The name Abano contains an obvious reference to water due to the Indo-European root "ap" and in association with the god Aponus, tutelary deity of the hot springs in the early Venetian and Roman Age The name of the city comes from Aponus, which means "who takes away pain".
AbanoTERME lies at the foot of the Euganean Hills formed about 34 million years ago following floods of the Po Valley and submarine volcanism. The territory is characterized by the presence of thermal-mineral springs that have been famous since antiquity.
Abano Terme is an Italian municipality with a population of about 20,000 in the province of Padua in Veneto.
Situated along the northeastern edge of the Euganean hills, it is the main centre of the Euganean Spas. It lies in an extinct volcanic zone in the Padua metropolitan area, 10 km southwest of the capital at an average altitude of 14 metres above sea level. Its inhabitants are called aponensi.