Staying at the Hotel Columbia in the center of Montecatini Terme means discovering a world of wellness, culture, tradition and hospitality. The spa town is one of the favorite destinations for wellness tourism , with spas that are among the most beautiful and renowned, a thermal park that has no equal and a rich and diversified wellness offer.
But there are also other aspects that make this city truly unique, below you will find three things to do absolutely during your stay in Montecatini Terme.
1) The aromas and flavors of the rural world
There is nothing better than a good dish to feel gratified and in perfect shape, Montecatini Terme from this point of view really offers the embarrassment of choice.
Hams, cured meats and cheeses such as Cinta Senese, Finocchiona, Buristo, Pecorino Toscano or Caciotta Dolce are a must try, perhaps combined with an excellent wine. Among the typical products undoubtedly we cannot forget the Waffles of Montecatini, the nougat of Lamporecchio and the Brigidino.
It will not be difficult for you to find local trattorias or shops where you can taste the best of the culinary culture of Montecatini , you will discover a world of flavors and fragrances from which emerges the close link of gastronomic tradition with the peasant world.
The panoramic restaurant of the Columbia Hotel will delight you with a menu full of local delicacies, for an extraordinary journey in the Tuscan flavors.
2) An evening at the Teatro Verdi
The new Verdi Theater is definitely a must, every year it offers a rich live theater and music program .
The theater can accommodate an audience of 1,500 people, established in recent years as the cultural landmark of the Renaissance city. A unique scenic location where you can spend happy evenings in company.
3) The panorama of Montecatini from the funicular
An experience that you absolutely must experience during your stay in Montecatini is surely to travel the stretch that connects Montecatini Terme with Montecatini Alto on board the funicular.
The funicular was built at the end of the 19th century, initially moved by a steam boiler until the advent of electricity.
The carriages move on rails pulled by ropes along a 15-minute journey from which you can enjoy an incredible view of the city, the surrounding hills and valleys.