What you should know before hiring a car in Pisa
|Pisa city centre|
|Galileo Galilei Airport (PSA): 3 mi from city centre|
Car hires in Pisa: practical information
Where to rent a car in Pisa
This Tuscan city is known for one thing: its leaning tower. But if you want to see more than just this iconic landmark then you're going to need to search for car hire deals in Pisa when you plan your Pisa holiday. The best deals are found in advance rather than at the last minute or upon arrival. If you'd like to pick up your rental car at the airport, head to the Arrivals terminal after picking up your luggage. Take the shuttle bus to the Car Rental Terminal. There you'll find Auto Europa, Avis, Budget, EasyCar, Europcar, Hertz, Liberty Rentals, Locauto, Maggiore, Sixt and Advantage.
Driving in Pisa: parking and other tips
While driving around in Pisa isn't exactly recommended, since the city is quite small and you can get around easily on foot or by bus, you will need to know where you can park your car hire in Pisa while you're there. If your hotel doesn't offer free parking facilities then a garage is the next best. There are several car parks in the city centre. There are three in and around San Martino and San Giusto, one on Via Cesar Battisti which charges €1.25/hour. The car park on Via Benedetto Crose charges €2/hour or €16/day. There are also several car parks near the airport.
Pisa is located in the Tuscan region of Italy, a beautiful setting for afternoon drives and day excursions. It's the land of romance and secluded villas, rolling hills and endless vineyards. How could you not want to explore what's waiting outside of this city? Once you've found good car rental deals in Pisa, grab one and start planning your itinerary!
Road trips from Pisa: what to do, what to see
Lucca is just a 30 mile drive away, another pretty Italian city in the Tuscan countryside. The city's history dates back to ancient Roman times and much of the old city is still enclosed in its age-old walls. You can't drive inside the city walls, so best park your car and head into the historic centre on foot. Tip: many of Lucca's old churches have now been turned into art galleries!
Can you imagine a trip to this part of Italy without stopping in Florence? It's the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, so you can bet the city's architecture and cultural gems will live up to your expectations. You'll need to reserve at least a couple days in this city to see the main sights. Don't miss the Galleria degli Uffizi, Bergello, the Duomo and the Accademia Gallery to see David.
Cinque Terre is a strand of five villages along the Mediterranean, near the Italian Riviera. They shouldn't be missed! It's about 60 miles away, towards La Spezia. From there you can to each of the coastal towns by train or by boat. Exploring these places by car isn't recommended because the roads connecting the villages are small and dangerous. Most visitors leave their rental cars in La Spezia or even Riomaggiore, the first village.