13-14 April 2015
How to reach Pisa
Pisa Airport "Galileo Galilei" is the main destination in Tuscany and in central Italy (after Rome). Served by several airlines that operate hundred of weekly flights to national and international destinations, the airport is developing as one of the busiest in Italy thanks also to numerous companies offering a low cost alternative.
The airport is just 15 minutes far from the centre of the town by bus, train or taxi, plus regular trains from and to Florence, Lucca, Viareggio, and other cities. For more information visit the Galileo Galilei Airport website.
Pisa is very well connected to Florence and is on the main line Rome-La Spezia. The city also serves Viareggio, Livorno, Pistoia, and Lucca. For more information and train timetable visit the Ferrovie dello Stato website.
The main services is operated by the partnership of Lazzi-CPT operating services to Florence, Lucca, Prato, Pistoia, Massa Carrara, Volterra, Livorno and many others.
Pisa is near the intersection of two highways: A12 north-south (Sestri Levante - Livorno) and A11 east-west (Pisa - Florence). Alternatives include the ss67 to Florence, and the ss1 (Via Aurelia) which connect Rome to La Spezia.
Parking in the city is normally rather expensive, depending on the area, with advance payment through automatic machines required in most zones. There is a free parking area at 20 min from the workshop venue in “Via Paparelli”
This parking is not usable on Wednesday and Saturday mornings because of a local market taking place.
How to move around Pisa
The bus service is operated by CPT (in Italian only). The main routes are called LAM (high mobility line); LAMrossa (red) line connects the airport and the train station to the city centre and the Cathedral. Tickets can be bought at tobacconists (1.20 Euro single ticket, less if you buy a 4-ticket or 10-ticket carnet), or on the bus (slightly more expensive, 2.00 Euro). If you plan to use the bus a lot you can buy a day travel card (3,70 Euro at tobacconists).
The city also offers efficient car parks served then by city shuttles to the main top sights.
In Pisa is available a bike sharing service called CicloPi. Bike racks are located around town and a daily pass is 5€.
The town center of Pisa is small enough to be walked. Main locations are less than 30 min walk from the main train station.