Hotel Terme Formentin is part of the O.T.P. for the control of the maturation process and quality of thermal mud. Classified as 1st level superior by the Ministry of Health.
Euganean therapeutic mud is made of two main elements, which are clay – taken from small Lake Costa in Arquà Petrarca – and our water. It is commonly believed its good effects are related to its hot temperature, released by clay mass during mud therapy.
Thanks to research, Centro Studi has shown there is a fundamental organic component in it. Thanks to its natural richness in dissolved minerals and gases, thermal water is a fundamental component of this process, but so are the environmental conditions to which the ripening tanks are exposed.
Centro Studi Termali Pietro d’Abano currently owns two patents. It got one in Italy in 2009 – Patent No. 0001355006 – and another European one in 2013 – Patent No. 1,571,203 – clear scientific validities of Euganean mud’s goodness. Over the last 100 years, mud ripening process has not changed. However, research on active anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of cyanobacterial filters has taught us this process can still be improved.