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Abano Terme beauty & relax

Try some beauty treatment, what about Tibetan bells?

We’re in Abano Terme at the President Hotel, a very famous SPA centre in the north east of Italy, Veneto region. Today our reporters Syusy & Pat are experiencing beauty treatments: exfoliating and relaxing massages made with candles, butters, Tibetan bells… What else? Watch the full web serie Padua art & wellness slow tour

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A lilo, which instead of floating on water is filled with it and it’s hot as well – how wonderful! Would you like to choose the colour as well? Get away! Can I really? What mood are you in? What sort of gloves are these? I’m using gloves made from raw silk and they’re used for exfoliating the skin. For a renewal. You’ll need a big currying brush for him! Ticklish? Yes terribly! It’s like something out of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony! Go on, say it, what a pity you’re not Mark Anthony! But what exactly are you doing to me? A massage with a candle that contains karite, coconut and soja butters and really scented essential oils. The one with the butter is exceptional. Can you use it on your head as well? What’s next? Now we’re going to rub you down with this roll that is wet with spa water. It relaxes the muscles and the innervations. What we feel when we have a Tibetan bell resting on our body is similar to that of throwing a stone into water: it creates very small rings that gradually grow larger. And they provide a deep vibration. This tradition cures, it’s the sound that cures. I’ve noticed that the vibration on the sternum is considerable, whilst on the tummy, which is soft, it is instantly reabsorbed! It’s something scientific and mystical, physics and metaphysics! Would it be too much if I asked for a biscuit?

Produced in cooperation with the Official Tourist Board

Regione Veneto

Visit Padua: helpful hints

Italian name: Padova


Padua doesn’t have an airport. The nearest airport for international flights is the Venice Airport, but there is a bus leading directly to Padua (rides every hour, 8,5€). For transcontinental flights the nearest airport is the Bologna Airport. From the airport, first you have to reach Bologna Central Station by bus (rides every 15 minutes, it takes 30 minuts, 6€). From Bologna Central Station, both Trenitalia and Italo trains reach Padua in 50 minutes (ticket 10€, more or less).


You can visit Padua on foot or by bus. Single ticket costs 1,3€ and it lasts 75 minutes, more on FBus website.

What to do

Padua is a stunning art city in Veneto region, close to Venice and Verona, in North Eastern Italy. It is famous for several art masterpiece that you simply must visit: start with the Giotto’s Scrovegni Chapel and Saint’s Anthony church. The University of Padua is one of the oldest and most important in Italy and in the whole Europe, here taught none other than Galileo Galilei and you can still visit its original Podium.

For a special break, look for the historic Caffè Pedrocchi and ask for their fine special caffè (a long espresso coffee with fresh mint cream and chocolate powder).

For more tips, watch the whole web serie we made about Padua and if you are fond of SPA tourism (or you just need some relaxing quality time) consider to spend some time on the Colli Euganei area, nearby. Pick one of the several SPA resort and enjoy the Roman baths and muds (try Abano Terme or Montegrotto Terme). From Padua, you can also reach easily many other interesting places, take a look to this itinerary through the amazing Palladian Villas of Veneto.

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