This small medieval town with its city walls is like a fortress and belongs to to the "Colline Lucchese." Very easy to reach today by car over the rising winding roads. A visit to the top will be rewarded with a magnificent panoramic view. The visibility is nearly 300 °.
From Pescia Valley via Montecatini and the Pisan mountains to Lucca. A road leads in and out again. Fortunately many visitors use the parking at the gates, so the traffic is bearable.
In summer the tables of pizzerias and restaurants are just outside on the street. When it has cooled down, the locals get to their seats. There is a hustle and bustle in the streets and in the square, from which one has a magnificent view.
Internationally, Montecatini is known for its excellent wine, red as white, growing on the gentle southern slopes of this detached small mountain. The olive trees are there for olive oil production.
The old town of Monte Carlo is located on a hill on the plain of Lucca.
Area attractions include the in 1555 completed fortress by Cosimo I de 'Medici, the church of S. Andrea from 1700 and the Chapel of St. Anna. Monte Carlo also has its own theatre, the Teatro dei Rassicurati.