Our History

The history of our Hotel begins more than a century ago. In 1911, the Formentin Brothers managed a general store in via Pietro D’Abano, with also a tabacconist’s where they sold salt and tobacco.

Between 1911 and 1912, on the land behind the general store, 87° water, with a jet of about 300 liters per minute, was treated on the surface. So, the general store disappeared, the tabacconist’s was moved elsewhere, and the Formentin and Aurora hot springs establishments were created.

After Mr. Vittorio Formentin passed away in 1919, his son Mario took over. He was a medical doctor and a great connoisseur and supporter of the hot springs method as a cure against rheumatic diseases. In 1953, the construction of the “new Formentin” began, a third-category hotel.

“”All the pleasures of the summer season
do not finish here for the students,
since a large crowd of foreigners
arrives at the hygienic springs in Abano,
and among bathers and their cures
the students run happily around.

Arnaldo Fusinato

(Italian poet)

Armando Bernardi and his wife Ada.

The history of the Bernardi family – in its third generation and that still owns the Hotel – began in 1975 when Mr. Armando Bernardi, along with his wife Ada, bought the property.

More than 40 years have passed since then and our Hotel continues in the name of a passion for hospitality and continuous research in offering well-being and relaxation to our guests. Above all, we want our Hotel to be a “home”, a welcoming place you will always want to come back to often and with pleasure.

We’re looking forward to your visit!

The Bernardi family