The ancient Venetians, who lived in the territory of the Euganean Hills, knew well the water sources at the foot of the Euganean Hills, considering them sacred waters with a “divine” healing power. It was then the Romans who, as early as two thousand years ago, appreciated the therapeutic properties of the hyperthermal water of the Euganean Hills, and they led Euganean thermalism to the peak of its splendor. The largest thermal area in Europe is still today the ideal destination for wellness and fun, thanks also to the cycle paths that surround the Euganean Hills Natural Park, for those who love outdoor activities and above all for families with children and boys.
1st day Arrival in the afternoon and check in at the Hotel Bristol Buja where they are waiting for you to enjoy a delicious dinner at the restaurant.
2nd day Arquà Petrarca and Valsanzibio 40 km by bike
You will follow the same road that Francesco Petrarca followed from Padua to reach his home in Arquà at the end of the fourteenth century. You rwill each the walled city of Monselice and then Arquà Petrarca, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, where you can taste the famous Jujube Broth.
Than the route will take you to the Lispida Castle and the Valsanzibio Garden with his Labyrinth. The Garden, also called “the small Versailles of the Euganean Hills”, is the third most beautiful baroque garden in Europe thanks to its beautiful labyrinth, water jokes, rabbit island, statues and fountains and here the children they have a great time every time. S
Stop for the last visit of the day at the Catajo Castle, the currently most visited private Villa in the Veneto, a real palace with original Renaissance frescoes, which for centuries has hosted extravagant parties.
3rd day Villa dei Vescovi and Praglia Abbey 25 km by bike
The visit begins with a visit to the Villa dei Vescovi, the residence of the bishops of Padua, recently restored and opened to the public by the FAI Italian Environment Fund. The villa is a noble residence inspired by the themes of classicism, which dialogues with the external landscape thanks to the frescoes of its loggias and interiors.
After the picnic in the garden of the Villa, you will reach the Praglia Abbey, the most important monastery of the Euganean Hills. Here the monks pray, cook and restore ancient books. In thei shop you will find the wine, honey, cosmetics and even the candies that they produce.
4th day Pools and Spa
The Bristol Buja Hotel will give you hours of pure well-being, with its pools, whirlpools, cervical waterfalls and vascular paths and the new spa “Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso”, and, as an extra cuddle, an anti-stress massage or a candle massage, is included in the package.
After check out, you will have the possibility to go on your own to Padua, the city of the “3 without”: the Saint without a name, the cafe without doors and the lawn without grass. Perfect for a visit with children is the Botanical Garden, an important UNESCO heritage site.
Individual fee: adults € 610.00 per person, children up to 9 years € 310.00, from 10 to 14 years € 410.00. (Price for children in a room shared with two adults)
Where: Hotel Bristol Buja, Via Monteortone, 2 – 35031 Abano Terme
Included: 4vovernight stay in a double room with half board treatment, anti-stress massage (adults only), insurance, bicycle touring rental (with helmet, padlock and bags), route map with detailed description, entrance to the Villa dei Vescovi ,to the Catajo Castle and to the Garden of Valsanzibio.
Not included: travel, lunches, tourist tax and anything not specified under “Includes”.
Extra: ebike € 30, wine tasting in the cellar € 15, olive oil tasting € 10.
How to book: the reservation is valid with the payment of a deposit of 25% of the total amount. The balance has to be paid within 3 days before arrival.
For further information and reservation:
Viaggiare curiosi – agenzia di turismo sostenibile
tel. 328 4089272