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Airport Florence and Pisa
Car Car advised

Activities near Castel San Niccolo

Sports Tennis in town, Horse riding, Fishing
Great for Walking holidays, Rural or countryside holidays, Cycling holidays

How to get there

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There are principally 3 airports which are convenient for La Massa – in addition we mention Forli which is reasonable for Florence and DeiMori in the Countryside. (Villa La Massa).

There are hire car agencies at all the airports, but it is always best to book in advance and have a car waiting for you. When we travel, we start with the following link when looking for a good deal:

http://www.travelsupermarket.com/c/cheap-car-hire/

Florence (FLO):

This is about 5 km out of town. Flights into this airport tend to be rather more expensive than others. Meridiana makes the flight from Gatwick. Air France flies from several UK airports to Paris to transfer onto connecting flights Florence. Lufthansa provides a similar service via Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Munich as do SWISS via Zurich - at the moment, this latter appears to be reliably the cheapest.

All the major car hire outlets are situated in the arrivals hall.

Pisa (PSA):

This is our personal favourite in terms of price and convenience. British Airways flies here from Gatwick, but importantly Ryanair flies here up to three times a day from London Stansted and also operates from Liverpool, Bournemouth, East Midlands, Doncaster, Dublin. Edinburgh and Glasgow – this is usually the carrier and route with the best deals. Despite some adverse publicity, we have never had any cause for complaint about this airline and must have made hundreds of successful flights with them. They do what they promise – get you there cheaply and reasonably punctually. Just make sure that you follow ALL of their rules in terms of checking in, weight of luggage, size and dimensions of hand luggage etc. They can be very 'picky'

Easyjet flies in from Bristol, Gatwick and Luton to Pisa.

British Airways (BA) also make regular flights from Gatwick – please do not dismiss them as being expensive – these days they have to be reasonable in order to remain competitive. Often when you add all the budget carrier ’extras’ they add up to be similarly priced to BA on ‘a good day’ – you also get a free sandwich and cup of tea.

Thomsonfly offers seasonal routes to Pisa from both Doncaster/Sheffield and Coventry.

In addition, Jet 2 flies to Pisa directly from Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds Bradford and Edinburgh and the prices on this route seem quite attractive.

All the major car hire outlets are situated in a separate car rental department.

Rimini, Perugia, Rome - these can all be conveniently used for la Massa.

Bologna (BLQ):

Not as convenient as Pisa the journey time to city centre is more than Pisa and there is nor direct rail link. British Airways flies here from London and Manchester. Bologna Airport is somewhat larger than Pisa – there is no direct rail link but a frequent bus service operates to Bologna main station (journey time about 15 minutes). From there you can travel to Florence by either Eurostar or Intercity – Eurostar being rather more expensive and you must have a reservation – this can be made at the station in the main booking hall or you can buy Eurostar tickets on line at www.trenitalia.it – there is an ‘English Option’ You can also make general enquiries for all Italian trains on this website. The journey time from Bologna to Florence by Eurostar is slightly in excess of one hour. All the major car hire outlets are situated in the arrivals hall.

Useful web-sites:

www.ryanair.com

www.easyjet.com

www.jet2.com

www.ba.com

www.trenitalia.it

www.terravision.it

http://www.thomsonfly.com