Are you thinking of visiting the beautiful Montecatini but do not know where to start your tour? Through some practical tips you can fully enjoy the extreme beauty of this Tuscan city, surrounded by fairytale landscapes and places of incredible beauty that you just can not miss.
First of all, choose the type of accommodation among the many solutions available to you. Staying in an elegant and comfortable hotel in the heart of Montecatini, with a wellness center attached of course, to make your holiday really special.
Put aside the question of “where to sleep”, we can then move on to “what to see?”. You can not start your sightseeing tour in Montecatini without having seen its magnificent spas.
Here there is in fact the Parco delle Terme, a vast natural area formed by numerous spas set in very fascinating scenery.
Among these we remember above all the Tettuccio, the Terme Leopoldine, the Tamerici and the Terme Excelsior. The thermal baths are also accompanied by the spectacular sculptures of water, which celebrate this important element through works of extraordinary beauty.
Among these we have the Mazzoni Fountain dating back to the ’30s and designed to complete the new railway station. Fontana Guidotti, which is located in Piazza del Popolo, was built in 1913.
And then again the recent Water Duet (1997), located along Viale Verdi and Water Sculpture, inaugurated in 2004.
Along the historic Viale Verdi, you can also admire the Palazzina Regina, or the summer residence of the Grand Duke’s family that was to serve as a model for other stately homes. Currently it houses the headquarters of the administration of the spa.
Then there is the beautiful Monument of the Fallen, located in the Royal Park, which depicts the Genius of the Fatherland on horseback, with Victory in hand, followed by the People.
To see also the Town Hall, located on the right of the avenue and built in the years from 1913 to 1919, here were once the Grand Ducal stables.
Finally, there is the Padiglione dei Sali, an ancient kiosk dedicated to the sale of salt in the early twentieth century.
Currently it is the site of some commercial services and has a facade artistically very interesting. In short, places not to be missed during your visit to the beautiful Montecatini.