The panoramic tour we offer will give you the opportunity to recognize the value of the amazing landscape and the rich nature of the Euganean Hills.
The first visit will be at the Abbey of Praglia, where about fifty Benedictine monks still live there (the biggest community in Italy). Here you find a peacefulness and an atmosphere that take you in the past. Three cloisters can be visited (the Botanic, the Rustic, and the Pensile); furthermore, there are the Refectory, which is famous for the carving masterwork (tables and benches with scenes of moral and theological meaning).
The Abbey has a National Library, a prestigious laboratory for the restoration of books, and a herbalist shop (with production and sell).
Arriving in Arquà Petrarca through the characteristic roads of the Euganean Hills, you have the impression of entering a real medieval village. As a matter of facts, the small town still preserves the atmosphere of the period when Francesco Petrarca chose it as a refuge since 1370 and where he was buried after his death. We will see the poet's house and then we will have a break in a wine cellar to taste some local wines and typical products.
Included in the price: bus, hostess, entrance in Petrarca's house, and wine-tasting.