At the Garden Terme, well-being is part of history
Hotel Garden Terme nowadays renews the centuries-old bond between the Republic of Venice, “The Serenissima”, and the thermal tradition of the Euganean Hills area.
📌 The extraordinary qualities of the waters rich in thermal salts have been known since ancient times: in the 14th century they are even mentioned in the treatise “De causa salsedinis aquarium” by Jacopo Dondi dell’Orologio, personal physician of Francesco Petrarca. A fame that has remained alive throughout history.
📌 In the 15th century, the Doges of Venice began to come to the thermal baths in S. Pietro Montagnon (the ancient name of Montegrotto Terme) and, as supreme commanders of the troops, they also hosted the Great Captains, sick from war causes, as was the case with the famous Captain of Fortune Gattamelata.
P.S. If you walk past the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua, stop in front of the equestrian monument created by Donatello: you are standing right in front of the illustrious Gattamelata.
📌 In the 18th century, the “Serenissima Republic” had the health properties of the thermal baths certified by the authoritative College of Doctors of the University of Padua. This is how thermal medicine was born.
Did you know that the ancestors of our family can be traced back to the German warriors known as Gotward, hired by the Captains of the Republic of Venice, who arrived in the area of the Euganean Hills and Montegrotto between the 15th and 16th centuries? The surname was then Italianized as Gottardo, but the link with the Thermal Baths of the Doges has remained unchanged.
Meeting places for your relaxation
There are places that tell stories of timeless charm. Where soft melodies echo and light blends with colour to create enchanting atmospheres. Places dedicated to music, evening entertainment, dance, fashion, culinary pleasures and moments of relaxation. Welcome to our halls, your meeting places!
The welcoming Indian hall
The warm tones of the furnishings, the kaleidoscope of colours of the chandeliers, and the Indian-style decorations. A one-of-a-kind environment that awakens the senses. Dwell on the precious wooden sculpture of the divinity Shiva and take a seat on the comfortable Indian sari cushions: your journey to the Far East begins here.
The beautiful Burmese relaxation area
From the large panoramic windows, you can see the sparkle of the water and the bright green of the park. We are in the Burmese relaxation area adjacent to the outdoor pool, a realm of relaxation with hypnotic beauty. Let yourself be enchanted by the original pieces of art collected during our travels, by the furniture that pays homage to the ancient art of Feng Shui, and by the innovative heating system capable of infusing peace and tranquillity in body and soul.
The exclusive Toulouse Lautrec room
The intense aroma of tobacco delights the senses, while thoughts dissolve in a cloud of smoke. It is here, in our Toulouse Lautrec room, that you can breathe the essence of the ancient Café Chantant, where the famous painter of the Belle Époque used to spend his time. Thanks to the skill of a renowned Paduan artist who faithfully reproduced the environment, tobacco lovers will feel like they’re in a work of art from 1899!
The Venezia Bar
The meeting place par excellence that celebrates the pleasures of life: a chat with friends, reading a good book, or simply savouring a good coffee. Do not miss the traditional Caffè del Doge® produced by the ancient Venetian roasting company.
The authentic aroma tells the story of the most widespread drink in the world: it is thanks to the Venetian Republic of the Serenissima that coffee found its second home in Italy after Constantinople and its springboard to the rest of Europe.
The Garden Terme: a treasure trove of art
The colours of the enchanting original Venini chandeliers from the Venetian glass factory of the same name will brighten your holiday. In the Venezia bar, you will experience the smell of coffee mingling with that of the pages of art works and treatises from the 14th and 18th centuries. And in the main hall as well in the hall of the indoor swimming pool, you can’t help but stop and admire the splendid high reliefs by the talented painter and sculptor Ennio Tamiazzo. At Hotel Garden Terme, the beauty of art is transformed into well-being for soul, mind, and body.