All you can do in Montecatini Terme next May 2018 – Find out more!

WHAT TO DO IN MONTECATINI TERME & SORROUNDINGS –MAY 2018

 

 

Until Thursday 20th May – “FERRIS WHEEL” – At the entrance of the PINETA park, with its 32 meters high offers a breathtaking view of the entire city. Equipped with 24 cabins, one of which is reserved for people with walking difficulties and also a “VIP PLACE” with music and champagne served on board.

Timetable Ferris Wheel: every day from 10am to 8pm

 

 

EVERY SATURDAY from 8.30 to 13.00 “MERCATO DELLA TERRA – Slow Food Market”
Every Saturday morning from 8.30 to 13.00 at the MERCATO COPERTO, Via Mazzini 15 – Montecatini Terme local producers of typical products from the territory, such as the SORANA Bean, the Pecorino cheese with raw milk, honeys and many other products. It is worth a visit!

 

Friday 27th April – MONTECATINI OPERA FESTIVAL –21.10 Terme Excelsior

A new season in 2018 for Montecatini Opera Festival with some concerts held in the EXCELSIOR Spa Building, on Viale Verdi. This week concert is called “DUETS AND LOVE SONGS”

Numerated seats + special drink (or slow food tasting) € 32,00 per person (reduced fee € 30,00 for Terme di Montecatini clients) SELLINGS @ Terme Excelsior starting from 6pm SAMEDAY

Info on www.montecatinioperafestival.it (many languages available)

 

SATURDAY 28Th and SUNDAY 29th APRIL – SPECIAL OPENING TETTUCCIO SPA BUILDING

Entrance at a Reduced fee € 3,00 to donate for the Fountain restoration: the visit is possible with a map in 4 languages. From 10.00 to 18.00 – Bar service also available.

 

CINEMA IN ENGLISH Every Tuesday evening at Cinema Imperiale it is possible to watch a different movie in original language (English) _ Every Tuesday at 8.30pm one MOVIE IN ENGLISH is always available, at the reduced ticket fare of € 6,00 per adult (instead of € 10,00) – For movies’ list please check www.cinemaimperiale.it 

 

Saturday 28th April Guided Visit THE HIDDEN BEAUTY – Montecatini Alto 15 – 18

Guided visit to the “The Hidden Beauty: some precious embroidments for the Holy Mass” . The visit is available in ENGLISH and it is scheduled from 3.00pm to 6.00pm at the Monastery of S. Maria a Ripa. We strongly recommend to visit Montecatini Alto by Funicular www.montecatini-alto.it for informations

 

Sunday 29th April Guided Visit THE HIDDEN BEAUTY – Montecatini Alto 10-13 / 15 – 18

Guided visit to the “The Hidden Beauty: some precious embroidments for the Holy Mass” . The visit is available in ENGLISH and it is scheduled from from 10.00am to 1.00pm and from 3.00pm to 6.00pm at the Monastery of S. Maria a Ripa. We strongly recommend to visit Montecatini Alto by Funicular www.montecatini-alto.it for informations

 

Tuesday 1st May – TOWN HALL STAIRS Concert  – at 5.00pm “School STIFTSSCHULE” from Einsiedeln, Svizzera: 30 elements from Switzerland playing on the stairs of the TOWN HALL a selection of movies and great themes. FREE LISTENING

 

Wednesday 2nd May –Interagency UNIAG Games PARADE –at 6.00pm

Atheltes and diplomats from all over the world, arriving from 147 countries, will parade from Tettuccio Spa building to the Teatro Verdi, for the opening of the games. Starting from 6.00pm

 

Thursday 3TH  May –“The Three Tenors in Concert” at 21.15 – Grand Hotel Tettuccio

This unforgettable concert and the magnificent performance of the Opera Arias and Neapolitan songs will leave a wonderful memory of your journey to Tuscany! Three renowed Tenors from the best Theatres and Conservatories in Italy will perform every Thursday in this wonderful location at Grand Hotel Tettuccio. Tickets from € 30,00 – Tickets purchase at Grand Hotel Tettuccio and in all the official hotels and travel agencies. Online info at www.operainroma.com

