Under Doctor’s Orders: Eat, Drink and Soak

Grand Hotel Terme - Food | ©Tom Palladio Images

It’s been exactly seven days since I drove up to the wide circular drive fronting the entrance to the Grand Hotel Terme (GHT), a four-star, superior-rated spa-and-wellness facility located inside the tranquil park-like grounds of the Terme di Comano (TdC) in the Trentino Alto Adige region of northern Italy.

I’m still here, and I’ll be here for another eight days, just following my physician’s orders.

Doctor D prescribed 14 days of water therapy, under the supervision of TdC medical staff, to treat a dermatological disorder that’s been bugging me for a while. In between my two-a-day therapeutic baths, I’ve been out and about with my camera gear documenting where to go, what to see, and, no doubt, what to eat and drink.

Eat, Drink and Soak | ©Tom Palladio ImagesJust spooning out the frothy remains from my nightly post-dinner caffè macchiato (stained shot of espresso coffee), I thought I’d share with you some of the great dishes I’ve had plated before me by the superlative kitchen staff since my arrival at the GHT.

Rather than just describe to you the appetizers, first and second courses, desserts and paired wines that I’ve sampled, how about I give you a virtual taste instead? It’s the next best thing to actually being here with knife, fork, spoon and wine glass in hand. I thought you’d like that idea.

Just click on any of the photos for their mouth-watering, full-screen views.


©The Palladian Traveler | ©Tom Palladio Images



Written by The Palladian Traveler

Tom traded his hometown St. Louis Cardinals' baseball cap in the United States for a Borsalino and he now hangs his "capello" in the Puglia region of southeastern Italy. A veteran print and broadcast journalist, with well-worn passports that have got him into and out of 50 countries and counting, Tom fell in love with the "Bel Paese" years ago. As he notes, "I'm inspired by the beauty I find in all things that are very, very old, and reliving history, or at least meandering along the travertine and cobblestone that were laid down over a thousand years ago and just looking up and marveling at what occupies the space still today, really gets my 'Vespa' running." Tom has a good eye behind the lens and is a graphic storyteller, but he'll let you decide as he keeps his camera batteries fully charged and the posts flowing from his creative hideaway in the hills overlooking Ostuni. You can also follow his dispatches via TravelingBoy.com and Anthology Magazine Ireland.


  1. Beautiful Tom – but seriously, have you considered a change in diet to address your skin issue? LOL – only half -kidding!! My husband’s psoriasis is directly affected by diet and exposure to sunlight. I’m just sayin’ 🙂


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