Holiday in Montecatini Terme
North of the River Arno, in Valdinievole, lies Montecatini, less than 50 km from the airports at both Florence and Pisa. If you prefer public transport, there is also a train station in town. Montecatini Terme is really popular because of its many spas and its lively atmosphere.
You can also find all kinds of sports facilities, including an 18-hole golf course, a racecourse, a stadium, several Olympic size swimming pools and lots of tennis courts.
If you visit the town during the last week of July or the first week of August, we can recommend a visit to the opera in Torre del Lago, which is just a ½ hour drive away. Here at Lake Massaciuccoli, where Giacomo Puccini lived for most of his life, there is an annual open-air concert. Unlike the arena in Verona, Italian decorum is the order of the day at Torre del Lago where all seats are numbered and the performances are usually classical and of extremely high quality. Singers including Mario del Monaco, Franco Corelli, José Carreras, Placido Domingo have performed here over the years.