 

Friday 4th May– MONTECATINI OPERA FESTIVAL –21.10 Terme Excelsior

A new season in 2018 for Montecatini Opera Festival with some concerts held in the EXCELSIOR Spa Building, on Viale Verdi. This week concert is called “FROM TCHAIKOVSKY TO PUCCINI”

Numerated seats + special drink (or slow food tasting) € 32,00 per person (reduced fee € 30,00 for Terme di Montecatini clients) SELLINGS @ Terme Excelsior starting from 6pm SAMEDAY

Info on www.montecatinioperafestival.it (many languages available)

 

Saturday 5th may – Terme Tettuccio – at 11.00am – LAMBORGHINI Reunion

At 11.00am arrival into Montecatini Terme. This place has a special meaning because in 1964 here, just in front of the Thermal SPA Tettuccio (a historical building in liberty style), a Lamborghini Concourse d’Elegance has been promoted. On the way to Montecatini we will drive through beautiful and panoramic hilly roads. LAMBORGHINI exposition will last from 11am to 4.00pm

www.mymotorland.net

 

Saturday 5th may – Terme Tamerici – at 5.00pm – CONCERT for the Italian Force

At the TAMERICI SPA BUILDING (in the Pineta Park) a concert of young talents will be held in honour of the Italian Army, organised by Accademia Musicale “Leoncavallo” – Info ph +39 0572 767847 FREE ENTRANCE

 

Starting from Thursday 10th May GROTTA MAONA – Montecatini Alto

NEW! MONTECATINI TERME  THE GROTTA MAONA CAVE opens again!

After some years of closure, the famous Grotta Maona cave opens to public again: a hidden gem among the hills of Montecatini Alto and the Panteraie’s park, with a full entertaing and food & beverage program from the closeby Grotta Maona restaurant.

(Family & kids entertainment available, local food & beverage products)

SCHEDULE from 10.00am to 5.00pm starting from 31st March

TICKET adult is € 7,00; kids and groups or other reductions available

INFO Ph +39 0572 030104 or ph +39 3277571582 email lifemontecatini@gmail.com

WEB ADDRESS to find out more https://www.facebook.com/Grotta-Naturale-turistica-di-MaonaMontecatini-Terme-1954625128132148/

 

Thursday 10th  May –“The Three Tenors in Concert” at 21.15 – Grand Hotel Tettuccio

This unforgettable concert and the magnificent performance of the Opera Arias and Neapolitan songs will leave a wonderful memory of your journey to Tuscany! Three renowed Tenors from the best Theatres and Conservatories in Italy will perform every Thursday in this wonderful location at Grand Hotel Tettuccio. Tickets from € 30,00 – Tickets purchase at Grand Hotel Tettuccio and in all the official hotels and travel agencies. Online info at www.operainroma.com

 

Friday 11th May – TEATRO VERDI “LA TRAVIATA” – Complete Opera with a live orchestra. Director Alessandro Bertolotti. Orchestra “Ritorno all’Opera”.

Show Starts at 21.00. Tickets starting from € 30,00. Ticket Office schedule: Mon- Sun from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 16.00 to 18.00. On the days of the show from 10.00 to12.30 and from 15.30 onwards. For Info Tel.+39 0572 78903  www.teatroverdimontecatini.it

 

From Friday 11th May to Sunday 13th May STREET’N FOOD FESTIVAL

In the PINETA Parkwood, right behind the FERRY WHEEL for the third year in a row the STREET FOOD Festival comes back to Montecatini Terme, bringing back food from all over the Nation. Live music and entertainment also available this year.

