Of the hotels in Montecatini Terme, the Hotel Tuscany Inn is in a privileged location for a comfortable hotel stay in Montecatini, visiting the spas and city center and convenient to the splendid Tuscan cities of Lucca (29 km), Pistoia (17 km), Prato (31 km), Florence (50 km), Viareggio and Versilia (50 km), nestled among magnificent landscapes ranging from hills, to mountains to the sea.
Spa and Art Nouveau city, Montecatini is a charming spa district with villas, masterpieces of spa and residential architecture, primarily constructed at the turn of the twentieth century and patronize by Italian, European and American VIPs. Sodium-sulfur-alkaline, with precious salts and minerals, the spa waters spring in the splendid Spa Park, 1000 meters from the Hotel Tuscany Inn; Leopoldina, Tettuccio, Rinfresco and Regina are the names of the springs, each with unique healing properties. Montecatini Alto is the old city of Montecatini that is accessed by the quaint red cable car providing stunning views of the squares and alleyways, loved by Giuseppe Verdi who spent his summers here.
Fifteen minutes from Montecatini Terme, in the heart of Tuscany, nestled between the Chianti Montalbano DOCG wine and Montalbano IGP extra-virgin oil hillsides, at the foot of the Cimone and Abetone, mountains that graze the 2,000 meter mark, Pistoia is the charming city with thePiazza del Duomo framed by the two-toned Cathedral and Baptistry and beautiful Bishropric, Town Hall and Magistrate's palazzo. The surrounding cities are also of interest, with Collodi, the home town of Pinocchio, celebrated by the Pinocchio amusement park, and the Valdinievole, which offers enchanting landscapes of green hills dotted with historic villages like Baggiano, Lamporecchio, Pescia, Massa and Cozzile.
Surrounded by the beautiful fifteenth century walls, Lucca is less than a half an hour from Montecatini Terme, from the 4-star Tuscany Inn where the Medieval city presents a series of artistic and historical monuments, witnesses to the city's importance over the centuries: The Roman amphitheater that accentuates its beautiful square; the Roman San Martino cathedral, splendid treasure chest of important Medieval and Renaissance artwork including the magnificent Tomb of Ilaria del Carretto; the original Guinigi tower, crowned by holm oak, and Villa Bottini or Buovisi with its astounding garden. Lucca is also a city of significant musical traditions. The great musicians born in this town include Giacomo Puccini, the greatest opera composer between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries whose house is now an educational center and museum.
HOW TO GET HERE
By plane: From the Amerigo Vespucci Florence airport (46 km)
Take the "Volainbus" shuttle from the airport to the Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence. From here, continue by train to Pisa and get off at Montecatini Centro. The Hotel Tuscany Inn is 100 meters away. From here continue as described in by train.
From the Galileo Galilei Pisa airport (61 km)
Take a train from the airport to Pisa Centrale. From here, continue by train towards Pistoia and get off at Montecatini Centro. The Hotel Tuscany Inn is 100 meters away. From here, continue by train to Pisa and get off at Montecatini Centro. The Hotel Tuscany Inn is 100 meters away. From here continue as described in By train.
By train: The Montecatini Central station is on the Florence - Lucca - Viareggio line.
The Hotel Tuscany Inn is about 300 meters away.
To get here:
• from Venice and Bologna, change in Prato or at the Florence SMN station;
• from Rome and Milan, change at the Florence SMN station;
• from Genoa, change in Viareggio;
From Montecatini Center railway station, turn right into Via Toti and continue for 200 meters until you arrive at a stop light, turn right into Via Tripoli and after 30 meters turn left into Via Cividale. The hotel is at number 86.
By car: From the A11 Florence - Pisa nord highway (Firenze Mare) exit at Montecatini Terme (the Hotel Tuscany Inn is about 1 km away) and take Regional Road Francesca (which becomes Viale Ugo Foscolo) heading for the Margine Coperta/Buggiano, continue for 600 meters and you will see a lite-up sign for parking (take the ticket from the machine). Continue up to the first level and park behind the hotel.