The benefits of GB Hotels - Abano Terme
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Let us guide you in discovering Abano Terme, well-known as the most important and oldest spa town in Europe; immersed in the romantic landscape of the Euganean Hills and just a short distance away from Padua and Venice. The power of its thermal waters was already well-known in Roman times and throughout the centuries, Abano Terme was frequented by nobles, kings and commanders. Today it is famous for the peace and tranquillity that reigns in its streets, with their characteristic Italian bars and corners where visitors can enjoy an ice-cream or a tantalising coffee. The GB Group Hotels in Abano Terme are the ideal place in which to try out the beauty and relaxation treatments offered by Abano Terme.
What to visit in Abano Terme
Abano Terme is not just a thermal spa centre. It is also a city that houses history and culture: Praglia Abbey, the Camaldonese Hermitage of Monte Rua, the Sanctuary of the “Madonna of Good Health” in Monteortone, the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, the Picture Gallery of Montirone, the Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Art, the International Museum of the Mask "Amleto & Donato Sartori", the Gardens and the hill of Montirone, a small hill just a short walk from the Hotel Terme Due Torri, where rich thermal water springs once flowed naturally. At the entrance to the ancient source there is a splendid Corinthian colonnade from the early twentieth century.
At a few kilometres from Abano you will find San Pelagio with its famous Air Museum. A host of places to be discovered!
Shopping in Abano Terme
The extensive pedestrian centre of Abano is immersed in the natural environment and full of small shops and boutiques. It stretches along Viale delle Terme and the famous Via Jappelli, until it reaches the Thermal Park,. Here you will find many types of shops, offering a range of goods from small objects and furniture for the house (THUN, SIA, Home fashion, ...) to clothing from the best-known fashion ateliers (Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Laura Biagiotti, Max Mara, Benetton, Stefanel, ...), jewellery and telephone shops, a tempting shop of seasonal produce, fine food and wines in the perfect environment for a pleasant walk and shopping trip a few steps from your hotel!
Fine food in Abano Terme in the Veneto region
If you are looking for a chance to taste the delights of Veneto, Abano is the perfect place. The local specialities include chicken from Padua, the Venetian soppressa (a large, tasty salami), a lovely plate of polenta or schizzotto (a special seasoned, flattened bread with a rather rustic-looking appearance) ideal for a tasty snack! Instead, if you have a sweet-tooth, you mustn’t miss out on a slice of Pazientina, a delicious layer cake. Come and discover the many treats on offer in Abano Terme!
Tips and ideas for discovering Abano Terme