Also referred to as Montecatini Terme, when embarking on Montecatini holidays you will find yourself transported into a destination famed for its spa heritage and wellness centres, promising immense relaxation in one of Italy’s most picturesque regions. Functioning as something of an escape from the big cities in the Tuscany region, heading to Montecatini will give holidaymakers the opportunity to avoid the usual tourism crowds encountered in this area of Italy, and indulge in an authentic slice of Tuscan life.
While holidays to Montecatini won’t exactly boast the extravagance and grandeur of sites enjoyed in the likes of Pisa and Florence, there are still plenty of attractions to keep you absorbed in the city, whether it is one of scenic beauty, one of artistic significance or one of relaxation and indulgence – there’s something for everyone in Montecatini.
Among the crowning attractions encountered during holidays in Montecatini are the city’s spa and thermal features. The spring water at the heart of this thermal activity is considered to possess immense health benefits - helping those with stomach or liver troubles - so anybody who has been served a bad plate of pasta or over did it on the local wine will be well tended to. The most well-renowned spa in the town is the Tettuccio Terme spa, located in the heart of the city. The spa was built in the 18th century and was at the time considered one of the finest of its kind in the whole of Europe. Enjoy a range of treatments at these spas, including various methods of massage, hydrotherapy and mud pack treatments.
Away from the city’s party piece, you’ll continue to find yourself enthralled by the range of activities on offer. For a wonderful view of the city and the gorgeous surrounding Tuscan countryside, head up the city’s funicular railway to Montecatini Alto, the city’s historic quarter, which also happens to be full of fantastic restaurants. For those seeking a little more exploration, there are numerous daytrips on offer from Montecatini, transporting you to the likes of Pisa and Florence.