Exhibitions and Fairs in Pisa

Pisa Exhibition Center will be established in the industrial area of Ospedaletto in the near future, between the Emilia motorway, highway and railway. Currently events and seminars are held at Pisa Congress Center in Via Matteotti, not far from the city centre and close to the Viale delle Piaggie along the river Arno.

Services and tourism are the main business sectors of Pisa's economy. The beautiful Tuscan city, not far from the sea, located between Livorno and Lucca (​​out 25 km from both), was once an important industrial and mechanical center, including industries such as Piaggio, Saint-Gobain (glass) and Sintergre (ceramics). The gradual de-industrialization, has allowed the city to develop the service sector. In these and in the coming years, shipbuilding and tourism are the main businesses toward which the economic activities of the city will further develop.

How to get to Pisa

Pisa can be reached from two motorways: the A11 Firenze-Mare and the A12 Genova-Rosignano Marittima (which will continue to Rome). The east of the historical centre is crossed by the State Road Aurelia SS1, which connects Rome to France bordering the Tyrrhenian Sea. From Pisa start State Road SS12 of the Abetone and the Brenner, and SS67, ending at Marina di Ravenna on the Adriatic Sea. The railway junction of Pisa is on the lines to Genoa, Livorno and Florence and has 4 stations: Pisa Centrale in Piazza della Stazione, Pisa San Rossore on the Rome-Turin line, Pisa Aeroporto and Pisa Tombolo for freight traffic.

Pisa Port and airport in Pisa

The Port of Pisa is under construction. It is one of the cornerstones on which the city's economy will develop in the near future: its location will be in the area of the mouth of the Arno, Porto di Bocca d'Arno, and will be a marina for almost 500 boats, with service and accommodation facilities. The international airport Galileo Galilei of Pisa (also known as Pisa-San Giusto airport) boasts a traffic of about 4 million passengers a year. The airport is mainly served by low cost airlines and has been one of the first to be connected to the city by a railway line, the same which gets to Florence. From the parking area in front of the airport, run every 20 minutes direct shuttle buses to Pisa Central Station.

Where to stay in Pisa

A hotel near Pisa Leaning Tower is what all tourists visiting the city may dream. Indeed, near the Leaning Tower there are many 3 and 4 star hotels, from which in a few minutes' walk you get to the historical centre and the River Arno. Even the hotels in the area of Piazza dei Miracoli, where you can find the Duomo and the Baptistery, are among the most requested by travelers, and they are just minutes from the station of St. Rossore. Some hotels close to the central station of Pisa are among the cheapest in town. The Trade Fair of Pisa, under construction along the Via Emilia, on the north side of the Arno, is easily accessible from the hotels in the area of the University.

Pisa shopping streets

Throngs of tourists flock to the stalls around Piazza dei Miracoli, where you can find souvenirs and cheap clothing printed with the famous Leaning Tower. The shopping streets in Pisa are located on both sides of the river Arno. On the north shore you walk along via Guglielmo Oberdan and especially its continuation Borgo Stretto leading to Ponte di Mezzo. In the southern part of the river, the best shops and boutiques are along Corso Italia. Don't miss the markets on Piazza delle Vettovaglie and Piazza Cavalieri, where a great antique market is held the second weekend of every month.

Pisa Nightlife

Pisa is a university town, therefore it is always full of young people who love to have fun at night clubs and pubs. The nightlife area of ​​Pisa, named Lungarni, is along the Arno river. Here are concentrated most of the bars, restaurants, and clubs of Pisa. In the warmer seasons, the streets of the old town become a popular meeting point, even though many people move towards the coast: Versilia, with its popular venues, is thirty kilometers away.


Airports, fairgrounds, car rentals and hotels in Pisa

AduePassiDalTreno Affittacamere

Vai Benedetto Croce 13

B&B Casa Fischer

Via L.Pasteur, 18

Cisanello Pisa Affittacamere

Via Piero di Puccio 6

B&B Hotel Pisa
3 star hotel

Via Scornigiana 1

A Casa Doina Airport

Via San Giusto 4

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