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SATURNIA, ITALY – Located at the base of the medieval village of Saturnia, in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma region of Italy, Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort has incorporated the healthful and beneficial properties of the “Mediterranean Lifestyle” in its culinary program at is on-site restaurants Ristorante Aqualuce and Ristorante all’Acquacotta. Dishes are rich in antioxidant elements and omega-3, known to reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease, and incorporate the elements of a well-balanced diet including high protein meats and high fiber fruits and vegetables.

Created by Executive Chef Pierluigi Marani, the healthy menus contain fresh fruits and vegetables, grains, meat, fish and olive oil, all of which are abundant in the southern Tuscany region with its close proximity to the Mediterranean waters and farms lands. Providing a sensible diet is a fundamental element in achieving the “Mediterranean Lifestyle,” which is defined as an equal combination of a balanced life, physical activity and a healthy diet. The promotion of a fulfilling and healthy lifestyle is the philosophy and overall objective of the Terme di Saturnia experience. The resort aims to provide each guest with the core principals of the Mediterranean Lifestyle, which can be incorporated into their daily lives upon departure.

Terme di Saturnia’s newest restaurant, all’Acquacotta, is the perfect choice for classic Tuscan dining with its selection of traditional and seasonal Tuscan fare such as Crostini Misti Toscani, mixed Tuscan canapés and choices rich in protein including Pappardelle al Sugo di Cinghiale, large egg noodles with wild boar sauce, and Bistecca di Chianina alla Fiorentina, Florentine T-bone steak of “Chianina” beef. For dessert, pastry chefs Riccardo Cantonetti and Salvatore Longo offer tempestuous selections including Paradiso al Cioccolato in Salsa alla Vaniglia, chocolate cake in vanilla sauce, a selection of Tuscan cheeses accompanied by homemade marmalades and much more.

Ristorante Aqualuce, Terme di Saturnia’s second on-site restaurant, features sophisticated and innovative dishes selected from international, Italian, Tuscan and Vegetarian recipes. From high protein Wild Boar Salami and Black Olives and Melon Cold Soup with Raspberries Vinegar to Coquilles de Saint Jacques with Rice, Curry, Shrimp and Pumpkin Flowers and fresh fish choices with omega-3 to help reduce cholesterol such as Sea Bass with Toasted Bread, Potatoes Mignon and Grill-Fired Leek, this eclectic menu offers cuisine to please even the most discerning palate. In addition, Ristorante Aqualuce offers a special Chef’s Dinner and Spa Menu.

“The goal of our culinary program is to educate guests on making the smart and healthy choices, but also helping them understand that heart and body conscious choices don’t necessarily mean you have to sacrifice the taste and enjoyment of a meal,” said Chef Pierluigi Marani. “At Terme di Saturnia’s two upscale on-site restaurants, guests benefit from a wide selection of savory and satisfying dishes made with the highest quality ingredients, such as high-protein, locally breed meats, freshly caught fish and fruits and vegetables farmed from the surrounding hills of Tuscany.”

A true medical spa with a staff of 45 therapists and five medical doctors, Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort features therapies for beauty, stress management and thermal and hydrotherapy treatments based on the area’s unique thermal waters which date back to the Etruscan period. The 3,000-year old thermal pool has been flowing continuously into the natural crater nestled at the center of the resort, containing precious minerals and salts which were found to have healing effects on aches and pains of the ancient Romans.

Terme di Saturnia features a 3,000 year-old thermal pool, 140 guestrooms, including 65 junior suites and eight suites, state-of-the-art spa with 60 treatment rooms, two restaurants, an Aldo Coppola Hair Salon, a conference center with meeting room for up to 250 people, six outdoor and two indoor pools, a replica of a traditional Roman bath house, fitness center, tennis court, putting green and driving range, Cruciani Cashmere Boutique, and an 18-hole golf course that will be completed by the end of 2007.

The property has created the Mediterranean Lifestyle Package featuring cuisine, activities, therapies and treatments along with a program guests can follow.

Mediterranean Lifestyle Package Includes:

  • Four nights accommodation in a junior suite for two
  • Breakfast featuring local products served daily
  • One Specific Face Treatment, Full Body Massage, Four-Hand Massage Shower
  • Complimentary use of thermal pools, Roman Bath, reserved deckchair in the pool’s park, tennis court, golf-driving range, bikes, gym equipment
  • Afternoon tour to surrounding towns in Tuscan Maremma
  • Guided morning hikes
  • One complimentary bottle of wine served with dinner
  • One complimentary dinner at the resort’s Tuscan restaurant All’Acquacotta
  • Welcome gift
  • Airport transfers

Cost - Mediterranean Lifestyle Package E2,974 $4,100

All guests receive complimentary use of:

  • Use of thermal pools
  • Use of Roman Bath with sauna and steam bath
  • Golf driving range
  • Guided morning hike
  • Use of thermal water falls
  • Reserved deck chair and sun umbrella in the pool’s park
  • Use of the gym, classes not included

Raes are per couple based on a double occupancy for three nights. Rates are valid through December 24, 2007. Rates are subject to availability.

Conversion rates to American Dollars as of July 16, 2007 are subject to change. Cost savings are calculated based on standard rates and package contents.

To book a stay at Terme di Saturnia or for more information on the resort please visit www.termedisaturnia.com or call +39 0564 600111.

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