Grotta Giusti ****
Although it maintains its historical atmosphere, with frescoed rooms, antique furniture and period paintings, Grotta Giusti boasts all the services and mod-cons of a modern resort, and it has the added value of a direct connection to the famous spa, which takes advantage of the therapeutic powers of the Monsummano Terme water, which is rich in bicarbonate, calcium and magnesium. Surrounded by luxury and well-being, guests can enjoy the spectacular, outdoor thermal swimming pool in the warm season and high quality gastronomy throughout the entire year. Furthermore, the most beautiful cities of art in Tuscany are easy to reach from the resort, as well as some of the most important historical and naturalist tours in the area. There are also several very appealing opportunities for golf lovers, such as the 18 hole course ‘La Vecchia Pievaccia’, which has a membership agreement with the hotel.
The presence of bicarbonate, sulphuric, calcium and magnesium waters, which come to the surface at 35°C and have remarkable therapeutic properties, and the Grotta Millenaria, which was discovered in the mid-nineteenth century, have contributed to Grotta Giusti Resort’s fame as a spa destination of particular prestige. The Grotta Giusti spa boasts all the traditional spa departments, as well as a health farm with an oriental area, a fully equipped gym and a centre for aesthetic medicine. However, the jewel of the property is, without a doubt, the ancient grotto, which Giuseppe Verdi called ‘the eighth wonder of the world' and which is the biggest of its kind in Europe. At the end of a stay in the grotto, amongst stalactites and stalagmites, you come across a crystal clear lake and, during the 50 minutes that you are inside the grotto, the temperature goes up to 34°C, offering a truly beneficial and detoxifying ‘thermal vapour bath’. Outside of the hotel there is a thermal swimming pool, which was opened on the 160th birthday of Grotta Giusti, and it boasts a spectacular waterfall and underwater hydromassages, all at a constant temperature of 35°C. Lastly, recent restorations have made all communal areas more attractive and comfortable than ever before.
There are 58 rooms and 6 Junior Suites here, all of which are frescoed and equipped with satellite television and internet access. Well-being can also be found in the rooms where thermal water runs into precious, white marble baths. The communal areas are also very elegant and refined and the ‘Sala Giusti’ stands out for its exclusivity: it has a frescoed ceiling and a special atmosphere created by the background music from the piano bar, which invites you to relax.
The cuisine of the ‘La Veranda’ restaurant is characterised by Tuscan traditions and creatively reinterpreted gourmet and light recipes, inspired by the area and seasons. There are also many popular dietetic dishes on offer and a light menu which complements the spa’s therapeutic treatments. In the summer months, ‘La Veranda’ offers lunch outdoors on the terrace or poolside, which is also where you can find the Bioaquam Café which serves up tasty express lunches, snacks and teas, and inside the hotel, at the bar ‘Il Poeta’, you can choose from traditional and personalised cocktails and a large range of teas, herbal teas and infusions. In fact, the head barman here is the multi-international award winning barman Francesco Iglio, whose cocktail ‘Pink Cinnamon’ helped him to win the ‘John Whyte Club Cocktail Competition’, which is the most sought-after competition in the sector.
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Florence, Pisa, Siena and Lucca are all just a few kilometres from the hotel: it is the perfect occasion to combine an exclusive stay at Grotta Giusti, focused on psycho-physical well-being, with the opportunity to discover and rediscover some of the most admired and visited cities of art in the world. However, it must be mentioned that there are many other places within the surroundings of Monsummano Terme that are less known but which are definitely worth a visit; for instance, just a few minutes away by car you can find the grand villas of Lucca, as well as many other small and characteristic Medieval villages, such as Montecatini Alto a Massa, Cozzile, Buggiano, Collodi, Montevettolini, Vini, San Miniato and San Gimignano. The nature trails are also of great interest to nature lovers, such as the geological paths that connect Grotta Giusti to the hills of Montecatini Alto a Massa and Montevettolini, and the roads which cross the protected areas of Padule di Fucecchio, which can be covered by foot, on horseback or by mountain bike.
Wireless internet access
SPA pool in the hotel
18-hole golf course