Relaxing Spas in and Around Rome

Escape the hectic streets of Rome with a peaceful dip in the Caschera Spa pool
Escape the hectic streets of Rome with a peaceful dip in the Caschera Spa pool | Courtesy of hotel Palazzo Montemartini / Expedia
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Rome is a chaotic capital city and both locals and visitors often need to take a break. Thankfully, the Eternal City offers a great selection of spas and wellness centres which provide the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle. Here are five of the best spas in Rome for some well-deserved pampering.

1. Caschera Spa


A masseuse gives a guest a back massage at Caschera Spa
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As the in-house spa of the boutique hotel Palazzo Montemartini, Caschera is fittingly located by the ancient site of the bathhouse of Emperor Diocletian. Open also to non-guests, the spa takes water as its theme and inspiration with a hydrotonic pool, cascading waterfalls, sensory showers and even a jacuzzi with its own bubble beds for the ultimate relaxation. In addition, there is a Finnish sauna, relaxation area, salt room and treatment rooms offering massages, facials and aromatherapy as well as special packages aimed at couples.

2. Kami Spa


The reception at Kami Spa in the St. Regis Rome has a front desk with a lotus motif on it and light-wood floors
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Kami Spa in Rome takes its influence from Asia and beyond with techniques from Indonesia, Thailand and even Hawaii. These range from traditional massage to hot stones and exotic beauty treatments. There are even special packages for jet-lagged travellers and new mothers. Although pricey, Kami Spa offers exclusive experiences and a little taste of the Orient from its main location near Piazza Barberini and provides a totally zen experience in the heart of the bustling city which is well worth the extravagance.

3. De Russie Spa at Hotel de Russie

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An indoor pool area at the De Russie Spa is decked in blue mosaics and has a pool with water jets
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One of the largest wellness centres and spas in Rome, the Rocco Forte Spa is situated within the stunning five-star Hotel de Russie – one of the best luxury hotels in Rome – and perfectly matches it for service and style. The spa, which also extends its services to external guests, is centred on a tranquil mosaic pool and offers six treatment rooms as well as a sauna, relaxation area, steam room and even a well-equipped gym and hair salon. The huge range of treatments includes a variety of massage styles, facials, acupuncture and even detox packages. Afterwards visitors can continue the decadence with a trip to the hotel’s excellent bar and restaurant with its gorgeous outdoor courtyard and garden.

4. Terme dei Papi


For a bit of out-of-town pampering head 80km north of Rome to the charming town of Viterbo, once home to the palace of the popes during the Middle Ages. Just west of the town are the renowned natural springs which have been famed since ancient times for the healing powers of their waters. The area is now almost totally enclosed within the Terme dei Papi (Baths of the Popes) a luxury spa hotel and resort which is open to day guests who can take advantage of the thermal pool and extensive number of spa and beauty treatments in the spectacular surroundings.

5. acquaMadre


In the peaceful district of the Jewish Ghetto, acquaMadre prides itself on its full hammam treatment, the roots of which date back to Ancient Greek and Roman traditions. The full experience at this spa in Rome involves following a route through the beautiful rooms of baths and showers of varying temperatures then moving on to steam rooms, exfoliation and massage. There are also extra treatments and services available including Ayurvedic- and Shiatsu-style massage.

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