Pisa - is parking easy in town

Feb 16th, 2007, 03:50 AM
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Pisa - is parking easy in town

My wife and I fly into Pisa in mid March.

We arrive at about 10.30am, are picking a car up at the airport and then have several hours before our accommodation is ready near Siena.

We will look to spend a couple of hours in Pisa and maybe have lunch there, and possibly have a look at Lucca if we have time.

For Pisa would we be better off leaving the car at the airport or travelling into Pisa and parking there?

I am inclined to do the latter. However, will change the plan if the advice is that parking is difficult in town and the public transport from the airport is quick and easy.

Thanks for any advice
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Feb 16th, 2007, 03:56 AM
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Parking is bad. There is a dedicated train that connects the town to the airport and takes ten minutes. The walk from the train station through the town to the leaning tower etc takes 15 minutes at most. A leisurely stroll taking in the river would get you there and then a couple of hours visiting the main attraction and surroundings will be all you need.

Have a look at http://www.arrivalguides.com/GuidesF...t=pisa&flag=en
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Feb 16th, 2007, 03:57 AM
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There is a large, inexpensive parking lot across the street from the Campo di Miracoli. Parking is very easy. It is on the east side of the Campo. Reservations to climb the Leaning Tower must be made in advance.
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Feb 16th, 2007, 04:34 AM
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If you are going to Lucca, take the car with you. If not, leave it at the airport and pick it up on your way to Siena.

There are lots of parking lots in the area near the leaning tower, on the north/west side of town. The airport is on the south side -- just take the ring road around the town and avoid most of the traffic.

It is an easy hop to Lucca from the north side of Pisa. Siena, of course, is in the other direction, east and south.
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Feb 16th, 2007, 04:43 AM
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There's a bus about 6 times an hour from the airport to the Campo dei Miracoli. Takes about 15 mins and costs about €0.85.

And although parking's easy, driving in and out of town is a hassle I'd have thought most people would avoid if they could, especially if they'd been on a Ryanair from Stansted most of the morning. The airport's practically on the motorway.

As long as the luggage will fit easily into the carboot, and if there's no difficulty leaving the car at the hire place, get the bus in.
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Feb 16th, 2007, 05:44 AM
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Thank you for the replies everyone.
Interesting that there are diverging views on this.
Enough info there to make a decision though.
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