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Terme di Equi

Centuries-old baths in the heart of Lunigiana and the Apuan Alps

Equi Terme

Equi Terme is located just beside one of the most majestic peaks of the Apuan Alps, Pizzo d’Uccello, perched on a steep and rocky hill slope.

For centuries rainwater has been collected by the majesty of the mountains here, filtered into the subsoil, enriched with mineral salts that are beneficial to our health and then put back on the surface where they are collected and used not far a short distance from the medieval village. The marble core of the Apuan Alps is the origin of the healing waters that fuel the Terme di Equi baths

 The chloride-sulphate-sodium waters are classed as mineral springs. Ranging between 17 and 27°C, with an average of 24°C, these waters are regarded as hypothermal.

The waters are used to heal health problems affecting the respiratory and otolaryngology systems (pharyngitis, sinusitis, rhinitis, laryngitis, tracheitis, bronchitis, rhinogenic deafness), skin complaints (eczema, acne, itchy skin, psoriasis), bone and joint problems (arthrosis, chronic primary polyarthritis, rheumatism in the joints, fibrositis, joint distractions, post-fractures, sciatic and lumber pain) and angiology (vasculopathy, chronic phlebopathy) through bathing from 36° to 39°C and in thermal pools at 27°C, as well as the general and localized hydromassage with thermal water, inhalations, aerosols, vaporizers, nasal irrigation, and general and partial massages.

Equi caves in Lunigiana - Credit: GAL Lunigiana

For those seeking relaxation and wellness at Terme di Equi, try the steam room, solar shower, massages that tone and soothe, algae, mud and cold-compress treatments, beauty services and even a range of cosmetic products for the face and body.

Close to the bath, the Grotte di Equi are worth a visit, a karst complex of caves in the Apuan Alps Regional Park and acknowledged by UNESCO as a Geopark, formed over thousands of years by water erosion, carving underground tunnels, lakes and wells that are fascinating to see.

 

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