In the hearth of Tuscany, on a distance of ca. ½ hour of Florence, you find Montecatini Terme, a wellness centre, famous for its healing springs.Montecatini Terme was property of the bishops of Lucca, and later of the Florentians. Leopold I started with the modernisation and made Montecatini famous as wellness centre. The therms are all in a big park, where you can have also a nice walk. The principal treatment is the drinking of the water which contains salt, sulfur and alkali. The Tettuccio (Neo-renaissance style) is the most famous one. Furthermore there are the thermes Redi and Excelsior (Belle Epoque style) which offers massages, sauna and mud-baths.