Even ancient Romans knew about the healing properties of the waters in Abano Terme, the largest spa town in Europe, specialising in mud therapy.
The long journey followed by our waters starts in the Lessini Mountains in the pre-Alps, where they filter down into the ground to a depth of 3000 metres. Here their temperature rises 3°C for every 100 metres in depth. They take 25-30 years to cover the 80-kilometre journey and are enriched along the way with mineral salts, right up to the moment they finally bubble up out of our springs at a temperature of 85°C.
In the Euganeo spa area, this water is used for maturing mud, spa bathing, inhalation treatment, pools and sauna caves.
Our waters are classified hyperthermal, hypertonic and as containing sodium chloride, bromide and iodide.