Two small cable cars which appear to have stepped out of a Western link Montecatini Terme with Montecatini Alto. Ten minutes to cover one kilometre with a rise of 200 metres and an average ascent at 20% arriving at almost 40% on the final tract. Built in 1898, Montecatini’s Funicular is the oldest in Europe and has been driven on steam since 1921. Damaged during World War II it was returned to service in 1949. From 1977 to 1982 the plant has been brought up to norm through enormous renovation works which have not altered the fascination of the historical little red cable cars which never fail to “salute” halfway along the track. Each cable car can hold 40 people and comprises of one cabin only divided into three sections, with wooden benches and two tiny external balconies – the most requested -, from which one can admire the unique panorama.
Valley Station – Viale Diaz – Montecatini Terme (PT)
Mountain Station – Via Vittorio Veneto – Montecatini Alto (PT)
telephone +39 0572 766862
The Funicular is closed until March 19.
Prices : Adult – round trip 7 Euro – one way 4 Euro. Child from 6 to 10 years 4 Euro – one way 2 Euro
Further info on: www.funicolare-montecatini.it
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