FiuggiLazio in Italy.
Fiuggi is effectively two cities. One is a typical medieval Italian hill town, at 2500 feet above sea level. The other, at a slightly lower elevation, is a 20th-century spa town, called Fiuggi Terme (Baths). The water of Fiuggi Terme is bottled and distributed widely in Italy under the Fiuggi brand name. Fiuggi first became famous in the 14th century, when Pope Boniface VIII claimed his kidney stones had been healed by the waters but it was not until the 20th Century that it became fashionable to “take the waters”. The health benefits of many Government employees now include a trip to Fiuggi or a similar spa.
From Rome, take the A1 Autostrada south in the direction of Naples. Exit at Anagni and follow signs to Fiuggi to the east.
- Santa Maria del Colle
- Church of San Pietro, built on the ruins of the ancient castle
- Palazzo Falconi
- Church of San Biagio
- Piazza Piave
- Play golf. Fiuggi has a very pleasant, relatively short (5884m) 18-hole Golf Course. The smell of the pine trees and the hill atmosphere makes it particularly attractive.
- Take the waters. There are two Sources. The Fonte Bonifacio VIII is open year-round. The Park is even equipped with an escalator. The Fonte Anticolana (or New Source) is open from April to November. Both are in parkland.
There is an abundance of relatively cheap hotels in Fiuggi to cater to visitors to the Spa. Note that many are open only in the summer months. In the winter they close up and the staff head north to the Ski resorts.