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Tuscany is located in central Italy and stretches from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Its landscape, artistic heritage and stand-out cities - first among them Florence - make Tuscany an unquestioned protagonist of international tourism. In this region, nature has many different facets, starting from the coast that alternates long and sandy beaches, like the Versilia beach, with rocky cliffs and steep headlands. The islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, a crystal-clear sea and rich seabeds, are peerless.
You can admire sceneries of uncontaminated nature in the Apuan Alps and in several protected areas, such as the Orbetello Lagoon, home to many species of migrant birds, including pink egrets.
However, the most typical sceneries of the region are those that merge the beauty of nature with the millenary work of man. The amazing Gulf of Baratti and the sites of Vetulonia, Vulci and Pitigliano guard necropoli and vestiges of the Etruscan civilization, while Roselle and Cosa evoke memories from the Roman Age.
Medieval villages, historical towns, castles and defense systems, country churches (the so-called pievi) and beautiful abbeys, like the one of Sant'Antimo, are scattered all over the territory and their profiles stand out in the landscapes of the Crete Senesi, Orcia Valley, Garfagnana, Chianti and the Maremma.
Finally, Tuscany is full of spas: Montecatini, Saturnia, Montepulciano, Monsummano and Bagno Vignoni, which offer relaxing holidays thanks to their thermal waters and well-equipped facilities for all types of treatments.
Montecatini Alto was a castle of romanesque origin , 299 meters of altitude, that in the past time was the seat of the municipality until the year 1905. It was the
origin of the Montecatini that we know now. At the beginning the only existing town was the one on the hill, however, already in ancient times, people knew that the waters in the swamps had
curative powers, and that the termal patrimony of Montecatini was probably already known to Etruscs and we have documents, relating about the spas, dating back to 1387, however one never gave
enough significance to the phenomenon. More info...
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If you could travel back in time to go to the Florence of the past, during the period between the end of XV century and the beginning of XVI century, you would have meet on the street of Florence Brunelleschi and Masaccio, Donatello and Michelangelo, Lorenzo the Magnificent and Savonarola. Each one of them doing their work: architect, painter, sculptor, prince and preacher.
They transformed (without knowing and maybe without wanting) this little city situated on the river Arno in a big open masterpiece: the cradle of the Renaissance.
Before Florence was a calm and rich city, after this it became a model to the new man who was coming out from the Middle Age. In a few kilometres, thanks to the will of enlightened princes and artists of genius, palaces, museums, churches, bridges began to rise. In the workshops the paintings that were created were destined to change the history of the arts forever.
Useful information:Distance : Montecatini - Florence - 44 km, 36 min.
If you decide to reach Florence by private/tourist bus, consider a ZTL tax to pay - more info here
We suggest to use train from Montecatini to Florence , cost of ticket around 6 euro in 1 way. Railway station is situated in the center of Montecatini and easily reachable from your hotel. The train passes every hour.
Pisa is located about 83kms (51 miles) west of Florence . The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most famous structures in the world and is what every first time visitor to Pisa is looking to see, but it is a part of a complex of separate attractions around the Piazza dei Miracoli where it is located. More info...
Useful information:Distance : Montecatini - Pisa - 46 km, 40 min.
If you decide to reach Pisa by private/tourist bus, consider a ZTL tax to pay - more info here
We suggest to use train from Montecatini to Pisa , cost of ticket around 6-7 euro in 1 way. Railway station is situated in the center of Montecatini and easily reachable from your hotel. The train passes every hour.
Lucca is one of the richest cities in Italy and lies about 50 kilometers west of Florence. The city is home to around 90.000 residents and is the capitol of the
province Lucca. The town has a very long history and is build in a very recognizable Roman style. The well preserved city walls called Le Mura are famous around the world. One can enjoy hiking
and cycling in green parks which were build on the original defensive walls of Lucca. Life in Lucca has been good for centuries to the Lucchesi and is definitely a pleasure visiting if you find
yourself in Tuscany. More info..
Useful information:Distance : Montecatini - Lucca - 33 km, 30 min.
If you decide to reach Luca by private/tourist bus, consider a ZTL tax to pay - around 100-130 euro for bus.
We suggest to use train from Montecatini to Lucca , cost of ticket around 5 euro in 1 way. Railway station is situated in the center of Montecatini and easily reachable from your hotel. The train passes every hour.
The heart of Siena is its central piazza known as Il Campo, famous for the famous Palio run here, a horse race run around the piazza two times every summer. For most visitors,
the compact medieval heart of Siena is where they will spend all their time. More info...
Useful information:Distance : Montecatini - Siena - 120 km, 1:30hIf you decide to reach Luca by private/tourist bus, consider a
ZTL tax to pay -more info here
We suggest to use train from Montecatini to Siena , cost of ticket around 12 euro in 1 way. Railway station is situated in the center of Montecatini and easily reachable from your hotel. The train passes every hour.
The Cinque Terre consists of five small villages (“cinque terre” means “five lands” in Italian) - Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso which cling to
the Ligurian cliffs along Italy’s western coast. The villages are connected by a train track, that finds itself a way along the coast through many tunnels. The walking trail that connects the
villages is very spectacular, with many magnificent views on the coastline. They are usually thought of and visited collectively, mostly because they’re so close to one another that you can walk
from the first to the fifth in a
matter of hours, but there are five different towns and each does have its own personality. A millennium ago, when pirates began marauding in the region, the Cinque Terre had no beaches (or,
for that matter, trains), and villagers hid high on the hills amid their vineyards and gardens. Eventually, they built watchtowers to look out for buccaneers. Those watchtowers still spike the
coastline, darkly romantic mementos of an age of swords and bullion. More info...
Distance : Montecatini - Monterosso al mare - 143 km, 2:29 h.
Distance : Montecatini - Vernazza - 135 km, 2:44 h
Distance : Montecatini - Riomaggiore - 123 km, 2:19 h
Distance : Montecatini - Manarola - 124 km, 2:18 h
Distance : Montecatini - Corniglia - 135 km, 2:42 h