Luxury hotel holiday Grotta Giusti Tuscany

The Grotta Giusti is a 4-star hotel and thermal spa resort located in the original villa of the Giusti family dating from the 19th century. The halls have frescoed walls and are adorned with antique furniture and paintings. There are 64 rooms and suites that have white marble bathrooms with running thermal water. Outside there is a large thermal pool with a spectacular waterfall and 40 hydro-massage stations. The biggest surprise is the thermal grotto. You can enjoy both cosmetic and medical spa treatments here, or stay to explore this part of northern Tuscany.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Pisa
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Grotta Giusti, Monsummano Terme

Grotta Giusti Resort Golf and Spa is a 4-star thermal spa hotel in a sophisticated Florentine Palace. The spa's use of its natural underground caves makes this a unique destination for the ulitmate in spa therapy and relaxation.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is 5-minutes' drive to Monsummano Terme

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Pisa or Florence

Distance from airport The hotel is about 50-minutes' drive from Pisa Airport

Closest railway station Montecatini Terme Station

Distance from railway station The hotel is 15-minutes' drive from Montecatini Terme Station

Hotel facilities and services

Outdoor Summer Swimming Pool, 2 Therapeutic Thermal Pools, Cosmetology Cconsultation, Spa, Massages and Treatments, Natural Grotto, Gym, Tennis, Cycle Hire, Guided Morning Walks (Mon to Sat), Free WiFi in public areas, Tennis Court, Bicycle Hire, Private Parking, Room Service, Cafe and 2 Restaurants.

Complimentary

WiFi, Bioaquam Thermal Pool with Hydro Massage, Thermal Pools, Summer Pool, Fitness Centre, Morning Hike (Monday-Saturday).

Out and about nearby

Montecatini, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Chianti, Vinci (native town of Leonardo), Collodi.

Sports nearby

Horse Riding and Golf can both be arranged nearby.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Comfort double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,480

Holiday Code IE752

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Grotta Giusti, Monsummano Terme

The Grotta Giusti Resort Golf and Spa offers a pleasant stay in an idyllic refined setting in the Tuscan hills. The hotel is a typical Florentine Palace and the original villa dates back some 500 years. A unique feature of this stylish and elegant hotel is that it has its very own natural underground cave network that forms an integral part of the spa. The caves divide into three sections of varying heat: Paradiso; Purgatorio and Inferno and offer guests the opportunity to take advantage of natural minerals found here. As well as these fascinating thermal caves, there is also the added attraction of an underground lake (where scuba divers can experience a unique session). New in 2010, an open-air thermal pool features a waterfall and underwater hydromassage. Beauty and mud treatments are just some of the programmes that can be enjoyed as well as a therapeutic thermal pool. Spa packages are also available. In addition to the spa treatments guests can also take advantage of a range of other sporting activities including an outdoor fitness programme, reduced green fees on the local course and the attractive outdoor swimming pool (also thermal) that is set in a pretty corner of the grounds. The charming restaurant is very spacious and offers a variety of Tuscan specialities including a light menu for those guests on a special diet. Bedrooms are plush and elegant, decorated in typical Tuscan colours of yellow and brown. Rooms either overlook the park at the front of the hotel or the mountain at the back. Superior and deluxe rooms are quite unique in that there is an additional tap in the bathroom where thermal water is pumped directly from the spring straight to your bath! A relaxing hotel and ideal for guests who want to relax and be pampered and enjoy a real Tuscan experience.

Room descriptions

Grotta Giusti has 58 rooms and 6 Junior Suites. All room types feature bath and wc, telephone, satellite TV, mini-bar, free internet connection, safe and air-conditioning.

Comfort Room mountain view
Superior Room mountain view, thermal water
Elegance Room park view
Deluxe Room park view, thermal water
Junior Suite mountain view
Junior Suite park view

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Comfort double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,480

Holiday Code IE752

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Grotta Giusti, Monsummano Terme

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Grotta Giusti Terme Hotel in Tuscany, our clients usually fly to Pisa or Florence airport or arrive by train at Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station. We recommend the use of a hire-car for a stay at this hotel and we would include it in the price of holiday.

Additional information

Minimum stays: 5 nights minimum stay between 27 December to 7 January and 25 April to 7 May. 3 night minimum stay 19 to 22 April, 10 to 17 August, 31 October to 2 November.

