Abano Terme is one of the largest spa towns in Europe thanks to the presence of many hotels that are equipped with spa treatment centres that are surrounded by the fascinating environment of the Euganean Hills.
This has been an important spa resort since the Roman age because of the extraordinary benefits of its water. Today Abano is a destination for those looking to regenerate their body and spirit.
This area is rich in parks and gardens, the city has numerous historical monuments alternated with modern buildings. Large hotels, groomed green areas, stores and restaurants overlook the Viale delle Terme, and the Gardens of Kursaal. This is an ideal place for a pleasant stroll.
The modernity of a city like Abano can be seen by visiting the Urban Spa Park designed by one of the most important contemporary architects, Paolo Portoghesi.
Also worth visiting is the extraordinary"Amleto and Donato Sartori" International Museum of the Mask: There is only one of its kind in the world, the museum collects prestigious works of Amleto Sartori and his son Donato, internationally renowned artists, makers of "Commedia dell'Arte" masks and theatre masks in general.
There are two important spiritual centres just outside Abano: The Sanctuary of Saint Mary of Health of Mount Ortone and the Benedictine Monastery on the hill of San Daniele (Saint Daniel).