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Montecatini Terme

Montecatini Terme is a spa town mid-way between Pisa and Florence.

Its origins can be traced back to Roman times, but clear evidence of Medieval occupation, can be seen at the original settlement called Montecatini Alto. This can be reached by funicular railway.

Montecatini Terme was mostly built in the 1920s, so there are a number of Art Deco buildings in the town. The most spectacular is Tettuccio, a spa building of Liberty style architecture. The frescos around the building are beautiful; the bar is a must-visit.

Montecatini has a railway station with trains terminating at Florence in the east or Viareggio on the coast in the west, having also stopped at Lucca. Prato and Pistoia are also stops and are both medieval towns well worth visiting.

Vinci, the home of Leonardo is nearby and there is a museum dedicated to him there. Collodi is also nearby; this was where Pinocchio was created. There is a theme park here, but it is tired and needs investment, unlike the beautiful gardens, which are open to the public.

The hotels we work with are all either 4 or 5 stars and they all have a private pool and offer complimentary pool towels.

What is most unusual, is that the low season here is July and August. The reason for this is that being a spa town, the regular customers are more mature and the more mature Italian customers prefer the cooler months as opposed to the hotter months of July and August. Furthermore, during July and August we can offer some incredible child discounts in Montecatini Terme.

Transfer time from Pisa airport is about 45 minutes.