Take a unique adult education holiday with GO/CTE
Abano Terme Programme
12th September to 12th October 2014
14 nights £1699 or 28 nights £2,700
Optional outings to: Vicenza & Possagno, Arqua Petrarca & the Euganean hills, Villa Barbaro & Asolo, Venice, Mantua, Lake Garda, and the Brenta Dolomites. You can also make your own way easily to either Venice, Padua, Verona or Vicenza.
The opportunity to live for a month in the Veneto and enjoy the Italian way of life. All this on a full board basis with three meals a day, wine, water and special events. Every week there is a Gala evening with live music for dancing. The hotel has four swimming pools and a schedule of activities you can join. These include gym exercise, water aerobics, and cycle rides. Some possible additions which will add to your costs include courses of spa treatments covering things like mud bath fangos and associated massage sessions.
Our Learning for Living activities will include: Healing Arts with Betty, Music with Ken, Italian with Alexandra, Music Appreciation with Norman, Art with Sisa, and also Golf with Tony (local golf is available). Philip will be presenting lectures on the history of Italy and European Art including some discussion of Giotto’s work which can be seen in the Scrovegni chapel in Padua.
We will also have our own library and common room with a special collection of books on all things Venetian from guidebooks to coffee table editions dealing with the famous artists who worked in this area when it was home to the powerful entity which was the Venetian Republic.
Those joining the holiday will be provided with a 2014 pocket sized booklet giving more details of the holiday.
About Abano Terme and the surrounding Area
Abano Terme is just a few miles from Padua and there are frequent buses between the two towns, a 35 minute journey. The buses stop just outside our hotel. Approximately half of the bus services also stop in Montegrotto Terme. Timetables are displayed on bus stops and are available from the tourist information office. For tourists travelling by rail, the principal station for the area is called Terme Euganee and is located in the centre of Montegrotto Terme (a bus ride from Abano). Direct trains from Venice, Padua, Bologna and other Italian towns stop at Terme Euganee.
Abano Terme has a large market which is held every Wednesday.
Montegrotto Terme Like Abano Terme, nearby Montegrotto Terme is made up of wide leafy streets studded with hotels advertising their spa treatments. One of Montegrotto’s attractions is the Museo del Vetro, easily reached by taking the bus from outside our hotel, and then a 10 min walk. The Museum features displays of artistic glass from Murano. This museum also contains some archaeological items discovered locally. It is located in a farmhouse near Villa Draghi. Villa Draghi is a faded villa in parkland just outside Montegrotto, at the start of an attractive nature trail. To get to the park and the museum, take the Via Castello from Piazza Roma. The museum’s opening times are limited (Tues-Sun afternoons) so check at the tourist office before you set out. There is also a pleasant small terraced café.
The market at Montegrotto Terme on Thursday can be reached either by local bus or the little road train from Abano Terme.
In accordance with “The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tour Regulations 1992” all passengers booking with GO/CTE are fully protected for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies paid to us, including repatriation if required, arising from cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of GO/CTE.
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