A historic funicular railway, more than 100 years old, runs from Montecatini Terme up the hill to the picturesque hill town of Montecatini Alto where there's a small castle, three churches, a large square with restaurants and outdoor cafes, a few tourist shops, and great views over the countryside.
View of Montecatini Terme from Montecatini Alto
Until 1905, Montecatini Terme was merely an extension of Montecatini Alto and was known as Bagni di Montecatini. In that year, they became two separate and distinct comunes. The were re-united in 1940.