At our spa, now as in the past, water is the undisputed protagonist. Indeed, it even influences and shapes the architectural aspects in their forms and colours.
The original nucleus and heart of today’s spa complex, built in the second half of the 19th century, illustrates the unbreakable tie with its springs: its very particular horseshoe form was designed to embrace its spring, almost as if wanting to protect it. The use – both externally and internally – of travertine with its warm tones and millenary veining, calls to mind a world that owes everything to its waters.
But the history of the facility also tells about an illustrious guest who benefited from the healing properties of our spring: “the hero of two worlds”, came here to treat the after-effects of a wound reported in the Battle of Aspromonte. "The Rapolano Thermal baths have eliminated a nuisance in my left foot. The effect was instantaneous. This gives me a good opinion of these baths and I think I will remain a few days” (Giuseppe Garibaldi, August 1867).
All these aspects representing the historical memory of the facility are today embodied in an avant-garde structure, recently enhanced and expanded according to principles of functionality and hospitality.