The city of Castel San Pietro Terme has a long and rich history, which still shows its traces to the interested visitor: from the Cassero, a fortified castle and symbol of the city since 1200, to the many places that bear witness to the the World Wars events. Today we will follow the history of the Thermal Baths of Castel San Pietro, to tell its present.
The Thermal Baths are numerous in Emilia Romagna: our territory hosts many water springs. The oldest healing water source to be identified on the territory of Castellano is the “Fegatella” source, whose healing properties are already reported in documents of the fourteenth century. Only in 1800, however, the medical study of thermal waters progressed and gave new impetus to the birth of our Thermal Baths as we know them today.
In our case, the properties of the thermal spring are effective both for the treatment and for the prevention of various diseases. The relationship with water has always been fundamental for the well-being of the human being, but the Thermal Baths are healing waters: the recognized efficacy in the medical field makes the difference between a Spa and a Thermal Bath. This explains why the recognized Thermal Baths, unlike apparently similar structures, are affiliated with the Italian National Health Service.
In Castel San Pietro Terme we have two types of thermal waters: sulfur, indicated for inhalation and dermatological treatments; and salsobromoiodic, beneficial for the osteoarticular and circulatory apparatus. The presence of a Presidium of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is particularly important: our waters are ideal for a wide range of practices, including rehabilitation from orthopedic interventions and osteoarthritis.
In 1986, right after the unification of Italy, our Thermal Baths were built. Completed in 1891, the factory was razed to the ground in 1945 following the war, then entirely rebuilt in 1955. With the reconstruction of ’55 Terme became a company for shares.
In the second half of the twentieth century a new type of mass tourism began to rise, and Italian thermal tourism experienced a gradual decline. The maintenance and renewal of Thermal structures became hardly suistainable and culminated in the closure of many national Thermal Baths. In the case of Castel San Pietro, however, adversities are followed by a positive turn, which still allows our Thermal Baths to continue their history.
In 2017 Anusca acquired Terme di Castel San Pietro and maintained Terme’s mission of health prevention and maintaining. In the years following the acquisition, many different structural interventions have been carried out: from the renovation of existing departments, to the introduction of new medical technologies.
Nowadays, tourism has considerably changed since the twentieth century. We see a new desire to discover and appreciate the territories not only in the seaside area. People is willing to combine the pleasure of a holiday with the pleasure of wellness and self-care. Anusca decided to focus on this opportunity, because today as never before, Castel San Pietro Thermal Baths are an important part of the local tourist offer: an opportunity to combine the discovery of the authentic local culture and the search for true wellness.