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Shoe Museum at Stra

Shoe Museum at Stra

Villa Foscarini Rossi Shoe Museum at Stra is located in a seventeenth century estate by the Brenta River.

Villa Foscarini Rossi at Stra

The 17th century Villa Foscarini Rossi is situated in the small town of Stra, alongside the Brenta Riviera, which runs from Venice to nearby Padua.
Montagnana Ham

Montagnana Ham

Its aroma is delicate and its taste is rich and elegant.
Castle of Da Peraga at Vigonza

Castle of Da Peraga at Peraga

Vigonza most famous building is the Castle of Da Peraga.
Treves Park at Padua

Treves Park at Padua

The monumental Treves de'Bonfili Park, the first park to be designed in Padua, is a significant work designed by Giuseppe Jappelli.
Villa Dolfin at Due Carrare

Villa Dolfin at Due Carrare

Villa Dolfin – Dal Martello, known as La Mincana, is a 16th century Venetian villa situated in Due Carrare, in the province of Padua.
Villa Valcorba Duse Masin

Villa Valcorba Duse Masin at Stroppare

Villa Valcorba Duse Masin is a 19th-century Venetian Villa that has always been owned by the Duse Masin Counts.
The Burchiello Brenta Riviera Padua

The Burchiello

A romantic cruise among the Venetian Villas of the Brenta Riviera.
Itineraries and Hiking ad Abano e Montegrotto Terme

Itineraries

Follow the Itineraries of Thermae Abano Montegrotto and the Euganean Hills through forests of oak and chestnut trees and dense Mediterranean vegetation.
Carlo Scarpa Museum of Rarity at Monselice

Carlo Scarpa Museum of Rarity at Monselice

Carlo Scarpa Museum collects sculptures, drawings, design objects, glass and other works signed in the thirties by the great Venetian architect and designer Carlo Scarpa.
Tennis Abano Montegrotto Terme

Tennis

Tennis in Abano and Montegrotto Terme.
Museum of the Roman Centuriation at Borgoricco

Museum of the Roman Centuriation at Borgoricco

It collects items found in the municipal territory, situated in the North East area of Padua, where are still intact the traces of land division during Octavian Augustus period.
Frassanelle Golf Club at Rovolon

Frassanelle Golf Club at Rovolon

The Frassanelle Golf Club is set in a seventeenth century farmhouse in sumptuous grounds designed in the mid 1800s to bring a touch of English charm to the Venetian countryside.
Tower of Malta Archaeological Museum at Cittadella

Tower of Malta Archaeological Museum at Cittadella

The Tower of Malta Archaeological Museum at Cittadella opened in the early 1990s after the discovery of archaeological findings dating to Bronze, Copper, Roman, Medieval and Modern Ages.
Archaeological Site of Hotel Neroniane at Montegrotto Terme

Archaeological Site of Hotel Neroniane at Montegrotto Terme

The ruins of a Roman bath complex underneath the Terme Neroniane Hotel.
Villa Nani Loredan at Sant'Urbano

Villa Nani Loredan at Sant’Urbano

Villa Nani Loredan was built in the late sixteenth century by the family Nani, since nell'Estimo of 1666 appears for three-quarters of Bernardo Nani for a quarter of Francesco Loredan.
City Sightseeing Padova

City Sightseeing Padua

This charming university city, the ancient “city of water” can now be discovered with City Sightseeing Padova.
Villa Da Rio Soranzo Rovolon

Villa Da Rio Soranzo at Rovolon

The Villa da Rio Soranzo, today Schiavinato, is from the XVI century. It is a grand building located in a position with a beautiful view overlooking the northern part of the slope.
Villa Bembiana at Abano Terme

Villa Bembiana at Abano Terme

The villa was home to the poet, historian and philologist Pietro Bembo (15th – 16th century).
Busitalia

Busitalia

The bus that daily connects (in about 1 hour and 40 minutes) the towns of Abano and Montegrotto Terme with Venice Center (Piazzale Roma) and Venice Airport (Tessera).
Casa Strozzi Arquà Petrarca

Casa Strozzi at Arquà Petrarca

Casa Strozzi, which used to belong to the Florentine Strozzi family, is now an art gallery.
Villa Sceriman Boccon di Vo'

Villa Sceriman at Boccon

Unlike the majority of villas with double façades over the road and the garden (and perhaps due to the original layout of the site and its connecting roads).
Church of Saint Massimo Museum at Borghetto

