Under Doctor's Orders: Good Guys in Whit Hats and Black Jackets | ©Tom Palladio ImagesIf you’ve been following this blog recently, then you’re aware that I just spent two weeks in the Valle Salus (Healthy Valley) known as Terme di Comano, up in the Trentino Alto Adige region of northern Italy, undergoing medically prescribed water therapy at the Grand Hotel Terme to treat a skin disorder that’s been nagging me for quite a while.

As I noted in an earlier post, the magical mountain spring water already is having a positive effect.

Under Doctor's Orders: Good Guys in Whit Hats and Black Jackets | ©Tom Palladio ImagesIn between my two-a-day thermal baths and the 4-5 glasses of the H2O that I drank daily, I was out and about with my cameras capturing some of the picture-postcard perfect scenes that unfolded not too far from my retreat.

All together, I shot 1,615 frames on two DSLRs and an iPhone 5 (gotta love the panorama feature), and incorporated quite a few of those shots in 11 Under Doctor’s Orders photo essays that I published about my stay and visits around le Giudicarie.

If you missed viewing any of these posts, you’re just a click away: Terme di ComanoLago di MolvenoEat-Drink-SoakDeggiaRango, Fiume SarcaBalbidoCanale di TennoFiavèAzienda Agricola Fratelli Pisoni, and The Good Guys in White Hats.

During these photo shoots, I went back into time to almost 6,000 years ago, documented Marian apparitions, was eye-to-eye with a llama (he/she didn’t spit), walked the cobble of medieval villages and hamlets, saw John Lithgow’s Italian look-alike, met some of the friendliest people on the planet, and, of course, ate and drank incredible regional foods and wines.

Under Doctor's Orders: Epilogue | ©Tom Palladio ImagesThe hotel service was some of the very best that I have ever experienced in my life; the Comano water “cure” really works; and, I’ll go back in about six months to do it all over again.

Look, I’m terribly sorry that I had to put you through virtual torture during the Under Doctor’s Orders series of posts. You know, looking at mouth-watering dishes that you couldn’t savor and staring at spectacular sights that I photographed that you couldn’t experience.

Mea culpa, but I was just following my doctor’s orders.

Under Doctor's Orders: Canale di Tenno | ©Tom Palladio Images

To learn more about the “Cure of Comano” just click HERE.

For complete information on spa and wellness stays at the Grand Hotel Terme, just click HERE.

And, for detailed information about the picturesque Trentino, just click HERE.

ARRIVEDERCI!

©The Palladian Traveler | ©Tom Palladio Images

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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 cobblestone streets 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 along the cobblestone via TravelingBoy.com.

17 comments

    1. Suitcase — My, it has been ages since I saw your smiling face (like the new you on the Samsonite and your retooled blog. My bad for not having get tabs on you and your site. Thanks for stopping by for a quick look around the Trentino. Come back soon and read/view the entire Under Doctor’s Orders series. Ciao!

      1. No apologies necessary – it appears you’ve had a lot on your mind and under your skin. Thanks for the kind comments. It was a difficult decision, coming out of the suitcase!

  1. I’m glad “the cure” is working and I’m especially glad that you could take it in such a fabulous place. Naturally, I’m happy I could go along (and I didn’t gain an ounce from the wonderful food). My skin feels marvelous, too. 🙂

    janet

  2. This series from your retreat is packed with a treasure trove of images that tell about your nourishing and nurturing experience. I just started to explore the panorama feature, which I’ve done minimally in the past. You’ve inspired me. Do you think that I should add it to the Phoneography Challenger’s Choice? Problem: I do not know if other Smartphones have it. Great post.

    1. Sally — Thanks for being inspired by me and my iPhone panorama lens feature. Not sure you want to add panorama to the mix of categories, given not everyone has that feature on their smartphone a/o tablet. I like adding the panoramic shot to my phoneogrphy sets, but just sparingly, one, maybe two, a post. I’ll leave it up to you and your co-sponsors to sort it out

    1. Sylvia — Doubt there’s a 100% cure, but the waters are working their magic and I’m seeing positive results. I’ll just have to suffer along with it and FORCE myself back up to the spa twice a year for treatment. Oh, poor me. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed my sojourn around the Trentino. It was nice to have you along.

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