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Montecatini Terme and surroundings

Montecatini Terme is a town in Tuscany famous for its beneficial thermal waters and marvellous Art Nouveau architecture. It is located in a fortunate position, surrounded by enchanting hills and not far from the art cities of Tuscany and the sea of Versilia.

Loved by nobles, intellectuals, artists and Hollywood stars, Montecatini Terme retains the charm and beauty that made it famous.

Elegant and quiet, it welcomes guests among the tree-lined avenues of the centre, the green gardens of the Thermal Park and the gentle countryside of the Valdinievole.

Hotel Settentrionale Esplanade is very close to the city centre of Montecatini, right in front of the Thermal Parke, one minute from the wellness center of the Terme Excelsior, a ten-minute walk from the splendid Terme Tettuccio with its hydropinic treatments, and from the Terme Redi that has a thermal pool and a physiotherapy centre.

Splendid examples of Art Nouveau architecture, the spas retain the decorations, furnishings and frescoes from the 1920s: entering the thermal baths is like entering a fairy tale.

To discover the famous people who once spent time in Montecatini and its thermal baths, just walk along Viale Giuseppe Verdi, just outside the hotel. Here on the "Walk of Fame" there is a circular plaque showing the date of their first visit: Giacomo Puccini, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Coco Chanel, Christian Dior and in recent years Kobe Bryant, Laura Pausini, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, to name just a few of the over 200 personalities who have chosen Montecatini to enjoy the spas and the beauty of Tuscany.

Today's holiday in Montecatini Terme combines the relaxation of the thermal spas with an active holiday.

The easy trekking paths that start from Montecatini Terme allow you to discover the countryside and nature of the Valdinievole on foot, amidst luxuriant nature and historical places.

Mountain bike enthusiasts will find spectacular trails of varying difficulty in circular itineraries that start from Montecatini Terme, a few metres from Hotel Settentrionale Esplanade.

The prestigious Montecatini Golf Club, immersed in an enchanting landscape, welcomes enthusiasts on the 18-hole par 72 course all year round.

Those travelling with children absolutely must visit the Pinocchio Park in Collodi, go up to Montecatini Alto with the historic cable car and try the Cialde di Montecatini, the typical biscuit - wafer, light and nutritious, perfect for a snack even for adults.

The shopping promenade is a two-minute walk from Hotel Settentrionale Esplanade, among the traditional colourful shops of the Grocco Market where you can find bargains and gift ideas. The boutiques of the big brands are located in Corso Matteotti.

Finally, the Hotel Settentrionale Esplanade is the starting point for discovering the art cities of Tuscany and Versilia, destinations that are easy to reach both by car and by train. Lucca, Pistoia, Pisa, Florence and Viareggio are less than an hour from Montecatini Terme. Small villages Buggiano, Massa and Cozzile, Pescia, Le Dieci Castella; the uncontaminated landscapes of Abetone and Garfagnana with the magical Grotta del Vento and finally the natural reserve of Padule del Fucecchio, are equally destinations that are easy to reach from Montecatini.

Montecatini Terme is a town in Tuscany famous for its beneficial thermal waters and marvellous..