It’s at this connection point that visitors usually take romantic selfies, smacking their lips to imply a promise of eternal love. Gigio & Gigia provide the connecting link between the ‘two’ Montecatini, the elegant and charming thermal baths and the medieval and historical one, situated on the hill. The trip lasts around 8 minutes and crosses 1077 metres by train, which holds a century of history and can take up to 40 people each way. The carriages have stayed the same since the railway opened in 1898, which Giuseppe Verdi attended.
During the journey, the little trains – at a speed of around 2.36 metres per second – climb up to the high village following a steep slope, at points with an incline of 38.5%.
This is an absolutely unmissable experience and an easy way to reach Montecatini Alto, immersing yourself in the countryside.