Les Sources de Caudalie, Bordeaux, voted Number 1 Spa in Europe and Number 3 in the world, in the 2004 Conde Nast Traveller Readers Spa Awards, opens a
beautiful new Vinotherapie Spa in Piemont, Italy.
The Relais San Maurizo sits at the top of a hill within three hectares of
parkland with beautiful trees, a winter garden, and stunning views over the
blessed Muscat vines of Santo Stefano - the same vines planted centuries ago
by monks of the Franciscan Order. The hotel is five-star and has a total of
31 rooms and a star rated restaurant.
The Spa is located in the original wine cellars of the Franciscan Brothers’
monastery, beneath the dry masonry vaults. Covering 1,000 sq metres, it
faces breath-taking views of the vine-covered hills of Piemont. The design
is based on the ‘Sources de Caudalie’ Spa in Bordeaux and was overseen by
the same architect - Yves Collet - from Collet and Burger architectural
firm. The same refined atmosphere has been recreated - inspired by noble
woods, age old stones and Italian mosaics.
The mosaic indoor pool with jet streams offers an invigorating experience,
or you can relax in the hot tub and enjoy the relaxing sound of the
fountains that pour out of age-old stones. The hammam, covered with Italian
Mosaics, offers another place to relax and the ten treatment rooms have been
hollowed out beneath vast arches of the ancient cellars to reveal the
yellowish clay characteristic of Piemont soil. The subtle lighting and
plant designs enhance the Zen and refined atmosphere of this magical place.
All the elements that made the Bordeaux Spa so successful have been
reproduced here: the Barrel Bath and the view that stretches as far as the
eye can see, the harmony with nature and sense of well-being and comfort
together with a menu of unique beauty treatments makes this a truly