Bernabo Spa

The beautiful Bernabo Spa has opened for business. A cosmetic company from Milan visited and fell in love with the elegant old building. Their main interest was the therapeutic water, but when they saw the wonderful marble baths they realised that it would be a great place for them to operate a small spa.

Bernabo Spa

The treatment rooms.

Barnabo Spa

Bernabo Spa

Bernabo Spa

The baths…individual marble baths.

Bernabo Spa

…and the deep, walk in bath.

Barnabo Spa

Barnabo Spa

The source of the thermal water.

Barnabo Spa

As well as the thermal baths they offer massage, manicures, pedicure, facials and much more. Drop in and take a look and make an appointment for a special treatment.

Bernabo Spa

It’s great that the spa has opened. Bagni di Lucca once had 12 operating spas. This one was a favourite of Elisa Bacciocchi, Napoleon’s sister and Princess of Lucca in the early 1800s. Tell all your friends, share this on Facebook, have a treatment, let’s support this new venture.

Hours…Tuesday -Saturday 9.30am – 7.30pm

Bernabo Spa…Via Bagni Caldi 36. Ponte a Serraglio.

Tel. 0583 1808020

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Update…The Bernabo Spa is now closed.

 

Terme…thermal baths

Bagni di Lucca has been famous for its healing waters for centuries. There were a dozen operating spas at one time but most are no longer in use. Some have been restored and are waiting to open.

Jean Verraud spa at Bagni Caldi, above Ponte a Serraglio, is open for business as it has been for centuries.

Terme Bagni di Lucca

Elisa Bacciocchi, when she was princess of Lucca in the early 1800s, liked to visit Bagni di Lucca to “take the waters”.

She built a new spa above the two natural steam grottoes and very little has changed since then. An extra wing has been added, but the rooms in the old building look just as they did back in Bagni di Lucca’s heyday.

Terme Bagni di Lucca

Before the Casino at Ponte a Serraglio was built there were gambling rooms at the spa. Now they are used for events.

Terme Bagni di Lucca

Terme Bagni di Lucca

The small steam grotto was the personal steam grotto of Napoleon’s sister Pauline. It is big enough for just 2 or 3 people.

Terme Bagni di Lucca

The larger grotto holds more people.

Terme Bagni di Lucca

When you enter the steam area you are given a towel to wrap yourself in and you are lead to the grotto where you can sit for up to 20 minutes. Then you are taken upstairs to the quaint room with double vaulted ceilings where you lie in one of the beds wrapped in blankets to relax and come back to a normal temperature.

Terme Bagni di Lucca

Terme Bagni di Lucca

There is another room where you can rest before going on to other treatments if you wish.

Terme Bagni di Lucca

It is fun to sit in the steam filled rooms and contemplate who might have been there before you.

Go to the Jean Verraud website for much more information.

www.termebagnidilucca.it

Phone (39) 0583 87221