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        About Pisa

        Pisa is a city and municipality in Italy, located in central Italy in the region of Tuscany. In the past, Pisa was for a long time a seaside city, but due to the accumulation of various materials thanks to the Arno River (Pisa is located in the alluvial plain of the Arno), it was completely cut off from the coast, so that today the city is located about 80 kilometres from the coast of the Ligurian Sea.

        Pisa is, of course, best known for its leaning tower, which is a bell tower of the city's cathedral. But the leaning tower is far from being the only tourist attraction you should visit here. There are many more attractions that you should visit when you come to Pisa. The city has a long and rich past, with the Romans being the main civilization that lived here. The Romans made this city significant and thanks to its connection to the sea, it was also an important naval base in the past. Besides the many religious, cultural, historical and natural sites you can visit in Pisa, the city is also known for its college, founded in the 12th century and considered one of the most important and prestigious schools in Italy and beyond.

        So, if you are planning a road trip through Tuscany, you should make a stop in Pisa. This city has a lot to offer, and apart from being a quiet city with many artistic sites and a great college, you can also find lively nightlife and of course, enjoy fantastic gastronomy. Pisa is also a very safe city, so these reasons are more than enough to make a decision and visit this beautiful city in one of the most iconic and beautiful landscapes in the world.

        Basic info and car hire in Pisa

        • Location: Tuscany region, Italy
        • Population: 91,104
        • Official language: Italian
        • Currency: Euro
        • Weather:  Tuscany has a Mediterranean climate   
        • Internet coverage: Hotels, bars, restaurants, and cafés offer Wi-Fi.
        • Road conditions:  Most roads in Pisa are in good condition.
        • Car hire in Pisa:  The most common pick-up point for vehicles in Pisa is at the Pisa Airport. Please note that prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks in advance of your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. Find the best deal on car hire in Pisa!

         Driving in Pisa

        Pisa is a city in the region of Tuscany, which is one of the most iconic and beautiful landscapes in Europe. Renting a car here is the best solution if you want to explore Pisa and Tuscany properly. The roads here are in good condition, the scenery is fantastic and, most importantly, there are not many traffic jams on the road. There can be some traffic jams, especially near the most famous tourist attractions, but if you are driving through Tuscany, you'll enjoy the ride.

        Finding a parking space in Pisa can often be quite difficult, so it's best to park your car a little further from the city centre and then explore Pisa on foot.

        Traffic in the historic centre of Pisa is subject to ZTL regulations. Zona a traffico limitato (ZTL) (literally: traffic restricted zone) is a traffic restricted zone in Italy. There are about 200 regulations enforced with cameras, as well as 100 environmental zones. They help protect historic city centres from excessive traffic that would otherwise make the city less attractive.

        It's good to know that the police in Italy are very strict. So make sure you follow all the rules and obey all the traffic signs on the road. Above all, stick to the speed limits, because there are many speed checks and you can get a fine even if you are not a resident. But of course, it is good to keep to the speed limits and other rules, not only because of the police but also for your safety and the safety of other road users

        • Age limits: 21 years old-25 for larger vehicles
        • International Driving Permit:  Yes, if you are a non-EU license holder.
        • Additional papers:   Identification(passport), a valid driving license, and valid proof of insurance.   
        • Additional requirements: Glasses (in case you need glasses, you must always have a spare pair in the car), light bulbs (are usually already in the car and are provided by the car rental company), warning triangle (2 are required for all vehicles registered in Italy and 1 if coming from abroad), high visibility vest (recently made compulsory)- First aid kit (not compulsory, but we strongly recommend you have it with you, just in case).
        • Children in the car: Children up to the age of 10 may only be taken in the back seat and a suitable child seat must be available up to a height of 1.50 meters.
        • Driving side of the road: Right hand
        • Lights:  Check that all lights are working, clean, and correctly aimed.
        • General speed limits: The speed limit in cities is 50 km/h, although in certain areas the speed limit may be reduced to 30 km/h. Main highways are limited to 130 km/h, non-major highways to 110 km/h, and local roads to 90 km/h.

