Near Galzignano Terme Spa & Golf Resort
The resort is located in the Regional Park of the Colli Euganei (Euganean Hills), a natural oasis in the heart of the Veneto plain that covers an area of 18,694 hectares. A few kilometres from Galzignano is the first Butterfly House established in Italy, at Abano, which has been open since 1988. Ideal for children and adults who want to experience the smells, sounds and colours of the forest and butterflies of all kinds. Visitors can also go to the Mini Fairy Museum and take part in interactive workshops to learn about other animals in the forest, accompanied by guides.
The Villa dei Vescovi at Luvigliano, which is owned by Italy’s National Trust, FAI, is well worth a visit - a splendid 16th century residence standing in grounds of the park of the Colli Euganei. Restored in an exemplary manner by the FAI, the Villa is adorned with superb frescoes and has countless rooms that follow on one after the other like precious works of art. Visitors can walk through the lodges and the park, to admire the immaculate layouts of the gardens.
A tour of Venetian Villas in the Padova area, with their frescoed halls, parks and monumental gardens enhancing cities and towns, is also a must. Villas from every age bear witness to the work of important architects such as Andrea Palladio, Falconetto Sansocino, da Valle and Moroni, with embellishments by Paolo Veronese, Lambert Sustris, as well as Zelotti, Fasolo, Tintoretto and Tiepolo.
Lastly, Monselice, the village dating from medieval times and a destination for pilgrims is well worth a visit, with its Castle boasting spacious rooms, fireplaces and a collection of medieval weapons
and the Sanctuary of the Seven Churches, reached by crossing the Roman Gate, which leads to the Jubilee Sanctuary consisting of six chapels built in the early 17th century as a place of pilgrimage for many believers.