My husband is from a little town in Tuscany called Montecatini-Terme. Famous for its thermal waters, it is considered one of the biggest “spa towns” in Italy.

Located at the highest point of Montecatini-Terme, right on top of a hill, is a small medieval village called Montecatini Alto, which offers a panoramic vista of Montecatini-Terme. To get there, you can either drive, hike up to the village, or take the Funicular railway. The latter dates back to the end of the 1800s but is still functional and fun. Our son is a big fan of it.

Montecatini Alto’s square is charmingly vibrant and buzzing, especially at lunch hour and on evenings. Take your pick from a variety of restaurants, bars, and gelato shops! Not hungry yet? Find something to bring home from one of its souvenir shops. Our family loves going for late afternoon drives around the village during the golden hour, followed by a hearty dinner at Café Giusti, a family-run restaurant with the most friendly and warmest hosts.
We love Café Giusti for its cozy atmosphere, excellent service, and, most importantly, delectable Italian dishes. The restaurant’s delicious beef fillet with green pepper sauce is to die for; I find myself craving for it now, at 7:00 a.m. here in Manila. How I wish I was back at Montecatini Alto eating it or that there was some magical international delivery service I could avail of so I could have it here.

Hey, a girl can dream!

Ristorante ‘Caffè Giusti’ dal 1898 
Piazza Giusti, 51016 Montecatini Alto PT, Italy
+39 0572 70186

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