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The historic centre of Montecatini Terme: photo description (Centro Storico di Montecatini Terme)

The historic centre of Montecatini Terme popular for walks place which are the main attractions of this thermal Spa resort. The main street of the town - Viale Verdi, popularly known as Bath Street (Vialone dei Bagni). It is here where the main building of any small Italian town of - town Hall. It was built between 1913 and 1919, the years on the site of the stables of the Grand Duke of Tuscany. In addition to the Viale Verdi and the surrounding area, tourists can also visit other monuments of history and architecture. For example, Palazzina, Regia Palace, the former summer residence of the Medici family; the war memorial in kings Park across from City Hall; the pavilion Padiglione dei Sali at the entrance to the Teatro Verdi. Nearby is the most popular Spa in the city - "Tetuccio Terme".

Another interesting building is the Villa Forini LIPI, which today houses the city library. Once the building belonged to the noble Florentine family, which spent here the summer months. The Villa is notable for its beautiful architecture, especially the facade and a double stone staircase, topped by an elegant loggia with three arches and pillars. Around the house there is a Park area of over two hectares with chestnuts, oaks, Lebanese cedars and many flowers. During the Second World war the Villa Forini LIPI was one of orphanages of the Madonna del Grappa. Today in the Park of the Villa each year the festival "Cinema in the Park" from may to September.

We should say about the funicular operating in Montecatini Terme is an ancient urban transport, transporting tourists from actually Montecatini Terme, in the medieval quarter of Montecatini Alto. On the way tourists can enjoy the breathtaking views from the Windows of the cockpit. From Montecatini Alto a panoramic view of the valley Valdinievole.