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Sardinia’s Forte Village to establish island’s first medical spa

31 Jul 2017
The spa at the Forte Village resort, on the Italian island of Sardinia, is looking to target off-peak season visitors by launching the island’s first medical spa programme.

Opening on 1 October 2017, the new medical-focused spa breaks will be based at Forte Village’s huge 7,000sq m (75,300sq ft) Acquaforte spa, which houses 25 treatment rooms and a large selection of wet areas – including six thalassotherapy pools, saunas and steamrooms.

Working in partnership with Milan University’s Thalasso Research Centre, Acquaforte’s new medical team will offer tailor-made programmes – lasting four or seven days – which include daily activity programmes around anti-ageing, thalasso detox, healthy living and weight-loss.

The programme will run through the European winter months, from October to December – when Forte Village closes six of its seven hotels – and will resume in March, 2018 and continue for the rest of that year. The programmes will also include medical diagnosis and laser therapy sessions, led by experts such as Dr Angelo Cerina and professor Pier Francesco Parra.

Combining an initial health assessment and nutritional plan, the programmes will include a variation of medical treatments, exercise-based activities and optional beauty and body treatments, using Sisley products.

According to a spokesperson, the new medical programmes look to keep the spa busy during the off-season.

“During the peak season, the resort is buzzing with families, but during the winter months the only hotel open is the Villa del Parco,” she said.

“The hotel is adjacent to the spa, so those attending the medical programmes will be offered accommodation at the hotel.”

The Acquaforte spa recently underwent a large-scale redevelopment programme, which included adjustments to facilities to allow year-round use of outdoor facilities.

As part of the works, three of the six outdoor thalasso therapy pools have been covered with a glass canopy.

Forte Village is owned by Sardinia-based hospitality company Progetto Esmeralda and is managed by CEO and general manager Lorenzo Giannuzzi.

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