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Montecatini may refer to

Geography

The name of several locations in italymarker:

  • Montecatini Alto, is said to be the place that Catiline fought his last battle and lost his life, it was called Montecatilina, ie Catilina's mountain.


  • Montecatini Termemarker, located in the province of Pistoiamarker, Tuscany, is the most widely known. It is one of the most famous health resorts in Italy. It has thermal springs and is an attractive town with large parks and gardens. It is located at .


  • Montecatini Alto ("Upper Montecatini"), a hill-top village above Montecatini Terme with spectacular views of the lower town and the surrounding Tuscan landscape. It is part of the Comune of Montecatini Terme and is located at .


Montecatini Terme and Montecatini Alto are connected by a funicular railway which was constructed in 1897 and is still in regular daily operation.

  • Montecatini Val di Cecinamarker, located about 100 km to the south in the province of Pisamarker at . The village is on the crest of a hill with a spectacular panorama across the valley beneath Volterramarker. It was a very important mining town in the Middle Ages under the Medici dynasty, and the mines have now been restored and turned into a museum.


Other locations named Montecatini - mostly small hamlets - exist in Emilia-Romagna (comune of San Martino in Riomarker), Friuli-Venezia Giulia (comune of Duino-Aurisinamarker) and Lombardy (comune of Angeramarker).

Business

  • Montecatini was also the name of an important Italian chemicals combine. It actually took its name from the village in Pisa province where it was founded in the late 19th century to exploit the copper mines nearby. During the first decades of the 20th century, Montecatini became Italy's biggest player in the chemicals industry, with operations throughout Italy and monopolies in certain important sectors such as the production of sulfuric acids. The company ran into difficulties in the late 50's and was merged with the industrial group Edison in 1966 to become Montecatini-Edison, renamed Montedison in 1969 and Edison Energia in 2002.


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