Welcome to the information portal that will make your holiday in Abano Terme as enjoyable and interesting as possible.
- What You Need to Know about Abano Terme
- The Best Hotels in Abano Terme
- Legends and History of Abano Terme
- Sun, Hot Springs, and Interesting Rest
- How Expensive Abano Terme
The small town of Abano Terme in the province of Padua, Italy, offers hectares of luxurious natural parks, healing mud and hot springs, luxury service, a rich history and interesting sights, art, and architecture.
For those who want to learn about the city in more detail, Abano Terme has an official website in Italian. However, for Russian-speaking tourists getting and understanding the necessary information can be problematic. Our website was created so that you can get up-to-date information about hotels, public transportation costs and schedules, low-cost flights, attractions, and exciting excursions.
According to the official website, this European city is located in a zone with a uniformly mild climate and minimal seismic activity. The average temperature in Abano Terme is about 32°C in the summer and 5°C in the winter. Staying here is the most comfortable in the spring and fall when there is no strong heat, and the cool air is especially pleasant after bathing in the hot springs.
Clear, sunny weather is guaranteed almost every day during any time of the year. You can fully enjoy the crystal-clear mountain air, t picturesque landscape of the Euganean Hills, and Beauty of the surrounding nature.
In Abano Terme, more than 200 different accommodation options are available, including hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, and apartments. During tourist season, the popularity of the city is so high that the population of the city increases by 400–500% and the hotels are full of tourists from different countries.
Below is an overview of the five best hotels in Abano Terme. More detailed information can be found on our Hotels and Resorts in Abano Terme and Montegrotto Terme page.
The Abano Grand Hotel is the most luxurious hotel in the city. Pop stars, actors, politicians, diplomats, and other prominent personalities from all over the world stay at the Albano Grand Hotel.
Located 200 meters from the city center
Guest Rating of 9/10
Rates from €108 per night
The Grand Hotel Trieste & Victoria is the second most popular five-star hotel in the city. It offers a very high level of dining, treatment, and living.
Located downtown on a pedestrian street
Guest Rating of 8,9/10
Rates from €100 per night
The Hotel Terme Venezia is one of the most popular four-star hotels in the city of Abano Terme.
Located 400 meters from the city center
Guest Rating of 8.5/10
Rates from €70 per night
Hotel Mioni Pezzato is one of the most popular four-star hotels in the city of Abano Terme. The hotel has the largest swimming pool complex in the city with six pools.
Located 200 meters from the city center
Guest Rating of 9/10
Rates from €70 per night
Hotel Panoramic Plaza is a great option in terms of the price to quality ratio. It’s located in the city center
Located 50 meters from the city center
Guest rating of 8.7/10
Rates from €60 per night
Abano Terme is a city that is visited annually by more than 250,000 tourists from all over the world and whose history begins in the Neolithic era.
Local legend says that the first settlement in the territory of the current Abano Terme was founded by Hercules, who restored his strength and health here after heroic yet exhausting feats.
The Romans, who were big admirers of water procedures, also appreciated the healing properties of hot springs and mud from this valley. Therefore, more than two thousand years ago, the aristocrats of the Roman Empire actively built up the territory of Abano Terme with their villas. This settlement is evidenced by preserved buildings, burial sites, temples, ancient baths, and aqueducts.
In the sixth century, the temples built by the Romans destroyed pawnshops. Their restoration began only in the 12th century when Abano Bagni (as the city was called until 1930) received the status of an autonomous commune. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the Bishop of Padua took extraordinary measures to develop the hot springs in the region. Measures were taken to develop the infrastructure and build public baths and recreation areas, which gave a tremendous incentive to develop the city as one of the most popular hot springs of modern times.
Later, the city was part of the Republic of Venice. During this period, the development of the area continued, and the agriculture of the region actively developed. After the fall of the Republic of Venice, most of the estates in Abano became the property of the wealthy citizens of Padua. Paduans had invested heavily in the development of the city, improving services and researching the healing properties of hot springs and mud.
Descriptions of Abano Terme have been immortalized in the words and music of the ancient Roman poet Claudius, the king of the Ostrogoths Theodoric, Shakespeare, Petrarch, Byron, Goethe, and Mozart. For centuries, the city welcomed crowned heads from all over Europe and celebrities. Abano Terme is also proud of its famous townspeople, including the outstanding medieval philosopher, astrologer, and physician who taught at the University of Paris and Padua, Pietro d’Abano, who was born here in 1257.
How does this city differ from others, and why is it invariably attractive for those who want to improve their bodies and fully relax?
The description of the Abano Terme must begin with the characteristics of its main attraction: the hot springs. The geothermal origin of water and the 50-year path that it takes underground before reaching the surface make the Abano hot springs rich in useful chemical elements (including iodine and bromine). The initial temperature of the hot springs is 75–90°C, but for use in the city’s pools, where it is fed through the piping system, the water is cooled to 30–35°C, which comfortable for taking thermal baths.
In addition to thermal baths, special “ripened” mud is used for cosmetic and therapeutic procedures in Abano. This mud is a mixture of natural clay, igneous rock, thermal water, beneficial microorganisms, and algae. Such mud has a healing, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic effect, and it restores the vitality and mineral balance of the body.
The effectiveness of the health procedures in the city is enhanced by the good mood and positive emotions that are guaranteed when visiting local attractions.
While in the city, be sure to visit the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, which was built in the ninth and tenth centuries; Madonna della Salute Church (1428), which has an art gallery displaying works by Reni, Morreto, and Tiepolo; the convent of San Daniele, whose foundation dates back to the 11th century; the 16th century Pralya Abbey; and numerous ancient villas.
Fans of outdoor activities can go mountaineering, horseback riding, swimming, or cycling, play tennis or golf, or even try hang gliding.
Conveniently, the geographical location of Abano Terme allows you to take walks in the surroundings and mini-trips to Padua, Venice, Verona, Montegrotto Terme, Lake Garda, and other nearby lakes where you can go fishing. Those who wish to have fun in an amusement park, take in theatrical performances, explore folklore festivals, and dance can take day-trips to nearby cities.
Despite the popularity and luxury of the resort in Abano Terme, prices for accommodation and other services are quite affordable. Depending on your desires and budget, you can choose a luxury apartment or a budget hotel to stay in this corner of Italy.
Hotels and spas specialize in balneotherapy and mud therapy. Many of the luxury hotels have a centuries-long history and are distinguished by their high-quality service and well-groomed areas with shady parks. The cost of accommodation in hotels usually access to the hot springs and some spa procedures.
On average, the cost of a five-star hotel ranges from €100 to €500 per person per night. A four-star hotel ranges from €70 to €120 euros per person and a three-star hotel from €40 to €80 per person per night.
A three-bedroom rental apartment in Abano Terme at the height of tourist season will cost about €1,000 per week.
Public transportation to neighboring cities is about €2–3 per person.
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