THE EUGANEAN HILLS
The Colli Euganei area lies to the south-west of the city of Padua and in the vicinity of the spas of Abano and Montegrotto.
Arquà Petrarca, chosen as long ago as 1370 by the supreme poet Petrarch for the pleasantness of its countryside, is considered to be one of Italy’s finest mediaeval villages. It is without a doubt the oldest centre for wine production in the Colli Euganei and, since time immemorial, the indigenous varieties Fior d’Arancio (the original biotype of Moscato Giallo) and Serprina (a forebear of Prosecco) have been cultivated on its hillsides
Monselice, the ancient Mons Silicis of Roman times, lies between the Rocca hill and the steep slopes of the Montericco, also known as the Montevignalesco. It is one of the Veneto’s finest walled towns and, together with Este and Montagnana, makes up an essential itinerary for anyone interested in history, culture and town planning.