For centuries, the natural waters from Fiuggi have been renowned as among the most healthful in the world. People from various walks of life, including popes, movie stars, artists, and pilgrims, have been drawn to this Italian destination in hopes that the water would cure their ailments. The history of Fiuggi is a fascinating one, with its reputation as a place of healing and rejuvenation dating back to the 1500s.
In 1913, an imposing Art Nouveau-style villa hotel was opened in Fiuggi, marking the beginning of a new chapter in its legacy. Fast forward to 2021, and that same hotel has been transformed into the all-new Palazzo Fiuggi, after undergoing a complete renovation. The hotel boasts state-of-the-art spa and wellness facilities that span an impressive 65,000 square feet, all set within expansive 20 acres of lush gardens.
The ambiance of the past is carefully preserved in the soaring ceilings and chandeliers found in the lobby and dining room. However, modern wellness technologies take center stage at Palazzo Fiuggi. The hotel is located just 40 minutes from Rome, where lab coat-wearing technicians guide guests through long halls lined with 39 treatment rooms and a dozen medical offices. Unlike conventional spas, no treatment or activity begins at Palazzo Fiuggi without undergoing thorough medical and holistic/Ayurveda examinations and various tests that unveil nearly every facet of physical health. These may include cutting-edge technologies such as 3-D body scans and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis, among many others.
It is only after these comprehensive assessments that the specially curated planning begins, starting with customized menus designed in collaboration with three-star Michelin chef Heinz Beck and Medical Director Dr. David Della Morte. Guests can expect their meals to be sugar, caffeine, and alcohol-free, yet sophisticated and tasty. All programs at Palazzo Fiuggi are all-inclusive, covering not only wellness regimens and personalized meals but also consultations, assessments, and the hotel stay itself. Additional therapies or beauty services may be added on an à la carte basis, providing guests with a truly tailored experience.
With its stellar amenities and range of programs, Palazzo Fiuggi welcomes children over 14 years old and does not accept pets. The hotel ensures that every guest participates in a treatment program unless they are part of a couple traveling together.
The mastermind behind Palazzo Fiuggi is Lorenzo Giannuzzi, who is also the CEO of the luxurious Forte Village on the picturesque island of Sardinia. The Resident Manager of Palazzo Fiuggi, Patrizia Di Martino, has an impressive career in luxury hospitality, having previously served as an executive at the former Grand Hotel Palazzo della Fonte.
Palazzo Fiuggi’s focus on long-term stays, from three days to three weeks, requires a balance of providing guests with a seamless experience while also offering innovative ideas and activities. The hotel continuously introduces new programs and activities, ensuring that guests have access to a diverse range of experiences. From strength and restorative activities to full-fledged retreats, Palazzo Fiuggi’s schedules are designed to cater to all wellness-related needs.
Each of the 132 rooms in the hotel, which also includes 48 suites, offers breathtaking views, ensuring that every guest’s stay is accompanied by a visual treat. The property is complete with an extensive range of facilities, including pools, a gym, salt rooms, Roman baths, and Thalassotherapy, as well as outdoor activities such as biking, yoga, and tennis. A Post-Residence Concierge service is also provided for those who wish for continued support.
Notably, the Fiuggi water, known for its healthful properties, is provided to every guest daily. Additionally, the hotel features the all-new Villa Luisa, an Art Deco villa, which has been renovated to the highest standards and serves as a private house for up to 14 guests.
The completion of the hotel is then capped off with the superb Villa Luisa, an Art Deco villa that has been transformed and modernized from top to bottom. This private house, which sleeps up to 14 guests, has all the luxuries one could ask for and comes with a dedicated chef and butler. The services are in line with the highest standards, ensuring a truly memorable and enjoyable experience for guests.
As one looks back 500 years into Fiuggi’s history, one can’t help but wonder if the hotel’s meticulous programs may just be the remedy for relieving the stress and tensions of modern life. Indeed, Palazzo Fiuggi stands as a beacon of wellness, modern luxury, and rejuvenation, inviting guests from around the world to embark on their own personal journey toward health and holistic living.