A Winter Walk in the Euganean Hills

Just like bears, wintertime is hibernation time for scores of people living in colder climes, right? But, I’m happy to say, I’m not your average ursinae and try my best to stretch my legs, no matter the time of year, the weather outside or where I happen to be.

A Winter Walk in the Euganean Hills | ©thepalladiantraveler.comThis weekend, I found myself inside the Parco Regionale dei Colli Euganei (Euganean Hills Regional Park), the large nature reserve that’s home to a unique formation of 81 conical-shaped hills of volcanic origin, located near Padova in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy.

Under the warmth of sunny skies, I took advantage of a section of the 63 kilometers-long bike-walking path that meanders through 15 boroughs outlining the park to get in my RDA of 10,000 steps.

Along the route, I stopped often to take in the views and get off a few blog-worthy shots. Care to have a look?

For complete information on the Regional Park of the Euganean Hills and the little towns and hamlets that dot her landscape, just click HERE.

©The Palladian Traveler

Borsalino w/ props SMALL | ©Tom Palladio Images


Written by The Palladian Traveler

Tom traded his hometown St. Louis Cardinals' baseball cap in the United States for a Borsalino and he now hangs his "capello" in the Puglia region of southeastern Italy. A veteran print and broadcast journalist, with well-worn passports that have got him into and out of 50 countries and counting, Tom fell in love with the "Bel Paese" years ago. As he notes, "I'm inspired by the beauty I find in all things that are very, very old, and reliving history, or at least meandering along the travertine and cobblestone that were laid down over a thousand years ago and just looking up and marveling at what occupies the space still today, really gets my 'Vespa' running." Tom has a good eye behind the lens and is a graphic storyteller, but he'll let you decide as he keeps his camera batteries fully charged and the posts flowing from his creative hideaway in the hills overlooking Ostuni. You can also follow his dispatches via TravelingBoy.com and Anthology Magazine Ireland.


  1. An interesting walk in the park with photos. Its not Central Park which is covered in snow but your walking tour was insightful.


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