Local Information

Passport & VISA Requirements
European citizens whose country is under the authority of the Schengen Treaty may enter Italy with nothing more than a valid identity card or passport. Citizens from all other countries must show their passport upon entry in the country; where a visa is required, this must also be presented to the border authorities and must indicate the length of the holder's stay and his/ her destination. Visa applications (specifying the reason for the trip) must be made to the Italian Embassy in the applicant's country of residence, and are valid for a period of 90 days from entry.
For more information, click here to visit the webpage for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy.

Currency / Credit Cards / Banking
Since 1999, the currency used in Italy is the euro. One euro is divided up into 100 euro-cents. There are eight different coins (1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 euro-cents) and six notes (5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 euros).

Electricity
In Italy the power sockets are of type F and L. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz; a round-pin adaptor is necessary for electrical appliances.

Weather
Summer, from June till September, brings hot weather in Montegrotto Terme. Throughout this time the average temperature stands at 28°C (82.4°F) while the low stays around 13-17 °C (55.4-62.6°F). June and August receive a great level of rainfall with the average of 85mm for each. July is the sunniest month of the year, when Montegrotto Terme witnesses around 288 hours of sunshine.

Time zone
UTC/GMT +2 hours

Telephone
The international access code for Italy is +39. The outgoing code is 00, followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0044 for the United Kingdom). In case of emergency, please dial 112.

About Montegrotto Terme
Montegrotto Terme is in a unique geographical area in north-eastern Italy, internationally renowned for his cultural heritage. Part of the Province of Padua, in the Veneto region, it is located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) west of Venice and about 11 kilometres (7 mi) southwest of the city of Padua.
It is thought that the name “Montegrotto” derives from the Latin "Mons Aegrotorum", which translates into "the mountain of the sick"; in fact, there is a hill in the center of Montegrotto, where the sick used to go, for the therapeutic benefits of mud and thermal water of the springs. However, it is more likely due to the family that reigned at that time, the House of Montagnone, that Montegrotto got its name. San Pietro Montagnon was part of the town of Battaglia, from which it was detached and constituted in autonomous commune in 1919. In 1934 it changed its name to Montegrotto Terme.
Montegrotto Terme is part of the Terme Euganee, hot water springs deriving from the nearby Euganean Hills.
The Terme Millepini Hotel (course venue), is a Guinness World Record holder for hosting the world's deepest pool, the Y-40 (42 m. deep).