Follow the Facebook page @streetnfood1 Info mob +39  339 228 6315

Sunday 13th May Antiquities and Robes Market c/o PIAZZALE LEOPOLDO MONTECATINI

Starting from 9.00am throughout the day in the Piazzale Leopoldo, near the Stadium (end of Via E. Toti, Montecatini Terme)

 

Starting from Tuesday 15th May at the TETTUCCIO BUILDING EVERY AFTERNOON from 16.00 to 18.00 there will be dancing music (standard, latino, Italian tradition). Twice a week dancing nights, program to follow

 

Thursday 17TH  May –“The Three Tenors in Concert” at 21.15 – Grand Hotel Tettuccio

This unforgettable concert and the magnificent performance of the Opera Arias and Neapolitan songs will leave a wonderful memory of your journey to Tuscany! Three renowed Tenors from the best Theatres and Conservatories in Italy will perform every Thursday in this wonderful location at Grand Hotel Tettuccio. Tickets from € 30,00 – Tickets purchase at Grand Hotel Tettuccio and in all the official hotels and travel agencies. Online info at www.operainroma.com

 

Saturday 19th MAY – MONTECATINI ALTO – 16.30 FREE GUIDED VISIT  

Meeting point at 4.30pm at the Funicular arrival in Montecatini Alto (take it by 4!) to start the guided tour from pro-loco about History and Places of Medieval Age in Montecatini Alto, from the Piazzetta to the San Pietro Church and its small museum, the Castle, the Carmine Church and the Clock Tower. Bookings to be made with PRO-LOCO info@montecatini-alto.it  Cell +39 338-3908029 – www.montecatini-alto.it

 

Sunday 20th May Antiquities and Robes Market – MONTECATINI ALTO

Every  4th Sunday of the month Up the lovely roads of Montecatini Alto a very nice market will take place in the medieval village. Please reach with FUNICOLARE www.montecatini-alto.it

 

Sunday 20th May –Terme Tamerici –at  17.00 “MUSIC AND POETRY”

At the TAMERICI SPA BUILDING (in the Pineta Park) a concert of young talents will be held, together with some Poetry declamation; organised by Accademia Musicale “Leoncavallo” – Info ph +39 0572 767847 FREE ENTRANCE

 

Thursday 24th  May –“The Three Tenors in Concert” at 21.15 – Grand Hotel Tettuccio

This unforgettable concert and the magnificent performance of the Opera Arias and Neapolitan songs will leave a wonderful memory of your journey to Tuscany! Three renowed Tenors from the best Theatres and Conservatories in Italy will perform every Thursday in this wonderful location at Grand Hotel Tettuccio. Tickets from € 30,00 – Tickets purchase at Grand Hotel Tettuccio and in all the official hotels and travel agencies. Online info at www.operainroma.com

 

 

Friday 25th May – TEATRO VERDI “CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA” – Complete Opera with a live orchestra. Director Alessandro Bertolotti. Orchestra “Ritorno all’Opera”.

Show Starts at 21.00. Tickets starting from € 30,00. Ticket Office schedule: Mon- Sun from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 16.00 to 18.00. On the days of the show from 10.00 to12.30 and from 15.30 onwards. For Info Tel.+39 0572 78903  www.teatroverdimontecatini.it

 

Saturday, 26th May – TEATRO VERDI “OMAGGIO A MORRICONE –Oscar mUSICS” – Pianoforte and direction from Andrea Albertini, ensemble Le Muse.

A selection among the best 400 movies songs written by the most famous Italian Maestro of these past 50 years.

Show Starts at 21.00. Tickets starting from € 25,00. Ticket Office schedule: Mon- Sun from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 16.00 to 18.00. On the days of the show from 10.00 to12.30 and from 15.30 onwards. For Info Tel.+39 0572 78903  www.teatroverdimontecatini.it

 

Sunday 27th May – SAGRA DELLA FETT’UNTA – OIL & GARLIC BREAD FEAST  

Starting from 15:00 MONTECATINI ALTO

The traditional Oil & Garlic bread feast once again will take placein Montecatini Alto, where everybody cantaste the new oil of the year over a hot and garlic tasting bread, as in the best tuscan tradition. The Feast goes on until 19.30 and it’s free entrance. Please go to Montecatini Alto with the Funicular www.montecatini-alto.it

 

Sunday 27th May –Spa Building Terme Tamerici – at 17.00 “XV Rassegna Musicale EUROPEA – 15TH European Music Festival”

At the TAMERICI SPA BUILDING (in the Pineta Park) a concert of young talents who won international contests Europewise;  organised by Accademia Musicale “Leoncavallo” – Info ph +39 0572 767847 FREE ENTRANCE

