A journey of spirituality and wellness in the Euganean Hills

Abano Terme, heart of the Euganean Hills. Veneto is a region rich in history, culture and tradition that offers a unique experience also for the religious tourism. The Hotel Abano Ritz awaits you with an offer of a stay characterized by the wellness, the relaxation and the culture. Abano Terme is the ideal starting point for various itineraries to discover places of worship and the surrounding areas.

“It is not how much you possess, but how much you savor that makes happiness.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon

The Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padova: a thousand-year-old sanctuary

A few kilometers from the Abano Ritz, in the city of Padova, is the famous Basilica of Saint Anthony, also known as the “Saint without a name” (Paduans use to say “I go to the Saint” without specifying the name, which is why it is called this way, ed). This thousand-year-old sanctuary attracts millions of pilgrims from all over the world every year. You can admire the Gothic architecture of the basilica, but you cannot miss a visit to the Saint’s remains and tomb, places of great devotion and spirituality.

Basilica di Sant Antonio e il gattamelata

Praglia Abbey: oasis of peace in the Euganean Hills

Just a few minutes from the Abano Ritz is the Praglia Abbey, a place of great spirituality immersed in the lush nature of the Euganean Hills. This benedictine monastery dates back to the 11th century and it offers a visit to its cloisters and its halls, guided by the wise monks who live there (some areas were also used during the filming of the movie “The Name of the Rose”, ed). Allow yourself to be enveloped by the tranquility, the serenity and the beauty of this sacred place.

The Sanctuary of the Madonna della Salute in Monteortone: source of healing

Not to be missed is also the visit to the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Salute in Monteortone, area where the Abano Ritz Hotel is also located. This enchanting place has witnessed numerous miracles and the spring water near the church is said to have healing properties. Dedicate a moment of prayer and thanksgiving in this evocative Marian sanctuary.

Acqua al Santuario della Madonna della Salute Monteortone

The Cathedral of Montagnana: Gothic gem within ancient walls

The marvelous Montagnana Cathedral is an architectural jewel within the ancient walls of this fortified town. Dating back to the 15th century, this Gothic church houses valuable artworks, including paintings by Veronese and Giorgione. The town is worth a visit, as well as admiring the art and spirituality that come together in this majestic cathedral (there is also the famous PDO ham to try, ed).

Duomo di Montagnana

Arquà Petrarca: between poetry and spirituality

Dulcis in fundo, don’t miss a visit to Arquà Petrarca, a charming medieval village where the famous poet Francesco Petrarca lived. Here you can visit the poet’s house full of frescoes of his works, his tomb and the picturesque little village church. Imagining yourself walking in the same streets that inspired the words of the great Petrarca, letting yourself be captivated by the spirituality and beauty of this place is a unique experience (perhaps tasting local products based on jujubes, a typical fruit of this village, ed).

Arquà Petrarca

The Euganean Hills Regional Park offers an extraordinary experience in religious tourism and beyond. Take advantage of your stay at the Hotel Abano Ritz to explore the surroundings without missing these places of worship, thus immersing yourself in the spirituality and wellness that characterize the history of this unique region. Combine culture and history in one holiday with thermal benefits and relaxation, creating an unforgettable experience for the body, the mind and the soul.

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