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Montegrotto Terme

Montegrotto Terme is famous for its wonderful hot springs in the Euganean Hills in the Italian province of Padua. Located only in 45 km from Venice and 12 km from Padua, Montegrotto Terme is a perfect place for vacations and recreation. Montergrotto Terme has been a health resort for more than 3000 years. Its name comes from the Roman Mons Aegrottorum that means a great amount of the sick. People have always lived here around the hot springs. The Euganeer were the first who used the hot springs for prevention and curing for different diseases. Nowadays you can also improve your health and have an excellent rest in Montegrotto Terme. Thermal baths, mud wraps or massages… Just choose what does good to you. Montergrotto Terme is one of the leading thermal centres in Italy.

In the centre of Montegrotto Terme there is a large excavation site. Among other things you will see a large Roman spa complex. Its three therapy pools are particularly worth seeing. Not far from mount Ceva you will find one of the Montegrotto Terme attractions. It is the Villa Draghi with a large garden and old trees. Villa Barbarico with the Valsanzibio gardens, Villa Duodo designed by Scamozzi, Villa Emo and Contarini belonging to the magnificent Venetian villas in the area will surely strike you. Other villas can be discovered during a boat trip along the Brenta.

Montegrotto Terme is a perfect destination for those who like to wander. It is better to stay in a cottage. The routes go through the paths of the Euganean Hills. Those who visited Montegrotto Terme and didn’t taste the Italian cuisine would have only themselves to thank for this. Pasta with beans, polenta, risotto and gnocchi are the classical dishes. You can also have a glass of Tocai, Pino bianco or Moscato. You are always welcome to many small taverns on the farms, too.


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