Church of Saint Massimo Museum at Borghetto

The small country church is now open to the public both as holy site and as museum with findings ranging from the early Christian age to the 19th century.
Bologna

Bologna

Site of the most ancient University in the western world, Bologna, in Emilia-Romagna, is a city with an intense cultural life and a rather intriguing historical heritage.
Applied and Decorative Arts Museum at Padua

Applied and Decorative Arts Museum at Padua

The Applied and Decorative Arts Museum hosts more then two thousand objects of applied and decorative arts which are part of the collections of Padua Medieval and Modern Art Museum.
Villa Serenella Montemerlo

Villa Serenella at Montemerlo

The complex, whose articulated conformation affected by continuous interventions succeeded over the centuries, is located at the southern foot of Montemrlo.

Euganean Enogastronomy

The origins of the local cuisine are strictly linked to its peasant culture and the a good glass of wine of the Euganean Hills are a fitting companion for such inviting dishes.
Tiso Castle at Camposampiero

Tiso Castle at Camposampiero

Tiso Castle at Camposampiero is the result of countless interventions of what the castle used to be of the feudal lineage of Camposampiero.
Archaeological Site of Via Catajo at Montegrotto Terme

Archaeological Site of Via Catajo at Montegrotto Terme

The ruins of a private country mansion at Turri.
Villa Pollini Luvigliano

Villa Pollini at Luvigliano

Villa Pollini si trova nel borgo di Luvigliano, frazione di Torreglia, e prende il nome dal suo primo illustre proprietario, il pianista Cesare Pollini (1858-1912).
Montecchia Golf Club at La Montecchia

Montecchia Golf Club at La Montecchia

The Montecchia Golf Club, Leading Golf Courses, boasts 27 holes and is located close to the old castle belonging to the noble Emo Capodilista family.
Villa Molin at Mandria

Villa Molin at Mandria

The site chosen by the Venetian Ambassador, Nicolò Molin at the end of the 18th century for his villa is just a short way from Padua, along the banks of the Battaglia Canal.
Our Lady of Graces Sanctuary at Piove di Sacco

Our Lady of Graces Sanctuary at Piove di Sacco

Our Lady of Graces Sanctuary at Piove di Sacco starting from 1484 in consideration of the constant occurrence of miracles.
Archaeological Site of Colle Bortolone at Montegrotto Terme

Archaeological Site of Colle Bortolone at Montegrotto Terme

At the end of the 18th century, a wide and imposing Roman building was discovered in the area today occupied by the Augustus Hotel.
Carrara Castle at Este

Carrara Castle at Este

An imposing fortification for the control of the territory...
Abbey of Praglia at Teolo

Abbey of Praglia at Teolo

The Abbey of Praglia at Teolo lies at the foot of the Euganean Hills.
Antonio Giacomelli Museum at Montagnana

Antonio Giacomelli Museum at Montagnana

The Antonio Giacomelli Museum at Montagnana, devoted to the memory of the local researcher Antonio Giacomelli, is located in San Zeno Castle.

Castles

The province of Padua gives us wonderful examples of medieval fortified structures, which arose in strategically raised positions to defend the surrounding area.
Horse Riding in the Euganean Hills.

Horse Riding

Horse Riding in the Euganean Hills: breath-taking landscapes and a luxuriantnature make this region a splendid location to ride a horse.
Termae of Galzignano Golf Club at Galzignano Terme

Termae of Galzignano Golf Club at Galzignano Terme

A park that becomes a golf course: that's what makes Termae of Galzignano Golf Club so unique, surrounded by Euganean Hills where absolute quiet is the soundtrack to every round.

Teolo

Teolo lies in a strategic position, deep in the green hills, and it is the perfect place for sports activities and to enjoy beautiful places.
Venetian Herbarium Museum of Monte Ceva at Battaglia Terme

Venetian Herbarium Museum of Monte Ceva at Battaglia Terme

This herbarium has been the commissioned subject of study and categorization by the Geobotanical Institute of Padova University.
Villa Alessi Arquà Petrarca

Villa Alessi at Arquà Petrarca

In the eighteenth century this was the summer holiday residence of the bishops of Padua (like Gregorio Barbarigo and Benedetto XIII).
Pre-Cinema Museum Minici Zotti Collection at Padua

Pre-Cinema Museum Minici Zotti Collection at Padua

It represents a unique example among Italian museums, almost a "museum of wonders".
Villa Duodo at Monselice

