Travel Reference
In-Depth Information
Tourist office ( 05 8358 3150; ; Piazzale Verdi; 9am-7pm summer, to 5.30pm
winter) Free hotel reservations; bicycle hire and left-luggage service.
Getting There & Away
From the bus stops around Piazzale Verdi, Vaibus ( ) runs services throughout
the region, including to the following destinations:
Bagni di Lucca (€3.40, one hour, eight daily)
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana (€4.20, 1½ hours, eight daily)
Pisa airport (€3.20, 45 minutes to one hour, 30 daily)
The A11 runs westwards to Pisa and Viareggio and eastwards to Florence. To access the
Garfagnana, take the SS12 and continue on the SS445.
The easiest option is to park at Parcheggio Carducci, just outside Porta Sant'Anna.
Within the walls, most car parks are for residents only, indicated by yellow lines. Blue
lines indicate where anyone, including tourists, can park (€1.50 to €2 per hour). If you are
staying within the city walls, contact your hotel ahead of your arrival and enquire about
the possibility of getting a temporary resident permit during your stay.
The train station is south of the city walls: take the path across the moat and through the
(dank grungy) tunnel under Baluardo San Colombano. Regional train services:
Florence (€7, 1¼ to 1¾ hours, hourly)
Pietrasanta (€4.10, one hour via Viareggio, hourly)
Pisa (€3.30, 30 minutes, every 30 minutes)
Viareggio (€3.30, 25 minutes, hourly)
Getting Around
Rent regular wheels (per hour/day €3/15; ID required) at the tourist office or one of the
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