“Put your robe on the hanger,” the massaggiatrice said to me in Italian.
I was wearing board shorts and Calvin Klein briefs (in case you needed the image).
“Now take those off but sdfjl;aghnasmdfnsdfj.” I didn’t understand the last part, so I responded with my stock phrase of not being able to understand Italian sometimes.
“Okay. Your swimming clothes…” “Yes.”
“Are you wearing anything underneath?” “Underpants.”
“Okay. Take the shorts; leave the underwear.” “Understood.”
The important matter of how much clothes to take off demands further confirmation.
So began my first spa experience, a full-body oil massage in the Hotel delle Terme Santa Agnese in Bagno di Romagna, a popular spa town in Emilia-Romagna. The scent of steam and sulfur is apparent upon entering the city as thermal water flows naturally here. Bagno di Romagna consists of one main street and a large central piazza. Each of its many shops are charming and friendly, and the town features high-end, even Michelin-starred restaurants. The BlogVille team was lucky enough to dine at such a restaurant with the distinguished leaders of the Emilia-Romagna tourism board. Continue reading “La Notte Celeste in Bagno di Romagna – Oiled up and rubbed down in an Italian spa town”