THE EUGANEI HILL PARK
The Euganei Hills are between green valleys only a few miles away from Padua. Our winery is on the slope of the hill, away from busy roads, with a wonderful view of the vineyards. Our advice is to get lost going along the paths on foot, by horse or by bike.
In the hills there are many species of trees: grapevines, ancient olive trees, chestnuts and oak woods. Among flowers we like to talk about more than twenty species of wild orchids, like the butterfly orchid, the “vesparia” and the “wood flower”. Talking about fruits ,instead, there are blackberries, raspberries, pomegranates, jujubes, strawberry trees, hazelnuts, medlars and almonds.
There are many animals who live in the Euganei Hills Park. Between the woods and the vineyards, anyone can bump into foxes, wild boars, badgers, hares and deers. For the most observing it will be easy to recognize one of the 129 (or more) species of birds. From hawks to woodpeckers, from hoopoes to robin redbreasts.
Villa dei Vescovi, for those who love beauty. Completely surrounded by the Euganei Hills. Built between 1535 and 1542 it is still perfectly intact. Here many intellectuals stopped by and today it belongs to FAI. Eremo Monte Rua, for those seeking silence. A small church encircled by 14 house-shaped cells from 1530. A beautiful place to stop and think. Unfortunately it is not open to women. Colle Mira, for those who prefer nature. It is the hill in the middle of the village of Torreglia. Here you can go for amazing view-hunting walks. The Praglia Abbey, for who likes culture. This monastery currently hosts the national Library, an Italian national monument. The abbey is at the bottom of mount Lonzina in the common of Teolo, near Abano Terme.