Colli Euganei (Euganean Hills)

A journey to fill your heart with joy

A green heart beats in the Veneto plain: the Euganean Hills, a destination made famous by the local thermal springs.

But leave Padua behind. and you will soon be captivated by the beauty of the gentle cone-shaped hills, volcanic landscape dating back over 40 million years, extraordinary views over geometric vineyards, olive groves, orchards and places full of art and culture.

We recommend discovering these treasures by following the network of pathways and hiking trails on foot, by bike or on horseback.  The cycling paths are particularly beautiful.

Villages, fortresses, castles, walled cities, Venetian villas, places of silence and meditation: you are spoilt for choice! 

For example, there is Arquà Petrarca, a true gem and member of the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy club.  Or Monselice and Este, walled cities known for their medieval systems.  There are also splendid Venetian villas that decorate the Euganean Hills with their stunning architecture: discover them all in a life-size treasure hunt.  Finally, take a break at one of the many restaurants along the Wine Road to sample the delicious local food and wines.  Without forgetting a well deserved spot of relaxation at one of the local spas.

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