Spas in Milan are trumped by the exclusive Bulgari Hotel’s spa, a fittingly five-star affair. Some 300,000 real gold mosaic tiles line its indoor pool while sun-loungers the size of double beds look out onto its private gardens.
Turkish baths contained within a large emerald glass cube, plus refreshments supplied by Bulgari’s hotel chef, add to the luxurious ambience of a modern-day Roman palace. Holistic treatments are selected from around the world (including Balinese massages, Indian head massages, Swedish massages and so on) and are administered with E’SPA products and Ayurvedic aromatherapy.
Twenty-first-century ailments are relieved with treatments like the Jet Lag Eliminator and After-Shopping Treatment, all in a serene candlelit setting with conversation conducted sotto voce. Day access to the pool and steam room is available from €55 and guests can have treatments in their rooms. Bulgari’s bar also offers excellent aperitivo – perfect for undoing all your good work in the spa.