The Pisa International Airport (PSA), also called the Galileo Galilei Airport, is the primary aviation hub for the delightful city of Pisa. The airport is a stone’s throw from the centre of town, at only 1km away. There are around twenty shops, and a duty-free shop you can pick up goods in, and there are a few restaurants and cafes you can choose from. Otherwise, you can access a bank, foreign exchange desks, an information counter, free WiFi, and a pharmacy.
Rail, bus and taxi services connect the city and the airport, with the last option costing around 10EUR ($14.50) for the full journey.
Fly to Pisa with carriers like Alitalia, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, British Airways, Etihad Airways, Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways, Lufthansa, and Air China.
Why visit Pisa?
It is easy to dismiss Pisa as a one-stop-shop for a photo opportunity with its iconic Leaning Tower, but Pisa has much more to recommend it than that. Set in Italy’s Tuscany region, it has all the characteristic trademarks of that beautiful province. You’ll find a gorgeous Duomo in the centre of town, terracotta tiles, little trattorias, cobbled streets, and an ambling river bisecting this pretty city.
Things to do in Pisa
Of course, you must visit the city’s most famous attraction, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, which seems to defy logic as it lists to one side. Grounds were broken on this tower in the 1100s, and has been standing ever since. You can climb the almost 300 steps to the top and admire the city view.
Then, right next to the tower is the extraordinary Cathedral of Santa Maria, a stunning basilica built in the Romanesque style, with a beautifully preserved mosaic within the church’s apse. There is also the lovely Baptistery, where Galileo is said to have been baptized. There is an adjoining museum holds many treasure from the church, from caskets, jewellery, and sculptures.
For a wider understanding of this charming city, and its artistic heritage, visit the National Museum, which houses some magnificent paintings, especially from the 12th and 13th centuries. Or take in the charm and bustle of Pisa by strolling down the main drag, Walking Street, populated by souvenir shops, and street performers.
Lastly, do not forget to amble along the Arno River, which runs through the glorious city of Florence as well. This is a lovely aspect of the city, with palazzos and plazas branching off the banks.
Best time to visit Pisa
· If you don’t like crowds, but do like warm weather than spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) are your best bet, with daily temperatures from 16-26°C being the average.
· Summers are when the prices and the heat spikes. Expect the mercury to rise to 30°C.
· Winters are chilly, but pleasant, with falling lows of 2-4°C.
Arriving in Pisa by plane
· Layovers are inevitable on a journey to Pisa, with typical stops being in Doha (DOH), Rome (FCO), Singapore (SIN), and Bangkok (BKK).
· Euro (EUR).
· Visas are not required for entry into Italy if you are an Australian citizen, but please check the Foreign Affairs Department’s travel page on Italy before you fly to ensure that there aren’t any changes to the current conditions.
Please note that information is correct as of December 2016
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