It’s not every day that you can enjoy a nice steam in a tram (well, on purpose that is). At QC Termemilano, a spa in Porta Romana, you can do just that. Housed in a former tram depot (hence the converted tram), the spa has several saunas and an elegant tea room on the ground floor. But downstairs is where the magic happens: in this underground lair there is a warren of stone rooms featuring warm baths, cold baths, geyser pools, a Jacuzzi waterfall and more. Outside, in addition to the tram sauna, there are three warm pools spread out through the garden. Luxuriating in the bubbles, surrounded by Roman ruins, you could easily forget that you’re in the middle of one of Milan’s busiest intersections.
Time Out tip: Don’t miss the face training room, where you can mimic a woman on screen as she pokes and prods her face, which is equal parts silly and invigorating. The fragrant lotions add a whiff of elegance to the whole affair.