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Best Hotels in Montecatini Terme

Montecatini Terme Hotels

A haven for rejuvenation since the 16th century, decadent Montecatini Terme found international fame in the early 1900’s, when its curative mineral waters began to lure in a who’s who of artists, celebrities and aristocrats. Beautified with Art Nouveau architecture and tranquil gardens, today the town is a destination for the arts, culture, top notch dining and boutique shopping. Home to several historic spas, visitors can still indulge in the famous water, and bliss out with a range of pampering treatments fit for an aristocrat.

Things to see

The most famous of Montecatini Terme’s spas is the stately Tettuccio Terme, situated on the main street. Dating back to the 18th century with later additions, the spa’s lavish marble-clad interior is an elegant trip back in time. Here you can drink the water, reputed to help the liver, bowels and urinary system. Terme Leopaldine was built around the same time. Whilst its façade lacks the grandeur of Tettuccio Terme, it features an equally impressive interior, along with an ornate courtyard surrounding its crater-fountain. Originally a grand café and casino, Terme Excelsior was renovated into another spa in 1915 by architect Giovannozzi. Featuring an Art Nouveau hall, the complex offers a wellness centre and mud, bath and inhalation treatment rooms. The town’s gently bustling centrepiece is the picturesque Piazza del Popolo. Surrounded by Art Nouveau architectural jewels with a trickling fountain at its centre, the square is home to cafés, bars and restaurants.

Hotels in Montecatini Terme

Whether you want a 5-star luxury stay or cheap and cheerful sleepover, there are hotels in Montecatini Terme to suit every visitor’s taste and budget. Among the choice you’ll find chandelier-lit elegance galore in the town’s classical villas, townhouses and grand hotels, whilst there are plenty of modern alternative too. Bar lounges, restaurants and swimming pools feature in many of the hotels in Montecatini Terme, whilst some of the more upscale options offer the indulgence of full-service spas. The town has no shortage of cheap hotels, all offering lots of creature comforts, despite slightly fewer amenities.

Where to stay

A hotel in Montecatini Terme’s town centre puts you within easy reach of the spas and the town’s commercial areas. Stretching between the Piazza del Popolo and the spa area, Viale Verdi is Montecatini Terme’s main thoroughfare. The wide tree-lined street is home to a collection of tempting restaurants, boutiques and cafés, where you can savour authentic Italian cuisine, shop for fashion or sample a sweet, crunchy cialde – the town’s famous almond biscuit. Close to town, Montecatini Alto is an old hilltop village, home to historical attractions including the Rocca di Castello Vecchio. Cable cars can get you there in minutes, and provide an especially scenic ascent.

How to get to Montecatini Terme

Montecatini Terme sits within 45 minutes’ drive of 2 international gateways: Florence Airport and Pisa Airport. Both serve a decent selection of European destinations, particularly during the holidaying season, with the latter airport providing a long-haul link to New York City too. Once you’ve touched down the quickest way to get to Montecatini Terme is by taxi or a pre-arranged hotel pick-up service. The town is also reachable via rail. Services stop at Montecatini Central Station, located right in the centre of town. If you want to visit Florence or Pisa whilst you’re here, the station also provides connections to them too.