Montegrotto Terme, Italy. How to get there, what to see, hotels, trains, attractions, and other useful information.
Located among the green Euganean Hills is the unique resort city of Montegrotto Terme, Italy, which is known for the healing power of its alpine hot springs and its stunning nature.
- The Big Story of Little Montegrotto
- What to See in Montegrotto?
- Hotels in Montegrotto Terme
- How to Get to Montegrotto Terme?
- Your Questions
Like the city of Abano Terme, Montegrotto Terme has been around for more than two thousand years. The hot springs of Montegrotto were visited by the ancient Romans, who worshiped the god of thermal waters, Aponus, right here, hoping that in return he would strengthen their health. During the reign of Emperor Augustus (27 BC–14 AD), luxurious pools were built here, lined with mosaics and decorated with stucco.
The proven effectiveness of the hot springs for the treatment and prevention of a wide range of diseases has made this city one of the most visited places in Italy. At various times, Plutarch, Livy, Mozart, Petrarch, Goethe, representatives of European royal courts, celebrities, philosophers, and scientists have all rested here. Nowadays, the natural merits of Abano Terme and Montegrotto Terme have been supplemented by high-quality service, which is appreciated by the thousands of tourists from all over the world who annually visit the Termes of the Euganean Hills.
The process of natural purification of the hot springs and its saturation of chemical elements useful for the human body (potassium, iodine, bromine, calcium, magnesium, etc.) take decades. The water passes through a long underground path from the foothills of the Alps to break through to the surface and eventually get to the famous Montegrotto Terme. Immediately after reaching the surface, the thermal waters have a temperature of about 90°C, and the water cools to a comfortable temperature through pipes feeding into the thermal pools and baths.
Clay treatments are also popular in Montegrotto Terme—massages, compresses, wraps, and more. Used for medical and cosmetic purposes, the clay is enriched with trace elements and medicinal ingredients from coming contact with thermal water. This composition improves the metabolism of the cells of the joints, relieves pain, removes inflammation.
If you are thinking about how to spend your leisure time and what to see in Montegrotto, then there are plenty of interesting places and attractions.
Wildlife lovers will enjoy walks through the numerous public gardens and parks in the city, as well as a visit to the Butterfly House, where you can watch the rarest and most beautiful butterflies. Diving fans will be interested to know that the Millepini Hotel has the deepest swimming pool in the world (40 m), which was listed in the Guinness Book of Records in 2014.
Those who are interested in history and architecture should definitely visit the local open-air archaeological museum, the Roman baths, and the city library, which has more than 21,000 books. While exploring the city, pay attention to the ancient architecture of the buildings of Villa Callas (1559), the Town Hall, and the Cathedral of Saints Paul and Peter.
Art lovers can visit the art glass museum, where works by famous Murmansk glassmakers are exhibited.
Located near Montegrotto Terme, the sights of other Italian cities—Venice, Verona, Treviso, Vincenza—can usually be reached in less than an hour. The rich history, ancient architecture, abbeys, sculptures, and paintings of famous masters will make your excursions fascinating and useful.
You have a choice of over 100 hotels in Montegrotto Terme with hot springs, hydromassage, gyms, saunas, beauty salons, and other amenities. The Hotel Eliseo Terme, for example, has its own spa center with a full range of health and beauty treatments that use thermal water and clay.
The hotels in Montegrotto Terme are characterized by their significant advantage—each has its own thermal center, where you can get a course of mud therapy or other spa procedures. The hot springs are useful for improving blood circulation and preventing and treating respiratory and skin diseases. Clay treatments are effective for arthritis and other musculoskeletal diseases and gynecological problems.
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Depending on the hotel you choose, the level of service, and the room rate, the price of a single person staying here will be €30–200 per day.
Tourists have left only positive reviews about the Hotel Eliseo Terme. The three-star Hotel Eliseo Terme complex has indoor and outdoor hot springs and a rooftop terrace with stunning views of the surrounding hills. If necessary, you can call the Hotel Eliseo Terme in advance and order a chauffeur from any airport to the hotel.
The Hotel Eliseo Terme offers its visitors a full service: babysitting services (if needed), massages, relaxation in the lounge area, restaurants, and more.
Although there is no airport in Montegrotto Terme itself, Montegrotto Terme is conveniently located close to the Venice Marco Polo Airport (60 km), Verona Villafranca Airport (80 km), Treviso A. Canova Airport (70 km). There are trains to Montegrotto Terme that you can easily get in Venice or Padua. Make sure to buy a ticket to Terme Euganee Abano-Montegrotto.
You can hire a chauffeur to get to Montegrotto or travel independently in a rental car.
If driving yourself from Milan, take the A4 motorway (Turin-Trieste) and take the exit for Padua. Turn west toward the Euganee Terme. From Bologna, take the A13 motorway to the Euganee Terme. Then follow the road signs to Montegrotto.
To find out how to get to Montegrotto Terme by bus, contact the bus station of the city you arrived in. For example, from Padua, the trip to Montegrotto Terme by bus only takes 15 minutes.
Reviews of Montegrotto Terme can be easily found on the web. But before visiting Montegrotto Terme, you don’t need to study reviews—no one leaves here disgruntled! The hot springs, magnificent nature, and historical heritage of Montegrotto are a guarantee that you will receive a positive charge, a large amount of endorphins, and good health until your next visit here. AWe know for a fact that you will want to return to Montegrotte Terme!
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