Honesty is the best policy, right? Well, truth be told, the only reason that I’m sorta-kinda on vacation is that I’ve been sent packing to Terme di Comano (TdC) for two weeks by my physician.
Doctor D suggested that I undergo a series of thermal baths at TdC to treat a skin disorder that I’ve been doing battle with for the past three-plus years. Supposedly, the mineral makeup of the mountain spring water around these parts — rich in bicarbonate, calcium and magnesium — is ideal for treating what ails me. With nothing to lose, I agreed with my doc and decided to take the plunge.
So, for the next 15 days I’ll be staying in the upscale Grand Hotel Terme (GHT), the only hotel right on the grounds of TdC, where I’ll be pampered morning, noon and night — if I so desire — to ensure that I get the most benefit out of the local H2O.
The TdC — surrounded by lush greenery, ponds, waterfalls and a river — is located in the vast Adamello Nature Park and surrounded by the Brenta Group of the Dolomite Mountains in the Trentino Alto Adige region of northern Italy.
In between my two-a-day soakings — early morning and early evening — I’ll have plenty of time on my hands, and I plan to fill it with daily photo shoots to the many different and interesting locales that are within an easy drive from my retreat.
I’ll save the reporting on the GHT — it’s first-class service, discreet staff, incredible dining, wonderful wines, and, most importantly, its convenient TdC-certified, in-room spa therapies — at the end of my stay.
For now, enjoy the views around the park-like grounds of TdC and inside the GHT.
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