Embrace centuries-old wellness traditions in Telese Terme. The town is set in the Telesina Valley and famous for sulphur-rich hot springs. Relax and unwind at the world-class spa complex, explore picturesque nature reserves and eat your fill of mouthwatering Campanian cuisine.
Things to do in Telese Terme
Monte Pugliano towers over Telese Terme and is the source of the town’s sulphur-rich water. The mineral-saturated water is used to fill the crystalline outdoor pools at the Terme di Telese spa complex. Bathing in the pools will not only leave your skin feeling soft and smooth, but can help conditions like eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. Enrich your visit with specialised thermal treatments like mud baths and hydromassages.
Rent a canoe or kayak and explore the pristine waterways of Parco del Grassano. The Rio Grassano flows through the park and will dazzle you with its translucent water. Pack supplies and enjoy lunch at the riverside picnic area or make reservations at the waterfront restaurant. The sunny terrace is perfect for sipping aperitivos.
Stretch your legs on the scenic trail around Lago di Telese. Framed by mature trees, the lake is a sanctuary for local birdlife. Spot species like Eurasian teals, mallard wild ducks and white heron. Wooden benches dot the shoreline and are perfect for enjoying the views.
From family-run pizzerias to rustic trattorias, there are plenty of places to try authentic Campanian cuisine in Telese Terme. Order regional specialties like seafood risotto, spaghetti tossed with clams and “parmigiana melanzane” eggplant smothered with mozzarella cheese. Pair your meal with a glass of full-bodied Aglianico wine.
Getting around Telese Terme
Telese Terme is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. The town is in the Campania region, a one-hour drive from Naples and two hours by train. Rental cars offer the freedom to visit Telese Terme and explore the Telesina Valley at your own pace. Naples International Airport is a one-hour drive away.