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Ancient volcanoes and national treasures

When exploring our area, you don’t have to go far to enjoy the beauty of nature created over thousands of years or national treasures built by man in some of the most beautiful artistic cities in the world. Take a trip, walk or ride and experience unforgettable sights and emotions.

Experience culture

Combine wellbeing with a visit to one of Italy’s best-loved artistic treasures like Padua, Venice, Verona, Vicenza and Treviso. Padua is known as the city with the “three withouts” (the saint without a name, the café without doors and the meadow without grass), famous for the Basilica of Saint Anthony, Caffè Pedrocchi and the largest square in Europe, Prato della Valle, as well as the Scrovegni Chapel with its stunning frescoes by Giotto.
Venice, beautiful whatever season you visit it in, with its masks, Saint Mark’s and islands, never fails to enchant and amaze, however many times you go. Verona, the city of lovers, is home to the Arena where you can enjoy live opera. Nearby are also Vicenza, the masterpiece of Palladian architecture, and romantic Treviso, lying at the foot of the Prosecco hills.

Museum of ancient thermalism in Montegrotto Terme

Museum of Ancient Thermalism and Territory

An immersive, interactive and personalizable museum experience.

Discover the secrets of thermalism and the hidden roots of Euganean territory. A lot of myths and emotions are waiting for you.
It is based into the elegant rustic building of Villa Draghi, a few minutes’ walk from our hotel.

San Pelagio Castle near Montegrotto Terme

San Pelagio Castle

Air and Space Museum, Rooms of D'Annunzio and Historical Park

The San Pelagio Castle rests in the embrace of a wonderful three-hectare park, embellished with a thousand roses and a collection of original flying vehicles. An inimitable place where history, science and nature live together.

House of Petrarca Arquà Petrarca

PETRARCH’S HOUSE

Permanent exhibition

The building, which dates back to the 13th century, still maintains most of its original structures, despite the numerous restorations and remodels as for example with the addition of a loggia in the sixteenth-century. Also in the same century the rooms were frescoed with a cycle inspired by the most famous works of Petrarch: Canzoniere and Africa.

Museum of the history of medicine of Padua

MUSME - Museum of the History of Medicine in Padua

Permanent museum

It is located in the monumental complex of the ancient Hospital of San Francesco Grande, the first hospital in Padua.

Padua Terme Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden University of Padua

Venue for events all year round

The Botanical Garden represents a site for the conservation of biodiversity. Considering that only 10% of the plant species present on earth are known, the role of research point takes on great value. About 7,000 botanical species can be found in the new botanical garden.

Murano glass Museum near Venice thermal baths

MURANO GLASS MUSEUM

Permanent museum

The Glass Museum was founded in 1861 on the initiative of Antonio Colleoni, then Mayor of Murano and Abbot Vincenzo Zanetti, a glass art lover, with the idea of establishing an archive of testimonies on the history and life of the island. Purchases and donations continue over time to increase the collections, even of contemporary works.

Your favourite sport

Take a trip, walk or ride and experience unforgettable sights and emotions. If you decide to set out along the lovely cycle paths (which are all easy or of medium difficulty), explore the local area at your leisure or do something a little more strenuous, we will be able to advise you on the best facilities in the area.

We’ll help you keep fit. Whether you prefer tennis, swimming, diving or bowling, Hotel Terme Apollo offers a wide range of activities, thanks to its pool, fully equipped gym (Technogym) and the chance to use the facilities nearby, such as the golf course.

Choose the best way to enjoy your holiday!

Bocce ball at the Apollo Montegrotto hotel
Tennis at the Wellness Center Apollo
Golf at the Spa resort Apollo

In the morning, from Monday until Saturday, fitness training (stretching, stiffening and respiratory exercises) in the gymnasium and, in our thermal pools, aquagym.

Every monday and thursday takes place course of yoga in our gym.

sport diving in the Veneto region

A NEW DIMENSION OF WELLBEING UNDERWATER

What makes you want to try scuba diving? Usually it is for the sheer pleasure of trying something new, of sharing the same experience with other people and finding a new dimension of wellbeing underwater.

IT KEEPS YOU FIT

Not only is swimming underwater a unique experience that promotes considerable psychological and physical wellbeing, it also gives a large number of our skeletal muscles, particularly those of the abdomen and the lower limbs, a real workout. Underwater we move in an environment where the air is denser and there is increased resistance to our movements, without subjecting our joints to trauma.

IT INCREASES THE AMOUNT OF OXYGEN DISSOLVED IN YOUR BLOOD

One of the benefits of scuba diving is that it increases the oxygen dissolved in our blood due to the higher ambient pressure. This increases muscular energy, calcification of the bones and brain activity. The principle of exploiting this pressure to increase oxygen dissolution in the blood is used in the medical profession in hyperbaric oxygen therapy (patients are placed in a confined environment where they are subjected to an atmospheric pressure which goes from 2 to 2.8 atm, the same pressure a diver experiences when diving under 20 metres).

