Primavera in the Colli Euganei

March 30, 2016 / Local Interest
Colli Euganei, Veneto
Primavera in the Colli Euganei

In full view from the A13, the Italian toll road that runs through the vast Po River Valley from nearby Padova down to Bologna, stands an interesting series of conical peaks known as the Colli Euganei (Euganean Hills).

Primavera in the Colli Euganei

Eighty-one hills, ranging between 300 and 600m tall, rise up shoulder-to-shoulder in what is now the Regional Park of the Euganean Hills, the very first regional park of the Veneto. It is among these peaks, actually one of their valleys, where I hang my hat.

Primavera in the Colli Euganei
Primavera in the Colli EuganeiFrom the front gate of my humble abode, my daily ritual takes flight as I stroll through and photograph the nearby hills and dales, marveling at the park’s rugged, natural beauty that grew out of a volcanic phenomenon that took place some 40-million years ago.

Primavera in the Colli EuganeiSloping vineyards and olive groves — where fine wines pour forth and extra-virgin olive oil is cold pressed — are still fast asleep, but a cornucopia of color has recently burst through announcing that springtime has finally arrived in the Euganean Hills.

Primavera in the Colli EuganeiFor complete information on the Euganean Hills — the history and environment, sport and leisure activities, wine and gastronomy, restaurants and lodging — just click here.

If you decide to visit, don’t wait too long as this flowering isn’t going to last forever.

Buon viaggio!

Primavera in the Colli Euganei

Primavera in the Colli Euganei

Primavera in the Colli Euganei

by Tom Weber

Tom is a veteran print-broadcast journalist who resides in the Colli Euganei (Euganean Hills) in the province of Padova in the Veneto region of northestern Italy. He hosts the eclectic travel/foodie/photography blog The Palladian Traveler.com, is a regular contributor to Los Angeles-based TravelingBoy.com, and is a member of the International Travel Writers Alliance. Feel free to follow Tom as he “meanders along the cobblestone to somewhere.”

6 Responses to “Primavera in the Colli Euganei”

  1. Arthur Carter

    A few years ago while staying in Padova, I went on a “warm up” bike ride starting from Abano Terme up into the Parco Regionale de Colle Euganei. This was in preparation for tackling some of the roads headed up Momte Grappa. It was excellent preparation. Great roads, low traffic, beautiful views and wicked steep climbing. Wish I had been able to spend more than an afternoon there. Maybe next visit.

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    • Arthur — You should come back and circumnavigate more of the park, via the hills and the paved cycling route around the canals. Glad you enjoyed your visit, and compliments for taking on those hills. Now, about Monte Grappa…

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  2. Marianna Raccuglia

    Thank you for the interesting article and beautiful photos

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