 

Monday 28th May – Tettuccio SPA Building – at 21.00 MAUREEN HUNTER SINGERS Concert

Concert of a choir with english repertoir, in the beautiful palace of the Tettuccio SPA Building. FREE ENTRANCE

 

Wednesday 30° May – Tettuccio SPA Building– at 21.00 COLMCILLE Ladies Choir, Irland CONCERT
Concert of a ladies choir with english repertoir, in the beautiful palace of the Tettuccio SPA Building. FREE ENTRANCE

 

Thursday 31st  May –“The Three Tenors in Concert” at 21.15 – Grand Hotel Tettuccio

This unforgettable concert and the magnificent performance of the Opera Arias and Neapolitan songs will leave a wonderful memory of your journey to Tuscany! Three renowed Tenors from the best Theatres and Conservatories in Italy will perform every Thursday in this wonderful location at Grand Hotel Tettuccio. Tickets from € 30,00 – Tickets purchase at Grand Hotel Tettuccio and in all the official hotels and travel agencies. Online info at www.operainroma.com

 

TERME DI MONTECATINI

 

TERME DI MONTECATINI (www.termemontecatini.it)

From the 1st of May 2018 these are the schedules:

 

Info Point at Palazzina Direzione

Viale Verdi n. 41 – Tel. 0572-7781

From Monday to Friday from 8am to 1pm and from 3pm to 6pm

(on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays the information point will be active at Terme Excelsior)

 

TERME TETTUCCIO starting from 1° MAY

Hydropinic Cure from Mon to Sun from  8.00 to 12.00 and from 16.00 to 19.00

Visits from Monday to Sunday from 11.00am to  19.00

 

TERME EXCELSIOR

Viale Verdi n. 61 – Tel. 0572-778511

Terme Excelsior – Hidropinic Care (ONLY UNTIL 30th April)

From Monday to Sunday from 8am to 12am

Terme Excelsior – Wellness & Beauty Center

From Monday to Sunday from 10.00 to 20.00

 

TERME REDI

Viale Marconi n. 2 – Tel. 0572-778533 / 0572-778547

 

Terme Redi – Inhalation Department

From Monday to Friday from 8am to 12am and from 3.30pm to 6.30pm

Saturday from 8am to 1pm

 (Access to the ward is permitted up to one hour before closing)

 

Terme Redi – Mud-bath therapy department

From Monday to Friday from 8am to 12am and from 3.30pm to 6.30pm

Saturday from 8am to 1pm

 

Terme Redi – Swimming Pool and Physiotherapy

Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am to 8.30pm

Tuesday and Thursday from 8am to 8pm

Saturday from 9am to 7pm

On Sundays and holidays the thermal pool will be open from 9am to 1pm for a relaxing bath 

 

Terme Redi – Fitness Motory Adapted Activity (Barni Gym)

Monday from 9am to 8.30pm

Tuesday from 9am to 1pm and from 3pm to 8pm

Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 1pm and from 3pm to 8.30pm

Thursday from 1pm to 8pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

For any other Info visit: www.termemontecatini.it

 

Exhibitions and Historical Buildings to VISIT

 

MONTECATINI TERME – TOWN HALL Visit  It is possible to visit the Town Hall COMUNE di Montecatini Terme everyday from MONDAY to FRIDAY from 8.00am to 6.00pm nonstop / SATURDAY and SUNDAY during the Moca Museum opening hours.  Please take one of the brochures on the YELLOW CASE downstairs and ENJOY the visit.  The Town hall is located in VIALE VERDI, 46 – Montecatini Terme

TERME TETTUCCIO – SPA BUILDING Tettuccio – Every day from 1st May to 15th October it is possible to visit the Historical Building TETTUCCIO (at the end of Viale Verdi) from 11.00am to 6.00pm / Entrance fee is € 7,00 with possible reductions for small groups and for elderly or young people. A 4 language map/guide is available at the counter, once the ticket is purchased.

