An immersive feel of nature
Whether guests are looking for a sustainable approach to vacationing or a wellness retreat, at the Gradonna Mountain Resort Chalets & Hotel they will find all their needs and concerns attended to. The resort requires everyone to leave their vehicles in the underground car park during their stay at the hotel, only once this requirement has been fulfilled will guests reach the airy reception area with its wide spaces and large sculptures made by local artists. The Hotel is tucked in a gigantic mass that inspired its name, at 1350 meters it towers over nearby Kals, a small village at the base of the Grosslockner and its national park. Suites and rooms are distributed along its twelve floors and within the 41 wood Chalets that surround the main structure. The relationship with the surrounding nature is constantly present, each room faces the valley and wall to ceiling windows amplify the spectacular views and immersive feel of nature and mountain. In order to replicate this feeling in the wellness area the architects developed a design that wraps around the structure and leads guests to the heart of the SPA. There is a lush outdoor garden, where the pool is the real summer attraction, on sunny days guests sunbathe outdoors. The green grass is perfectly tended to by the gardeners and is the ideal place for yoga classes and meditation, nearby there is even a summer bathing lake that is heated with solar panels. Glass panes divide the outdoors from the indoor heated pools, the latter thought for the youngest guests. Lot of attention to detail was placed in making an environment that would be warm and friendly to families for a hotel that is incredibly inclusive. The only spaces restricted to adults only are in the sauna and massage area, where the environments are quiet and reserved. The wellness treatments offered to the guests are clearly listed and available in the various areas, form those in the humid environments to the relaxation rooms, there is something for everyone. Guests can choose to focus on their body or simply to relax their senses and restore their mind-body balance.
Pascoli, D’annunzio e Dante Ali- ghieri sono solo alcuni degli autori che hanno citato all’interno delle loro opere il fiume Serchio e l’omonima valle che questo genera passando per la Toscana. “Questo è il Serchio al quale hanno attinto duemil'anni forse di gente mia campagnola e mio padre e mia madre [...]” scriveva Giuseppe Ungaretti nella celebre poesia “I fiumi”, facendo riferimento alla sua terra d’origine, la provincia di Lucca, affascinante e misteriosa a cavallo tra le Alpi Apuane e l’appennino Tosco Emiliano, dotata di una ricca vegetazione all’interno della quale antichi borghi medioevali si ergono a testimoniare secoli di storia e tradizioni, fermi nel tempo e nella memoria collettiva. Oltrepassando il cosiddetto Ponte del Diavolo, su di una collina che domina il paese di Barga, sorge il parco naturale di 600 ettari che ospita il Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & SPA. Distante solo