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Castle in Colli Euganei

Castello di Monselice

At the southern reaches of the Colli Euganei (Euganean Hills), in the pocket-sized town of Monselice, lies this remarkable medieval castle. Its oldest sections dating back to the 11th century, the complex has played…
Park in Colli Euganei

Parco Regionale dei Colli Euganei

The Ancient Veneto thrived in this 18,694 ha park in which about a sixth of Italy's botanical species thrive thanks to its unique location and volcanic origin. The park is cross-crossed by a network of trails; see t…
Historic Site in Colli Euganei

Villa Barbarigo Pizzoni Ardemani

Located in the town of Galzignano Terme, Villa Barbarigo Pizzoni Ardemani is home to one of the finest historical gardens in Europe, shot through with streams, fish ponds and Bernini fountains. It's near Padova Golf…
Historic Building in Colli Euganei

Arquà Petrarca House

Italy’s great poet Petrarch (Petrarca) spent the last five years of his life in the medieval village of Arquà Petrarca, where you can visit his stone house, add your thoughts to guestbooks signed by Rilke and Mozart…
Museum in Colli Euganei

Museo Nazionale Atestino

Housed in a handsome 16th-century palazzo, Este's notable archaeological museum contains around 65,000 objects, among them pre-Roman and Roman artefacts from the region. The collection also includes examples of medi…
Ceramics in Colli Euganei

Este Ceramiche Porcellane

By the river in Este, this is one of the oldest ceramics factories in Europe, producing elaborate pieces and brightly-coloured dinner services.