Pisa is probably most well known for its famous leaning tower, the bell tower of the cathedral in the city, but there are plenty more things to see and do on a trip to this beautiful part of Italy. Located in central Tuscany the city has a rich and colorful history with many fine palaces, churches and spectacular bridges over the River Arno.
Pisa Airport Car Hire
Pisa Airport is in a delightful coastal location only a kilometer from the city and just 80 kilometers from fabulous Florence with terrific road and motorway networks making driving remarkably quick and easy. The car hire desks are approximately 500 meters from the terminal with a shuttle bus service running between the two, alternatively it’s just a five minute walk. A variety of car hire firms are represented at the airport including;
- Auto Europa
- Liberty Rentals
- Locauto Enterprise
With such a large number of companies to choose from it stands to reason that competition is fierce and you should be able to find a good deal on your car hire rates.
Attractions In and Around Pisa
Any previous visitors will testify that there is no shortage of places to visit and things to do when you fly into Pisa airport on a trip to beautiful Tuscany. Florence is just 80 km down the road making it a popular destination for day trippers or people who want to spend more time in the fabulous historic city. A handful of the fabulous things just a short drive from Pisa includes;
- Beaches – you may not initially think of visiting the beach on a trip to Pisa, but it is actually very close to the sea and after a few days taking in the sights of the city a day at the beach could be a welcome break. Tirrenia and Marina del Pisa are the closest beach towns to the city only a short drive away.
- Regional Park Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli – a beautiful place to relax, take a barbecue or just watch the world go by. Fabulous choices of activities include horse racing, horseback riding, cycling, the beach or just enjoying the natural surroundings.
- Orciatico – a superb village perched on the hilltops between Florence and Siena, small, friendly and delightfully Italian. This place is well worth stopping by on a road trip around the area.
This beautiful area really has far too many delightful things to see both in the city of Pisa and the surrounding countryside. A hire car can help to turn a good trip into a fantastic trip. Check out a selection of car hire websites before you book anything to make sure that you’re getting the best possible deal. A good place to start would be: