News from Pisa airport to Florence

Today we talk about a news service of interest to those coming to Florence for tourism and for those who live here.

A large percentage of travelers who move to and from Florence using the nearby airport of Pisa also for the large number of international arrivals and the presence of the major low cost airline Ryanair.

Pisa Airport train station

Pisa Airport train station

By car the distance of 90Km is covered in about an hour’s journey but in our opinion the most comfortable way is a special train called “Regiostar”. It is a no stop regional train that, starting from the Santa Maria Novella station in Florence (passing through the Rifredi station), arrives directly at the airport of Pisa without any change in about 50 minutes .

From the next 8th of December 2013 we will have to do without this great convenience: the train station inside the airport of Pisa will be closed for about two years to complete the People Mover project, a link to the rope to 2km from the railway station of Pisa . The twelve trains planned for this route will arrive in Livorno, with a stop in Pisa centrale station.

People Mover - rendering

People Mover – rendering

To arrive in the Pisa airport we can choice between:

  • the direct shuttle service offered by the companies Terravision and Autostradale departing from the bus stop of the front of the station of Santa Maria Novella
  • a train to Pisa Centrale and then a public bus to the airport.

At this point we are curious to see how it will change the mobility thanks to the People Mover that will bring a breath of fresh air in the Tuscan world of transport.

In the meantime, do not despair will always find a way to get you to Florence!

In Florence with Dante: What to do in 4 moves

Dante and Florence are two of the most important symbols of the Italian culture in the world.
Speaking of Dante in Florence means observe the proud Florentines shown the statue that portrays the great poet in Piazza Santa Croce, stroll the streets of downtown to point you in the small Church of Dante and Beatrice or the large amount of scattered tombstones that recall the deeds and writings.

In order not to miss anything in your travel in Florence on Dante route we point out four things to absolutely do if you are in town or alternatively to prepare for a future Florentine sortie staying at home.

Roberto Benigni "Tutto Dante" in Piazza Santa Croce Photo by Maurizio Degl'Innocenti

Roberto Benigni “Tutto Dante” in Piazza Santa Croce
Photo by Maurizio Degl’Innocenti

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The Medici Villas in 7 stages – 2nd part

Do you like to to enrich your trip in Florence? This post is for you.

We started a tour to the Medici villas and gardens in Florence that have just entered on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site and you can read here. Today it’s time to leave the city to go in search of riches in its beautiful surroundings.

Villa Medicea, Fiesole

Villa Medicea, Fiesole

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