Urbanity and calm hot springs exist in perfect harmony in Montecatini. With its magnificent parks, its striking downtown, its high fashion venues and its buildings that point to bygone eras, this “garden city” makes a prime vacation spot for wellness, cultural activities and pure relaxation. The hot springs of Montecatini are Italy’s main thermal center and among the best in Europe. A hub for tourism, business, sport, wellness and hospitality, the area is the beating heart of Tuscan spa culture, and the properties of the local waters offer a boost to both health and beauty.
Montecatini Terme’s springs have been well known since Roman times. The town was founded as a spa center at the base of the centuries-old Castello, today Montecatini Alto. The thermal system we know today was established in the 18th century thanks to Leopoldo the Grand Duke, who promoted an urbanistic and structural renovation that made Montecatini internationally famous.
The town also offers a taste of the Belle Èpoque: the magical atmosphere of that era can be experienced in historic venues such as Caffè delle Terme, the Locanda Maggiore, the Gambrinus porticoes and the frescoed spa establishments, decorated in the Liberty style.
The three complexes Tettuccio, Redi and Excelsior Wellness Center offer a comprehensive system of treatments, overseen by experts and qualified, well-equipped medical professionals. Spa treatments change with the seasons and offer solutions to any and all wellness-related needs.
Classified as salso-sulfate-bicarbonate-sodium, the thermal waters are used at a therapeutic level for diseases of the metabolism, digestive system at the gastric and intestinal level, for liver and biliary diseases and also for well-being treatments.