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Retreat Review: 1711 Ti Sana Detox Retreat, Italy

On route from Melbourne through to London, our Travel Specialist Samantha made a short stopover for an energising three night stay in Milan where she visited Ti Sana, a boutique rural health retreat specialising in detox, weight-loss and holistic wellness holidays with a focus on sustainable lifestyle changes.


On route from Melbourne through to London, our Travel Specialist Samantha made a short stopover for an energising three night stay in Milan where she visited Ti Sana, a boutique rural health retreat specialising in detox, weight-loss and holistic wellness holidays with a focus on sustainable lifestyle changes.

Tell us about the resort – what makes Ti Sana special?

You will find Ti Sana set amid a lovely rural hamlet, a gorgeous 18th Century building that has been converted into a charming health retreat surrounded by lush rolling countryside with custom built spa, offering a boutique and personalised service. With just 22 rooms, all clients receive personalised service and all the team are incredibly personable, taking the time to get to speak with you each day and guide you on your way. Special thank you to health coach Mario, trainer Elena and the Australian team in the kitchen Kat and Malhena.

How was the food?

The food each day was a delight, each meal and snack carefully planned for nutritional content, detoxifying properties and taste. Breakfast was my favourite meal—designed to kick-start the body with good stressors, we enjoyed healthy breakfast’s sweets rich in carbohydrates and natural sugars, accompanied by luscious fresh fruit including local figs and yummy smoothies. Lunch was plentiful and dinner a smaller affair both focused on protein and vegetables to help lower cortisol levels for the day, aiding good digestion, increased metabolism and restorative sleep.

Ti Sana breakfast


Meals are mainly vegan so meat lovers need not be discouraged but find they enjoy a few days of healthy light spa cuisine. We still got to enjoy pizza, pasta and ice-cream without the guilt! Guests are also reminded to keep well hydrated, to provide the body with adequate water to function and detox; alkalised water is available throughout the retreat.

Ti Sana lunch

 

What was the Spa like?

The spa offered a serene centre where you could easily while a way a day, with saunas, steam room and a hydrotherapy circuit, perfect for a spa holiday. Guests are encouraged to plan at least two and a half hours to enjoy all of the amenities which include:

  • Mediterranean Sauna
  • Emotional Showers
  • Hammam
  • Ice Drops
  • Cave with Hydromassage
  • Shower Paradise
  • Waterfall Blade
  • Herbal Teas Area
  • Egg Chairs
  • Relaxation Area with herbal teas
  • Infrared Sauna

They offer a range of therapies using natural skincare products from Pevonia. All treatments focus on energising, relaxing or slimming.

Ti Sana also has a medical centre - they are renowned for their scientific approach to health programs. During my stay I also went there for a range of health and medical consultations.

Ti Sana spa

 

Tell us about the activities?

Each day includes a minimum of two classes, beginning with an energising class in the morning such as a short HIIT burst or circuit training focused on intense cardio or building muscle, then after breakfast a brisk walk outside enjoying the natural beauty all around. In the evening we are invited to slow down with a more soothing class like yoga, stretching or Tai Chi to reduce stress and relax. These are held in the centre of the hotel, overlooking the grounds in a spacious group training room, designed like the cuisine to kick start the body in the morning and relax it into the evening in line with your natural rhythms.

There is also a small but well-equipped gym offering a range of equipment including free weights, stationary bikes and treadmills. You can also make use of the complimentary on-site bikes and head out for a run outdoors with more challenging terrain and more spectacular vistas.

Ti Sana river view

Who would you recommend Ti Sana to?

Guests seeking personalised attention and an opportunity to focus on holistic long-term well-being, wanting to make a change to their health. Ti Sana is fully equipped with the technology and knowledge to show you how to perform at your best. While great for a short rejuvenating break, and you can learn a lot in three days, I would recommend a longer stay for maximum impact.

There are a range of programs on offer including detox, de-stress and insomnia, so their retreat will appeal to many wellness travellers:

What did you take home?

Each guest leaves with a USB full of advice and a plan unique to them, so you take your learnings back into your everyday life and feel the effects for much longer than your stay. I also took home some basic Italian, a reminder to take care of myself, a focus on healthy breakfast and new mantra to be happy, it’s good for your health!

Insider Tip?

Detox before you arrive to ease your way and make sure you enjoy every minute of your stay. I also really loved the daily walk, especially along the river as it was a great chance to view the surrounding area and breathe in the beautifully refreshing country air.

How to Book

To request a quote or for more information visit Ti Sana page.

Talk to one of our Travel Specialists on or contact us here to discuss tailor-making your perfect wellness holiday.

 

Fact Box


Best time of the year to go: May-June for the best weather, the hottest month is August 
Months to book in advance for:July and August 
No. of Rooms: 22
Check-in/check-out: Guests on any of our programs are invited to arrive early and leave late in order to enjoy the complete program on arrival and departure days (No additional cost)
Wi-Fi: Yes - throughout the entire retreat though we recommend you leave your device at home if you can. 
Children: No 
Reception/Room Service: 8am-9pm 
Alcohol: No 
Nearest Airport: Milan Bergamo (Milan Linate and Milan Malpensa also close) 
Airport transfer time: 40 minutes from Milan Bergamo 
Address: Ti Sana, Via Fontana, 5, 23885 Arlate LC, Italy