Recoaro Terme lies at the foot of the Little Dolomites and is famous for its thermal waters and much more! Let's discover it together!
Recoaro Terme lies in the Conca di Smeraldo, a protected nature area, surrounded by the multifaceted peaks of the Little Dolomites in Veneto.
The small town in the province of Vicenza has always been famous for its thermal waters with curative properties, indicated mainly for the treatment and cure of illnesses.
But besides its beneficial thermal springs, Recoaro will surprise you with its lush nature and rich cultural heritage.
Indeed, Recoaro is the ideal destination not only for those who wish to undergo thermal treatments, but also for lovers of active holidays and outdoor sports, or for history enthusiasts.
If you are curious to discover what this pretty little town has to offer, read on to find out all there is to know about Recoaro Terme.
Wandering around the streets of Recoaro Terme
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.
Thermal cures with Recoaro Terme's famous waters
At the end of the 17th century, following various analyses and research, it was ascertained that the waters of Recoaro Terme were rich in minerals and possessed numerous curative properties suitable for the treatment and medical care of various pathologies.
For this reason, illustrious and famous personalities of the time began to visit the spa resort, increasing the fame and notoriety of Recoaro's miraculous waters.
Inside a grandiose late 19th-century Art Nouveau palace are the Fonti Centrali di Recoaro, immersed in a park thick with centuries-old trees that stretches over 22 hectares.
Here you will find five different types of thermal waters, Lora, Lorgna, Amara, Nuova and Lelia, with different characteristics that must be taken in the form of a drink in order to benefit from their properties.
Among the various thermal therapies, all to be carried out under medical prescription, are cures for respiratory diseases, rheumatism, joint diseases, liver diseases, etc.
The Fonti Centrale's building can be easily reached on foot from the town centre. Nearby, in facilities detached from this central, you will also find four other thermal springs, known as Giuliana, Capitello, Franco and Aureliana.
Recoaro Terme's nearby attractions
If you a snow lover, 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.