The former residence of the 18th-century Grand Duke of Tuscany, Bagni di Pisa Resort & Medical Spa, has been brought back to its former splendour and is ready to welcome art and spa lovers with sixty rooms and suites featuring original frescoed ceilings and views of Pisa’s famous leaning tower.

The frescoed hallways, Tuscan terracotta and marbled floors evoke a time when VIPS of yesteryear stayed here, including Gustav of Sweden, George IV of England, Mary Shelley and the Cardinal of York. Set between healing hot springs to the east and baths of Mount San Giuliano to the west, the hotel has a team of certified spa and health professionals who specialise in weight-loss programmes. Open to hotel and day guests alike, the spa offers Ayurvedic massage, skin care employing nutrient-rich mud and fitness and nutrition consultations.

Bagni Di Pisa is a member of the Italian Hospitality Collection.