Saturday, 26 January 2008

Sightseeing in Montecatini Italy

Are you planning on going sightseeing in Montecatini, Italy? There are actually a few different places in Italy with the name Montecatini, so before you plan your sightseeing make sure that you are researching the right Montecatini!

Montecatini Terme is one of the most famous health resorts in Italy and is a lovely town with its own thermal springs and beautiful gardens. It is located in the province of Pistoia in Tuscany and is the most well known Montecatini. Over 2 million tourists visit Montecatini Terme every year.

Montecatini Alto which means "upper Montecatini" is an amazing hilltop village with panoramic views overlooking Montecatini Terme. You can get to Montecatini Alto by a finicular railway.

Finally Montecatini Val di Cecina is a hill town situated about 100km from Pisa and near to Volterra. It was a very prosperous town in the middle ages with lots of copper mines. These have now been turned into a museum. The town is very pleasant for sightseeing with lots of towers, little piazzas and medieval buildings.

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