The Chiesa del Sacro Cuore (Holy Heart Church) was the only monument my mum and I could find during our walk in Abano, even if there is more to see, according to the website of the municipality.It was built in the 1950s following a project by Giulio Brunetta. It houses a beautiful Crucifix, a mosaic and other pieces of art.Today, it's Abano's most...more
This is the place where I go for a day trip....it's a big thermal center where u can find what u want....2 swimingpool and jacuzzi inside, 2 swimingpool outside and a jacuzzi big pool, all with hot thermal water...so u can swim outside during the winter too! There are a lot of thermal facilitations for u, from water gym to thermal...more
Ma Kettle and I were at the bus stop in Abano when we were told about the parade of Venetian costumes held each year at this time. We had been to Carnivale in Venice this year already, and the sights and excitement had gotten into our blood, so to be able to see more, but without the Venice crowds, was most appealing.Fortunately, Padova, our...more
Ma Kettle did her normal 'disappearing trick' just as the parade started. One moment she was beside me, the next two hours she wasn't.I have gotten used to this over the years, so I hold on to the return tickets...just in case.I finally found her, just as the parade was coming to an end. Can you spot her...??(dead centre)more
Now this fellow stole the show. He played to the audience, made eye contact with people who had cameras, and did a quick pose for us.Immediately the tempo increased, the audience was included in the parade, we were a part of it now, no longer just spectators. His expressions were priceless...well done.more
Via Valerio Flacco, 1, Abano Terme, Veneto, 35031, Italy
Good for: Families
Via Pietro d'Abano, 1, ingresso da via Vespucci, Abano Terme, Veneto, 35031, Italy
Good for: Solo
Via Monteortone 46, Abano Terme, 35031, Italy
Good for: Business
There is no info easily available about taking the bus from Venice to Abano (linea Montegrotto-Marco Polo). The bus starts at Marco Polo airport goes to Tessera airport and then to Piazzale Roma in Venice, then it sets off for Abano via Padua. I emailed around a lot and looked at websites. I was unable to make the SITA website work for me. SITA is the company that runs the Airport Abano bus. The Mobility Manager for the province of Venice sent me helpful information and a link to a PDF file that I could print out showing the timetable which also includes a pricing if your suitcase is bigger than the company likes and they want you to pay a surcharge. I emailed the Mobility Manager in Italian.
He wrote: 1. The bus costs 3.95 euros if you buy the ticket on the ground, 5 euros if you buy it on the bus. 2. At Marco Polo airport you come out of baggage reclaim on the left behind the newspaper stand where there should be a desk for buying the bus ticket. 3. The bus stops are clearly indicated by boards as soon as soon you get out of the building. 4. You can get a bus to Padova (Padua) and then wait in Padova (Piazzale Boschetti) for a connecting bus service to Abano. Both these services are more frequent than the Venice Abano bus.
I think it wise, that whenever you do something foolhardy like this, make sure you've got friends you can blame things on.Good fun at the time, a 'great' time after you've reached the bottom, and an even better time re-telling it over a drink or three.The hill gets steeper every time we talk about it. And of couse, we did this in a blinding snow...more
From comments received since writing my original travelogue on Monte Venda, the locals have advised me that they don't climb the mountain.They sit at the bottom of the hill, drink wine, and watch the rest of us silly fools do the deed.Apparently we provide lots of amusement for the local population...**Pls Note: The truth of the matter is many of...more
60 Reviews and Opinions
All thermal bathing establishments have poolside showers, but if you have never experienced the itchiness of not showering off the thermal water after you've bathed in it, you don't realise how important it is to shower it off. Our hotel in Abano, Hotel Roma, was a very good hotel, but even so I found their complimentary shower gel wasn't powerful...more
Wear proper footwear. Monte Venda is a mountain, and requires good grip.Carry water, you will expend a lot of energy while climbing, and lose lots of body moisture (sweat).If you get tired, stop and rest. Don't allow yourself to be pressured by younger, more fit participants. We sure as h... didn't.more
Luggage and bags:
Day pack, with water, and more water.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Walking or climbing boots, with good ankle support. The path is very uneven with many deep ruts from water run-off.
Gloves to ward off burrs. A hat to absorb sweat and shade you from the sun. Sunglasses to hide your bewildered look from fellow travellers.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bandaids, a Tensor wrap (just in case), and Advil. Sunscreen. The walk is a long one.
Photo Equipment: Don't forget your camera. The view from up top is spectacular.
Remember to carry extra batteries. Mine died just as we began our ascent.
Miscellaneous: Pack a light lunch, and enjoy a picnic among the ruins. Ignore the envious looks from fellow trekkers. Take extra water, and offer it for sale. Guaranteed sales.