Villa Duodo at Monselice

Villa Duodo stands halfway up Rocca di Monselice hill, where the old Castle of St. George used to stand, one of the lower defences in the fortification system of the fortress.
Villa Egizia Battaglia Terme

Villa Egizia at Battaglia Terme

The Villa Egizia, built during the seventeenth Century, belonged during the centuries to various families of the Venetian aristocracy.
Museum of San Pio X at Tombolo

Museum of San Pio X at Tombolo

The Museum of San Pio X at Tombolo was inaugurated on 19th December 1999, at the end of the century that had begun with the papacy of Pio X.
Il Puffetto Abano Montegrotto Terme

The Puffetto

From April to October, the Puffetto, sympathetic train, will take you for a walk between Abano and Montegrotto.
Villa Pisani Vescovana

Villa Pisani at Vescovana

Villa Pisani was erected in the first half of the 1500s, commissioned by Cardinal Francesco Pisani, Venetian patrician, bishop of Padova.
Villa Beatrice d'Este Baone

Villa Beatrice d’Este at Baone

Villa Beatrice d'Este stands on Mount Gemola, in the heart of the Euganean hills, on the remains of an ancient Benedictine monastery.
Villa Selvatico Da Porto Codiverno

Villa Selvatico at Codiverno

Like any typical Venetian palazzo, the ground floor and piano nobile are both run through by a long passing hall with a wooden ceiling.

Villa Emo at Rivella

The sixteenth century Villa Emo, attributed to Vincenzo Scamozzi, stands at the foot of the Euganean Hills not far from Monselice.
Archaeological Site of Via Neroniana at Montegrotto Terme

Archaeological Site of Via Neroniana at Montegrotto Terme

The ruins of a luxurious Roman Villa at Via Neroniana in Montegrotto Terme.
Belzoni Historical Museum at Padua

Belzoni Historical Museum at Padua

The Belzoni Historical Museum at Padua is a museum-laboratory that holds more than 400 scientific tools mainly dated around the time of the foundation of 'G.B.Belzoni' school in 1869.
Sanctuary of Saint Mary of Tresto at Ospedaletto Euganeo

Sanctuary of Saint Mary of Tresto at Ospedaletto Euganeo

The sanctuary stands at the site of the miraculous apparition to Giovanni Zelo, who was instructed by the Madonna to plunge a knife into the earth and pull it out...
Sanctuary of Monte della Madonna at Teolo

Sanctuary of Monte della Madonna at Teolo

The Marian sanctuary stands on the peak of Monte della Madonna, at an altitude of 526 meters, the second highest of the Colli Euganei.
Padua Golf Club at Valsanzibio

Padua Golf Club at Valsanzibio

Established in 1962 in a valley surrounded by hills and historic Venetian villas, Padua Golf offers many Club activities.
Amleto and Donato Sartori International Mask Museum at Abano Terme

Amleto and Donato Sartori International Mask Museum at Abano Terme

The only one of its kind in the world, housing the prestigious works of Amleto Sartori and his son Donato, internationally renowned artists...
Saint Prosdocimo and San Donato Cathedral at Cittadella

Saint Prosdocimo and San Donato Cathedral at Cittadella

The Cathedral was built between 1774 and 1826 by three famous architects, one of whom, Domenico Cerato, also designed Prato della Valle in Padova.
Saint Martin of Vaneza Castle at Cervarese Santa Croce

Saint Martin of Vaneza Castle at Cervarese Santa Croce

The Saint Martin of Vaneza Castle is located along the bank of the Bacchiglione river that since ancient times has first represented an important strategic military defence.
Cycling Abano Montegrotto Terme

Cycling

Cycling and Mountain Bike in the Euganean Hills: nature trails for bike enthusiasts.
Naturalistic Museum of Euganean Hills at Baone

Naturalistic Museum of Euganean Hills at Baone

The naturalistic collection of the province museum where aspects of vegetation and fauna of Euganean Hills and the surrounding area are well illustrated.
Archaeology af Abano and Montegrotto Terme

Archaeology

The steps that led to the reading and reconstruction of the settlement dynamics of the area are numerous, starting from 1700.
Lispida Castle Monticelli Monselice

Lispida Castle at Monticelli

The quiet isolated hill site of Castello di Lispida, near to Monselice, used to belong to the St. Augustine monks back in 1150.
Church of Saint Justine at Monselice

