According to legends, Hercules himself built an oracle in Abano and when the Roman Tiberius visited it one day to get advice about his fate and threw a gold dice into the springs where Abano stands, the waters became precious and from then are said to heal various diseases. Abano Terme is now the oldest thermal center in Europe with a wide range of wellness facilities that will heal any body and mind.
Some of the hotspots to rejuvenate your spirit and meet interesting people are Piscine Termali Leonardo where the pool area is accessorised with additional attractions such as Jacuzzis and hydro-massage facilities and the Thermae Abano Montegrotto which offers therapies involving the immersion of the body in a single tub filled with hot, ozone-enriched spa water. Keep in mind that any hotel you visit goes hand to hand with Spa and Wellness Facilities so relaxing and making connections will not be a problem wherever you go.
In this gay-friendly destination you can find a variety of places to meet new people and make unforgettable memories. Remember that Abano is a small part of the Province of Padua so most of the places will be located mainly in Padua, which is considered the true gay treasure. Padua, has a vibrant nightlife and you will be able to locate the famous Anima Gay Bar and start your night with some drinks. As a follow up you can either head to Flexo Club to dance or if you are looking for something more naughty, Hot Dog is the place for you. For those with leather fetishes, Officina can be as well considered the best place for you to meet other people who share the same tastes with you.
The Province of Padua has a diversity of art and cultural spots, but slowly you will realise that in the region of Veneto, Padua is the real gay destination.
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Hidden spots like Folpetti are the gems of this destination. Folpetti is a local food market where the nightlife is especially enjoyed. Be sure to visit.
The destination has no main airport, but you can arrive by air to Venice Marco Airport and get to the city by train. Padua and Abano Terme can be both reached easily with a train.