New Exhibition “GENIALE! GLI INVASORI DELL’ARTE” – MO.C.A. – MOntecatini Contemporary Art 

The new Moca exhibition named “Geniale! Gli Invasori dell’arte” talks about the new Urban art, from New York streets to Banksy, whose opera is exposed in this exhibition as well.
It will be possible to see the famous Mona Simpson from Nick Walker, just back from a biggest exhibition about Leonardo da Vinci in Amboise.

Schedule of the exhibition Tuesday to Friday 10.00am to 12.00pm and Saturday to Sunday from 10.30am to 12.30pm and  from 4.00pm to 7pm (www.mocamontecatini.it )

 

Until 20th May “Franco Goiorani – EXHIBITION” – Galleria Flori, Viale Verdi n. 2 – Montecatini Terme

Until 20th May The Flori Gallery guests an inportant paintings exhibition of FRANCO GOIORANI: 37 paintings and drawings between the best of this incredibile scientist’s production. The Exhibition is open until 20th May in the Flori Gallery, Viale Verdi n° 2 from Monday to Sunday 9.30am – 1.00pm and from 4.30pm to 8.pm FREE ENTRANCE.

 

From Friday 27th april to 1st July 2018- Terme Excelsior &  Terme Redi – Exhibition“Tuscany on canvas”

Paintings from the Maestro Domenico Monteforte inspired to the Tuscan Hills. The exhibition is split between the building of Excelsior (Viale Verdi, 60) and Redi (Viale Manzoni)

 

ACTIVITIES AROUND MONTECATINI:

OUR TUSCANY FROM LEONARDO TO PINOCCHIO

 

 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT LEONARDO da VINCI

Everyday Vinci, 20km from Montecatini Terme, is home of the genius LEONARDO, and there are many activities that can be done in the village: from the Museum of Leonardo, featuring many machines, to his original house, to many trekking or bike paths and other activities, like tastings of wine and oil. Visit the website http://www.museoleonardiano.it/eng for more informations

HOW TO REACH  VINCI from  Montecatini Terme and closeby if you DON’T HAVE A CAR:  SHUTTLE SERVICE ON CALL (FOR A FEE) Please call  ph +39 348 9141064 for reservations or +39  057156565 Mr Franco Leporatti NCC

 

 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT PINOCCHIO, the Puppet from COLLODI

Everyday Collodi, 15km from Montecatini Terme, offers an incredible variety of entertainment for families and kids. The famous monumental park of Pinocchio, with some important statues and some areas for kids fun; the Garden of Villa Garzoni, beautiful and outstanding Baroque environment and the Butterfly House, with tropical birds and butterflies, for the kids greatest amusement. Find out more in www.pinocchio.it (many languages available)

HOW TO REACH COLLODI and PINOCCHIO’S PARK from MONTECATINI TERME   Take the LINEA TURISTICA PINOCCHIO leaving from  Viale Verdi (in front of Teatro Verdi) everyday  at 9,30 / 11,00 e 3,15pm – Ticket purchaseable onboard € 4,00 – buying the ticket you get € 4,00 discount on Park + Garden entrance – Contacts ph +0572 / 453112 EMAIL touristatancc@virgilio.it  March, April, July and August only Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. May, June, September, October from Tuesday to Sunday.

 

 

 

THE MARSHLAND OF FUCECCHIO: THE PARADISE OF BIRDWATCHING

 

NATURALISTIC GUIDED VISITS of the RESEARCH & BIRDWATCHING OBSERVATORY
Centro R.D.P. del Padule di Fucecchio Via Don Franco Malucchi (former via Castelmartini) n. 115, 51036 Larciano (PT) Tel.  +39 0573 84540 E-mail fucecchio@zoneumidetoscane.it  Website www.paduledifucecchio.eu

 

OPENINGS OF THE VISITOR CENTER AND OBSERVATORY
The Visitor Center is open to the public on Saturdays from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm and on Sundays and holidays (excluding Christmas) from 9 am to 12 am and from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm (on other days by reservation). The wildlife observatory is open with personnel from the Center and telescope available on Sundays and holidays (excluding Christmas) from 9 am to 12 am and from 2 pm to 4 pm. The observatory is however always accessible independently with the Le Morette path (see the route). The visit of the Center and the autonomous visit to the observatory are free, and no reservation is required. Info http://www.zoneumidetoscane.it/it/aperture-del-centro-visite edellosservatorio

