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

Immersed in the Veneto plain, the Euganean Hills Regional Park, 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.

Euganean Hills Regional Park

Totally isolated from the Lessini Mountains and the Berici Hills, the Monte Euganei are characterized by a somewhat harsh and pointed morphology, completely different from the sweetness of the Berici Hills. The substantial difference is that the Euganei are made up of trachyte, a type of volcanic rock, formed in underground environments, while the Berici are mainly calcareous, that is, a type of rock that was created by the slow deposition of sands and marine organisms, on the bottom of an immense lagoon.

Euganean Hills Regional Park

Its climate, much more pleasant than that of the surrounding plain to the point that, in the southern part of the conformation, there is a typical vegetation of the Mediterranean areas.

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.

Euganean Hills Regional Park

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.

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◊ THE EUGANEAN HILLS REGIONAL PARK ◊

Euganean Hills Regional Park

THE PRAGLIA ABBEY

The Praglia Abbey

Inside we find the botanical cloister, once intended for the cultivation of medicinal plants, the hanging cloister, surrounded... ⇒ Continue

VILLA DEI VESCOVI

Villa dei Vescovi

The villa was built in 1535 by the curia of Padua, to offer the bishop a pompous summer residence. Its interior is divided ... ⇒ Continue

ABANO TERME

Abano Terme

This pretty city is located in an extinct volcanic area and the benefits of its thermal waters are famous all over the world, which thanks...  ⇒ Continue

THE CATAJO CASTLE

The Catajo Castle

This majestic residence, which was built in the sixteenth century by Pius Enea I degli Obizzi, is structured inside in over 350 rooms and, outside...  ⇒ Continue

ARQUÀ PETRARCA

Arquà Petrarca

Inserted in 2011 in the UNESCO World Heritage List, it has very ancient origins, and this is demonstrated by the discovery... ⇒ Continue

THE VALBONA CASTLE

The Valbona Castle

It dates back to the thirteenth century, a period marked by turbulent wars between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines, in fact this ancient bulwark was in a strategic place...  ⇒ Continue

VILLA BARBARIGO

Villa Barbarigo

It is located in Valsanzibio di Galzignano Terme, occupies about an area of fifteen hectares, has a very simple structure and was once...  ⇒ Continue

◊ THE PADOVA PROVINCE ◊

Is the most populated in the Veneto region, has always been a territory rich in resources, top-quality food and wine products and a destination for great artists and free thinkers. It is a predominantly flat area, crossed by numerous waterways and characterized by remarkable agricultural landscapes. Picturesque villages, abbeys and historic villas enrich this enchanted territory, while the Regional Park of the Euganean Hills will offer unforgettable moments to travelers. Do not miss the chance to spend a few days here! Plan your holidays in this wonderful province, our tips and suggestive photographs will help you take the right path.

◊ SPECIAL CATEGORIES ◊

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◊ NATURE CATEGORY ◊

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