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