The historic funicular, with its two red carriages – Gigio and Gigia – was inaugurated in 1898 in the presence of Giuseppe Verdi. It acts as a link between the lower part of the city and the hillside village of Montecatini Alto, offering a view of the city immersed in the harmony of greenery.
The medieval village
Teatro dei Risorti A visit to the Montecatini Alto’s central square provides a unique opportunity to experience the intimate atmosphere which characterises the entire village and which particularly struck Giuseppe Giusti, the Monsummanese poet after whom the square is named. A place, therefore, devoted to art right from its name. It is here that one …
In the midst of greenery, this historical path runs parallel to the Funicular route.
Starting from the lower town, to the right of the funicular station, the trail branches off through olive groves and woods, culminating on the Montecatini Alto hill, offering magnificent views of the entire town. Along the way are the Stations of the Cross.