Feel like regenerating your body and mind? Then Recoaro Terme, at the foot of the Little Dolomites, is the ideal destination!
Recoaro lies in the Conca di Smeraldo in Veneto surrounded by the multifaceted peaks of the Little Dolomites. Famous for its thermal waters, the small town in the province of Vicenza will surprise you with its lush nature, but also with its cultural heritage.
Recoaro is the ideal destination for those who want to spend a day or weekend away relaxing at the thermal springs. But also for lovers of active holidays and outdoor sports. Moreover, the mountain village is also home to several museums and churches for those who want to learn more about the history of the area.
If you are curious to discover what this pretty little spa town has to offer, read on to find out all there is to know about Recoaro Terme.
Wandering around the streets of Recoaro
Recoaro will welcome you with elegance and style, making you relive lost and bygone times.
Strolling through its streets, your attention will be caught by the presence of numerous Art Nouveau buildings with finely decorated façades. These include the Casa del Melograno (Pomegranate House).
In the central square you will find the Church of Sant'Antonio Abate, built by the famous architect Vaccaro in 1950. Nearby you can also admire the stone bell tower with a hexagonal base.
For history lovers, we suggest a visit to the Museum of Soldier's Life in the Great War and the German bunker built during World War II.
The central street, on the other hand, is characterised by elegant shops and craft workshops, bars and typical Veneto taverns where you can spend a nice evening enjoying good wine and food.
Near the centre, you can drop by the 'Garden of Kindness'. A garden created at no cost kept alive and cared for by the kindness of citizens.
Wellness and relaxation at the spa of Recoaro
If you are looking for a place where you can relax and completely disconnect from the daily hustle and bustle, the hot thermal water pools are a tocassano.
You will find them a five-minute walk from the town, in a grandiose late 19th century Art Nouveau building: the Fonti Centrali di Recoaro. Here you will find yourself in front of an imposing building immersed in a park thick with centuries-old trees that stretches over 22 hectares.
Here you can choose from 5 different types of thermal water, with certain characteristics and properties: Lora, Lorgna, Amara, Nuova and Lelia.
Nearby, in detached structures, you will also find 4 other thermal springs, known as Giuliana, Capitello, Franco and Aureliana.
If you are fed up with the thermal baths and fancy a trip on the snow, you can reach Recoaro Mille in winter by cable car from Recoaro Terme.
Here you will not only find 15 kilometres of downhill slopes and 25 kilometres of cross-country skiing trails, but you will also be amazed by the wonderful natural landscape that surrounds you.
From Recoaro Mille it is possible to follow the Sentiero dei Grandi Alberi (Big Trees Trail), a beautiful hike on the plateau that will take you through forests with large, majestic, centuries-old trees.
For the more adventurous, on the other hand, the Montagna Spaccata route is very original and unique, with a very special scenery. Here you will cross steep and high rock walls, along the Torrazzo torrent, by means of small bridges, footbridges and a metal staircase located beside a beautiful waterfall.
For the romantic people, the visit can also be made at night until 10 p.m., where the moonlight and stars will accompany you in a magical and evocative experience.