Bathing Beauty

Big isn't always better, but it's hard not to love the sheer scale of the newly opened Merano Thermal Baths ( in Italy's mountainous South Tyrol region. Designed by celebrated Italian architect Matteo Thun, the expansive, steel-and-glass complex encompasses 25 indoor and outdoor sulfur-infused pools, fed by a thermal source located 2,350 m underground. The hot spring, which keeps the baths at a cozy 33C, was originally discovered in 1836. All-natural [an error occurred while processing this directive] therapies — including apple-bud baths, radon water massages and grape mudpacks — are available alongside medical treatments for such ailments as rheumatism and...

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