Montecatini Terme is one of Italy’s largest spa towns. It’s a great place to take in the history and architecture of Italy while relaxing. The town is famous of spa treatments, soothing mud and crystal clear drinking water. Everything in this city is built to make you relax. You’ll find a lot of history too, the town has been a secret for Italians for a long time. If you get a chance to visit here is our list of the 5 best things to do in Montecatini Terme.
Take the Funicolare di Montecatini Terme
The funicolare is one of the most fun things to do in Montecatini Terme. The tiny little ‘train’ heads up the hillside next to the town on a tiny rail. It looks like a very touristy thing to do but it’s highly recommended.
The trip up the hillside takes in one of the best views of the town as it rattles its way up. If you’re looking for an evening out take the funicolare up the hill for dinner.
Visit Montecatini Alto
At the top of your funicolare trip you’ll find the country village of Montecatini Alto on the hilltop. Although there is a road the funicolare is much more fun. The village is all that you imagine an Italian hilltop village to be.
Rustic, authentic restaurants can be found around the narrow streets. They are all reasonably priced and the food is amazing.
Enjoy the country charm of Piazza Giuseppe Giusti
The Piazza Giuseppe Giusti is an Italian Piazza without the touristy vibe. It really does feel like a local, small town square. It’s definitely one of the best things to do in Montecatini Terme.
The cobblestones of the square and the canvas roofed stalls make for a great little spot to relax and have un caffe. Brush up on your Italian so you can chat with the locals.
See the Spa’s at Parco delle Terme di Montecatini
No trip to Montecatini Terme would be done without a trip to Parco delle Terme di Montecatini. The beautiful gardens and park land surround three spa complexes that you can explore, Bagno Regio opened in 1773, Leopoldine opened in 1775 and Tettuccio in 1779.
You’ll definitely see why this town is a famous spa town in Italy.
Take in the Old and New of the Basilica Santa Maria Assunta
The Basilica Santa Maria Assunta is a quite unique church in Italy in that it’s not ancient. The modern church doesn’t look to different from what you’d see outside of Italy from first glance. But one you get inside you see the old world charm.