Most holidaymakers from the German-speaking world come to Tuscany with their own car. In the countryside, this is not a problem either. Urban travel bans for older diesels are increasingly being introduced, as well as environmental zones (ZTL Zona traffico limitato). Explore before entering the cities where these zones are located, otherwise it can get really expensive. Italian authorities are also issuing the penalty notices to foreign visitors.
Please do not leave anything lying in the vehicle. This invites thieves who specialize in foreign registration plates in particular.
The train connections are very good and Italy also has a high-speed train-once you are there. Within Italy, you can travel very well from north to south and east to west on the high-speed train from Trenitalia or Italo.
However, the connections to neighbouring countries are not yet with the fast trains. The Alps are bothering and the Italian Government is on the brakes, even though the European Union wants to pay half.
Be that as it may, a train ride in the big cities is often more relaxing than the car usually takes them in the middle of the city, where life plays.
Tuscany’s main airport is Galileo Galilei Airport in Pisa. From there you come by shuttle bus to the city.
Pisa town 5 km, about 10 min
Viareggio-Pietrasanta: 25 km, about 30 min
Florence: 80 km, about 75 min
Lucca about 50 min
Siena: 120 km, about 100 min
The shuttle train “PisaMover” connects the airport with the train station “Pisa Centrale.” The distance is only one kilometer. The shuttle costs €1.30 each way per person and runs every 5-8 minutes.
Florence has a smaller Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci airport.
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If you book a trip with us, then we take care of all that-including. Hotel and accompanying program. For city breaks, leave your car better at home.