Subject: Veneto region
Hi Ira, If you are looking for a short visit of about two or three hours near Padua you might be interested in the Abbazia di Praglia. It's located in a quiet place not far from the Colli Euganei. You can visit several cloisters from different centuries. When I was there they showed me how they where restauring old books. The monks are making their own wine and food. They sold special sweets made from honey which were very appreciated as a souvenir when I was back home. There is a website about Abbazia di Praglia in italian language which was created by school children who had been visiting the abbey at and an English one at Regards Johannes Klein