Spas and Wellness

The town of Montecatini is known for its thermal waters, which have a variety of indications: they improve the function of the liver, bile, chronic constipation, and improve the purification of the liver. Moreover, they promote the elimination of waste through the kidney system, as well as the restoration of salts lost during sport activities.

In addition to the traditional thermal water and mud, the most innovative wellness and beauty methods have been introduced, including massage, body and facial treatments, slimming, relaxation, and wellness programs.

Montecatini’s thermal waters were most likely known and exploited in Roman times, as some Roman votive statues were found in 1788 during recovery work. However, the first use of thermal waters dates back to 1370, when the Florentine Republic placed a roof over a spring, which was named “Tettuccio”.

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The first studies on water use date back to the early 1400s. It was Ugolino da Montecatini who drew attention to their properties with his treaty “balneorum Italiae proprietatibus ac virtutibus”.

Due to the reclamation work completed by Pietro Leopoldo of Lorraine, the stagnant water in the valley was removed, and the Montecatini hot springs were given great prominence, leading to the establishment of the town’s spa.

The main springs still in use today include: Fonte Tettuccio, Fonte Regina, Fonte Leopoldina, and Fonte Rinfresco.

These slightly salty-tasting sulphate-alkaline waters are especially beneficial for liver, intestinal and biliary functions. The Leopoldina is also suitable for mud therapy, balneotherapy and inhalation therapy.

Thermal water tap room with frescoes

The spa complexes are located in a green landscape, allowing for a healthy stay aimed at well-being in a natural environment.

In fact, the spas are surrounded by gardens and walking paths that intertwine with “La Pineta” park, the town’s main park.

Thermal treatments are currently available at the Tettuccio Spa, where hydropinic therapy is carried out, and at the Redi structure, which offers balneotherapy, inhalation therapy, mud therapy, and physiotherapy.

Furthermore, the Tamerici Spa was redeveloped by the Incanto Liberty Association. A variety of musical events, exhibitions, and presentations are held inside, as well as the possibility of visiting the wonderful Art Nouveau “mescita” (water pouring) hall, decorated by Galileo Chini.

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The Spas of Montecatini

Tettuccio Thermal Spa

The origins of the building date back to 1370, when it consisted only of a canopy, which protected the spring, hence the name Tettuccio. The first real thermal baths were built between 1779 and 1781...

Palazzina Regia – General Spa Management

One of the illustrious families that frequented Montecatini Terme was the Habsburg-Lorraine family, for whom a summer residence was constructed in 1782. The project was realised by architect Niccolò...

Excelsior Thermal Spa

Inaugurated in 1907, the building was originally constructed to house the Excelsior municipal casino and concert café, designed by architect Giulio Bernardini...

Tamerici Thermal Spa

This spa is named after the Tamarix Gallica shrub that grew near the water spring discovered in 1843 by the Schmitz family, who owned the land. The building was renovated in 1909 according to the...

Regina Thermal Spa

Built between 1923 and 1927 by Ugo Giovanozzi, this spa stands on a small hill within the gardens of the Tettuccio spa. There is an external portico flanking the entire building...

Redi Thermal Spa

La struttura termale risale al 1920 su opera di Ugo Giovanozzi,concepita per la balneoterapia. To meet the needs of social thermalism, the building was demolished in 1964 and completely rebuilt into...

Tamerici Salts Pavilion

Located on Viale Verdi, at the height of the theatre of the same name, this building was constructed in 1903 according to the design of architect Giulio Bernardini, who was inspired by shops in Bad...