Regional Park of the Euganean Hills

In this chapter we talk about a territory rich in resources, typical products, welcoming and natural: the Euganean Hills.

Immersed in the Veneto plain, the Regional Park of the Euganean Hills, is located south of the historic center of Padova and along the borders of the province of Vicenza. Its unmistakable hills, with almost perfect geometries, are of volcanic origin and date back over 40 million years ago. The landscape that accompanies the entire area reserves corners of unspoiled nature, picturesque historic villages and unique food and wine excellences.

The numerous villas, abbeys and castles enrich this landscape and its uncontaminated nature give peace and calm, perfect reasons to spend your holidays or to dedicate yourself to the various sports that can be practiced inside the park, such as mountain biking, climbing, Nordic walking, horse riding, golf, tennis and many others. Not to be underestimated is that the beauty of this park was a great inspiration for important Italian writers, poets and artists, such as Petrarca and Foscolo.

To make your journey in the Regional Park of the Euganean Hills even more pleasant and satisfying, you can enjoy hot thermal waters and the treatments offered by the local hotels. These meteoric waters come from the Pre-Alps, traveling for almost 80km to over 3000 meters of depth, in the dolomitic calcareous subsoil, are enriched with mineral salts and reach temperatures of about 87 ° C. They produce numerous benefits and they were already known in the times of the ancient Venetians, so much so that they were widely exploited even in Roman times.

We have divided the Regional Park of the Euganean Hills into the following chapters:

The Praglia Abbey

The Praglia Abbey

Is a Benedictine monastery located in the municipality of Teolo in the Paduan countryside at the...

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Villa dei Vescovi

Villa dei Vescovi

Built in 1535, is one of the wonderful Venetian villas and is located in the hamlet of Torreglia...

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Abano Terme

Abano Terme

Located in the northeastern part of the Euganean Hills just a few kilometers from Padova, is the main...

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The Catajo Castle

The Catajo Castle

Is a monumental building rich in history, elegance and legends. It is located in Battaglia Terme and is considered by...

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Arquà Petrarca

Arquà Petrarca

Is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and is located at the foot of Piccolo Mount and Ventolone Mount in the Euganean...

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The Valbona Castle

The Valbona Castle

Is a medieval fortification dating back to the XIII century and located in Lozzo di Atestino, in the province of Padova, on the borders...

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Villa Barbarigo

Villa Barbarigo

Is one of the wonderful seventeenth-century Venetian villas and was commissioned by the Venetian nobleman Francesco...

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