Modes of Transportation

News on Pisa Airport

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The largest airport in Tuscany, Pisa Airport is second only to Florence Airport per number of daily flights. The airport in Pisa is continuously adding new services to improve the travel experience of those departing and landing there. Between 2010 and 2011 there have been some useful improvements that may make your holiday experience in Tuscany and Italy less stressful and efficient. Firstly, thanks to Air One and Ryanair you will have more destinations and flights available. Ryanair added a new airplain to their fleet in Pisa, with destination Rhodes, Greece. This will make so that with Ryanair you can now reach 78 destinations in Europe and North Africa from Pisa. Air One will start its operations on July 1st, 2011 with flights to Italian and European cities....

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“High-Speed” Regional Trains in Tuscany

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Since December 2010 there has been a change in the way you can travel by train in Tuscany. The regional trains, the least expensive but also the slowest and least comfortable of all, were improved with a new service, the fast regional train, or Treno Regionale Veloce. The fast regional train has the same exact price of the usual regional train, but it offers faster connections between selected railroad hubs, such as Arezzo, Chiusi, Pisa, Pisa Airport and Florence. This way you will be able to connect to the main train stations to catch the high velocity trains and move faster within Italy. Moreover, the fast regional trains were given the first class option, about 50% more expensive than second class, but really comfortable and unlikely busy. If you are a commuter...

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Arezzo Bike Sharing!

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Finally even in Arezzo it is possible to take advantage of the fantastic bike sharing service that is slowly expanding all over Tuscany. On March 20, 2011 the network was inaugurated with six spots all over town, placed in the most strategic locations such as parking lots and the train and bus station. You may think that six spots are too few, but you should also consider that Arezzo is a small city with only 100 thousand people living in it. Additionally, this is just the beginning and if the bike sharing service picks up more bike stations will be added. Arezzo is a city where biking has always been a splendid alternative mean of transportation. Mostly flat, apart from the very old part of town that is really steep, the city favors bike traveling also thanks to...

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Shuttle Service for Personal and Guided Tours

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If you are searching for a personalized wine-tasting and SlowFood tour or a guided tour of Tuscany, there is a new shuttle service providing a varied and flexible personal driver experience. Shuttle Chianti organizes your personal back-road’s tour, off the common touristic routes, discovering the most characteristic and interesting Tuscan landscape and interesting villages where you can taste special wines and local gastronomy products. All their experienced, knowledgeable, and skilled team members, will suggest you the best restaurants, trattorias, farmhouses where you can taste extra-virgin olive oil, selected wines and appreciate typical dishes, and recipes to really enjoy the traditional Tuscan cuisine. The private-car and van service will give you the...

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Basing Yourself in Tuscany

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Where should I base myself in Tuscany? If you are thinking of visiting Tuscany there is a high chance for this question to pop in your mind. The answer is not based on one single factor. There a number of aspects that come into play. Your base in Tuscany will be located depending on the sights you want to visit (categorize, prioritize, then choose). A guide book, or an online travel guide will help you decide your focus area. Think about how many daytrips you will take according to your length of stay. Take a look at these destinations, then pick a central area convenient to all your trips. You should also consider your means of transportation. Are you going to be visiting countryside places? Then you will need to rent a car. However, if driving is not your treat...

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The Tuscan Road Trip

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There is something magical about Tuscany. From the old-world beauty and charm of Florence, to the endlessly inviting countryside, to it’s beautiful beaches, this region in Italy never ceases to amaze. With endless open roads to take on, we suggest an old fashioned road trip to take it all in, kilometer by kilometer. Here’s the tips and advice you’ll need to enjoy your trip. First thing’s first, you will need a car. That’s if you don’t have one or can’t borrow one of course. If that’s the case, we suggest hiring one. To save some money and time doing this, you will want to hop online for the best deals. A good car hire comparison site will lessen the work of finding a car that suites your needs. Additional Tip: If...

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