Pisa is probably best known for the photogenic leaning tower that attracts over a million visitors a year. But it's also popular thanks to a centrally located airport and many international connections. Pisa is a major destination hub on Italy's western coastline with a well-connected train network taking visitors to Rome and Genova through Pisa Centrale Train Station.
The main airport for this region is Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport which is located incredibly close to the city center, just a few minutes by public transport. The main bus terminal taking you into downtown is just off to the right once you exit the arrivals terminal. Visitors should also take note that Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport is a smaller European airport that is not open 24/7, meaning the airport is not a great option for long layovers or late night flights. Alternatively, Florence International Airport offers a larger selection of carriers and flights to accommodate the specific scheduling needs of travelers.
Pisa is the major airport gateway in Italy's second most populated region of Tuscany. There are currently 24 airlines in operation, with major airline carriers including KLM, Lufthansa, and Alitalia. Cheap flights to Pisa through Easyjet and Ryanair are also available though run less frequently than larger airlines.
Pisa Airport is the preferred airport for the region of Tuscany as it is often less crowded than Florence Airport. Recently proposed plans to expand the airport means even more cheap flights to Pisa in the future. Furthermore, Pisa's incredible downtown airport makes it easy to use the city as a base when traveling, before setting out to explore nearby attractions like the colorful coastal towns of Cinque Terre.
Pisa is one of the most walkable cities for visitors, with most major attractions within a 30 minute walk of each other. This is great for tourists as only residents with permits are able to drive within the historical city center and are other road users will be fined for attempting to do so. Like most major European cities, visitors can also purchase a hop-on hop-off city passes which will take you to 15 different attractions within Pisa for a convenient travel experience. There are lots to do in Pisa beyond the famous tourist attractions. Why not wander along the largest green park San Rossore, which runs from town to coast or visit the Museum of Human Anatomy for those who aren't squeamish.