Montecatini Terme: hotels where to sleep, what to do and see

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Montecatini Terme is a beautiful city built around hers springs of mineral water. The city is located on the eastern edge of the Piana di Lucca in the Val di Nievole and is the largest spa town in Tuscany ed one of the most famous in Italy.

Home to 9 term and over 600 years of tradition, the thermal baths of Montecatini are sumptuous palaces with marble columns, large rooms and relaxing gardens. The waters of the springs they contain numerous minerals and are known to treat liver and digestive disorders.



The city is divided into two parts, Montecatini Terme and Montecatini Alto, reachable by cable car and which includes the historic center of the city. In addition to the thermal springs of great benefit to health, staying in Montecatini can be very pleasant and well-being.

Il most famous spa in town is the Tettuccio Terme, located in the famous Thermal Park of Montecatini and on Viale Verdi, the main street of Montecatini Terme. On the same street you can find the Palazzo del Comune, the tourist information center and nearby a park where you can take pleasant walks or relax.

The first three spas built were the Tettuccio, the Regina and the Leopoldine. These spas have made Montecatini Terme famous throughout Europe and a perfect place for holidays at any time of the year.

The thermal baths, fed by four sources of different types of water, offer advanced spa treatments which include many modern methods of massage, treatments with mud packs and hydrotherapy.


For all very pleasant can be the wellness treatments offered by many hotels. It is also a good starting point for visiting very important Tuscan tourist destinations, within a radius of 50 kilometers are located Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena and Versilia.


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Where sleeping in Montecatini Terme

One of the essential elements of a holiday or stay in Montecatini is accommodation. We show you which are the best hotels where to sleep in Montecatini Terme to spend a pleasant stay of well-being and relaxation.

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Best hotels in Montecatini Terme

Hotel Ercolini and Savi - 4-star hotel just 400 meters from the train station and very close to Corso Matteotti. It is considered the best hotel in Montecatini for value for money. In the two restaurants of the hotel you can taste excellent dishes of typical Tuscan cuisine. In addition to breakfast included, some rates also include dinner.

Grand Hotel Tettuccio - located on the prestigious Viale Verdi in the center of Montecatini Terme and in front of the Thermal Park, this 4-star hotel is a perfect choice for those seeking tranquility, well-being and relaxation. The restaurant offers Tuscan and international cuisine. The rooms are equipped with modern and functional comforts.

Hotel Mediterraneo - this 3-star hotel, overlooking the green of the spa park, offers large and comfortable rooms. Located near the train station and the shopping area, it offers various services for free such as: breakfast, Wi-Fi connection, car parking and bike rental. A family atmosphere and friendly staff make the stay very pleasant. Do not miss the delicious cuisine made of typical products and dishes,


Hotel Flowers - this 3-star hotel offers fairly cheap rates and is located just 450 meters from the train station and a 10-minute walk from the Parco delle Terme. Single, double, triple and family rooms are available.

Da Vinci Hotel - 4-star hotel in the city center, close to the train station and the A11 motorway exit. The hotel has single, double, triple and family rooms. Among the services: a restaurant, a bar, an outdoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. In addition to breakfast included, some rates also include dinner as well as other services.


Best hotels with SPA in Montecatini Terme

Adua & Regina di Saba Wellness & Beauty - located in the center of Montecatini Terme and near the Thermal Park, this 4-star hotel is a perfect choice for those seeking tranquility, well-being and relaxation. At the hotel's restaurant you can enjoy typical Italian cuisine. The rooms are equipped with modern and functional comforts. It offers free indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a modern spa.

Grand Hotel Panoramic - located just 10 minutes walk from the center of Montecatini Terme, this 4-star hotel offers a peaceful and quiet environment in the green area of ​​the city. One of the best choices for value for money, with free Wi-Fi and free breakfast. The property offers a small wellness area, a private garden, a large swimming pool, a restaurant, and rooms and suites for families and couples.

Hotel Arnolfo & Aqua Laetitia spa and beauty - this 3-star hotel is among the top hotels in Montecatini for customer satisfaction. Among the services offered: fully equipped spa and beauty center, restaurant, meeting room, lounge bar. It also offers free bike rental, free Wi-Fi in public areas and a free buffet breakfast.


Hotel Manzoni Wellness&Spa - this 4-star hotel offers one of the best wellness centers ever, it includes: Kneipp baths, a Swedish sauna, a steam bath, sensory showers, a whirlpool tub with hydrotherapy and a relaxation area. Particularly suitable for couples and romantic trips.

Grand Hotel Croce di Malta - in the heart of the park, near the city center, this 4-star hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool and a wellness center complete with an indoor heated swimming pool with chromotherapy. In addition to breakfast included, some rates also include dinner as well as other services.


