Montecatini Terme – Relax in the thermal spas
Location: In the hills of Tuscany near Florence
The town is located nearby the popular destinations of Florence, Pisa, and Lucca, in the region of Tuscany. Its nearest airports are in Pisa and Florence, both less than an hour’s train ride away. The town is served by two train stations and is easily reachable by bus or car via the A11 motorway.
Business: Tourism based on its spas
Business in the area is supported by tourism due to its popular spas. The area is home to a number of hotels ranging from 2 to 5 stars, as well numerous restaurants and cafes. The spas in the area offer a full range of treatments and services for the many tourists who visit the area throughout the year.
Culture: A great place for music and theatre performances
Throughout the year, Montecatini Terme is a lively destination that hosts a number of festivals and events. The Verdi Theatre is the town’s most popular venue for musical and theatrical performances, and during the summer months, the Estate Regina is home to the summer music festival.
Activities: Get a spa treatment and explore the old town
Activities in the area are limited as most visitors come here to relax and have a spa treatment, which tends to dominate most itineraries. Aside from the spas, shopping is very popular in the city centre. Also, be sure to take the funicular up to Montecatini Alto, the Old Town, where you can see beautiful churches, historic architecture, and enjoy lively squares.