Travel across the length and breadth of Tuscany
Get around like Capo dei Capi
Tuscany, that’s Italy before and after entering the modern world. Trains form the backbone of Italy's infrastructure and are the sure way to get around. But if you're feeling free-spirited and at least a little adventurous, rent a classic Vespa and explore Tuscany on your own terms. Otherwise, be sure to plan ahead.
The whole region is well connected, with a main center in Florence and the prices are friendly. You can carry your bike on the train, but ask before and purchase a special ticket. Find out more here.
Many smaller towns and villages are not accessible by train because they are on a hilltop. Take a local bus to reach your destination. However be aware of possible delays between your train and a bus connection. Find your connection here.
Italy's coast and islands are well connected by ferry rides. Find your domestic or international ship ride at aferry.com. You can visit Croatia, Sardinia or Sicily, however big ferries are banned from entering Venice.
City public transport
Travel like a local.
Buses are commonly used to get around. We recommend buying your ticket before you board the bus, however it is possible to buy one from a driver. Look for an Autolinee Toscane sticker on shops - those are the authorized sellers.
Pisa is a smaller city with all the main sights in the center. If you still need to take a bus, look for "Compagnia Pisana Trasporti" (CPT) company. Airport and the Leaning tower are connected by "Linee ad Alta Mobilità" (LAM) buses.
The center is accessible only by foot. There is one small bus run by the TIEMME company that covers some streets in the center and also the rest of the town. Tickets are available at the "Tabacchi-bars" and shops- look for white and blue T-sign.
The best way to get around on your own.
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Using a motorcycle will give you an unique advantage: you will be able to access exclusive locations. You will also have a much better experience by being able to go sightseeing or shopping in your own rhythm.
Rent or purchase your dream bike and all of the cycling accessories and clothing. Two retail stores are in Gaiole and Chianti. They also offer mechanical repairs and bike tune ups. It is a fully licensed tour operator, and offers a wide variety of cycling tours.