Piedmont is known for its wine and food. It is after all where wines such as Barbera, Nebbiolo and Dolcetto are produced and also where the slow food movement began. But in addition to eating fabulous meals and drinking some of Italy’s best wines, you can also hit the thermal baths in Acqui Terme. Only an hour and a half from Milan and an hour from towns such as Alba and Asti, Acqui is the perfect complement to a truffle hunting, wine tasting weekend.
The hot, sulphur waters found in Acqui have been enjoyed since Roman times. In fact, you can still see ruins of the aqueducts built by the Romans that dates back to the first century AD.
The waters here are rich in therapeutic properties. You can feel the hot water for yourself (165 degrees Fahrenheit) right in the main city square at the La Bollente (the boiling) fountain that is more of a marble monument than a fountain. But if you require more than just running the hot waters over your hands and want the real terme experience, you can try out one of the spa centers in the city and the various other spa options in town. http://www.en.turismoacquiterme.it