The Thermal Waters and Muds of Abano Terme are renowned throughout Europe for their special healing properties. The Romans were great lovers of the Baths, and came here to relax and seek cures. In later centuries, kings and queens, nobles and rulers also visited. Abano’s thermal water – described in scientific terms as “salt-bromine-iodine” – originates in the Pre-Alps and spends most of its life underground. This very hot water flows along at a depth of 2-3,000 metres, finally surfacing at 87° here in the Euganean Hills.
During its hectic journey underground, the water accumulates the essential minerals that help to make it so effective in treatments and therapies. The thermal water is also used to produce the DOC Mature Mud, matured over a period of almost two months. This process takes place in tanks which are constantly washed by thermal water, flowing through at temperature of 40°.
Both the water and mud have an anti-inflammatory action, helping sufferers from arthrosis and osteoporosis. They are also good for the skin and for heightening your mood, because they encourage the production of endorphins.