Terme of Lurisia
At the Terme di Lurisia the water really healing properties. The local miners of 1900 healed their wounds immersing them in this “magic” water. The Nobel prize winner, Madame Marie Curie, certified it scientifically in 1918, demonstrating the exceptional therapeutic properties of the Lurisia thermal water, a radio-healing water with unique benefits.
Since 1940 the Lurisia hydrothermal institute is a source of health, a place immersed in an extraordinary landscape and relaxing atmosphere, where it is easy to take care of oneself.
The legend tells that was one of the dozens of miners who, involuntary, discovered the water in the early years of the last century. Punctuating the rocky wall to remove the lose (typical slabs of local stone used for building), he unintentionally struck a vein of spring water, that turned out to be excellent to drink but even better to cleanse sores and wounds that, almost miraculously, healed in a very short time. The “magical” qualities of this source soon became very well-known even outside the territory, attracting the attention of a multitude of onlookers, including doctors and researchers, who studied water characteristics, definitively attesting the medicinal and beneficial qualities of it.
In 1913 prof. Lincio (a famous mineralogy scholar) made excavations in the area and discovered the existence of extensive deposits of a particular radioactive mineral called autumnite. This news recalled the interest of the Italian Government that in 1918 called Marie Curie to study and analyze the water of Lurisia. She confirmed the radio emanation of the water and its exceptional therapeutic properties.
In 1940, Lurisia became an important centre for hydrothermal research, but also a delightful place for vacation and well-being, a favourite destination for thousands of people including important and important people of the time.
Only later, by decree of the Ministry of Health, the water was allowed to be bottled and sold so that the healthful qualities of the Fonte Santa Barbara of Lurisia were within everyone’s reach.
The therapeutic sources were called: Santa Barbara (protector of miners) with diuretic and purifying characteristics, Garbarino (name of the entrepreneur who built the baths) with sedative analgesic and anti-inflammatory characteristics.
Among the various wellness treatments there are:
- the thermal Turkish bath
- the infrared sauna
- thermal hydro massage
- the Finnish sauna
- modelling treatments
- beauty treatments
- regenerating treatments
The Terme Reali of Valdieri
A family-run business that offers attentive and professional hospitality combined with a wide range of services for a wellness stay, even after an excursion through the marvelous mountains of the Maritime Alps Protected Areas.
At the Baths you will find:
Vapors and thermal waters from the enveloping heat in a pleasant garden Solarium surrounded by the alpine woodland environment.
Jets of water and open-air waterfalls, to wrap in the natural warmth of the thermal pool (34 ° C) and let yourself be pampered by the jets that flow from the rock.
A natural steam bath with invigorating and decongestant properties to combat stress and tension.
A splendid Solarium terrace embraces the thermal pool with lights, sounds, colors and scents in the quiet of nature.
Vascular water path and foot bath to restore energy and tone to the body.
The Terme Reali of Valdieri are the only ones in Italy to cultivate and use thermal algae or “mold” for therapeutic purposes, defined by the Ministry of Health.
Terme of Vinadio
Built at 1305 m. in the upper Stura valley, the Vinadio spas can boast the presence of a particular microclimate and numerous mineral spring waters, ideal for the care and resolution of numerous problems.
Equipped with modern swimming pools, the Vinadio thermal baths exploit their particular geographical position to offer visitors a regenerating stay.
Therapeutically, the baths base their routes on the presence of a particular medium-mineral chlorinated, calcic, lithic, sulphurous spring water that exploits the complexity of the ravines and the surrounding lands to guarantee a mineral composition unique in the world and adaptable to the different clinical and aesthetic needs.
Currently being renovated, due to a series of works aimed at “rejuvenating” the historic building and bringing the complex back to its ancient splendor, the Vinadio thermal baths aim to further expand the spa offer.
Various treatments are available, including:
- Massage therapy
- Beauty treatments
- Plantar reflexology
- Hydropinic treatments
- Music Therapy