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Ti Sana Retreat & Spa: The Art of Starting Over

Ti Sana: The Art of Starting Over  for Global Living MagazineGlobal Living: Approaching the tiny, 11th-century hamlet of Arlate, a short driving distance from Milan, I was really looking forward to a little relaxation – a brief weekend respite from my hectic work schedule. Having previously visited several so-called ‘detox retreats’, my expectations were modest: peaceful surroundings, spa treatments, vegetarian meals and a few yoga classes. At worst, I would have to endure a couple bland-tasting juices. But as soon as I checked into the Ti Sana Spa and received the itinerary for my 4-day program, I knew things would be a bit different this time.

The 1711 Ti Sana Detox Retreat & Spa opened its doors in 2011, following incarnations as a hotel with a gourmet restaurant and a nobleman’s residence. The grounds have been lovingly restored to their original splendor; exposed beams, stone walls and cobbled walkways all add to its provincial charm. It features 22 elegant but minimalist suites of varying sizes and amenities, some with balconies, and others with garden views or breakfast patio set. Each guest is given a welcome kit consisting of a robe, slippers, toiletries and a tongue scraper – my second clue that I was entering a whole new world(Full Article)

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Changing your life and improving your health from the inside out.

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Published at Global Living on Nov 15th 2013

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Author: Jessica Benavides Canepa

Jessica is a freelance journalist focusing on international travel, fashion, luxury, eco culture & women's issues. She has lived and/or traveled to 50+ cities around the globe. Published work has appeared at BBC Travel, Jetsetter, Nat Geo, CNN travel, Viator, Societe Perrier and Hemisperes.

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