In this chapter we will discuss one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, Arquà Petrarca, a very popular destination for the most curious visitors.
Arquà Petrarca is one of the most beautiful towns in Italy and is located at the foot of Piccolo Mount and Ventolone Mount in the Regional Park of the Euganean Hills. Inserted in 2011 in the list of World Heritage by UNESCO, it has very ancient origins, and this is evidenced by the discovery of a prehistoric bronze-age pile-dwelling station near Lake Costa.
The current inhabited nucleus still maintains its enchanting fourteenth-century charm intact, the charm of which the famous Tuscan poet Francesco Petrarca fell in love. In fact, the poet decided to spend the last years of his life right here, probably because this small village reminded him of his beloved homeland.
After the poet's death in 1374, Arquà's fame grew ever greater and his home, together with the funeral monument, are still today a destination for literary pilgrimages and cultural visits. The beauty of the alleys of its historic center and the ability to enhance its local products have allowed this small village to become a destination for tourism that ranges from the cultural to the food and wine sector.
Arquà Petrarca is located in a strategic position, in the heart of the province of Padua and within the Euganean Hills Regional Park, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, panoramic points and tranquil oases.
A few kilometers away we find the largest spa in the world, just establish where to spend a wonderful day between Battaglia Terme, Montegrotto Terme and Abano Terme.
Villa Barbarigo is hidden in Galzignano Terme, with its Italian gardens, boxwood labyrinths, waterfalls and the Eremita Cave these are just some of the attractions of this 17th century Eden. Without adding Padua, one of the oldest cities in Italy with its 3000 years of history.
◊ 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.
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The Veneto Region, nestled in the north-east of Italy, is a mix of history and traditions and, all of it, is enriched by the liveliness of its inhabitants and by a wide range of typical products all to be savored. From the highest peaks of the Dolomites, he embraces and welcomes each visitor with brotherly warmth, accommodating him among the many lounges of his cities of art, giving him unforgettable emotions. Turning between the pages of this site, you can organize your next holidays in the Veneto region and thanks to the many photos published, everything will be very simple.
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