        Car Hire in Pisa

        Most popular car hire at Pisa

        The most selected hire car in Pisa is the Fiat 500, Renault Clio or Opel Corsa. Renault Captur is also being a popular option. The most popular car types in Pisa are mini and economy. 

        Popular Driving Routes

        Popular One-Way car hire from Pisa

        Want to rent a car for a one-way trip? No worries! Orbit Car Hire offers a variety of one-way Car Hire options in many locations outside of Pisa. One-way car rental is ideal for cross-town or cross-country travel, saving time by not returning to your original location. Start your reservation with Orbit Car Hire and find great options on one-way car hire at locations across the Italy.

        • Pisa-Livorno (25km with approximately 30 minutes of drive)

        • Pisa-Florence (99km with approximately 1,5 hours of drive)

        • Pisa-Siena (124km with approximately 1,5-2 hours of drive)

        • Pisa-Grosseto (160km with approximately 1,5-2 hours of drive)

        Popular day trips from Pisa

        Florence, Lucca, San Miniato, Chianti region, Montecatini, Cinque Terre, Bologna, San Gimignano...

        What to see in Pisa

        Pisa is a very popular city among Italians and also tourists from all over the world. It is often known only for the leaning tower, but actually, Pisa has much more to offer than the leaning tower. This iconic city will enchant you with different things to see and do. You just need to do your research well and then make a good plan of what you can do here in Pisa.

        The main attraction is, of course, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It was built in the 12th century and soon it turned out that the foundations of this tower were unstable and it started to lean. It is fascinating not only because of its construction and decoration but also because of the photos that were taken here and uploaded on various social media. But as we said, there is much more to Pisa than just the Leaning Tower. For example, you should visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. This cathedral was built in the 11th century and is fascinating both from inside and outside.

        Another must-see is the Baptistery, which is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. Of course, this is a matter of personal taste, but be sure to take your time and explore this amazing piece of architecture.

        Other places to see in Pisa: Campo Santo, Museo Nazionale, Santa Maria della Spina, Palazzo dei Cavalieri, walk along the Arno River, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Borgo Stretto, Guelph Tower, Keith Haring mural, College of Pisa Botanical Garden, Ponte di Mezzo, Gelateria De' Coltelli...

        Drive your rental car beyond Pisa

        Pisa belongs to the Tuscany region and is undoubtedly one of the best regions for a road trip. There are so many fascinating towns and villages combined with breathtaking landscapes. There are long and well-maintained roads that run through this picturesque landscape and you will truly feel like you are in heaven as you drive through Tuscany and explore its beauties.

        But there are so many other regions in Italy that are worth exploring. For example, if you have decided to stay in the Umbria region and take a road trip through it, one of the activities you should put on your wish list should undoubtedly be truffle hunting. This region is famous for its truffles and truffle hunting is truly a unique experience. In the countryside, you will find many experts searching for these "black diamonds". Besides truffle hunting, you can also learn a lot about the history of the region and the daily life of the locals. The Marmore Waterfalls are another sight not to be missed on your trip to Umbria. These are the largest man-made waterfalls in the world and the second-largest waterfalls in Italy. These amazing waterfalls were created by the Romans who wanted to divert the Velino River to use more fertile land. For this reason, the Marmore Waterfalls are one of the most visited attractions in this region. For people who prefer a more active vacation, there are many activities here, for example, rafting on the river Nera, biking in nature, visiting the Monte Cucco Regional Park, a side trip to San Pietro

        There are so many places to visit in Italy that you need to make a good plan if you want to take a road trip through Italy. Italy is a very diverse country with so much to see and do. But one thing is for sure, there is something for every kind of tourist here. Italy is known for its fantastic beaches, amazing cities, a large number of historical, religious and cultural monuments, great gastronomy, volcanic islands, the Alps, the Mediterranean Sea, beautiful lakes and rivers, breathtaking landscapes, etc.

