The Italian city of Pisa is perhaps best known for its Leaning Tower, but did you know that it's also home to one of the oldest universities in Europe, which also happens to be among the most prestigious? This is city that offers so much more than an (admittedly breathtaking) piece of architecture, with wonderful food, equally impressive buildings and a river that bisects the town. In short, Pisa has a lot to offer - and hiring a car from its airport is the best way to see it.
When you book with DriveNow, we'll get you the cheapest possible deal. Let's take a closer look at Pisa itself, and why hiring a vehicle with DriveNow is such a great idea.
Pisa International Airport is located around a 15-minute drive from the city itself. Built to aid the Italian war effort during the 1930s and 1940s, today the airport serves almost 5 million passengers a year, flying to destinations all around Europe.
The airport has its own dedicated Car Rental Terminal, which is found around half-a-kilometre from the terminal building. You can take a walk if you like, but there's also a free shuttle bus that will take you there. Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and SIXT all operate at Pisa Airport, and when you book ahead with DriveNow, you'll be getting the sweetest deal with these respected firms. All you have to do is pick up the keys and head up the SS1 to Pisa itself - easy!
Well, there really is only one place to start when exploring Pisa. The world-famous Leaning Tower has fascinated travellers since it was first built way back in the 14th century. The unintended tilt is as a result of its foundations being built on soft ground not suited to supporting such a great weight - but it's that lean which gives the Tower such character.
A historical timepiece is always good value for sightseers, and the Clock Palace of Pisa is no different. It's made up of two 17th century towers joined by a central arch, with the ornate clock the centrepiece. If you ever get tired of the outstanding architecture on display throughout the city, head to the Orto botanico di Pisa. This botanic garden features lush shrubs, calm ponds and is home to a variety of native creatures, making it an interesting attraction on your Pisa travels.
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