The Ti Sana Retreat is 40 minutes from several Milan airports.
The Italian city of Milan
tends to conjure up images of designers, shopping and city life rather than detoxing but a short hop out of the city to the Ti Sana
spa, a beautiful 18th century stone house, could be just what the doctor ordered if you want a wellbeing overhaul.
Nestled in the sleep hamlet of Arlate, the Ti Sana hotel and spa in the Lombardy region of northern Italy is worth a visit if you want a lifestyle overhaul.
The 18th century buildings have been beautifully restored making the Spa a stunning location for a rest.
How to get there
We flew to Linate airport courtesy of Aer Lingus who have several flights a week into Milan, a short 40 minute car journey later and we were at the Ti Sana Spa, an oasis of calm in the Italian countryside.
If you want a health overhaul and a new way of life, Ti Sana is for you. You can go totally hardcore and opt in to their Healtharian programme which stipulates a prescriptive regime of diet and exercise during your stay and no caffeine or alcohol.
If the idea of raw food and having your colon cleansed makes you run scared, then opt to stay independent and avail of the Spa, beauty treatments and countryside while giving yourself some well needed rest and recuperation away from a too busy life.
The beautiful countryside around the Spa makes walking and hiking a pleasure.
There are lots of complimentary daily activities to enjoy, like Qi Gong, yoga and rebounding as well as bracing walks around the beautiful countryside, accompanied by the Ti Sana crew.
The spa at Ti Sana is below ground in a womb-like magical underground space which is beautifully designed . Equipped with a hammam, tropical shower, infra red sauna (it penetrates deeper into your muscles) and a stunning cave-like pool, you can easily while away a few hours relaxing and lowering your blood pressure.
The cavelike spa at Ti Sana is an oasis of calm.
If you’re opting into the Ti Sana
programme, then juices, vegan or vetarianian foods and salads are going to be the mainstay of your diet at the Spa. If you’re going independent, there’s a a nice restaurant and bar called Barla
, a short walk from the spa which serves traditional italian cuisine.
Juices and raw and lightly cooked vegetable are the mainstay of Ti Sana’s menu.