MONTECATINI AND SPORT
There are several good sport facilities where you can practice any sport to use at your enjoyment, as well as to meet new, like minded people. There are sport arenas, swimming pools both public and private , tennis courts, and the hippodrome, which plays host to harness racing.
In places like these, a great passion for sports has always been alive, and in particular, cycling. Many champions of this sport come from or live here.
The city will be home, along with Florence, Pistoia and Lucca for the Cycling World Championship in 2013. At the amateur level, it is the perfect place for stimulating cycling and touristy pathways : the distinctive Tuscan landscape that surrounds it, alternating gentle hills, steeper Apennine pathways and wide level areas, offers itineraries with various difficulties, with naturalistic, cultural, historical, artistic and gastronomic destinations.
Many hotels are equipped to provide assistance with qualified staff and with a rich supply of unique maps for their customers who are keen cycling tourists .
Finally, a few kilometers away from Montecatini is a golf course for a wealth of physical exercise in the green areas.
It is placed at the foot of Montalbano and made up of 18 holes. The course, designed by Croze, is well integrated in the hill area : olives, Mediterranean scrub, heather, brush, laurel and two lakes contribute to making a round of golf interesting.