The San Carlo thermal baths

Well-being and nearby artistic treasures

Known since Roman times, this spring gets its name from Saint Carlo Borromeo, the Bishop of Milan. While travelling through Massa, the bishop found himself in deep pain due to kidney stones and he benefitted greatly by drinking from nearby thermal springs. This mineral water springs from its source at 12.8 degrees C. Its chemical-physical characteristics are particularly recommended for curing diseases affecting the urinary tract (cystitis, stones in the urinary tract and kidney problems). It is also used for metabolic dysfunctions (uric diathesis, hyperuricaemia and hyperglycemia) in addition to other illnesses that affect the digestion.

Thanks to the noteworthy amount of oxygen it contains and its low level of mineralization, this water is particularly effective for disturbances linked to metabolic insufficiency and problems related to pregnancy, pediatric illnesses, fevers and post-surgery affectations. It is also suitable for low sodium diets. Treatments offered at these springs are covered by the National Healthcare Service for stones in the urinary tract and dyspeptic, gastrointestinal illnesses and disturbances within the bile system. Its season runs from April to October.

Due to its geographical position, it is easy for guests to travel to some of Tuscany’s most important cities of the arts such as Florence, Pisa and Lucca, as well as the beautiful Cinque Terra (a 30-minute car ride). Don’t miss a visit to Massa’s Cybo-Malaspina Palace and the city’s impressive cathedral. Otherwise, take a ride to Marina di Massa, Viareggio and Carrara’s famed quarries. Accommodations available throughout the area are top-notch.
From the Malaspina Castle to the Ducal Palace
Perhaps not as well-known as it deserves to be, Massa is an ancient city where a Medieval atmosphere still hangs in the air. Located in a valley nestled between the Apuan Alps, the city, whose origins date to 882, is a treasure chest of artistic and architectural gems. ...