Around Montecatini: what to do in Montecatini Terme and sorroundings

WHAT TO DO IN MONTECATINI TERME – APRIL & 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!  Here is the link 

 

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. www.termemontecatini.it

 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
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 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

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)

TERME di MONTECATINI

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.

TERME EXCELSIOR & info point
Viale Verdi n. 61 – Tel. 0572-778511
Terme Excelsior – Wellness & Beauty Center (The ways of Water, Olistic accademy, Shine & Shine Plus)
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 

General website www.termemontecatini.it

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 APRIL 29TH 10:30 AM “OLTREMUSICA” PROGRAM:
10.30 AM Guided tour In VILLA SERMOLLI – Meeting Point
11:30 AM – Concert in the Palazzo Pretorio
QUARTETTO INDACO (ORCHESTRA LEONORE) 
ELENORA MATSUNO E JAMIANG SANTI VIOLINI, FRANCESCA TURCATO VIOLA, COSIMO CAROVANI VIOLONCELLO
Nino Rota Quartetto per archi
Ciclo “Genio Italiano” – Integrale della musica da camera di Nino RotaJohannes Brahms
Quartetto per archi n. 3 in Si bemolle maggiore, op. 67
Ciclo “Caro Johannes” – Integrale della musica da camera di Brahms
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/