Geotema 46

Salvatore Cannizzaro

L’evoluzione del termalismo tra innovazione e inerzia. Il caso delle Terme di Acireale

Abstract: The Evolution of HydroTherapy between Innovation and Inertia. The Case of the Thermal Baths of Acireale

In Sicily hydrotherapy boasts a long tradition, favored by the presence of a rich natural patrimony of thermal springs, displaced all over the territory. But despite the potentialities of the thermal patrimony and wellness are quite relevant, the number of thermal structures regularly working is pretty much reduced. In fact, many of the island thermal establishments are in state of neglect or as in the case of Acireale, after a period of closure, working only partially and with a limited offer, since there is no hotel structure attached. An establishment with great potentialities that after a long management of over 60 years by Sicilian Region, still struggles between success and inertia.

Keywords: Spa, Acireale (Sicily), thermal tourism, development or failure.

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