The Vinschgau Valley, located in north-western South Tyrol (Italy) is the upper part of the Adige or Etsch river valley and is accessible through Meran when arriving from Italy. Gateway to the Stelvio National Park, the Vinschgau Valley stretches all the way to to the borders of Switzerland and Austria, the latter being connected by a highway.
I definitely wasn’t expecting I was going to be covered in a mixture of capers, olive oil and sea salt, scrubbed and massaged for over 1 hour, that day, and it’s an experience that still makes me smile when I think back of it. My skin was glowing and so soft, for days after the treatment. And I loved the smell! The capers of Salina are worldwide famous and coming to this tiny island and having this specific scrub treatment felt luxurious, special and unique.
When you go to Aci Trezza and take a walk along the coast, looking at the stacks (Faraglioni) will create this evocative atmosphere, making the visit more special and unforgettable.
Also, did I mention there is a Jacuzzi plunge pool on the rooftop? So even when the sun is shining… you can still stay in. Never leave. Oh no why did I leave?
(Grand Hotel Arciduca – I will be back!)