The “Euganei” Hills and the Thermal Baths
Recommended duration: 2 days
Distance: about 160 km
Driving hours: about 4.0 hours
In the heart of Veneto, just a few kilometers from Padua, immersed in the enchanting scenery of the Euganean Hills Regional Park, the Wine Route opens up.
It is a territory that includes 17 municipalities where natural, historical and artistic beauties merge in a landscape that the human hand has made desirable to the eyes and to the palate of the visitor.
Wandering from hill to hill, you are pleasantly welcomed in the farms and cellars for pleasant tastings of wine.
The Euganean Hills rise suddenly from the flat land, the landscape is a succession of perfect geometries of vineyards, medieval villages and castles, Renaissance villas and patrician houses, churches, monasteries and hermitages still inhabited by Benedictines and Camaldolese.
A treasure chest enclosed within a naturalistic island protected by the Regional Park, characterized by a very rich and varied vegetation and a land that offers precious fruits in every season: delicious berries, cherries, strawberries, blackberries, jujubes , pomegranates, figs, delicate wild herbs, fine honey and oil processed according to a tradition of 700 years.
Along the Wine Road of the Euganean Hills you can recognize the favorite places of famous people like Petrarca, Goethe, Foscolo, Byron and Shelley. Enchanted places described by Marziale, Ariosto, Montaigne, Ruzante, Goldoni, Fogazzaro and D’Annunzio.
You will meet the Euganean Spas, the most famous spa in Europe, a place of well-being known for mud therapy. You can enjoy golf, horse riding, cycling, trekking, bird watching and much more.