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Dream Retreat for Mind and Body
by Bonnie Carroll

Located in Carducco, Italy. overlooking the sea, Tombolo Talasse Resort is on the rich and famous top ten list of Italians from Milano and Firenze for the best place to unwind. The elements that contribute to the Tombolo Talasse Resort are Water: including the health center where pampering and pleasure come in waves of pleasure and purification's, Earth; where the pleasures of the perfumes of the earth bring relaxation to our soul, Fire: the warmth of human kindness brings feelings of good will and a need to share our comfort with the whole world, Air; the natural breath of nature flows through guest rooms and wraps visitors in light and beauty. The fifth and most important element is the one that joins all others together, an attentive service staff.

Considered one of the most modern and important thalassic therapy centers in Europe, the water comes from a distance of 900 meters off shore to be purified, heated and pumped into swimming pools for the finest thalassic course and activities, particularly effective for anti-stress, relaxation and additional therapeutic benefits.

Tourists may wish to visit the surrounding medieval villages, including Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci. The color and perfume of the pine trees, along with the fresh air from the sea, make this a wonderful area to take long walks. The parks of the Val di Cornia and the local art is fascinating to study. Swimming or running on the beach is a favorite pastime of guests at the resort, and sports available include bicycling, horse riding, tennis, golf, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, cross-country motorcycling and more.

Accommodations include one-hundred-twenty exquisite rooms, six suites, five executive suites, a restaurant overlooking the sea, two out-door pools, a wellness and Thalossotherapy Center with five sea-water pools in grotto. The restaurant is another example of refinement and expertise. The Chef's traditional Tuscan and international cuisine is rich and sophisticated, using the finest local products.

The trattamenti, or treatments at the spa include everything imaginable to improve your mind, body and spirit, and are all done in or out of water. They even offer Yoga classes in the water. From basic body treatments to basic beauty treatments it is all here, and then some. The hot pools and hydrotherapy pools look like something out of a dream sequence.

You might wish to put this delightful venue on your Italian vacation wish list, and no doubt you will hurry back. Ciao!

Tombolo Talasso Resort
Via del Corallo 3
Marina di Castagneto
Carducci 57024 Italy
+39 0565 74530/info@grandhoteltombolo.com


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