A small, cosmopolitan city near the coast of Tuscany, Pisa combines both the iconic landmark of its famous "leaning tower" with all the joys of smaller Italian towns, to give tourists a true taste of Italy. Having been historically a wealthy Italian maritime republic, it boasts a vast array of elegant, pristine works of medieval architecture including palaces, churches and, of course, the city's cathedral that includes the "leaning tower". After flights to Pisa, visitors can immerse themselves in the quiet charm of a small Italian city, complete with wonderful, authentic food, unique tourist sites and a buzzing atmosphere at night.
Things to do in Pisa
After arriving, travellers are able to unwind at the many excellent hotels and restaurants in the city centre. Pisa, like the rest of central and southern Italy, benefits from extremely mild winters and very warm summers, so travellers can simply sit at the many outdoor bars and cafes and enjoy the excellent food and drink that the city has to offer. As a student town, there are a number of options at night, from bars to nightclubs, many of which are very affordable. As such, the combination of traditional Italian charm with a student-friendly nightlife means that the city has much to offer people of any age.
When visiting Pisa be sure to:
Visit the famous Leaning Tower at The Piazza dei Miracoli
Walk beneath the enormous, 50m-high Pisa Baptistery
Stroll the grounds of the University of Pisa, attended by Galileo
Look at the bust of Donatello in the Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri
Marvel at St. Sixtus, one of the best-preserved early-romanesque buildings in the town
Sample the excellent local cuisine and wine
Gaze at masterpieces by Giovanni in the Museo Nazionale di San Matteo
Visit the Medici Palace, historically home to the Medici and Appiano families
Walk the beautiful streets of the city centre
Stroll by the side of the River Arno that runs through the city
The airport serving Pisa is called Pisa International Airport, located within the city limits, in the San Giusto neighbourhood. It is also named Galilei airport, after Galileo.
Pisa International Airport is located within the city limits of Pisa.
Passengers have a couple of different options for getting to the airport. The Red LAM bus route leads from the airport to the central station or, alternatively, taxis are available.
The top carriers flying in and out of Florence Airport are, as follows: Vueling, Alitalia and Air France. Both Alitalia and Air France have been recognized as two of the Top 15 airlines in the world, according to eDreams Best Airlines study 2016.
The airport is located 4 km from the city centre of Florence.
Florence Airport is well-connected to motorways, A1 and A11. BusItalia has regular schedules from the airport to the city. The journey lasts half an hour. For a faster way to reach downtown, catch a taxi parked in front of the terminal building. Travel time is 15 minutes depending on the traffic. Other means of moving in and out of the airport include car hire and limousine service.