Surrounded by sprawling natural landscapes, the Grotta Giusti hotel is a delightful 19th
century villa. The rooms, 58 double rooms and 6 junior suites, feature refined interiors,
beautifully decorated with restored frescoes, antique furniture, and inspired design, such as
marble baths filled with natural spring water. Guests are offered hotel-wide internet access, a
business centre, and several small conference rooms. Sala Giusti, the hotel’s central hall, is
topped with a magnificent, painted ceiling, a suitable spot for relaxing and chatting with
friends, piano music playing around you.
Directly accessible along the hotel’s corridor is the ultra-modern wellness centre,
complete with baths and an eastern medicine department, as well as a gym, numerous
recreation areas, and a beauty salon. Guests can also use the surrounding area’s tennis court
and hiking trails. Golfers will enjoy that, just 5 kilometers away, at the foot of the
Monsummano Hills, is the La Vecchia Pievaccia golf club, offering hotel guests special discounts.
In 2010, Grotta Giusti won the prestigious Spa Finer 2010 Reader’s Choice Award, ranking
among the top 10 hot springs hotels, thanks to the healing properties of the area’s waters. In
2015, the hotel’s thermal grotto again received significant recognition, named the World’s Best
Thermal Grotto Spa by the World SPA Awards.
The pearl of the resort, of course, is its underground grotto, which is divided into three
zones: Paradise; Purgatory, with the 34-degree Lago del Limbo; and Hell.
Each zone naturally maintains its own temperature, ranging from 28° to 34 °C. The
grotto’s atmospheric pressure is constant and doesn’t differ from that of its surrounding
location. Natural mechanisms that science has yet to explain manage to keep the grotto
comfortable at any time of day or year. Humidity can approach 100%, causing water, enriched
with minerals, to seep through the walls before the natural underground heat causes it to
evaporate. The warm steam improves respiratory conditions, blood circulation, and
gynecological, musculoskeletal, nerve, and dermatological disorders.
As for spa treatments, the hotel offers a wide range of options, from wellness to aesthetic
procedures. Such is the philosophy behind Grotta Giusti and the rest of the Italian Hospitality
Collection, which also includes SPA Bagni di Pisa (San Giuliano Terme, Tuscany), Fonteverde
(San Casciano dei Bagni, Tuscany), and Chia Laguna (Sardinia). The hotel operates according to
the meaning behind SPA — salus per aquam, or "health by water."
When speaking of Italy, of course, it’s impossible to avoid the matter of cuisine.
Accordingly, another must at the hotel is its restaurant, La Veranda, where guests can revel in
Chef Gianluca Braglia’s culinary masterpieces that combine both originality and tradition.
Follow up your meal at the Il Poeta bar, serving up classic and signature cocktails, snacks and
desserts, and also juices and herbal teas. Il Poeta manager and bartender Francesco Iglio was
awarded the John White Award, the highest honour for bartenders, in 2007.