Montecatini Alto and the Funiculare

Sat above Montecatini is Montecatini Alto, which can be reached by car but it’s probably more fun to take the ‘Funiculare railway’. It’s well over a hundred years old but is still fully functional. If any of you have been to Capri, there’s one there. Actually it’s there whether you’ve been or not!

 

It’s a medieval village built in the Romanesque style of the 12th century. There’s a picturesque Church there, with a white marble baptismal font, and a series of important and famous frescoes. In addition to the churches there it’s worth visiting the ruins of the ancient walls that defended Montecatini hundreds of years ago.

 

For art lovers, a visit to the art academy “Scalabrino” is an absolute must, which you’ll find in the spa area. If all that wasn’t enough, it’s also great if you’re into haute couture shops.

 

For more information there’s an official website for Montecatini