The tenth busiest airport in Italy when it comes to passengers moved, Pisa’s location in north-central Italy makes it ideal for exploring places like Tuscany, Perugia, and Lombardy. It’s also conveniently within easy reach to the Mediterranean and the borders of France and Switzerland. The airport is known as Pisa International Airport PSA), but is officially named after Galileo Galilei, a former local resident and scientific genius of global renown.
Airlines that fly to Pisa International Airport
There are no direct flights from Canada to Pisa, but you can easily fly straight other, bigger Italian cities like Rome or Milan and catch a short connecting flight. There are no Canadian airlines represented at PSA, but there are several that can help get you there through codeshare agreements or airline alliance partnerships.
- Westjet serves this route by teaming up with national carriers British Airways and Finnair, or budget airline easyJetwith a single stopover in London.
- Lufthansa flies from YYZ in Toronto to Pisa with a stop in Munich or Frankfurt. These flights are sometimes partially operated by Air Canada.
- Alitalia, Italy’s flagship carrier, flies to Pisa with a single stop in Rome.
Booking at least a month in advance gives consumers an advantage when it comes to high-profile destinations like Pisa. There are also a wide variety of package deals for this region if you want to include a rental car or hotel with your trip.
What to Expect when Arriving at Pisa International Airport
If you like duty-free shopping, you have come to the right airport. Gourmet Italian food items and designer names in leather, sporting goods, clothing, and perfume make up most of the duty-free shopping options in PSA. That’s in addition to other amenities like banking, technical help, and tailoring services.
Like many other European airports, this one is well-connected to several public and private transportation options. Along with the usual rental, taxi, and private car service, you can also catch a city bus or transfer to a metro or train line in the airport’s very own railway station.
What to see and do in Pisa
Iconic images like the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the equally stunning Pisa Cathedral nearby are obvious choices, so here are a few uncommon things to see in one of Italy’s most enchanting regions.
- New Year’s Day. This isn’t about the conventional New Year’s Day of January 1st which is also a great party in Pisa but to another celebration related the Easter Season in March. This event is marked by a solar clock perched on top of the city cathedral or “duomo” during the spring equinox.
- The Wine Route. Follow a road through the green heart of Italy through what could very well be the Original Wine country. If you’re not into this libation, there are similar tours for other famous local products, like olive oil and truffles.
- The Pisan Seaside. Visitors focus so much on the food and architecture of Pisa that they forget it’s natural beauty. Don’t miss the view from the Marina di Pisa, which consists of the lofty Andes Alps and a verdant shoreline dotted with fishing nets and vintage boats.
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