Our car hire at Pisa Airport desk is located in the Piazzale Mario Cobianchi parking area. This is a short walk from the terminal or alternatively a shuttle service departs every fifteen minutes from outside the arrivals hall. The airport is just under 4 miles from the city centre.
Although a car rental in Pisa is invaluable for exploring the Tuscan countryside be very careful about driving in the historic centre of the city. Only residents or hotel guests with permits are allowed to drive in its Limited Traffic Zone. This is strictly enforced by cameras and expensive fines that quickly mount up. Our branch staff or your hotel will be able to advise you on this.
White lines on kerbs indicate free parking while blue lines mean payment at a nearby meter. Public parking is available on the outskirts of the historic centre.
Although you are unable to explore the historic heart of the city in your rental car you can enjoy a drive along the River Arno and across one of the bridges to visit sights such as La Citadella fort and the University Botanical Gardens. Most of the city's must-see attractions, however, are clustered together in the narrow streets of its centre. The Torre Pendente or Leaning Tower has been at an angle since shortly after it was constructed on marshy land in the 12th-century. Time slot tickets for this very busy attraction have to be bought in advance but it is well worth the effort. From the top look out for the other two leaning towers in Pisa, the Bell Towers of San Nicola and San Michele of Scalzi Churches. Pisa Cathedral and Baptistry are fine examples of Italian Romanesque architecture while the Museo delle Sinopie is a treasure trove of art. Then take a stroll to soak up the local atmosphere before enjoying some people watching and coffee in the charming little squares.