A hot-spring spa town about 12 km (7 miles) southwest of Padua, Abano Terme lies at the foot of the Euganean Hills among hand-tilled vineyards. If a bit of pampering sounds better than traipsing through yet another church or castle, indulge yourself with a soak, a massage, stone therapy, a skin peel, or a series of mud treatments, which are especially recommended for joint aches. The nearest railway stop, on the Bologna-Padua line, is Terme Euganee–Montegrotto. Alternatively, you can board a train on the Milan-Venice line, disembark at Padua, and board an Abano-bound bus in front of the train station. The trip takes about half an hour.
Padua West exit off A4, Terme Euganee exit off A13, Abano Terme, Veneto, Italy