A Blissful Spa Escape in the Veneto: Abano Terme
Photo courtesy of Grand Hotel Abano.
“Your miracles, Abano, give speech to the mute,” sang Emperor Claudius when he soaked in the waters of the Eugenean Hills. Romans back in those imperial days were thrilled to discover over a hundred thermal springs in this treasured land, that lies in the middle of what is now named the Veneto region. They soaked in warm pools, slathered themselves with mud, and praised Bacchus for the surrounding vineyards that gave them fine wines. They named this spot Abano, from the word apon