.
Overlooking the thermal park, every hotel room at Villa dei Cedri features warm water from the nearby thermal spring. But you don’t have to stay at the property to visit the Garda Thermal Park and utilize its soothing springs. An on-site fitness center and spa are also available for massage and water therapies.
A bathing cap isn’t required, but be sure to bring your own towel, swimsuit, bathrobe and slippers if necessary, as the latter two items are only available for purchase, not rental.