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Grotta Giusti

GROTTA GIUSTI is a newly renovated nineteenth-century villa located in Monsummano Terme, an area that allows visitors to immerse themselves in the Tuscan countryside and enjoy a wealth of natural hot springs. Located between Florence and Lucca, the resort is closest to the charming city of Pistoia, a quintessentially medieval Tuscan town with excellent contemporary arts, and a fraction of the crowds of the region’s more popular destinations. The hotel is located within a large park, dotted with lush flora and scented flowers, and the walking trails throughout are the perfect way to lose oneself in this beautiful environment. The newly refurbished rooms feature high ceilings and large windows, and the décor is marked by serene neutral tones. Grotta Giusti’s highlight and namesake is the thermal cave, the largest of its kind in all of Europe and once referred to by Verdi as the eighth wonder of the world.

This underground spa is an enchanting labyrinthine paradise, filled with steam and thermic waters, where mineral formations have created natural seats, benches, and lounge areas for guests to relax and enjoy the detoxifying effects of this unique spa environment. A number of outdoor pools provide additional options for relaxing while taking in the beautiful grounds, as do the poolside cafe and solarium. Chef Gianluca Braglia serves gourmet yet light Tuscan dinner fare at the La Veranda Restaurant, and lunch at the outdoor La Pergola in the summer. The poolside lounge at the Bioaquam Café serves cocktails, teas, light lunch and small snacks, and the Bar Il Poeta offers a lovely selection of cocktails, wines, and teas, as well as cocktail-making and wine-tasting classes.