This beautiful region is very varied with the Tuscan Apennine mountains in the north, wide open valleys and then rolling hills to the south of Florence covered in vineyards and olive groves. Visit the famous leaning tower of Pisa, the charming walled town of Lucca, birthplace of Giacomo Puccini, medieval Pistoia and the inimitable city of Florence; all conveniently linked by train. And of course, wherever you are in Tuscany, the emphasis is most definitely on the wonderful food and fabulous wines. Montecatini is the perfect destination for anybody wanting to visit Tuscany, as the connections to the famous site are so good; whether you choose to take the train or join one of the great guided excursions on offer. If, on the other hand, you prefer to just relax then the thermal waters of the local spas provide a wealth of treatments Tickets are also available for the famous FESTIVAL PUCCINI which takes place in Torre del Lago near Lucca in a wonderful open-air theatre.