Pisa and Florence Airport Transfers
Pisa and Florence are great destinations in themselves but Pisa airport and Florence airport are also the gateway to Tuscany, the most popular regional destination in Italy. Whether you are planning a city break or escaping to the Tuscan countryside let Transfer Intelligence take you there. Fill in the form below to obtain an on-line quotation for airport taxi transfers to your holiday destination, or read on to find out more about some of the great resorts within easy access of Pisa airport and Florence airport...
Tuscany is the most popular regional destination in Italy. Just the word Tuscany evokes images of quaint villages and rolling hills cloaked in grape vines and olive groves. There are so many places to visit within this lovely region – Florence, Siena, Pisa and Lucca – it is unsurprising that many visitors go back again and again.
Pisa airport is the low-cost airline gateway to Tuscany and is situated 1km south of Pisa city centre and only a 1.5-hour taxi transfer from the regional capital, Florence.
Florence has its own airport, which, although less well served, has grown considerably in recent years and has recently undergone a multi-million-euro development. Florence airport is located 10km north-west of Florence and airport transfers into Florence city centre take around 30 minutes.
Whilst many people who fly into Pisa airport are heading to Florence or other areas of Tuscany, Pisa itself is well worth a visit and makes a perfect location for a weekend break. Pisa, in western Tuscany, is most famous for its Leaning Tower, but this charming city is crammed full of historical buildings and monuments. Pisa is famed within Italy for its university and, with half of the cities residents being students, the presence of the university makes Pisa a lively city thronging with student life.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is situated in Piazza del Duomo. This vast green lawn, also known as Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), is listed as a World Heritage Site and houses four significant monuments, including the Leaning Tower of Pisa. In addition to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is actually the cathedral bell tower, you will find the Duomo (cathedral), the Baptistry (the largest of its kind in Italy) and the beautiful Camposanto Monumentale (the monumental cemetery). Just south of here you will find Orto Bonantico, Europe’s oldest botanical gardens.
Pisa is a small city and the best way to access the sights and soak up the atmosphere is on foot. Taxi transfers from Pisa airport take just 15 minutes, leaving you free to enjoy the beautiful city of Pisa at a leisurely pace.
Florence is one of the most beautiful and ancient cities in Italy. Florence is known as the cradle of Renaissance and is packed with magnificent monuments, churches and buildings, housing some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. The historic centre of Florence is listed as a World Heritage Site and attracts millions of visitors a year.
Florence has not changed much since the 16th century, apart from the influx of museums – it has about 80! The most well-known sites in Florence include the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi, the Bargello and the Accademia.
Florence is a great city to walk in making airport taxi transfers particularly appropriate if you are planning a city break. Rise above the chaotic Italian traffic with a smooth airport taxi transfer to the centre of Florence with Transfer Intellilgence. Airport taxi transfers from Florence airport take just 30 minutes and from Pisa airport take around 1.5 hours.
Siena is another Tuscan city popular with holidaymakers. Siena is a classic medieval hill town famous for its summer bareback horse race, known as the Palio, which this year takes place on 2 July 2009 and 16 August 2009. The race takes place in the centre of the town in its large fan-shaped piazza (as seen in the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace).
Surrounded by olive groves and the vineyards of Chianti, Sienna is a quieter city than Florence and, some say, offers a more authentic Tuscan experience. However, there is plenty to see here and Siena definitely has its fair share of impressive architecture and churches.
Airport taxi transfers to Siena from Pisa airport take around 2 hours and from Florence airport around 1 hour 20 minutes.
Lucca is another favourite amongst tourists looking for a quieter Tuscan destination. Lucca is a well-preserved walled Roman town, famous as the birthplace of Puccini. It has some astounding architecture and a pedestrianised centre with narrow cobblestoned streets. Airport taxi transfers to Lucca from Pisa airport take just over half an hour.
Head just down the coast from Pisa airport and you come to Livorno (also well known by the anglicised version of its name, Leghorn). It has a large port, which is popular with cruise ships and, whilst the centre was heavily bombed during the Second World War, the backstreets are a wonderful criss-cross of narrow alleys and beautiful canals, punctuated with humpbacked bridges. Airport taxi transfers to Livorno and Livorno Port from Pisa airport take around 30 minutes and taxis from Florence airport take under 1.5 hours.
Head up the coast from Pisa and you come to Forte dei Marmi, perhaps Italy’s answer to Saint Tropez. The Italian jet set certainly flock here in their droves and there are plenty of designer shops and chi-chi restaurants for you to max your credit card out at. Airport taxi transfers from Pisa airport to Forte dei Marmi take just over half an hour, so you’ll have brought a pair of designer sunglasses and got the sand between your toes in no time!
Pre-booking your airport taxi transfer will save you time and money. Take the stress and worry out of landing in a foreign airport by arranging our personal meet-and-greet service at the airport. Don’t worry about taxis not being available, being ‘ripped off’, not speaking the language or not having the correct currency.
When arriving in Pisa airport or Florence airport your private taxi, minibus or coach driver will be waiting in the arrivals hall holding a signboard displaying your party’s name. Please be aware this can be a busy area and you may need to take a good look at all the signboards before you find your name!
We strongly recommend booking your Tuscan taxi transfer early as Pisa especially is a busy airport and peak dates can become booked up, so take a wait off your mind and book your Italian taxi transfer today.