Fiuggi held centenary celebrations in 2011, ceremoniously toasting the thermal spa baths to which the town owes its fame. Fiuggi is set on a pleasant hillside surrounded by chestnut woods, and is a mixture of a medieval village and la Fonte (the spring), down in the valley. But the best way to get a taste of its past is by walking the narrow streets in the old town on the hilltop and squeezing through the “Baciadonne” alleyway, so narrow that two people cannot pass without kissing each other. The recommended starting point for your visit is the old square (Piazza dell’Olmo), site of the ‘Chiesa di San Pietro’, Palazzo Falconi and its liberty style facades. Then go back to soak up the charming atmosphere of the thermal springs, and try one of the therapies to soothe the body and mind. Fiuggi excels at preserving this asset; it is a world apart, an oasis of tranquility to relax in, thanks to nature’s gift of water, that runs silently and forcefully, but also thanks to other attractions: art, history, cultural events and adventure in close contact with nature.