The therapeutic properties of the waters of this area were already known in Roman time (and they were scientifically proved in 1427, by the founder of the Italian Medical Hydrology, Ugolino da Montecatini).
The first establishments were built during the 15th century, including the one that would later be known as Il Tettuccio, with its typical loggia at the edge of the pool. The buildings were later restored by Cosimo I of the Medici family and again, after a long time of neglect and decline, by Gran Duke Pietro Leopoldo, who gave birth to the thermal town of Montecatini.
As for Tettuccio, considered the true symbol of the town, it was also rebuilt. Today, you can admire the façade created in 1928 by architect Giovannozzi: it is made with Monsummano travertine and features Carrara marble statues. Inside the building there are huge colonnades, halls covered with frescos and stucchi, beautiful gardens with centuries-old trees and rare plants.
Time has passed, but Montecatini Terme is still one of the most popular destinations for thermal spa lovers!