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Top: Play a hole or two on the huge luxury golf course Bottom: The spa has its own thermal spring

A FAIRWAY TO HEALTH IN ITALY Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort, Tuscany, Italy Italy can usually be trusted to provide some of the world’s most luxurious lodgings. And in Terme di Saturnia, it has a health resort that is as historic as it is stunning. The word spa itself is thought to be an acronym of the Latin phrase salus per aqua – health through water – and soul searchers have been coming to Saturnia since long before even Julius Caesar was Roman leader. Just an hour north of the Italian capital, Saturnia is an easy stop between Rome and Tuscany’s many beautiful towns and villages. It makes for an excellent post-city detox, too, and guests are given a biological age evaluation that includes everything from stress levels to complexion. Then, a smorgasbord of spa therapies are offered including microdermabrasion and even Restylane injections to shed crow’s feet. The house special Saturnia DNA facial has become something of a byword in the beauty trade. Saturnia’s own thermal spring might smell a bit eggy at first, but fear not: the great mists of sulphur that rise from its pools – where 37C water gushes at 500 litres per second – are a natural building block for collagen and great for the skin. There are also waterfalls nearby in case you fancy a stroll among some of Italy’s more spectacular natural backdrops. If you’re a golf lover then Saturnia should be high on your list of post-festive detox priorities. The resort boasts a 6,316m championship course set among 70 sweeping hectares in the Maremman countryside. So prized is the course that it was awarded a globally-sought-after GEO certification – which ensures its place among Europe’s best clubs. Fly there Emirates flies direct to Rome twice daily. DUBAI VOYAGER 29

Dubai Voyager | January 2017  
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