Hotel Siviglia, Fiuggi ***
This hotel in Fiuggi, Lazio is located in a sunny and secluded spot on Via Vallicelle, just a few minutes walk from the busy Via Vecchia Fiuggi. All the rooms at the spacious and comfortable Hotel Siviglia offer air-conditioning, private bathrooms and their own balconies upon which you can watch... View hotel
Double rooms from €45
Hotel Ambasciatori, Fiuggi ****
Hotel Ambasciatori in the Italian spa town of Fiuggi, in Lazio region. Italy spa holidays and hotels from ahotelinitaly.com. View hotel
Double rooms from €59
Hotel Marconi, Fiuggi Fonte ***
This hotel in Fiuggi Fonte, Lazio, Italy is a spacious and modern three-star haven set in the heart of a delightful spa town. Lovingly maintained by its family owners, the three-star Hotel Marconi's rooms are equipped with all mod cons including telephone, hair dryer and colour television. View hotel
Double rooms from €50
Little Fiuggi might have stayed as a provincial backwater, some 90km south east of Rome, had Pope Boniface VIII not stopped off at Anticoli di Campagna to take the waters some time in the 14th century. He pronounced his kidney stones cured by the water from the Fiuggi spring, as did Michelangelo a couple of centuries later. The great sculptor described his ailment as 'the only kind of stone I couldn't love', so we can add 'comedian' to the Renaissance man's myriad other skills. Soon, Fiuggi water was being sent around Europe, and Anticoli was renamed after the spring.
This is a lovely place, the classic Italian hill town, not least because the old city is upon the hill (Fiuggi Citta), with the 'new' town and spa down below (Fiuggi Fonte). It's rich, as Italian spa towns tend to be, drawing money from all over the world, and the architecture is a pleasing mix of the medieval, Renaissance and Liberty styles. There are good shops and excellent restaurants. Historic must-sees include the little church of Santa Maria del Colle, and the 17th century reconstruction of the Church of San Biagio. The former Grand Hotel is now the town theatre; there is the opulent Palazzo Falconi in the heart of town, and the cast iron fountain in Piazza Piave. It was built to celebrate the arrival of running water in the town - which ironically didn't occur till 1907, after the railways!