Montegrotto, Padova Province
Even though Montegrotto is a separate town it is not easy to understand when Abano Terme stops and Montegrotto starts. With lots of new roads and by passes to help the daily traffic flow the town network is a maze. But it is not a bad place to get lost, Montegrotto still has a holiday resort feel, but a little more low key then it's neighbor Abano.
Montegrotto is a good stop for a bike ride because of the train schedule and the station is right in the center. It is claimed by some that Montegrotto is the spot Phaethon fell when struck by Zeus's thunderbolt, thus creating the hot springs. There are Roman ruing that have been uncovered, and a villa Draghi has a nice park full of rare plants.