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
Oops – didn’t even realised you’d changed your blog name! Sorry for my shoddy attendance of late 🙂
Hi Linda! Yes….well…I changed the name….errrrr….I think it makes more sense for us English speaking folk……
Ha, yeah, probably! Though everyone likes a bit of sexy Italian as well 😉
Good food, great wine and a perfect spa experience….sounds lovely! Love those old acqueducts too!
I know Susan…I admit I am completely taken by the aqueducts….anywhere….that crazy park in Rome…but look at these! So beautiful and precise….
Been in Piedmont since 2007 and have yet to visit Acqui Terme. Will make it one day!
You gotta get there! You might like Premia (from a terme perspective)….way up there…but so pretty and very low key…..which I prefer to be honest. The town of Aqui was really beautiful and fun. We happened to be there the night they were having a town party. That place was nuts! Full of people and so festive. It was a great weekend.
Ohhh, I don’t know that one! I always go to Lago delle Sorgenti, will check your list now and make plans 😉 happy spa tripping!
Yes!!!! Premia is really nice….very simple…but we like it…
That’s an impressive fountain!
Isn’t it beautiful? The water coming out of that thing was super hot. Very “cool.” ha, ha, ha…..
I don’t know Piemonte very well and it looks so beautiful! We only go to Torino without realizing there is so much to see there! Nice photos Diana!
Hi Alida….yes…so much to do in Piemonte…..we had a lot of fun in this town. To be honest, it was just a stopping point for us on our way to Liguria…..we needed an inexpensive place to sleep and stumbled upon it. LOVE Italy for this! Who gets to “stumble upon” a place like this??? GORGEOUS! Love your country!
Sounds dreamy. 🙂
Well….next time you come, there are some other terme i REALLY want to check out…we can go together! 🙂
Lugar de vista belissima. De encher os olhos. Fabuso. Um dia ainda sonho em conhecer este lugar.
Diana I have been to this place. We cycled right into town and stayed over on our first trip to Italy!
YAY SUE! My gosh – y’all have done so many fun things! “cycled into town.” AWESOME!
I remember having cycles through areas lines with red poppies before our arrival. A special place.
Looks like a beautiful places. And with good food and wine – what more can you ask for!? 🙂
Hi Hanne! This place is a little gem for sure!
You never fail to make me swoon with your travel posts Diana!!
Such a place!! I Love Piedmont and cant wait to go and explore it again some day!
I mean it’s such a beautiful place..
Hi!!! Yes…it is fab place……..thanks for stopping by!