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By Train -- The Florence-Lucca-Viareggio train, which pauses at Pistoia and Prato on the way, stops at Montecatini (19 daily; 50 min. from Florence, 10 min. from Pistoia). Montecatini Centro is the most convenient station for most of the town. However, if you're heading to Monsummano Terme, get off at Montecatini Terme-Monsummano and take a taxi (tel. 0572-75-100).

By Car -- Take the A11 from Florence or Lucca to the Montecatini exit. There's plenty of pay parking in the center. Monsummano Terme has a free car park.

By Bus -- Hourly Lazzi/BluBus (tel. 055-363-041 or 0572-911-781; www.blubus.it) buses run from Florence (50 min. by autostrada) to Piazza Italia in Montecatini. There are also hourly weekday buses to/from Lucca (55 min.), but it's easier to take the train.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.