Hammam Della Rosa
The elegant and modern Hammam Della Rosa is a (rather circular) Italian take on the Arabic interpretation of ancient Roman baths in Milan.
rnThis process includes a tepidarium (a 32°C relaxation chamber), a calidarium (a 45°C steam room scented with essential oils) and a frigidarium (at 28°C, just cooler than ambient temperature), with various massages and scrubs till your skin squeaks along the way.
rnThere are separate hammams for men and women, authentic in every last detail with Tunisian marble, Persian music, and Moroccan and Algerian staff administering Lebanese mud wraps, Syrian olive oil washes and almond and rose oil massages from the hammam’s own line of organic products.
rnThe ritual continues into the Café Letterario (literary café) where Moroccan mint tea and baklava is served on silk tasselled cushions at low tables, decorated with scattered rose petals and floating candles. Right-on conversation with the politically aware management – usually on Third World poverty and women’s rights – will leave you cleansed and smelling of roses.