The flavour of the Renaissance
A wooded park of over 600 acres overlooks the village of Barga from a high hilltop. Within this park is the Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & SPA. Just an hour from Pisa, Lucca and Florence, the structure boasts 180 rooms with large windows from which to view the unique panorama of the Serchio Valley. The structure also has an à la cart restaurant called “La Veranda” where taste and passion for local products come together in a menu that offers a rich series of regional delicacies. Even the well rounded wine list supports local vineyards and pairs excellently with the organic and locally sourced ingredients. What makes the Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & SPA ideal for stays is without a doubt its approach to wellness and its SPA. Within a minimalist environment, very white with strong references to the surrounding nature, guests of the structure can enjoy treatments offered from the beauty Day SPA and the wellness area which is comprised of a heated pool with hydraulic jets, upstream swimming, cervical waterfalls, a soft sauna, emotional showers with chromo and aromatherapy, an ice fountain and a Turkish bath. Among the various treatments available what really stands out are the “Renaissance Tuscany” signature rituals such as the volcanic face & body treatment, where guests will experience an effervescent sensorial waterfall that is made up of precious oils that are then absorbed via a concentrated massage with diorite, a volcanic stone. There is also the Blue Harmony Treatment, a real journey that begins with a sapphire dust and coral algae peeling followed by water treatments and finished with a stimulating head to toe massage. The Domus Olea Toscana bio treatment is also worth mentioning as it is a body and face antioxidant and hydrating option that takes advantage of organic products whose active principals are extracts of vines and olive trees. This last treatment includes a peeling followed by an anti-age mask that is applied via massage on the scalp, face and body along with a special serum placed around eyes and mouth.