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The Euganean Spas: Origins and History

Did you know that the Euganean Hills is the largest spa resort in Europe? They are internationally recognised for their curative and preventative treatments using the hyperthermal waters and certified and patented mud.

The history of the spas in Abano and Montegrotto

The effectiveness of the treatments, combined with the beautiful countryside in the area, appeared to the ancient people of the Veneto to be proof of the presence of God. In the pre-Roman era, many springs of hot and cold water rose naturally from the earth, releasing acrid odour is that had a marked effect on the population, who were bewitched by them.

With the arrival of the Romans, the area was dedicated to the worship of the God Aponus and became one of the most important places for treatment and relaxation in the Empire, earning the name Aquae Patavinae, the waters of Padua. Some remains of the history can still be found, thanks to work by the University of Padua, and now part of a major project, the Euganean Spa Towns Archaeological Park.
The University of Padua has also created the museum of spa tourism.

The Euganean Hills today

Now as then, these wellness destinations in the revitalising countryside of the Euganean Hills offer the perfect place to restore your physical and mental health through relaxation.

All hotels in Abano and Montegrotto Terme have specialist treatment departments which have been awarded the highest rating by the Italian Health Authority, reflecting the outstanding quality of the treatments.Find out more about what is available in the spas of Abano and Montegrotto in these articles and start planning your wellness holiday!

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