The COMO Shambhala Retreat is the largest ESPA centre in Italy and offers a cocooning sanctuary for therapeutic treatments including thermal suites, massage, yoga, rebalancing mindful massages, soothing sleep rituals and cutting-edge facials. The outdoor vitality pool, complete with hydrotherapy points, is the perfect place to get rid of aches and pains.
The restaurants are a true highlight and boast a very traditional Tuscan experience by using locally-grown, organic produce. The eight-course tasting menu varies seasonally but can include scampi, octopus, turbot, and scallops; ending with with pastries delivered in a wooden jewellery box. Guests can expand their gastronomic stay by taking part in a cookery class with master chef, Mr Di Pirro. The ‘All About Pasta’ class is unforgivably Italian and includes lunch after a workshop
The grounds, home to wild boar, pheasants and deer, seem to stretch on forever and the hotel has created kilometres of criss-cross trails for running, hiking, walking and cycling. Tennis, gym and an inviting outdoor swimming pool is also available.
- Around 45 minutes from Florence Airport. 1 hour from Pisa.
- Central Tuscany location
- Two restaurants, one Michelin starred.
- Cookery classes
- ESPA Spa
- Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
- Gym, tennis and hiking
- Cultural tours and wine tastings offered