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How to get to Pisa
Pisa is a university city with a population of nearly 100,000 (and with 40,000 students - not all of whom are resident). It is situated in Tuscany, close to the coast and just 80 km from Florence. It has an international airport with daily flights to London, Paris and Frankfurt, as well as to Rome, Milan, and other important Italian cities. The railway station is located on the main line from Turin to Rome. There is also a very frequent train service to and from Florence.

How to arrive at the CNR Research Area of Pisa
Please click to see a map of Pisa with indication of location of the CNR Research Area (address:
Via G. Moruzzi 1, 56124 , Pisa).
By air: The  International Airport "G. Galilei" (airport code: PSA) is on the outskirts of the town, approximately 6 km from the CNR Research Area. To reach the CNR Research Area, it is probably most convenient to take a taxi. Otherwise, you can take Bus No.7, getting off at the first stop in Via di Pratale. Tickets must be bought within the airport.  In addition from the near International Airport "A. Vespucci" (airport code: FLR) in Florence, which is about 100 km far from Pisa, it is possible to reach Pisa with about 1 hour travelling by train.
By train: The "Pisa Centrale" Railway Station is approximately 5 km from the CNR Research Area. For further information (timetable, reservations, etc.) please visit the official web site of Italian Railways. To reach the CNR Research Area you can take Bus No.7 (direction Via di Pratale) or No. 13 (direction Cisanello) , getting off at the first stop in Via di Pratale. Tickets must be bought at the station. Otherwise, you can take a taxi
By car: See the map. Parking is available.


Pisa 's attractions

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is undoubtedly one of the most famous and beloved monuments in the world. Both because of its dramatically progressive inclination, and its beauty, from 1173 (when its construction started) up to the present the Tower has been the object of very special attention. In 1990, the structure was closed to the public as it was deemed to be leaning too far for tourists to climb safely. However, since December the 15th Italy's legendary Leaning Tower of Pisa has been reopened to public, standing just a little straighter. Besides the tower, Pisa has several other significant sights. For example, the Duomo, the Cathedral of Pisa, is famed for its Romanesque panels depicting the life of Christ. The Museo Nazionale di San Matteo contains other dramatic examples of Romanesque (and Gothic) art.


Last updated: July 29th, 2002