La Réserve. Well-being in the Abruzzo region.

At a stone's throw from this small mountain town, in the small village of Santa Croce, there is a place for wellness like few others in Italy. They have given it a name that is faithful to its nature: La  Réserve.
La  Réserve is a micro-cosmos set inside a dreamlike landscape. A pleasant get-away to retreat to every time one wants to flee the stress of daily life and escape worries, problems and concerns.

So one goes to La Réserve to relax. And there are infinite ways to do so. The five-star hotels has 71 rooms in two versions, Elegance and Prestige, which both look out onto the park and vary according to the types of services. There are also 4 design Suites, which are ideal for a holiday in absolute comfort .
The wellness centre offers many constantly updated treatments, including deep-massages, oriental rituals, aesthetic therapies for the face and body. The Spa consists of an outdoor pool set in the beautiful context of the Orfento Valley and filled with warm thermal sulphur water that is beneficial all year round, both in summer and winter. Inside there is a soft water pool, a cardiovascular circuit with different temperatures, a sauna, a Turkish bath and a Hammam. Nearby is the Thermal Cave, a fascinating environment  with areas dedicated to the  frigidarium, tepidarium and calidarium, which take us back to the ancient Romans.

The ancient Romans were very familiar with thermal baths, but at La Réserve they have taken it a step further. Whether it's sipped, inhaled or the foundation of muds, the sulphur and low mineral content water, which is classified with the highest European standard (1st super), is the starting point of treatments and cures. The thermal tradition becomes exclusive when it can interpret with the same ease both therapeutic aspects and tout court well-being, which is by no means less important. This means well-being as an end in itself, pleasure in regenerating the body and mind beyond health and healing requirements. At La  Réserve one can benefit from one and the other, with the assistance and guidance of fully trained medical staff, of professionals, but especially surrounded by a savoir faire that one can feel and see in each environment. Starting with the restaurant Le Regard that is inside the structure and is also open to the general public, which is listed in the most important restaurant guides of the country. The cuisine is light, pure and healthy and perfectly embraces the La Réserve Method: the guiding principle is if it's health we are after, it must be the real deal, with all round benefits. In the restaurant there is a wholesome and genuine approach: the dishes are a re-interpretation of the traditional regional recipes and of the alternation between flavours originating from the Adriatic coast and from the internal areas of Abruzzo with tasty, creative and slightly modern touches. Everyday the La Regard brigade works with top quality and certified products, meticulously chosen in season and enhance their flavours in nutritionally balanced dishes.
It's a great place all around. Well worth a visit.

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