Church of Saint Justine at Monselice

The ancient church of Santa Giustina was dedicated to the Paduan proto-martyr and represents one of the most valuable and rich in history places of worship in Monselice.
Monastery of San Salvaro at Urbana

Monastery of San Salvaro at Urbana

The ancient Monastery of San Salvaro at Urbana is home to the Museum of Ancient Streets.
Ethnographic Museum at Stanghella

Ethnographic Museum at Stanghella

The Ethnographic Museum, through seven rooms, examines and shows the influence of human settlements on the territory from prehistory to the coming of agricultural mechanization.
Unknown Prisoner National Temple at Padua

Unknown Prisoner National Temple at Padua

The Unknown Prisoner National Temple at Padua is a national monument and was planned in 1939 as a simple parish church.
Church of Saint Martin at Luvigliano

Church of Saint Martin at Luvigliano

The heart of the lovely village of Luvigliano, today hamlet of Torreglia, houses the parish church of Saint Martin.
Primo Guido Omesti Permanent Exhibition of Fossils Minerals and Rocks at Montegrotto Terme

Primo Guido Omesti Permanent Exhibition of Fossils Minerals and Rocks at Montegrotto Terme

It is a reference point for lovers and students of mineralogy and palaeontology.
Villa Emo Capodilista at Montecchia

Villa Emo Capodilista at La Montecchia

The origins of the 16th century villa that dominates the plain around Montecchia from the top of a hill and all its outbuildings are very old.

Montegrotto Terme

Montegrotto Terme has always been one of the favourite places of European tourists because of the green parks surrounding the hotels and the contact with nature.
Museum of the Roman Centuriation System at Granze

Museum of the Roman Centuriation System at Granze

The Museum of the Roman Centuriation System at Granze explore the pattern the human presence created in this area starting from the lands centuriation in Roman times.

Art Cities

The Euganean Hills are near to Padua and offer the ideal starting point for numerous trips to visit all the areas in the Veneto Region.
Ferrara

Ferrara

Lying in the middle of the Po Valley, Ferrara still has the atmosphere of the past, which blends in harmoniously with the lively atmosphere of the present.

Villa Tolomei at Torreglia

Villa Tolomei is set on the top of hill Mirabello, a hummock halfway between the center of Torreglia and the hamlet of Luvigliano.
Cathedral of the Duomo at Padua

Cathedral of the Duomo at Padua

The Baptistery of the Cathedral of the Duomo at Padua was erected in the 12th century and was entirely frescoed by Giusto De’ Menabuoi on orders of Fina Buzzaccarini Da Carrara.
Sanctuary of the Seven Churches at Monselice

Sanctuary of the Seven Churches at Monselice

It is the Jubilee Shrine of the Seven Churches, consisting of six chapels that follow one another along the road that ascends to the square in front of Villa Duodo...
Palazzo Baretta at Legnaro

Palazzo Baretta at Legnaro

The Fossa family drastically transformed the villa both inside and out.
Villa La Civrana at Galzignano Terme

Villa La Civrana at Galzignano Terme

Villa Civrana is a simple square building next to a little church. Inside it has a spiral staircase in the Palladian style and paintings of the 17th century.
La Specola Museum at Padua

La Specola – Museum of the Astronomic Observatory at Padua

Padua Astronomic Observatory was founded by Senate decree of the Republic of Venice on 2nd May, 1761, and was located inside the high tower of Padua old castle.
Rivers and Lakes Abano Montegrotto Terme

Rivers and Lakes

Water is a common element for the entire province of Padua.
Saint Mary of the Carmine Basilica at Padua

Saint Mary of the Carmine Basilica at Padua

It is a place of art and popular devotion, with its beautiful little Renaissance school entirely frescoed.
Villa Trevisan Savioli at Abano Terme

Villa Trevisan Savioli at Abano Terme

Villa Trevisan Savioli at Abano Terme, built in the 17th century and extended in the following centuries, houses the extraordinary Amleto e Donato Sartori International Mask Museum.
Sanctuary of Saint Leopold Mandić at Padua

Sanctuary of Saint Leopold Mandić at Padua

Father Leopoldo Mandic was born in Montenegro in 1866 and reached Padua in 1909, where he remained until 1942, the year of his death.
San Pelagio Castle at Terradura

San Pelagio Castle at Terradura

The San Pelagio Castle is also called Villa Zaborra after the Earls of Zaborra who have owned it since the 1700s.
Our Lady of Health Sanctuary at Abano Terme

