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The (Palazzo) Fiuggi Concept

You have never heard of Fiuggi? Yet the Fiuggi thermal springs, located about 80 kilometers southeast of Rome, are among the oldest in Italy. Even Michelangelo and Pope Boniface VIII praised the mineral-poor, natural spring water. The palazzo, with its eight-hectare park on a hill overlooking the ancient city, has been a luxurious retreat for royalty and other celebrities since 1913. Since May 2021, one of the best medical spas can be found there. Nowhere else but Palazzo Fiuggi I would accept a raw radicchio salad, even if there were a few pieces of apple and a few nuts hidden in it. I would immediately call for the dressing. But here… I think of the healthy bitters and eat up dutifully. And indeed, it tastes good once you get used to the bitterness. All the dishes, served at individual tables in the hotel’s stylish restaurant, are tailored to each guest’s needs and chosen health program: “Immune Boot” to strengthen the immune system, “Complete Life Rewind” for regeneration, “Deep Detox” or “Optimal Weight.” I opted for four trial days to get to know the program. Gourmet food from a star chef For each program, three-star chef Heinz Beck, a German who has chosen to live in Rome, has worked with Professor David Della Morte, Medical Director of the house, to create a nutritional concept that is healthy, balanced and varied. Although the daily ration is only about 1700 to 1900 kcal, no one has to go hungry. On the contrary. Sometimes it was even too much for me.Every dish is delicious and Heinz Beck also cooks for the eye. Everything is perfectly composed in terms of color and lovingly arranged on plates or in bowls. Indulgence at the highest level. The individual menu changes daily and consists of three to four courses. Dessert included – as exquisite as “Orange tapioca with chocolate” or “Apricot gelatine with all’ondata milk ice cream”. Only the wine and the café espresso have to be dispensed with. There is only tea or water from the Fiuggi spa, but plenty of it. A vision becomes reality The vision of Lorenzo Giannuzzi, who had already been general manager of the former Palazzo Hotel from 1988 to 1992 when it was still called Palazzo della Fonte, was to bring new glory and splendor to the somewhat aging magnificent building. Giannuzzi, head of the sister hotel Forte Village in Sardinia, gave the hotel a makeover without destroying its nostalgic flair and led it to its new purpose: to create a profound, innovative wellness-medical retreat.… weiterlesen