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Pisa - Tuscany - Lucca

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Pisa - Tuscany - Lucca

Flying in to Pisa Sunday and out Weds - would like to see the leaning tower in the afternoon and then soak up the Tuscan countryside maybe including Lucca - not familiar with the area at all - how to travel - where to stay can you give us some tips please?

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Hi Rome

We went to Pisa earlier this year. We stayed in the Hotel Cavaleri just opposite the train station and the bus from the ariport stops directly outside the hotel so good option if you want to do a bit of travelling about.

We did a day trip to Lucca - you can get the bus or train (we took the train) and it takes about 25 minutes. Its a beautiful walled town and well worth the short trip.

On our second day we took the train to Seina and spent 2 nights there, again a lovely town worth a visit if you have the time, Sitting in the Piazza with a glass of wine is simply the best! To get to Siena you take the Florence train as far as Empoli, where you have to change trains for Sienna (we had to wait 40 minutes for the train) . Its a bit of a trip for a day trip but if you can spare a night its worth doing.

You can also take the train directly to Florence (1hour) for a day trip.

If you are taking the train - be very wary of pickpockets, my mom had her wallet and some spare money taken while boarding the train (its a busy train)

You could alternativly hire a car and just end up where ever you end up.

You will have a great trip - Tuscany is stunning and the food and wine excellent!.

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hi,

the best way to visit the pisa-lucca area is by car. it could be interesting to sleep in vecchiano or san giuliano terme (villages between pisa and lucca) and visit then pisa, lucca, the versilia area, marina di vecchiano (sandy beach inside a natural park ), the garfagnana, a train trip to florence...

in tripadvisor you will find some articles about that.

if you need help, tell me...i live here...

silvia

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You need a car to see the countryside (and to see some nice landscapes you need to stay away from the area between Pisa and Florence).

Go towards Volterra, or in Garfagnana north of Lucca, or drive to the Chianti area.

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