Terme Preistoriche in Montegrotto: from its beginnings until today
Terme Preistoriche was one of the first hotels founded in this charming little town. It owns this record to the determination and efforts of Agostino Braggion, who, together with Emilio Friso, was one of the founders of the Municipality of Montegrotto Terme at the beginning of the 20th century. Agostino Braggion and his wife Elisa Bazzarin managed the hotel together with Conte Giustiniani, who gave the accommodation its refined and luxurious ambience that characterises Terme Preistoriche up to this day. The Braggion couple's daughter, Angelica Rosa, later married Giorgio Stoppato, thus joining the family who still manages the hotel complex.
Terme Preistoriche: a hotel that made history
As an elegant and luxurious health resort, our resort has not only hosted aristocrats from Italy and abroad over the years, but has also offered spa treatments, dance evenings, concerts on the veranda, and outdoor receptions – all at the foot of Colle di Berta. During World War II it was turned into a hospital, and after extensive renovations it was divided into two areas: the current “Terme Preistoriche” used to be the main building of the hotel complex. Today the hotel retains all its historical charm, but thanks to the attention to detail and continuous restorations, it offers its guests a stay with all mod-cons.
The healing powers of Euganean Terme
The name Terme Preistoriche (i.e., historical termal baths) shall remember the long history that characterised the Euganean hills. The territory, which was already inhabited in the paleo-Venetian era by people known as Euganeo, was soon recognised as a place of care. The ancient Romans, who venerated the god of medicine Apollo at Terme Euganee, created a system of pools and channels at the thermal springs to treat the sick with thermo-mineral sources. Countless documents testify how the thermal baths of Montegrotto were celebrated for their healing powers; many people visited them to undergo therapeutic treatments, as well as to carry out research and scientific studies on its fango and water.