There is still quite much time till summer, but you already want some warm water, bikini and sun?Well, if you live somewhere else and not in Caribbeans, I can give you an advice 😉
Continuing with Italy, you should know that it is not only wine, pasta and amazing seas, but also thermal resorts. Almost every region has its own one.
If you search well, you can easily find really good offers for a weekend for a proper value (for instance, at Booking.com, or any other local web-site). Or you can allow yourself a chic relaxation of a high level.
Google such places like Terme Ischia, Terme di Saturnia, Salsomaggiore, Fiuggi, Contusi, Viterbo terme and many others. The gem of the Italian therms are Terme di Montecatini in the heart of Tuscany. With nine spa facilities, it offers almost a “spa town” in a unique environment with its countless modern hotels, wellness hotels, Spas. Most of the ordinary hotels in zone are family-run. Hotels with spa and beauty farms are the ideal place for a weekend dedicated to relaxation and well-being in an atmosphere of pampering and romance, or for a longer vacation for a perfect “remise en forme” in a spa hotel. Near Montecatini di Terme there is one quite nice and cosy hotel Grotta Giusti Resort, Golf & Spa with its own thermal Grotto, a splendid natural cave with a 35 degrees water of the underground lake.
Salsomaggiore is one of the most famous and equipped destinations for spa tourism and is one of the largest Italian spa companies, famous for its waters rich with minerals, among the richest in minerals known in nature. Situated in Emiglia-Romagna region, 42 km from Parma, it is easily reachable by car or by any public transport (fast trains Milan-Bologna, then from Fidenza change to Salsomaggiore).
Except thermal waters, you can go on a research trip of Italian gastronomic delights such as Parmigiano Reggiano, manufactured in the area from a raw fresh milk as a local cottage industry, or Culatello, salami appreciated also by Prince Charles of England and Prince Albert of Monaco, which is matured for many months in cellars and which unique taste comes from the air of the nearby Apennines and can be tasted only here.
This is an ideal destination for a weekend and also a good starting point for a discovery of the surrounding area, which offers a lot both cultural point and gastronomic particularities.
Have a look at some hotels, like Hotel Villa Fiorita.
Quite famous for their thermal spots are central parts of Italy, like Terme di Saturnia, situated between Florence and Rome in Tuscany region. Main resorts here are Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf, which offers you a romantic weekend as well as a special occasions. But the good thing is that you can purchase a ticket per day to use pools and other infrastructure without using the resort. So some useful information here.
Wish you a great pause before starting the summer season 😉