Fashion, museums, art galleries, a variety of high-end shops, captivating entertainment and food to die for - Milan has it all. When you have sampled the food, walked from sight to sight, and shopped until you have nearly dropped, it is time to take a break. Enjoying yourself can be exhausting!
Milan has the remedy for any real or imaginary aches and pains. Why bother with an excuse? You deserve to be pampered. The solution - visit any one of Milan's top-rated spas. Close to many Milan centre hotels you can head out and discover some of the most relaxing and pampering spas in the city.
Many Milan centre hotels have their own wonderful spas. The Bulgari Hotel happens to be one of them. Even if you are not staying at the hotel, you can receive the best in intense massages and soothing facials. With a wonderful calming atmosphere, the lighting is subdued, the wicker chaise lounges comfortable and the service excellent. Glowing candles bathe you in soft light as you lie beside the gold-mosaic swimming pool. This is total bliss in a minimalist setting.
Within easy reach of Milan centre hotels, seek out the fabulous Aquae Calidae. If you want Roman authenticity, this is the spa for you! It features the temperate room, the Tepidarium, the steam or hot room the Calidarium, and the aptly named, ice cold Frigidarium. You can throw a toga party for your friends or drop in for a face, foot, body, or hair treatment. The Aqua Calidae Massage combines both Western and Oriental elements.
Dolce & Gabbana Beauty Farm
For those who want to pull out all the stops, leave your Milan centre hotels and spend a day at the Dolce & Gabbana Beauty Farm. The use of the latest Kanebo products is behind the 'face flash' and 'body firming'. The setting is very clinical, and the methods rely on the latest in technology.
ESPA at Gianfranco Ferré
This is a luxurious spa, ideal for the ultimate in pampering. Relax in custom-built chairs as you look over the walled, private garden and the gold and black themed pool. Enjoy a unique light show when you take a shower, combining water with chromotherapy. You can also opt for other aromatherapy-based treatments as well as the basics and the popular back massage, mud wrap or scalp massage.
For a touch of history within easy reach of Milan centre hotels, consider heading over to the Terme Milano. Steam baths, saunas and open-air pools find their place within a magnificent Art Deco palazzo dating from 1908.
Milan, considering it started late in the spa business, has several world-class facilities. Others you may want to consider are Lepri, Habits Culti - with its altar-like platforms serving the baths - and Culti Day Spa. You can find them easily, not far from or even within the best Milan centre hotels.