Discovering the Euganean Hills



Days: 7      Equipment and clothing

An environmental and cultural heritage with deep historical roots

In the province of Padua, the Euganean Hills representing a unique landscape, where the presence of man is harmoniously integrated in a beautiful and valuable natural environment.

 

On the gentle hillsides the unique protagonist is the nature with its different varieties of flora and fauna.

 

Forests of oak and chestnut trees are alternate with large areas of Mediterranean woodland, with neat rows of vines, fruit trees and centuries-old olive trees. This area has also a rich historical – artistic heritage, consisting of villages, fortresses and castles and places of workships as hermitages and cloisters. For example: Este, Monselice, with the medieval city walls; Arquà Petrarca, an ancient charming Medieval village; the marvellous Venetian villas scattered in this area; the Abbey of Praglia and the Eremo of Monte Rua.

 

The undisputed protagonist of the Colli Euganei is the nature, with its paths surrounded by the greenery. The park offers another interesting area: The Euganee Spa, very famous all over the world for the mud baths and the thermal treatments that you can do in the establishments of Abano, Battaglia, Galzignano e Montegrotto.

 

Let yourself be tempted by the genuine flavors of the typical products of Colli Euganei as the thirteen variety of wine DOC,the Fior d’Arancio DOCG, the honey, the oil extravergine d’oliva DOP. Delicacies to be enjoyed in the farm,  in the local area of the Colli Euganei, and also in the food and wine events during the year.

 

1st day. Pievi (churches), Cloisters and Hermitages, history and sacredness in the heart of Colli EuganeiTorreglia – Monte Rua – Monte Venda – Torreglia 3rd day. Trades and Medieval villagesTorreglia – Arquà Petrarca – Sentiero Monte Calbarina e Monte Piccolo – Torreglia
2nd day. Monte Gemola and Monte Cinto, history of saints and BrigantiTorreglia – Monte Fasolo– Monte Gemola – Monte Cinto – Cava Bomba – Buso dei Briganti – Torreglia 4rd day. Ancient wall cities Valnogaredo farms of the surrounding valleysTorreglia – Este – Monselice – Valnogaredo – Torreglia

 

  • Departures: from April to October



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