5 star luxury hotel in Montecatini Terme

Grand Hotel & La Pace Spa - is the historic 5-star luxury hotel in Montecatini. It offers indoor and outdoor pools, free Wi-Fi, a modern modern spa and wellness center which includes: a steam bath, a heated pool, hydrotherapy showers and massage chairs. The hotel has comfortable rooms with high standard services and a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine.

LHP Hotel Montecatini Palace & SPA - a 5-star hotel with an elegant Art Nouveau design. Located near the Thermal Park, it offers free WiFi, fitness center and outdoor swimming pool. It has an internal restaurant and a wellness center with sauna, sensory shower, Turkish bath, ice room and other various services. Fully equipped rooms, an excellent choice for those seeking first-class service.

Grand Hotel Bellavista Palace & Golf - is the modern grand hotel in Montecatini, a 5-star luxury hotel with top-level services. Among the services available: a fully equipped wellness center, a modern spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, various types of massages, a fitness center, car parking and bike rental. Highly recommended for couples, romantic trips and for those looking for an exclusive stay.

What to do in Montecatini Terme

Among the main activities and things to do in Montecatini we find:

  • do a mud treatment or massage with thermal water for beauty and relaxation at the Tettuccio Spa to admire the liberty architecture and plants from all over the world
  • take the cable car to reach Montecatini Alto. The historical part of this medieval “village” offers a spectacular view of Montecatini Terme. The funicular is open from April 1st to November 1st each year.
  • do one of the many mountain bike itineraries e bike tour, as well as the various trekking excursions
  • buy souvenirs at the Grocco Market or at Montecatini Alto
  • eat in one of the restaurants in the main square of Montecatini Alto or in the evening to drink a beer in pubs
  • attend a concert of classical music at the "Estate Regina" festival
  • taste the Cialda di Montecatini, the typical dessert of the city, a wafer cake with ice cream or with Vin Santo
  • shopping in the numerous shops in the city center

What to see in Montecatini Terme

Walking is the best solution for visit the touristic part of the city, just over 1 km wide. Walking in the park or in the streets admiring the grand old spas can be very interesting.

The most important spa complexes of the city are the Terme Excelsior, Terme Rinfresco, Terme La Fortuna, Terme Spa Redi, Terme Tamerici, Terme Nuove Redi, Terme di Tettuccio, Terme La Salute, Terme di Leopoldine, Terme Regina and Torretta thermal baths.

The city of Montecatini Terme is also rich in interesting religious and civil buildings. These include the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, the Verdi Theater, the Academy of Art Museum, the Monastery, the Piazza del Popolo, the Villa Forini Lippi, the Church of San Francesco, the Tamerici Pavilion and the Town Hall.

In the area of Montecatini Alto you can visit instead the Convent and church of Santa Maria a Ripa, the Church of San Pietro, the Rocca di Montecatini and the Church of Santi Jacopo and Filippo

Do not miss the Maona cave, a stalactite cave located about 1,5 kilometers from the city and open to visitors from April 1st to October 15th.

What to visit nearby

Montecatini can also be a good one starting point for visiting Tuscan cities of art such as Lucca, Pisa and Florence. They are easily accessible by car, but also by bus or train. Trains take about 30 minutes to Lucca, one hour to Pisa and Florence.

Beyond these cities it can be very interesting visit Siena and San Gimignano, however in this case the car is the recommended means. A "jump" on the coast for visit Versilia it can be very interesting to taste local wines or to visit Viareggio and the other renowned seaside resorts of this area.

Le naturalistic attractions more interesting in the vicinity are the Monsummano cave and Giusti cave. The first is a limestone cave with warm rooms and a steaming lake thought to be useful for the respiratory system, while the second also offers a large outdoor thermal pool and other spa treatments.

How to get to Montecatini Terme

By car

To reach Montecatini by car, take the A11 Firenze - Pisa motorway and exit at Montecatini Terme. From there then follow the directions or, as recommended, set the hotel address on your smartphone or navigator.

By train

The Montecatini Centro and Montecatini Terme-Monsummano railway stations are located on the Florence - Pistoia - Lucca - Viareggio railway line.

By plane

If you arrive by plane, the nearest airports are Florence Airport, about 40 km away and Pisa Airport, about 50 km away. The latter has numerous low cost flights to many of the airports.

From the Florence airport you can take the Volainbus bus and get off at the Florence train station, from where you can take a train to Montecatini Terme. From Pisa airport, on the other hand, you must first take a train to the center of Pisa and then one to Montecatini Terme.

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