Children: Children under 13 years old stay free of charge when sharing a double room with 2 paying adults. Cots can be provided free of charge upon request in Superior and Deluxe rooms and Junior Suites. Extra beds are also available in these rooms but for a supplement charge.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Comfort double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,480

Holiday Code IE752

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Grotta Giusti, Monsummano Terme

About Tuscany

An Expressions tailor-made holiday in Tuscany allows you to appreciate its classical landscape of rolling hills and vineyards dotted with olive and cypress trees, its misty green-grey mountains that are never too far distant, and hill-top towns of rich brown and gold stone houses. This combines with the beauty of the works of art contained in the towns and villages throughout Tuscany to create an inspirational union of the spirit and the senses. There is an intrinsic comfort in the supposed contrast between the delicacy of a Botticelli and the heartiness of Ribollita soup, yet both are typical of this fascinating region. As birthplace of the Renaissance, the impact of Tuscan and particularly Florentine traditions and culture on European heritage is fundamental to our way of life. In addition to the obvious attractions of the scenery of Chianti and the art cities of Florence and Siena, there are the less well-known regions south of Siena with its moon-like landscape of hills, the patchwork vineyards of Montalcino, the coastal marshlands of the Maremma, the spas of Montecatini and Saturnia, the islands of Elba and Giglio, and the Casentino with the source of the Arno and abundant mushroom crops. Wherever you travel on holiday in Tuscany, you will be inspired by the beauty of your surroundings and the way of life, which is quintessentially that of Italy too.

Highlights of Tuscany

Famous vineyards producing wines of Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Alabaster is produced in Volterra. Gold and silver are worked in Florence and the Ponte Vecchio is lined with jewellery shops. Marbled paper and stationery is a speciality of Florence. Ceramics and hand-painted majolica from raw terracotta from Impruneta to the glazed pottery of Siena are to be found throughout Tuscany. Lucca has traditionally produced silk and hand-woven fabrics. Leather goods including shoes, handbags and belts are to be found from market stalls to designer shops such as Gucci and Ferragamo. Interesting markets include the Mercato dell' Antiquariato which sells furniture from antiques to bric-a-brac in Arezzo on the first weekend of every month, in Pisa on the second weekend and in Lucca on the third weekend. The 'wild' Maremma is known for its long-horned white cattle and cowboys (butteri) and natural springs including Saturnia.

Cultural highlights of Tuscany

As birthplace of the Renaissance, Tuscany contains a wealth of treasures: Giotto`s Campanile and Brunelleschi`s Dome in Florence, the Tombs of Galileo and Michelangelo in Florence`s Santa Croce, Botticelli`s `Birth of Venus` and `Primavera` and the portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Urbino by Piero della Francesca in the Uffizi, Michelangelo`s `David` in the Accademia, the architecture of the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, `The Tuscan Maremma` painting by Giovanni Fattori in the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the Piazza del Campo in Siena, `The Legend of the Cross` frescoes by Piero della Francesco in Arezzo, `The Creation` fresco by Bartolo di Fredi in the Collegiata in San Gimignano, Romanesque church of the Collegiata in San Quirico d`Orcia, 14th Century Fortezza of Montalcino, Renaissance masterpiece of the church of Madonna di San Biagio at Montepulciano, the abbey-church of Sant`Antimo, mediaeval Lucignano and the towers of San Gimignano, the Etruscan Museum in Cortona.  

Festivals in Tuscany

Many of Tuscany`s festivals resound with the flamboyance of the Renaissance and keep Tuscans and visitors alike in touch with the region`s rich history. Others are linked to Tuscany`s hearty traditions of eating and drinking. The most famous is Siena`s Palio which takes place on 2 July and 16 August each year. Others include the Sagra del Tordo (Festival of the Thrush) in Montalcino on the last Sunday in October when there is an archery contest and charcoal-grilled thrush are a delicacy. In Florence, Calcio in Costume (a football match played in mediaeval costume) takes place in June. Pisa has the Giocco del Ponte (Game of the Bridge), a mock battle in Renaissance dress also held in June. Viareggio celebrates Carnival on Shrove Tuesday with a huge display of flamboyant floats. In May and August Massa Marittima holds the Falcon Contest.  

Gastronomy in Tuscany

Simple country food is at the heart of Tuscan cooking. Regional dishes include Bruschetta (bread or ciabatta toasted and rubbed with garlic, olive oil and salt), Ribollita (bean, cabbage and bread soup), Pasta with hare or wild boar sauce, Porcini mushroom and truffle dishes, Bistecca all Fiorentina (thick cut of sirloin and fillet beef), Cantucci (almond and honey biscuits) served dipped in Vin Santo, Panforte (chocolate, nut and spice cake). Pecorino cheese made from sheep's milk. Local wines include the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano and the Bianco di Pitigliano. Famous reds include Chanti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Vin Santo made from semi-crushed grapes left for several months is an excellent dessert wine.

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