        The capital is Rome, which of course you must see. It is considered one of the most iconic cities in the world and is certainly the most talked-about city in the history of mankind. Travelling from the north to the south of the country, you can experience so many different landscapes, people, cultures, cities and traditions that make Italy a special place. If we then add the truly rich and turbulent past of this tribal land, there is no doubt that you should visit Italy at least once in your lifetime.

        If you prefer winter and winter sports, then you should go to the Dolomites, because there are some of the most famous ski resorts in the world, such as Cortina d'Ampezzo. However, if you are more interested in history, you should visit Pompei and other cities in the south of the country.


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        Where to eat, drink, and party in Pisa

        Tuscany is a region known for many delicious dishes, and it's no different here in Pisa. There are so many fantastic restaurants where you can try delicious local cuisine or combine it with menus from other parts of the world, or even try some delicious modern Italian cuisine. The essential element of the cuisine here is the traditional Tuscan cuisine. But some delicious truffles are particularly popular in this area. If we then add high-quality olive oil and wine from Pisa, we have a perfect gastronomic destination.

        Best restaurant in Pisa

        I Porci Comodi

        L'Ostellino de' I Porci Comodi


        Ristorante Indiano Gandhi

        India Ristorante

        We Love Pasta


        What you need to know about renting a car

        What do I need to rent a car in Italy?

        credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so the credit card must have sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.

        How old to hire a car in Italy?

        The minimum age to rent a car for Economy groups are 19 years old renters. For Compact, Intermediate car groups are available for 21 years old renters. Full-size vans and standard car Groups are available for 25 years old renters. With some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. Young driver surcharges may apply to many car rental companies for people under 21 years of age.

        Do I need car insurance in Italy?

        Insurances are very important when renting a car and can be different between countries. When renting a car in Italy with Orbit Car Hire the prices will include mandatory insurances in the country.

        Do I need a credit card to rent a car in Italy?

        In most cases, a credit card is required to be presented in the name of the main driver. A security deposit may be required when renting a car so it is important to have sufficient funds on the credit card. When searching for a car at Orbit you can see credit card requirements from all our suppliers.

        Do I need an international driving license in Italy?

        Drivers license issued in Italy or within the European Union does not have to provide an international drivers license. For drivers with a license issued outside of the EU will need to have an international driving license as well as your standard driving license. You must have both licenses with you at all times while driving a car in Italy.

        How do I find the cheapest car hire in Italy?

        You can find cheap car hire by comparing prices with all major car rentals at Orbit. A good idea can be to book in advance as the prices can increase closer to the travel period. 

        What is the cheapest rental car in Italy?

        You will find the mini car category or economy cars to be the cheapest car categories. Vehicles such as Hyundai I10 and Fiat Panda often provide the best prices. 

        What is the best car rental company in Italy?

        You may find excellent service provided by companies such as Europcar, Enterprise Rent a Car, Alamo, Keddy by Europcar, SurPrice Rent a Car, Ecovia, Sicily By Car and Locauto. 

        What types and makes of rental car deals can I find in Italy?

        You will find car types such as mini, economy, compact, Full-Size, and luxury cars. Popular rental cars are Fiat Panda, Opel Corsa, Renault Clio, Fiat 500. 

        Does my rental car have unlimited mileage when I rent a car in Italy?

        Most car rentals in Italy offer unlimited mileage in their offers. 

        How much to hire a car in Italy?

        We have found prices down to 8 GBP per day. However, this may depend on the rental period, location and company. 

        Can you take a hire car from Italy to Slovenia?

        Yes, most car hire companies will allow you to drive over to Slovenia while you have a vehicle for rent. It is a good idea to talk to the agent at the counter about this before heading out on the road. To get all necessary information needed. 

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        • AcaRent
        • Ace Rent A Car
        • Alamo Car Hire
        • Autovia Car Rental
        • B-Rent
        • Car Hire with Keddy by Europcar
        • Centauro Car Hire
        • Ecovia Car Rental
        • Enterprise Rent a Car
        • Europcar
        • GoldCar Rental
        • Locauto
        • National
        • OK Mobility
        • Optimo Rent a Car
        • Sicily By Car
        • SurPrice