It may come as a surprise to many that the famously passionate and fiery Casanova was a sickly child who suffered from chronic nosebleeds, and was cured by a witch. While the skilled staff at the Hotel Cipriani’s new Casanova Spa cannot promise to perform witchcraft, some time spent at the Spa is certainly a magical experience.
The legendary Hotel Cipriani, long renowned as a luxury retreat in the heart of Venice, will now offer guests the ultimate in relaxation and the latest treatments at the Casanova Spa, which opened its doors on May 21, 2004.Ê The Spa is named after the fragrant and colorful Casanova gardens that it overlooks, where the celebrated lover Giacomo Casanova is reputed to have held numerous clandestine trysts in the 1750s.
“The legend of Casanova’s quest for indulgence has inspired our recent developments at Hotel Cipriani, such as the restoration of the Casanova gardens and the ‘Vin Salso’ vineyard,” said Dr. Natale Rusconi, managing director of Hotel Cipriani. “The concept behind our new Spa is to immerse our guests in relaxing state-of-the-art treatment rooms set in a haven of natural beauty, reflecting the peacefulness of centuries gone by.”Ê
The Casanova Spa has four elegant treatment rooms decorated in Venetian pink pastel colors with intricately designed Murano glass chandeliers, each with an outside patio and fountain. One of the treatment rooms is dedicated to the special SeaCreation Treatment Facial by Babor, which uses shells and a special restorative fluid sourced from the deep sea. This room is equipped with Dolby surround system and a flat plasma screen, which projects images and sounds of the sea. On the ceiling aquatic colored fiber optics illuminate the room, adding a calming influence.Ê
The Spa will also offer a range of Babor treatments and massages, cranial and Swedish massages and the restorative technique known as ScenTao, the famed toning and stress reducing massage using hot stones. There are also Technogym facilities, including a new ‘Proellixe Vibration’ machine.ÊÊ The Casanova Spa will be managed by an experienced beauty manager and a team of highly skilled professionals.
The Casanova Spa is offering two spa packages.Ê The four-night Energy Balancing package, which includes:
áÊÊAccommodation in deluxe room, with full American or dietetic breakfast
áÊÊDaily morning walk in the Casanova Garden
áÊÊOne natural body peeling
áÊÊOne facial cleansing
áÊÊOne facial treatment High Skin Refiner / Babor for men
áÊÊTwo body massages
áÊÊOne cranial massage
áÊÊOne firming body treatment
áÊÊOne hot stone ScenTao treatment
áÊÊTwo Dreaming Floating Energizing treatments
áÊÊUse of the Technogym fitness area
áÊÊOne lunch or dinner each day, set menu with dietetic optional, beverages excluded
The cost per night, based on double occupancy is Euro 1,450 (US $1,737 *), for the first four nights.Ê Any additional nights are at a rate of Euro 1,100 (US $1, 317 *).
The two-night Venetian Weekend package includes:
áÊÊÊAccommodation in deluxe room with full American or dietetic breakfast
áÊÊÊDaily morning walk in the Casanova Garden
áÊÊÊOne facial cleansing
áÊÊÊOne System Gold facial treatment
áÊÊÊOne body balancing massage
áÊÊÊOne Essence of Well Being bath
áÊÊÊOne dinner in the main Restaurant, set menu with dietetic optional, beverages excluded
The cost per night, based on double occupancy is Euro 1,500 (US $1,797*), for the first two nights.Ê Any additional nights are at a rate of Euro 1,100 (US $1, 317 *).
This package is also available during midweek at a cost of Euro 1,250 (US $1,497 *).
Hotel Cipriani is set in a tranquil location across the lagoon and is just five minutes by complimentary shuttle boat from Piazza San Marco. It has an Olympic sized sal*censored*er swimming pool heated to 90¼F and is celebrated the world over for its mouth-watering cuisine and impeccable style.ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ
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