EC1499. PC1852 2-13-07. USA Collector. SALSAMAGGIORE, Italy. Spa Town in Emilia Romagna, Italia
Salsomaggiore Terme (pop. 14,800), is a spa town
in the region of Emilia-Romagna. It lies 26 km west of Parma and 118 km
southeastern of Milan, just off Autostrada del Sol, the highway
connecting Rome and Milan.
The area around Salsomaggiore Terme is exceedingly
rich in mineral waters which have turned the town into a world-famous
spa. Salsomaggiore rises at the feet of the green hills of the Appennines
to 160 meters above sea level, in a suggestive and picturesque geographical
position far from the big industrial centers. A temperated climate in
each season and the natural surrounding environment always makes pleasant
the stay in Salsomaggiore.
One of the most important spa centres in Italy, Salsomaggiore Terme is a
well-known holiday destination and centre for numerous cultural and
social events such as meetings, conferences, beauty contests and
various exhibitions. The town is situated on the foothills of the Parma
Appenines in a fertile valley where the Citronia and Chiara Rivers
meet. The beneficial properties of the thermal springs in Salsomaggiore
– which date back to ancient times – were recognised in the 19th
century and it was a certain Dr Berzieri (one of the centres is named
after him) who certified the curative powers of the water containing
chloride, bromide and sodium iodide that comes to the surface at a
temperature of 16°C and has a very high saline density. A special
feature of the Salsomaggiore Spa is Acqua Madre, which is a
concentration of this water and very useful for inhalation treatments.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 13 February, 2007.