At first sight, Grotta Giusti Resort, Golf and Spa Tuscany simply appears to be a delightful 19th century Tuscan villa surrounded by attractive gardens. But, concealed behind its doors there lies a world of surprises including rooms with frescoes, exquisite Tuscan food and a spa with a difference.
Everything here is geared towards your wellbeing, including the spas hidden treasure: a labyrinth of underground caves with a thermal lake and rock-hewn steam rooms. Descend into the caves and walk through grottos that slowly increase in temperature, amusingly named Paradise, Purgatory and Hell.
Swim in the outdoor thermal, hydro-massage pool with the pretty gardens as a backdrop. If you want a break from the spa, visit the interesting mountain village of Monsummano Alto, which was deserted in the 16th century. Back at the resort, end the day with cocktails in the bar.
The Grotta Giusti Resort, Golf and Spa is a Small Luxury Hotels of the World property.