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Northern Tuscany & Montecatini Holidays

North Tuscany is home to two of Italy’s most famous cities: Florence and Pisa. Here, art galleries, palazzos and Michelin-starred restaurants vie for your attention.

For something a little more laid-back, consider staying in a smaller city. Little Lucca comes ringed by Renaissance walls. Cycle or walk them for long-range views over both the city and Tuscan countryside.

Meanwhile, the thermal waters of Montecatini have been reeling in day trippers since Roman times. Explore the art nouveau Terme Tettuccio before hopping on the oldest funicular in the world. It takes you up to Montecatini Alto – a medieval village with spectacular views of North Tuscany.

Inghams operate a telephone Rep service in Norther Tuscany and Montecatini.

Festivals

Puccini Festival (Jul and Aug)

Torre del Lago near Lucca hosts a festival dedicated to the famous Italian composer Giacomo Puccini, with a fantastic calendar of classic operas in an equally fantastic setting. The 3,400 seat open-air theatre looks over the picturesque Massaciuccoli Lake and is surrounded by a charming park.

Useful Information

Resort Code: ITMT

Languages spoken:

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

  • from£1779pp
  • Maximum Group Size: 26
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Enjoy a small group escorted tour through the verdant landscapes of Tuscany and Umbria, sampling world famous wines as you go. Visit beautiful towns, city's and villages as you learn about this regions culture and history. 

  • from£619pp
  • 26 rooms
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The Hotel San Luca Palace is an elegant and stylish Renaissance hotel, centrally located in the medieval square of Lucca. The hotel can be found within the city walls, walking distance away from the main sites of Lucca, the shopping district and the train station.

 

  • from£559pp
  • 105 rooms
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The Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale is one of the most elegant hotels in Montecatini. Well known for its high standards of attentive service and excellent cuisine. 

  • from£499pp
  • 130 rooms
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The Grand Hotel & La Pace is set in the heart of the bustling town of Montecatini, close to the shops, bars and restaurants. The hotel is also within walking distance of the famous Montecatini thermal spas, making it a perfect base for guests wanting a relaxing holiday. 

  • from£599pp
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This elegant hotel enjoys a great location close to the heart of Montecatini with all its shops, bars and restaurants and the Tettucio Spa and gardens are also nearby.

  • from£549pp
  • 41 rooms
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The Hotel Ilaria & Residenza dell'Alba is located within the medieval walls of Lucca, making it a perfect base for anyone wanting to explore this lovely, historic town.

  • 61 rooms
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Affiliated to the Leading Small Hotels of the World, the Bagni di Pisa is a sanctuary of luxury and well-being, in the Tuscan hills just outside Pisa. Relax in natural waters of the Levante Hot Springs, revel in the beautiful surroundings and the stunning art and architecture in this period building.

  • 64 rooms
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Meticlulously restored this 19th century villa has fresco ceilings and incredible artwork throughout and nestled in 45 acres of parkland. The Grotta Giusti, immerses you in Italian luxury.

  • from£562pp
  • 96 rooms
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The Grand Hotel Plaza is ideally situated in the centre of Montecatini, overlooking the main square and close to all the main attractions.

  • from£559pp
  • 81 rooms
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Superior and charming hotel with stylish decor, dating back to 1900, the hotel offers excellent hospitality in quiet, elegant surroundings.

  • from£519pp
  • 135 rooms
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A recently refurbished, prestigious hotel enjoying a quiet location conveniently close to the park and nearby restaurants. 10 minutes’ walk (1km) to the centre of Montecatini. 

  • from£519pp
  • 55 rooms
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Surrounded by the greenery of the Tettuccio spa gardens, the Astoria enjoys a picturesque and peaceful setting close to the centre of Montecatini Terme

  • from£429pp
  • 30 rooms
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This small and friendly hotel is the sister to our popular Hotel Astoria and is located close to the thermal park.

Excursions

PRE-BOOKABLE Excursions for guests staying in Montecatini 

Siena & San Gimignano

From £69 Thursday, full day

Pick up time: 9.00am / Drop off time: 7.00pm

A guided tour of the medieval town of Siena which includes: the cathedral, music academy and the Accademia Chigiana. In the afternoon drive through the Chianti hills to explore San Gimignano, a town of towers dating back to the Etruscan period. Not suitable for people with mobility issues.

Florence with the Uffizi Gallery

From £80 Friday, full day

Pick up time: 9.00am / Drop off time: 5.30pm

Visit the home town of the famous Medici family, wealthy patrons of the famous writers, artists, architects and sculptors who flocked to the city. Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli and Raphael to name but a few, filling the churches palaces and streets with the world’s greatest Renaissance works. Our excellent guide will share all the secret stories and make the city alive in front of your eyes. The walk will end by the famous Uffizi Gallery where you will be able to SKIP THE QUEUE (entrance fee payable locally).

Cinque Terre

From £73 Tuesday, full day

Pick up time: 7.30am / Drop off time: 7.00pm 

Travelling by boat and/or train (weather permitting) around the Cinque Terre discover some of the most picturesque seaside villages in the Mediterranean. Starting at Riomaggiore or Manarola, and passing all five villages with their colourful houses stopping at: Vernazza and Monterosso where there is time for lunch and swimming. Not suitable for people with mobility issues

**Please note that the pick up and drop off point for all Montecatini excursions is the Tourist Information Office located in the centre of town and a max. 10 minutes walk from hotels. 

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