Colli Euganei

The natural amphitheater of the Euganean Hills: sports, art, history, culture, food and wine

They emerge like islands in the breath-taking vastness of the Venetian plain: eighty-one hills that boast thirty million years of history. Set out to discover this paradise dotted with villages, hill-top monasteries, small churches and abbeys, castles and villas. Walk the many trails that wind round old vineyards or through dense forests of age-old trees, or bicycle along the new cycling routes that cross streams, ancient salt and sugar roads or walled towns with their medieval festivals.

Cycling tourism

This activity is more and more appreciated by those who are keen on riding; our area offers countless opportunities for spending a day outdoors either on-the-road or off-road routes that are suitable for either beginners or experts.
We can provide either traditional or electric city-bikes, racing bikes and mountain-bikes, the common denominator brings your passion, fun and curiosity to discover wonderful places surrounded by a thriving land of volcanic origin.
During your trips and tours, whether alone, in groups or with specialized guides, we recommend that you stop in several stages to taste local products, especially wines and extra virgin olive oil of the Euganean Hills.
Do you want to experience cycling during your holiday? Please let us know at the time of booking: we will suggest routes and rent your bikes or a guided tour.

Some itineraries

Some suggestions of must-visit places nearby

Abbazia di Praglia

On the way back, stop by the Abbey in Praglia, a place of silence and work, according to the Benedictine rule. Here bikes, mountain bikes and e-bikes are available to rent.

FAI Villa dei Vescovi

Don’t miss a visit to FAI Villa dei Vescovi – in Luvigliano, Torreglia hamlet: an imposing 16th century villa, once the summer house of bishops and a place where academics and humanists met; nowadays, it is a monument where people can enjoy themselves, admire a wonderful view and rest under the shade of its arcades.


Valsanzibio – Galzignano Terme: one of the most important examples of Italian gardens. From the charming Diana portal to a series of basins and fountains, statues, green isles and a maze where you can get lost.

Arquà Petrarca

Arquà Petrarca it is one of the most beautiful Italian hamlets. A small medieval village, the place where Francesco Petrarca, buried there, spent the last years of his life.

Sportand landscape
Golf on the most beautiful courses in italy

You can practice your favorite sport in close contact with the spectacular nature of the area. Three golf courses (18 and 27 holes) created within wonderful historic parks, where you can walk among the Patrician villas, streams and lakes, lush green meadows and dense vegetation. A natural oasis for wildlife that will permit you to relax but not let you get bored: in fact, the obstacles are cleverly arranged to make your game even more interesting. » » »

Cities of art
Close to the most beautiful art cities in the world!

Abano Terme is the ideal base for visiting the art cities that the whole world envies us for: cultured and refined Padua, with the Shrine of St. Anthony to which millions of pilgrims flock every year, and Giotto's masterpiece, the Scrovegni Chapel; Venice, the city of the Doges, with its splendid palaces reflected in the waters of the lagoon; Verona, city of Romeo and Juliet, with its opera festival in the best-preserved Roman Arena in the world. And of course, there is also Vicenza, City of Palladio, Treviso, the city of water, and the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara...

Are you curious, want to know more about these wonderful cities, and plan a visit? Here are the main websites for each city:

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the splendor of venice on the mainland

Almost 4,000 reasons to explore the beautiful residences scattered across the green countryside of Veneto: in fact, there are numerous Venetian villas in our region. We challenge you to discover them all! Each one is different from the next and they are products of the genius of great architects such as Palladio and Sansovino, but once inside you can also find frescoes by high caliber painters such as Veronese and Tiepolo.

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