Art and modernism in Bergamo
The architect Alfredo Nalini is the creator of the Relais San Lorenzo, Winner of the the 2017 Italian SPA Award for best Urban SPA, whose concept of wellness perfectly matches the hospitality they offer while surrounded in the renowned architect's flawless environment. From when one first enters the structure and steps through the rooms to the gorgeous cloister, what is immediately striking is the fact that the relais takes advantage and highlights the stunning combination of art and culture, antiquity and modernism, nature and emotions and all of their offsprings. Tradition is further accentuated in the 30 rooms, which are furnished simply and with perfect taste, where what stands out is the craftsmanship and design of the Italian made pieces. Among these are wood pieces from Afromosia, couches, chairs and armchairs in leather by Poltrona Frau, tables by Molten&c., Flos lighting, tubs corona by Agape and hydraulics by Jacuzzi along with textiles by Ricolta Camignani and hand woven carpets that give off the feeling that one is in a space that physically represents the philosophy and history of Italian and high quality design. In addition to the the visual stimuli the guests are able to enjoy an awakening of all of their senses within the SPA, the real heart of the relais. Here nothing is left to chance and guests are accompanied through the ideal series of treatments that will allow them to leave behind stress and daily sluggishness by having them take advantage of the emotional showers where enormous showers heads recreate incredibly intense rain falls, walk through cold fogs, chromotherapy, vapor baths and much more. The wanted effect, according to us, is transformative, similar to the awakening fo a hidden cosmos within us via the holistic power of colors, music and water. After having thoroughly relaxed the body and soul there is nothing better than indulging one’s taste with the help of the masterful chef of the emerging and creative in-house restaurant. The underground Hostaria is located directly between Medieval and Roman ruins of the old city of Bergamo and is yet another incredible surprise.