San Giovanni Baptistery, © Can Stock / sailorr
Visit Pisa – Flights and Rail
For a small town, it’s remarkable the Pisa has regular international flights arriving at Pisa International Airport (PSA). There is a small train line that connects the airport to the main train station in Pisa (Pisa Centrale). The ride takes about 5 minutes. Pisa Centrale allows you to connect to the rest of Europe by rail. It takes about an hour to reach Florence (Firenze) and about 3 hours to reach Rome (Roma). From the Pisa train station, it’s a pleasant 30 minute walk over the Pointe di Mezzo bridge over the Arno River and through the charming pedestrian only streets to the Leaning Tower. Take your own Pisa Self Guided Tour.
Cathedral Santa Maria Assunta Interior, © Can Stock / olgysha
Pisa weather has summer highs in July and August that average 86 F (30 C), while lows are about 64 F (18 C). From December to February average highs are 54 F (12 C) and average lows are 37 F (3 C). Rainfall is highest is from September to November and lowest in July. Early June is a good opportunity for reasonable weather and smaller crowds of tourists.
Visit Pisa – Hotels
There are lots of B&Bs around the Pisa Centrale train station, but few high end hotels here.
Pisa City Lodge – near the train station. Breakfast and wifi included.
Hotel Pisa Tower – steps away from the Leaning Tower. Breakfast, wifi and an airport shuttle included.