Surrounded by almost 20 hectares of a fabulously beautiful natural park in the Terme Valley, among the Euganean hills shimmering with all emerald hues, Abano Terme is an ancient thermal resort, famous throughout the world for its healing mud – fango, and underground mineral springs. The miraculous healing possibilities of the resort, captivating landscapes worthy of an artist’s brush, ancient castles and churches, magnificent Venetian villas have been attracting those who want to improve their health, restore strength, youth and beauty, and just enjoy a vacation in a charming corner of Italy for many centuries in Abano Terme. Shakespeare and Mozart, Byron and Goethe liked to visit here, and in the vicinity of the resort there is a house where the great Petrarch spent several years. Today, the resort offers excellent opportunities for relaxation and treatment – elegant comfortable hotels, gourmet restaurants, and, of course, unique thermal springs and mud, which, by the way, are not activated without exposure to local mineral waters, and therefore are not transported. Although, being in Abano Terme, you do not want to leave this paradise at all.
Geographical location The
spa resort of Abano Terme is located in the northeast of Italy, in the Veneto region, 40 km from Venice and 8 km southwest of Padua. The resort is spread in the Terme Valley, on an area of 21 km, and includes the historical part of the city and the thermal zone with the thermal springs of Todecini, Lorologgio and Trieste Victoria.
climate in Abano Terme is soft and stable, quite sunny, without temperature fluctuations, so in spring and autumn the average temperature is + 20-22 ° C, and in summer the maximum temperature does not exceed 30 ° C.
The main medical factors of the resort
Therapeutic mud and mineral waters of Abano Terme are unique. These two factors are inextricably linked and achieve maximum efficiency only when they interact – the mud of Abano Terme matures in the depths of the hills of Eugenia under the influence of mineral waters and is known throughout the world as Fango – mud and blue clay that matures for almost 3 months and changes at the same time. color – from blue to light and dark green, from pink to dark red. as they mature (about 3 months), they change color: blue – light green, dark green, pink to dark red. An important point is that the dirt is not transported, as the effects of biologically active substances contained in the local mineral water are not activated. The fangotherapy program includes all kinds of wraps, masks, massages, swimming in the thermal pool, and other procedures, who skillfully use Fanghino – specially trained masters of fangotherapy. Hot mineral waters are the result of residual volcanic activity. The resort has about 150 springs with thermal radon-chloride-sodium-iodine-bromine waters (water temperature – up to 87 ° C). Procedures (baths, inhalations, irrigation, etc.) take place in grottoes, where tremial waters are supplied artificially.
Thermal waters and mud are used for the prevention and treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system, respiratory organs, skin, nervous system, gynecological, andrological diseases. In addition, mud and water are used for health and beauty purposes. Among the procedures offered in the thermal complexes of the resort: baths with mineral water, steam grottoes, mud applications, inhalations, various massages, including hydromassages, lymphatic drainage, oriental techniques, rejuvenating, restoring, relaxing, cosmetic and SPA procedures.
The history of Abano Terme begins with a beautiful legend – according to legend, the city of Abano was founded by Hercules himself, impressed by the wonderful climate and the enchanting beauty of these places. Moreover, this name, translated from Greek, means “without torment.” Another legend tells that the healing power of thermal waters and mud was discovered back in the 9th century. BC. quite by accident: the legs of the horses of the Roman soldiers returning through Abano after campaigns were injured, the horses limped and barely walked until they were in the mud of Abano, after which the wounds of the horses healed and the Romans continued on their way. The healing power of thermal waters and mud was also experienced by the warriors, who healed the wounds received in battles. Even the ancient Romans knew Thermae – as Aquae Patavinae, and the description of Thermae was given in a letter of the Ostrogoth king Theodoric. In the VI century. they were destroyed by the Lombards, but restored in the 12th century. like Abano-Bagni, who from 1403 to 1797 belonged to the Republic of Venice and was called that until 1930, until it became an autonomous republic. The resort has been famous since ancient times – in 1365 Petrarch was treated here, and in the 16th-18th centuries. Abano attracted many great creators – Shakespeare, Mozart, Goethe, Byron were here, in addition, Abano Terme attracted numerous representatives of the aristocracy and members of royal families. The magnificent resort is still a real mecca for those who want to restore health, strength and beauty, as well as for connoisseurs of luxury and excellent service. Abano attracted many great creators – Shakespeare, Mozart, Goethe, Byron were here, in addition, Abano Terme attracted numerous representatives of the aristocracy and members of royal families. The magnificent resort is still a real mecca for those who want to restore health, strength and beauty, as well as for connoisseurs of luxury and excellent service. Abano attracted many great creators – Shakespeare, Mozart, Goethe, Byron were here, in addition, Abano Terme attracted numerous representatives of the aristocracy and members of royal families. The magnificent resort is still a real mecca for those who want to restore health, strength and beauty, as well as for connoisseurs of luxury and excellent service.
resort town of Abano Terme and its environs are also interesting for lovers of historical sights:
Montirone Art Gallery (Montirone Galleyr) – here you can see the works of Tiepolo, Moretto, Renia, Giacomo Palma.
Abano Cathedral (Cathedral of San Lorenzo) – a cathedral built in 1780, decorated with a bell tower of the 9th-10th centuries.
“Square of the Sun and the World” (Piazza dell Sole e della Pace) – on this square the largest sundial in Europe is located – a grandiose structure made of multi-colored marble with an area of 3000 m2.
Church of the Madonna della Salute– a church built in 1428 on the site where, according to legend, the Madonna appeared to Pietro Falco and healed his wounds. Inside the church is decorated with a baroque portal (1667) and ancient frescoes.
Villa Bassi Rathgeb is a Renaissance villa museum located in the center of Abano Terme. In the splendid park surrounding the villa, horse races are often held.
House of Francesca Petrarca (“Casa del Petrarca”) – located 10 km from Abano Terme, on the Euganean Hills, in a village of the XIV century. In this house, surrounded by an ancient garden, the great poet spent several years – from 1370 to 1374.
Church of Santa Maria Assunta– the church of 1026, in front of which is the crypt of Petrarch, which is an arch of red Verona marble and erected 6 years after the death of the poet.
The Abbey of Monte San Daniele (San Daniele Abbey) is an abbey of the 11th century, rebuilt in 1496-1550, a functioning Benedictine monastery.