Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport
Pisa Airport is the main in Tuscany and it registers every year an ever-increasing passengers traffic. It is situated in San Giusto and it is also known as Galileo Galilei Airport, in honour of the astronomer and physicist, father of the modern science.
The large turnout of travellers is due to the fact that flights of low cost airlines like Ryanair and Easyjet take off from and arrive here, so that today Pisa Airport is the most important in Tuscany, with a larger turnout than Florence Airport’s one.
The structure was built in 1922, but only from the 1960s Galileo Galilei Airport became an effective civil airport; nowadays there are here more than 20 airlines, such as Lufthansa, Alitalia, Qatar, Norvegian, British Airways and Turkish Airlines.
This airport has two runways, which allow also freight transport, because it can host bigger planes. It is just 1 km far from the city, which is easily reachable by car taking the highways A11 and A12.
At Pisa Airport you can pick a rental car up, after having booked it on RentalUp, to get to the different towns of the province in complete comfort.
The rental car stations at Pisa Airport are located at just 500 metres from boarding and landing areas for passengers.
Piazza dei Miracoli, artistic and tourist centre
One of the main attractions in Pisa is for sure Piazza del Duomo, known as Piazza dei Miracoli, famous all over the world for its iconic Leaning Tower, the belfry of the Cathedral.
Unlike many other cities, in Pisa Piazza del Duomo is placed in a decentralized position and it is a pedestrian area, characterised by an evergreen lawn, which contribute to create an unusual relaxing and suggestive atmosphere.
In the square, in addition to the bell tower, there are the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the Baptistery and Campo Santo.
Inside the Cathedral, there are the pulpit “Pergamo”, realized by Giovanni Pisano, the particular coffered ceiling, the majestic apsidal fresco of “Cristo in Maestà”, and the famous Galileo’s Lamp, all of them of great interest.
San Miniato and Volterra, towns in the province of Pisa
RentalUp allow you to pick a low-cost rental car up at Pisa Airport.
The province of Pisa is rich in marvellous towns, visited by tourists from all over the world, because of their extraordinary beauty.
Among them there is Volterra, characteristic town in Etruscan style, also famous for the production of alabaster.
Here, in addiction to the cathedral and to the numerous churches, the Etruscan Museum, one of the biggest collection of Etruscan art in Italy, is worth a visit. Palazzo dei Priori, which is in the very heart of the town and still preserves precious medieval frescos, is particularly beautiful.
Volterra, that is 63 km far from Pisa Airport, amazes its visitors also with its stunning panoramas: from different points of the town you can admire the unspoilt nature, which gives precious suggestions in every season.
San Miniato is instead 43 km far from Pisa Airport. It is an important seat of many dioceses, chapels and abbeys. Its strategic position, halfway between Pisa and Florence, made it a theatre of numerous fights between the two towns.
The road to get into the city is surrounded by nature and leads to the historical centre, characterised by the presence of 6 monuments, such as the Town Hall Palace, the Shrine of SS.mo Crocifisso, Torre di Matilde di Canossa and Torre di Federico II.
San Miniato is a really important economic centre in this area: it is famous for the production of leather, wine, oil and white truffles.
Il mare della Toscana: da Pisa basta un'ora
Se vi trovate in Toscana e volete il mare oltre all'arte, allora sulla costa c'è l'imbarazzo della scelta.
Con l’auto affittata dall'aeroporto di Pisa potrete raggiungere mete più o meno esclusive. Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio, Pietrasanta o Torre del Lago Puccini, a voi la scelta, di dove trascorrere una giornata al sole e una serata magari in una delle discoteche più famose d'Italia.
Da qui in meno di 30 minuti sarete nuovamente all'Aeroporto Internazionale di Pisa "Galileo Galilei", parcheggerete l'auto al noleggio in attesa del volo di ritorno.
Car Rental with no credit card at Pisa Airport
Thanks to RentalUp, you can pick your rental car up at Pisa Airport, also if you do not have a credit card!
In a few minutes, you can search and choose place, date and time of pickup and delivery. By applying the “with no credit card deposit” filter, you will get a list of cars that you can rent with no credit card. Choose the one you prefer at the best price offered by one of the partners of RentalUp!
You can pay with debit card (Bancomat, Visa Electron, Mastercard Debit) or a prepaid card: the car rental service at Pisa Airport is affordable to everyone!