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Termie de Comano
Under Doctor's Orders:
Terme di Comano

Story and photos by Tom Weber

the Terme di Comano

onesty is the best policy, right? Well, truth be told, the only reason that I was sorta, kinda on vacation was that I was sent packing to Terme di Comano (TdC) for two weeks by Dr. D, my physician.

red flowers by a pond at the Terme di Comano

He highly recommended that I undergo a series of thermal baths at TdC to treat a skin disorder (nothing too serious) that I've been doing battle with for the past several years. Supposedly, the mineral makeup of the mountain spring water around these parts – rich in bicarbonate, calcium and magnesium – is ideal for treating what ails me. With nothing to lose, I agreed with my doc and decided to take the plunge.

the Grand Hotel Terme in the background

So, for 15 days I stayed at the upscale Grand Hotel Terme (GHT), the only hotel right on the grounds of TdC, where I was pampered morning, noon and night to ensure that I got the most benefit out of the local H2O.

hiking trail and stream at the Terme de Comano

The TdC – surrounded by lush greenery, hiking trails, ponds, waterfalls and a river – is located in the vast Adamello Nature Park and surrounded by the Brenta Group of the Dolomite Mountains in the Trentino Alto Adige region of northern Italy.

scenes at the villages near the Adamello Nature Park

In between my two-a-day soakings – early morning and early evening – I had plenty of time on my hands, and I filled it with daily photo shoots to the many different and interesting locales that were within an easy drive or stroll from my retreat.

more photos by the writer in and around the Terme de Comano

I'll save the review of the GHT – it's first-class service, discreet staff, incredible dining and, most importantly, its convenient TdC-certified, in-room spa therapies – at the end of this series.

For complete information on the Grand Hotel Terme, just visit its English-language website.

To learn more about the picturesque Trentino area, visit the Department for Tourism and Promotion's English-language website.

Next up on Under Doctor's Orders, a body of water that captivated a king and a novelist: Lago di Molveno.

Related Articles:
Skiing the Dolomites; Traveling in Northern Italy; The Little Village Atop the Hill; Piovene Rocchette; Sutri: A Canterbury Trail

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Feedback for Destination Bosnia: Inside Sarajevo's Tunnel of Hope

Spent time in Sarajevo in the fall of 1973…beer was excellent!

--- David

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Hi Tom,

I must say, you're photographs are always amazing. They are top notch. You bring so much class to Traveling Boy. It's photographs like yours that make me want to go out and do my own traveling. Please don't get tired of sending us your amazing adventures. It's such a delight for the soul.

--- Raoul, Whittier, CA

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Hi Tom:

I'm also an American living in Italy. I've read with interest your blog and articles. I'd like to speak with you regarding residency and citizenship for Americans in Italy as you do seem to have a great deal of knowledge on all of these subjects. Would it be possible to give you a call on the phone? If so, please let me know how to reach you. If not, I can ask my questions via email.

Thank you!

--- David

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Hey Tom – Wow! Love those photos – they are so super that they make me A) Want to start eating NOW. B) Go there myself. C) See all that pristine beauty that looks so restful and peaceful. Great story, superb pix!!! Bravo!!

--- John, Los Angeles, CA

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Feedback for Destination Southwestern France: Saint-Émilion

Good job, Tom, and timely info. St. Émilion is in the list of places Jim Hayes and I will visit in September 2014. If we get the chance, we will exploit your experience to enhance the trip!

--- Bobby Harper, Dameron, MD

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Feedback for Vicenza Walks – Monte Berico

I lived in Vicenza for 4 years in the U.S. ARMY from 1963 to 1967. A wonderful place to explore. Palladio’s works are amazing. Have been back twice since and find new places to visit. My favorite is MONTE BERICO where I have some wonderful photos of my family.

--- Dr. Albert Pizzi, Hanover, MA

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I liked the new TB particularly the Vicenza article that took me back as a youth when we lived in Naples and travelled up there for a baseball tourney (U.S. Military Bases dependent schools played each other.)

Took me back to the plaza.

--- Bill

Feedback for A Canterbury Trail (Sutri)

Very interesting note. I have wedroned which route the early pre-Christian and Christian pilgrims travelled to Rome from England. Is it still possible to travel the Francigena trail?

--- Pawel

You can find out more info on walking tours of Via Francigena at this site: Thanks for stopping by and commenting..


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Good article, enjoyed reading it. Saved your recommended sights for future use.

--- Dardenne Prairie, MO

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You're going to be great at this Tom. Congrats.

--- Donna Vissa -Montreal

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