Spicchio is well served by local ameneties in Lamporecchio, Larciano, Monsummano Terme, Montecatini Terme and Pistoia. All in easy reach and with large out of town shopping malls, markets and outlets in the areas in between.
Monsummano Terme and Montecatini Terme are the two important towns located near to Spicchio. 7 minutes from Montecatini Terme, Monsummano Terme is a 17th century town in an area known for thermal baths/spas and was once a centre of shoe, bag and leather production. People come here for the healing waters, especially those at the highly rated Grotta Giusti.
Monsummano Alto was once home to a castle which surrounded the hilltop with 2km of walls. Two gates and a tower still remain. The interesting thing about Monsummano Alto is that you can stay there. The views over the valley, Valdinievole, are stupendous. There's also a highly regarded restaurant on the promises, as well as an 11th century church, the Church of San Nicolao.
Monsummano Terme is accessed from the A11 Autostrada (Firenze-Mare), which is just north of the lower town. It is about 9km from Pistoia to the northeast, and 26 km from Lucca to the west. Parco di Pinocchio in Collodi is 12 km away. Montacatini Terme is just on the other side of the A11 Autostrada, only 3.7km away, sharing ameneties with Monsumanno and almost forming a single conurbation.