Nice Out-of-the-Way Spot
Posted Aug 2, 2008
Looking for a place to go in Italy that is somewhat off the track for American travelers- Abano Terme is a lovely spot. It is accessible easily by bus or train/bus from Venice, and nearest to Padua. The town is squeaky clean and full of hotels catering to the spa experience. When I was there in mid-July, most of the guests in the hotel were German, but the spot is popular with Italians as well. The Hotel Venezia Terme is old-fashioned in decor and seems to cater to the older guest. However, the spa area is renovated and very nice. There are two pools, one large indoor, and one outdoor, which are connected by a swimming lane. It is fun going from one to the next. The outdoor pool has a wonderful water massage area. During the summer, there are daily aquafit classes as well. Overall, the feel is relaxed and comfortable.