BREATHING HELPS LOWER STRESS LEVELS

Breathing deeply and slowly when diving is important in order to optimise air consumption. At the same time a feeling of calm and relaxation washes over us in this silent environment where all our movements are slow, and our stress levels, caused by the hectic pace of our everyday lives, are lowered.

THE THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES OF THERMAL WATER FROM THE EUGANEAN BASIN

Practising a sport like scuba diving in thermal water increases the benefits it naturally offers.
The chemical composition of the water helps cure chronic inflammatory processes in an effective and natural way. Swimming in thermal water is highly recommended for treating muscle atrophy and painful, aching joints.

The precious dissolved substances that give this water its therapeutic qualities mean it is a unique resource, and it has been classified as salt-bromide-iodine hyperthermal water.

WE PROVIDE ALL THE EQUIPMENT YOU WILL NEED

Book your first scuba diving experience in the 4-metre deep pool at the Apollo, with the qualified instructors of the Y-40® International Training Academy on hand to help you. And if you would like to try a deeper dive, you can do so at the deepest swimming pool in the world at less than one kilometre from us.

Indoor tennis at the Apollo Hotel
Tennis

Hotel Terme Apollo has five clay tennis courts for guests to use, set against the backdrop of the Euganean Hills - three outdoor and two indoor courts which are heated in the winter. Tennis lessons can be arranged upon request, even for the little ones.
Tennis is a complete sport and is important for children too, as it teaches them coordination and discipline. It is energetic, it helps us mentally unwind and keep fit.

Fancy a game?

Book a court at reception if you have some free time, then treat yourself to a dip in the pool afterwards to cool down, a real cure-all for sports lovers.
Bike lanes on the Euganean Hills
Bicycle

Whether you are a seasoned cyclist or just want to relax and have fun outdoors surrounded by nature, as you explore the Euganean Hills you will see that the countryside around Hotel Apollo has something for everyone, however experienced you are.

Let the gentle breeze ruffle your hair, enjoy the ever-changing landscape, the hills are the undisputed protagonist of this beautiful and varied countryside, with its farmland, rivers, churches, castles and Veneto villas. Lose yourselves in these enchanting places where time seems to stand still.

Start with a circular route that will take you round the edge of the Regional Park of the Euganean Hills on a cycle track, a total of 64 km.

The cycling is gentle on this mainly flat trail, apart from a 1 km-climb on Mount Sereo, and runs along the banks of the many canals which surround the Euganean Hills. The cycle track is nearly all tarmacked, although there are a couple of stretches which are just dirt tracks but are perfectly feasible, even on a racing bike.

If, instead, you fancy a pleasant excursion with a guide, our easy activities are just the thing for you.

And afterwards you can cool down in our thermal pools and enjoy total wellbeing!

The Easy Activities 2020 will take place in the following periods: from 19th March to 9th June and from 20th August to 27th October. The activities will be organised all the days, including holidays (except Easter Monday, 5th April). Here you find the planning of the excursions:

Monday: NATURE AND CULTURE - Trekking
MONTIRONE AND SAN DANIELE
Departure from Abano Terme. Activity surrounded by nature through the parks of Montirone towards San Daniele Hill and its Monastery. Visit of the monastery, where furniture and decorations of a 17th century villa can be seen. Altitude 70m. Length 6km, maximum 3 hours.

Tuesday: HISTORY AND GASTRONOMY- Bike
VILLA BEMBIANA AND LA MONTECCHIA
An easy route loop by bicycle through the countryside and the hills that surround Abano Terme, reaching two major historical villas. Completely flat route. Length 17km, maximum 3 hours.

Wednesday: NATURE AND HISTORY - Trekking
ARQUÀ PETRARCA
A minibus will take you up to Lago della Costa, the thermal lake from which the curative mud is extracted. Hike to reach Arquà Petrarca, one of the most beautiful medieval villages of Italy. Return by bus. Altitude 70m. Length 6km, maximum 4 hours.

Thursday: ART AND CULTURE - Bike
PRAGLIA AND VILLA DEI VESCOVI
An easy route loop by bicycle to discover two sites rich in artistic and cultural value, sorrounded by a landscape of great beauty. Completely flat route. Length 24km, maximum 4 hours.

THERMALISM AND HISTORY - Bike
MONTE LISPIDA
Bicycle tour to visit the two lakes from which the curative mud is extracted for the applications. Two places of historical significance for the Euganean territory. Completely flat route. Length 28km, maximum 3,5 hours.