A crucial element to consider when choosing the ideal base for exploration of Tuscany is how the location will help to shape your itinerary. This is why many travelers choose Pisa as their hub for discovering the region. Its central location and significantly lesser tourist population outside the Piazza Dei Miracoli make the city not only an appealing but also practical choice. Organizing day trips from Pisa couldn’t be easier. Why? The public transportation connects the city with destinations such as Florence, Lucca, and many more. Besides, there is an array of organized day trips from Pisa to choose from!
The most typical are day trips from Pisa to Florence. The “Regionale Veloce” train only takes one hour to travel from Pisa to Florence (and vice versa). It runs about every hour which makes it really easy to access. Once there, you can sign up for an exploratory walking tour, visit the museums or just wander around on your own.
Another typical Pisa day trip the one to medieval Lucca. Again, there are frequent trains running between the cities allowing you to reach Lucca in less than 40 minutes. In fact, the cities are so close, many travelers decide to visit Pisa and Lucca in one day. Once there, you can lose yourself among quant churches, clandestine piazzas, and enjoy the views from the still strong city walls.
But don’t just stick to the bigger well-known cities. A huge part of the Tuscan charm comes from its medieval hilltop villages and lonely wine estates. So, after you've explored the “must-dos” turn your attention to the day trips from Pisa that offers more clandestine experience. Venture on a Pisa day trip to San Gimignano or San Miniato, both ancient hilltop settlements ready to treat you to stunning views and excellent wine.
However, if you want to break the sightseeing monotony and just relax, reach for those day tours from Pisa that take you to Montecatini. In less than 40 minutes, you can be chilling in one of the most famous Tuscan thermal water spas. This one, in particular, has been pampering people for centuries.
On the other hand, day tours from Pisa don’t just help you discover Tuscany. If you want, you are free to go and explore the Ligurian coast. The most popular Ligurian tour is the Cinque Terre tour from Pisa. For a day, you will be able to get away from green hills and forests. Instead, you will soak in the rugged picturesque coastline, sun and the azure horizon.
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