Set up thanks to Regional Law no. 38 dated 10/10/1989, the Regional Park of the Euganean Hills
covers 15 boroughs, either entirely or in part, and stretches across 18,694 hectares (46,193 acres). This area boasts the highest hills of the Po River plain, which stand in total isolation south-west of Padua (the highest peak, Mount Venda, reaches a height of 601 metres/1971 feet above sea level). Its particular geographic location and volcanic origins, the different climates and the active presence of human beings from ancient times all combine to make this park uniquely rich in natural, environmental, cultural and artistic attractions and breath-taking landscape.
Thanks to its founding statute and the regional government's Environmental Plan, the park has the tools it needs to protect and enhance the environment, as well as encourage the social and economic development of the local area in line with an environmentally sustainable approach.
(photo by PR Colli Euganei)