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The Euganean hills

The Euganean hills are located near Padua in northern Italy and are surrounded by the Po Valley. They got their appearance on the basis of underwater volcanic eruptions. A characteristic of the ridge is the collected Trachyte-rock which appeared after numerous eruptions of the viscous lava. The approximately 15 kilometers long and about 12 kilometers width Euganean hills chain was named after the people of the Eugeneer. According to the myth its territory was inhabited even before the Venetians came here. In 1989 the ridge of volcanic rock was appointed for the first nature park of Venice which name was the Regional Parco dei Colli Euganei.

Due to its geothermal activity, the area is known around the world today. There are the Abano Terme and Montegrotto Terme which are significant health resorts. The Euganean hills are covered with forests, meadows and orchards, villas and monasteries and very charming small and idyllic villages. You should not miss the small villages Este and Arquà Petraca.

Many wellness hotels invite tourists to relax and the 50,000 square meters garden and parking facilities full of flowers and over 100 trees and shrub species near the ridge should, if the time permits, be necessarily walked through. A trip to the Abbey Monastery of Praglia is very worth going on. The abbey of Praglia was founded close to the Euganean hills and is on the old road on the way to Este. The abbey was founded between the 11th and the 12th century. There is the development of the Euganian ecosystem with pictures and climatic and geographical maps in naturalistic Museum of the Euganean hills, housed in the Villa Beatrice d'Este. The trip to the Euganean hills is a trip between history and nature.


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66th Venice Film Festival
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Festa del Redentore in Venice
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