Like it or not, travel to Italy just needs to be put on ‘hold’ for the time being. But looks like the iconic Monteverdi Tuscany is already making sure that anyone can bring a bit of Italy home with them during this trying period!
Monteverdi Tuscany is a paragon of 21st-century luxury and elegance situated within a 12th-century medieval village. The boutique hotel comprises eighteen individual rooms and suites plus three posh villas, each perfect for individuals, couples, families, or groups of friends.
Here resides, among others, an award-winning restaurant, a culinary academy, a separate enoteca and library bar, and a beautifully restored 700-year-old Romanesque church that serves as the hotel’s performing arts venue.
But one of the hotel’s most spectacular features is undoubtedly its strikingly sumptuous Spa at Monteverdi. Amenities include an underground heated pool evocative of ancient Roman baths, a relaxation lounge with views of the Tuscan hills, outdoor matching travertine soaking tubs, and a wide range of organic facial and body treatments featuring luxurious spa products from Florence’s exclusive Santa Maria Novella and Paris’ Charme d’Orient.
So, until you can schedule an appointment for a Spa at Monteverdi Royal Hamman Ritual, a Monteverdi Purifying Facial, or a Tuscan Olive Oil Massage, perhaps you can gratify your spa wanderlust with these simple at-home treatments as created and provided by Trabalzini.
Exfoliating and Detoxifying Sea Salt Body Scrub
Ingredients: 5 tablespoons coarse sea salt, add olive oil to desired consistency
Method: Mix ingredients and apply in the shower using a gentle circular motion
Restorative/Anti-Aging/Rich in Vitamins Kiwi Body Scrub
Ingredients: 4 ripe kiwi fruits, 1 tablespoon olive oil, juice of one lemon
Method: Peel and smash kiwis, mix in olive oil and lemon juice, and apply in the shower
Smoothing and Gentle Exfoliating Lip Scrub
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 Tablespoon honey, 1 Tablespoon olive oil
Method: Mix ingredients, apply with a circular motion, rinse with water.
Recommended: Apply lip balm after using scrub
“Self-care moments are easy to create at home, especially if you have the right recipes for organic, homemade beauty products,” says Trabalzini. “With the right combination of herbs, plants, spices and flowers from your own kitchen, you can craft powerful, harmonious recipes to fit your specific beauty needs, from anti-aging face masks to exfoliating scrubs, from hydrating hair masks to organic facial tonics. Take the time to relieve stress and regenerate your mind and body. Enjoy your moments of luxury!”