ON BOAT AROUND THE FUCECCHIO MARSHLANDS
GUIDED Boat “BARCHINO” tours (PONTE BUGGIANESE – Loc Anchione at the DOGANA del CAPANNONE ph +39 329 4340338 email associazionevolpoca@virgilio.it )
If you have seen pictures from the Padule Marshland Area, an incredible visit is the BARCHINO option, that is travelling around the marshlands with the original wooden little boat of native from the area, which gives the tourists the opportunity to spot birds and other animals from a very short distance, to learn their flights from the waters and to hear their sounds, like the natives would do in the past.  Don’t miss the chance to get into this incredible nature!
SCHEDULE from SUNRISE – 6.00am – until SUNSET, last departure
COST € 30,00 per adult and FREE for kids under 14y – Reservation is MANDATORY
NEW! SUNSET VISIT: departure at dawn, with final aperitive.
WEB ADDRESS for more info  www.tomontecatini.com/en/valdinievole/padule-di-fucecchio-riserva-naturale

BORGO A BUGGIANO SUNDAY MAY 6TH 10:30 AM
“OLTREMUSICA” PROGRAM:
10.30 AM Guided tour In VILLA SERMOLLI – Meeting Point
11:30 AM – Concert in the Palazzo Pretorio “ROMANTICO IN DUO”
Oltremusica is an exclusive experience that involves all the five senses. It is an extraordinary event that will take place on the hills of Buggiano Castello, among citrus groves and aromatic plants, from March to June. Every attendee, toasting in honour of springtime and its many gifts, will be taken on a walk out of time, a prelude to an unforgettable concert.
Info and Tickets  at https://oltre-musica.it/

OTHER DATES IN BORGO A BUGGIANO “OLTREMUSICA”
13 Maggio/ May  – AN DIE MUSIK
20 Maggio/ May – La Folia Spagnola – DUO
27 Maggio / May – Da Mozart a Bizet – Sola Andata (Mozart to Bizet, One Way)

 

 

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFO ABOUT MONTECATINI TERME & VALDINIEVOLE PLEASE VISIT WWW.TOMONTECATINI.COM and the facebook page @aroundmontecatini

 

PISTOIA

 

GUIDED VISITS OF PISTOIA  – FORMER ITALIAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2017

 

Tuesday 1st May (10.30 and 15.30), Wed 2/5 (10.30) Fri 4/5 (15.30), Sat 5/5 (10.30 and 15.30), Sun  6/5 (10.30 and 15.30) Wed 9/5 (10.30), Fri 11/5 (15.30), Sat 12/5 ( 10.30 and 15.30), Sun 13/5 (10.30 and 15.30) Wed 16/5 (10.30) , Fri 18/5 (15.30), Sat 19/5 (10.30  and 15.30), Sun 20/5
( 10.30 and 15.30), Wed 30/5 (10.30)

 

Guided Tours of Pistoia (Italian Culture Capital for 2017) including Piazza del Duomo and its medieval buildings (Cattedrale, Battistero, Palazzo del Comune, Palazzo del Potestà), Piazza della Sala, S. Giovanni Fuorcivitas, S. Andrea with the Giovanni Pisano pulpit and the Ospedale del Ceppo.

Participants will have a discounted entrance to Pistoia Sotterranea (€ 4,50 instead of € 9.00), Campanile Bell Tower (€ 5 adult; 3,50 kids), at the silver althar (€ 2,00 instead of € 2,50), and a free tasting at the  historical Confetteria Corsini candy shop

Meeting Point at OFFICE Informazioni Turistiche, Piazza del Duomo, Pistoia – duration 2 ore circa – cost: € 10 per person.  Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before schedule

INFO e BOOKINGS: Centro Guide Turismo Pistoia

+39  335-7116713      centroguide.pistoia@gmail.com

DOWNLOADABLE VERSION OF THE EVENTS LIST HERE