Discovering the Euganean Hills
The Euganean hills offer the ideal starting point for a trip to the Veneto; they are a compendium of natural, historical and artistic beauties.
In this town, time seems to have stopped in the Middle Ages. In Arquà, in fact, it is possible to admire buildings that have been there since the year 1000. Here is also the house where the great author of the Canzoniere lived his last years, preserved today as then, with personal objects and memorabilia that tell the story of the poet from Arezzo.
The Benedictine abbey of Praglia
One of the most important religious settlements of the Euganean hills. It is a monastery made up of various rooms, including the four cloisters (botanical, hanging, double and rustic). The oldest nucleus consists of the Romanesque bell tower. The Latin cross church was designed by Tullio Lombardo.
Chosen by the Camaldolese monks to build the Hermitage of Monte Rua, Torreglia is, in fact, the place that reconciles the spirit with its tranquility. This sensation can be experienced by admiring the landscape that opens up from the Belvedere della Croce. And surrounded by greenery, you can still admire the Fonte Regina from the Roman era, which served as an aqueduct for Padua and Abano. In the quiet of the hamlet of Luvigliano you can also see the splendid Villa dei Vescovi.
The sanctuary of Monte della Madonna
Founded in the 1300s, this temple dedicated to the Marian cult is located on the top of the hill to which it gives its name. Restored in recent times, the sanctuary is now entrusted to the Benedictine monks who are headed by the abbey of Praglia.
Museum of air and space at the castle of S. Pelagio
The Castle of San Pelagio has medieval origins which can be seen in the splendid watchtower that belonged to the Carrara family. D’Annunzio stayed here for about a year during the preparations for the famous flight over Vienna, which took place on 9 August 1918, starting right from the Castle. Thanks to this historic event, the castle is redesigned as a flight museum that traces the entire history of human flight.
The offer includes:
- 1 night in hotel in double room with breakfast included
- Tour of the Euganean hills
Total price of €170.00
If you wish to have an extra night to rest after two intense days, the supplement for the second night is Euro 70.00 per room per night including buffet breakfast.
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* offer valid upon reaching the minimum number of 6 people per tour