Our Lady of Health Sanctuary at Abano Terme

This Marian sanctuary was built in the Colli Euganei district following the apparition of the Madonna to Pietro Falco, a soldier who was sent to convalesce in Monteortone.
Saint Mary Announced Monastery at Valsanzibio

Saint Mary Announced Monastery at Valsanzibio

Built in 1233 on the summit of Mount Orbieso, this modest community experienced changing fortunes.
Villa Callas at Montegrotto Terme

Villa Callas at Montegrotto Terme

Villa Meneghini, also known as Villa Callas, as GiovanBattista Meneghini, the owner in the mid 1900s, was also married to Maria Callas.
Villa Contarini Arquà Petrarca

Villa Contarini at Arquà Petrarca

Villa Contarini is the most imposing building in Arquà Petrarca.
Villa Vigna Contarena Este

Villa Vigna Contarena at Este

Back in the 16th century, the Contarini family owned various properties standing in an isolated position near to the centre of Este.
Villa Ottavia Rovolon

Villa Ottavia at Rovolon

A large imposing villa with an arcade on the first floor, with a loggia of six light columns from which five full scale arcs are formed.
Archaeological Site of Feriole Place at Abano Terme

Archaeological Site of Feriole Place at Abano Terme

The center of worship of the late Iron Age.
Museum of the River Bacchiglione at Cervarese Santa Croce

Museum of the River Bacchiglione at Cervarese Santa Croce

The Museum of the River Bacchiglione at Cervarese Santa Croce is divided into two sections: the archaeological section and the geomorphologic section.
Villa Foscolo at Abano Terme

Villa Foscolo at Abano Terme

Villa Foscolo (also known as the “Cittadella Vigodarzere”), at Feriole, known to have hosted Ugo Foscolo when he was writing “The last letters of Jacopo Ortis” (1796).
Villa Baglioni at Massanzago

Villa Baglioni at Massanzago

The land estates of the Venetian family Lombardo in Massanzago were extended in 1672, when Alvise Lombardo bought some adjacent land to build a larger residence.
Botanical Garden at Padua

Botanical Garden at Padua

The Botanical Garden at Padua is exceptional by virtue of its high scientific value in terms of experimentation, education and collection, and of its layout and architecture.
Villa Erizzo Abano Terme

Villa Erizzo at Abano Terme

Villa Erizzo, dating back to the late 18th century, is located in the Euganean Hills, a renowned spa area, just 15 km from the centre of Padua.
Villa Ferri at Casalserugo

Villa Ferri at Casalserugo

Villa Ferri, called "Ser Ugo Castle".
Arquà Petrarca

Arquà Petrarca

Arquà owes its great fortune to the presence of Petrarch and the magnificence of the Carraresi.
Euganean Hills Driving Range at Abano Terme

Euganean Hills Driving Range at Abano Terme

Euganean Hills Driving Range at Abano Terme.
Vicars Lodge at Arquà Petrarca

Vicars Lodge at Arquà Petrarca

In the 14th century, the Vicars Lodge at Arquà Petrarca was the place where the Breadwinners of the village and the Vicars met to discuss.

Abano Terme

Visit the capital of the Euganean spas.
Verona

Verona

Verona is one of Italy's loveliest towns, famous for its summer opera season in Arena.
Shrine of Our Lady at Torreglia

Shrine of Our Lady at Torreglia

The Shrine of Our Lady at Torreglia, we can admire today in the namesake square, bears its own tiny and engaging story.
Vicenza

Vicenza

Most of Vicenza's attractions are clustered closely together inside the old town walls.
Speronella Castle at Teolo

Speronella Castle at Teolo

The medieval Speronella Castle, probably built in the XI century and now in ruins, stands on the hilltop of Rocca Pendice, in the municipality of Teolo.
Archaeological Site of Monte Vendevolo at Valnogaredo

Archaeological Site of Monte Vendevolo at Valnogaredo

Archaeological Site of Monte Vendevolo at Valnogaredo: Buso della Casara, the most important work of water supply created by the Romans.
Umbro Apollonio Museum of Contemporary Art at San Martino di Lupari

Umbro Apollonio Museum of Contemporary Art at San Martino di Lupari

The Umbro Apollonio Museum of Contemporary Art at San Martino di Lupari hosts the only Italian permanent exhibition on a specific artistic movement, the Constructivism.