Pisa airport is the gateway to some of the most beautiful cities and landscapes in Italy. Take a lover, or meet a lover while you're there - the Tuscany region is a romantic's paradise! Book car hire Pisa airport
Why hire a car at Pisa airport?
Regular bus and train services depart for the city centre, but to really explore the surrounding countryside and get off the beaten track, pick up your hire car at Pisa airport for easy access to the Firenze-Pisa-Livorno dual carriageway and the A11 and A12 motorways.
That all-important first mile:
driving out of Pisa airport?
The maximum speed limit on Italian motorways is 130km/h and 110km/h on dual carriageways (these limits decrease by 20km/h in wet weather). The authorities take speeding very seriously and cameras are everywhere, so keep your eye on the speedometer.
Car hire desks are not situated in the main airport terminal. Catch the free shuttle bus service from the stop outside the arrivals hall to a separate car rental area.
Italian holidays are all about food. Savour your trip when you get back home by stocking up on Tuscan treats from the delis and food shops in the airport's La Corte shopping area.
On the first floor there is a bank, ATM and a post office.
If you're in a hurry, grab a slice of pizza to go from the self-service bar at Puccini, but it's worth taking time to treat yourself to something from the delicious Tuscan ? la carte menu at Mascagni, on the first floor.
Get ready to enter the world of the glamorous Italian woman with a trip to the beauty centre and hairdresser, located on the first floor of the airport.
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It would be wrong to leave the city without the obligatory 'propping up the Leaning Tower of Pisa' photo. Beyond that, the medieval city is best enjoyed from one of the many picturesque squares and pavement trattorias with a slice of wonderfully fresh pizza and a proper Italian-strength coffee.
A city guaranteed to steal your heart. Hit the world-class Uffizi art gallery in the morning and spend the afternoon meandering through the historic centre (a UNESCO World Heritage site) before standing on the shop-lined Ponte Vecchio, built in 1345, to watch the sun set over the River Arno and the city's iconic red-tile roofs.
A hidden gem often overlooked by travellers heading straight to Pisa or Florence, Lucca is a pretty medieval walled city and a gastronome's delight, with some of the best local restaurants you'll discover in Italy.
With or without Hannibal Lecter's recommended fava beans, it's hard to beat a nice Chianti, especially when enjoyed on home turf. Visit the sprawling vineyards north of Siena and park up for the night to taste your way through the region's bottled offerings.