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Relaxation in the beautiful hiking and spa region

The Euganean Hills are a volcanic hill group south of Padua. Because of their volcanic origin, warm and healing thermal springs are bubbling in many places and have been used by local people since ancient times. Many hotels now have their own hot springs and stunning pool areas. The cone-shaped, wooded hills scattered around are a popular destination for hikers, cyclists and outdoor athletes from around the world. That’s reason enough to visit this picturesque resort area just south of Padua and relax a little amidst the majestic scenery.

Volcanic hill group south of Padua

The Euganean hills, called Colli Euganei in Italian, south of Padua are of volcanic origin. Monte Venda, standing at 601 metres, is the tallest of the hills in the approximately 200 km2 area. Since 1989 the area has been an official park of the Veneto region. The great popularity of this region, which was inhabited in ancient times by the Euganei and which still bears their name, is due to the geothermal activity in the region. The region around the spa and thermal towns like Abano Terme, Montegrotto Terme, Battaglia Terme and Galzignano Terme therefore gained an international reputation as the finest and largest spa region in Italy.

Idyllic recreational area in the Veneto

The unique and picturesque natural scenery of the Euganean hills, combined with the numerous sports and spa facilities, make the region one of the most important recreational areas in Veneto. With its thick hardwood forests and lush meadows, covered hills and countless farms, villages, vineyards and magnificent lookout points, its beauty attracts countless numbers of people into this green oasis every day. Hikers, cyclists and motorcyclists in particular can be found on sunny days on the narrow roads and paths. It’s a natural setting that you shouldn’t miss.

By the way: In addition to the thermal springs that gush forth from the volcanic soil, the soil is naturally very fertile, and thus a perfect breeding ground for vines and fruit trees of all kinds. Wine connoisseurs will appreciate the excellent wines that grow in the Euganean hills.

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