Montecatini Terme is known and loved for its waters and its Liberty architecture.
The city is full of green spaces and is perfect to discover on foot, in a quiet and peaceful atmosphere
pervaded by cultural stimuli.
You can cross and stop in the pine forestafter observing the Art Nouveau buildings. Among all, the complex of Terme Tettuccio, built at the end of the 18th century and completed at the beginning of the 20th century, deserves a special visit.
The building is one of the most beautiful examples of thermal architecture with colonnades, fountains, grandstands and is immersed in a park of Lebanon cedars, laurels, wisteria, lime trees, palm trees.
The thermal water flows from the Tettuccio spring and is collected in the central pool with a wonderful parapet with seahorses.
In the city there is the civic gallery MO.C.A (montecatini contemporary art), a space where it is possible to admire works by Joan Mirò and Pietro Annigoni and where temporary exhibitions are organized.
From Montecatini Terme you can reach Montecatini Alto with the characteristic funicular, built at the end of the 19th century precisely to comfortably join the two places.
Once in Montecatini Alto you can enjoy a boundless panorama towards the entire Valdinievole, but on a clear day your gaze can venture even further. Do not miss a stop in the many rooms overlooking the central square, and a visit to the fortress with the medieval remains of the Palazzo del Podestà.
To reach Montecatini:
Train: from Borgo a Buggiano station, in the direction of Florence, in just 5 minutes.
Car: in a few minutes by car you can reach one of the many parking spaces at the entrance to the city and then move on foot through the streets of the center.