Wellness at the Roman SPA: Montegrotto
Slow tour in hot SPA water: Wellness, Health and Beauty!
We’re in Montegrotto at the Grand Hotel Terme, a very famous SPA centre in the north east of Italy, in the region Veneto. We’re taking a slow tour in hot SPA water: Wellness, Health and Beauty!
This place is famous for its mud treatments: the SPA water is very natural, it flows down from Lessini mountains, it then passes beneath the mountain and travels almost 100 km at a depth of 3.000 metres, warming and acquiring its properties. Then it emerges in the area of Abano Terme and Montegrotto and it can be used for the SPA and for the mud.
But why is this water so good?
Take a look of all the treatments you can experience: ayurvedic massages, hammam, biomimetic scrubs, Turkish baths, chromo and salt therapy in the salt room… and after all that stuff, enjoy a good herbal tea!
Earth, water, fire and air meet here: let’s try mud massages, water gym and ozone bathes… And discover something more about the origins of this place.
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.