This hotel and its staff have loads of character. The only thing I didn't care for at this hotel was the food. Located about mid-way between Pisa and Florence, it is a good hour by train or bus to either city. The hotel itself was quite comfortable and clean. Beautiful view from our window and a large stone balcony off the end of the building. Hotel is locked up at midnight. Rooms were reasonable size for Europe, bathroom clean and relatively modern. Lobby is very lovely with lots of sitting space, dining room is a bit cramped and evening meals not so great. Breakfast was traditional fare, bread, butter, preserves, sometimes cheese and meat, juice, coffee. Montecatini has the atmosphere of coastal towns in the south of France. It's a beautiful town, but quite a ways from Florence. Easy to take the train to either Pisa or Florence. Buy your ticket from the machine at the train station and be sure to get is stamped (by the other machine) before you get on the train. We did have to hop onto one train without a ticket and just bought them on the train, however, if you do this, you take the risk of a hefty fine! Trains are relatively frequent, but can be crowded. About a 45 minute walk from train station to Leaning Tower (go straight as the road will let you out of the train station's front entrance and turn left INSIDE the city wall when you come to it).
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