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The Ultimate Italian Wellness Retreat Is Now Here

by Team Fathom
The Photo by Tyson Sadlo Herd.

This article was produced in partnership with The Ranch Malibu. 
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No one needs to be convinced about the restorative power of a vacation in Italy. The food, the scenery, the history — all perfectly delicious, gorgeous, and impressive.

So good for the soul!

And now for the body.

The Ranch Malibu, the innovative wellness retreat already famous for transforming lives, health, and bodies, is adding another feather in its trailblazing cap: The Ranch Italy at Palazzo Fiuggi.

The new program, launching in May, combines The Ranch’s award-winning, results-oriented fitness program with the medical services and expertise of the esteemed team at Palazzo Fiuggi, a renowned medical wellness spa an hour from Rome. It’s two standouts in one — an immersive and transformative program that will leave you with a more complete picture of your overall health and longevity, setting you up for a lifetime of wellness.

Photo by Tyson Sadlo Herd.
Photo by Tyson Sadlo Herd.
Photo courtesy of The Ranch Italy.
Photo courtesy of The Ranch Italy.
Photo courtesy of The Ranch Italy.

The Program: Fantastico

It’s exclusive and personalized: Only 25 guests per week. It’s organized and efficient: The daily schedule mirrors the Malibu program with a four-hour guided morning mountain hike, nap time, afternoon strength and core training classes, yoga, and daily massage. It’s healthy and preventative: Guests receive diagnostic testing, a blood panel, and a consultation with one Palazzo Fiuggi’s world-class physicians.

And it works: You’ll leave with a greater sense of self, feeling rested and rejuvenated. Oh, and you’ll lose fat, gain muscle — without sacrificing la dolce vita.

The Setting: Bellissimo

Located on an ancient hilltop surrounded by ages-old sequoia trees in a private, 20-acre park, Palazzo Fiuggi is an historic property nestled in one of Italy’s richest natural areas. Since the 14th century, royalty, popes, and luminaries like Michelangelo have been visiting Fiuggi for the unique healing and restorative powers of its waters. (If these walls could talk…) The Ranch’s daily hikes take you into the Apennine Mountains, through forested canopies, open meadows, valleys, and streams to hilltop hamlets, medieval villages, and ancient monasteries.

Photo by Heli VR @ Herd Represented.
Photo by Tyson Sadlo Herd.
Photo by Tyson Sadlo Herd.
Photo by Tyson Sadlo Herd.

The Estate: Stupendo

As you might expect, the spa complex is a standout, and includes a state-of-the-art 4,300 square-foot fitness center with Technogym, Pilates, and more, as well as the Roman Thermae with hydrotherapy programs and Thalasso pools.

The luxurious guest rooms and suites, many with balconies and views of the hill town and park, are charming and relaxing, with classically modern décor and opulent amenities.

Photo by Tyson Sadlo Herd.

La Cucina: Buonissima

You’re in Italy. Of course you want to eat well. And you will, with a nutritionally-dense, plant-based menu created by The Ranch’s executive chef and prepared by three-star Michelin chef Heinz Beck and his Palazzo Fiuggi culinary team. Eat alone or with the group in a dining room overlooking the mountains.

Ready to Go? Just for Fathom: 15% Off

The Ranch Italy at Palazzo Fiuggi commences May 15. Rates begin at $9,100 per person for double occupancy and $10,650 for a single room and includes 7 nights and 8 days (Sunday-Sunday) of daily guided hikes, fitness and exercise classes, daily massages, diagnostic testing, blood panel, medical consultation, accommodations, all meals and some evening elective nutrition talks, spa access, and a return airport transfer to Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport / FCO.

And just for Fathom readers, an exclusive 15% discount on The Ranch Italy program if you book by May 31 for a stay before September 30. (This is extra special, as the Ranch never discounts!) To redeem, put FATHOM2022 in the Additional Notes section on the second page of the reservation form or contact inquiry@theranchmalibu.com and mention Fathom when making your reservation.

Ready for Transformation But Can’t Make It to Italy?

The Ranch also offers at-home programming with The Ranch Integrative Health Plan and The Ranch 360 — highly customized and comprehensive nutrition and lifestyle programs that are paired with ongoing oversight and support and the option of diagnostic testing to deliver profound benefits for everyone. You’ll get nutrition and lifestyle recommendations, a meal plan, supplement suggestions, movement goals, mental wellness suggestions, as well as reviews along the way. The Ranch 360 also includes comprehensive diagnostic testing, biomarker analysis, hormone panel, and food sensitivity and blood panels, among other tests. Both programs are a great way to kick off a wellness program — or keep up the good work once you’re already on the path.