Best Things to Do from AC Marriot Hotel in Pisa
If you are thinking about spending your holidays in Tuscany and you wish to start your itinerary from Pisa, we can recomend you to stay at the AC Marriott Hotel in Pisa. This accomodation offers all the comforts you need. Moreover, it gives you the possibility to explore the surrounding areas thanks to its good location. For this reason, we also suggest you the Best Things to Do during your vacation in Pisa.
Useful info about the AC Marriot Hotel in Pisa
The AC Marriot Hotel Pisa is an avant-gard hotel featuring 107 modern guest rooms. They are fully equipped with plasma TV, extra comfortable beds, mini-bar and a free external parking lot. In the AC Lounge, guests can delight themselves with both traditional and innovative local delicacies. In addition, the hotel boasts a free 24h Fitness Room and a free Wi-Fi connection in all areas.
It is located in the heart of Cisanello, an emerging business district in the city, that is less than 3 km from the old town. Indeed, its position is very strategic and it allows you to easily get to Piazza dei Miracoli, the square hosting the world-wide famous Leaning Tower. Moreover, the hotel is very close to the hospital and it is very pratical to get to the Railway Station and to the Galileo Galilei Airport as well. Its proximity to the highway makes it easy to get to the coastal area and reach places like Marina di Pisa, Tirrenia and Torre del Lago Puccini, to enjoy some time on the beach. On the hotel website, you can find more details about how to get there.
Private transfers to AC Marriott Hotel in Pisa
If you are getting to Pisa airport, you can easy take the new Pisa mover and get to the railway station. From there, you can reach the AC Hotel in less than 10 minutes by taxi or take a bus to Cisanello and get to the other side of the river Arno in about 20 minutes. Indeed, the hotel is about 3 km away from the train station.
In case you are coming from a different airport like Florence, Bologna or Rome, you can book a private transfer with us. We can pick you up with a modern sedan or a minivan (according to the number of people) at the airport and drive you to the AC Hotel in Pisa. Consider that Florence airport is about one hour driving from Pisa. From Bologna airport you can get to Pisa in less than 2 hours driving, while it takes three and a half hour to drive from Rome Fiumicino to the AC hotel.
What to do and what to see
The city of Pisa surely offers a lot to do, that means that you must pay a visit to the old town. Pisa is not only the Leaning Tower in Piazza dei Miracoli, but it hides many more historical and artistic treasures. At the same time, you can easily reach other popular destinations in Tuscany within the day. Indeed, you can get to Florence in about 1 hour, to Lucca, Livorno and Versilia in 30 minutes. If you wish, you can get to the medieval Siena and San Gimignano in 2 hours approximatly. For this reason, below you find some hints about what to see and what to do in Pisa and some ideas for ideal tours in Tuscany from the AC Marriott Hotel in Pisa.
Points of interest from AC Marriott Hotel in Pisa
The area of Cisanello, where the accomodation is located, is not far from the city centre. In fact, you can take the public trasportation or have a nice walk to the old town. This is about 40 minutes on foot from Cisanello district. You can get to San Martino and enjoy a delicious dinner in one of the many restaurants. Or, you can reach the well-known square of Piazza dei Miracoli to admire the architectural complex belonging to UNESCO and classified as a World Heritage Site.
If you love shopping, Borgo Stretto is full of shops and boutiques. At the same time, you can look at the marvellous buildings along its streets. You can cross the Arno river and take perfect pictures from the popular Ponte di Mezzo, in the very heart of the city.
Pisa is not only the Leaning Tower, but it offers much more to see. Have a walk in the Giardino Scotto, discover the other leaning towers in town and visit the many historical churches. Check our suggestions about walking routes in Pisa. If you wish to visit Pisa like a local, you can find some hints on our blog.
Possible Tours from AC Marriott Hotel in Pisa
As we mentioned, you can easily reach other popular destinations in Tuscany if you are staying in Pisa. In addition to to the visit of some of the more characteristic places in Tuscany, we also recommend you to get to the romantic Cinque Terre. Below you find some of our suggestions about Tours from Pisa.
Private tour to Cinque Terre from AC Marriott Hotel in Pisa
Even if it is not located in Tuscany but in the nearby region of Liguria, the Cinque Terre National Park is surely worth a visit. The reason is in the incredible beauty of this area, that includes a protected marine park, together with few islands off the coast and, of course, the five lands. They are five small villages along the Ligurian Coast boasting lovely colorful tower-houses surrounded by peculiar vineyard terraces and rows of olive trees. From Pisa, it takes about 1 and a half driving to get to this area.
We can pick you ap at your accomodation with a sedan or a minivan and get to the southernmost of the Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore. Once within the park, we can travel from one village to the other by ferryboat (or train, in case of bad weather conditions). To visit this magical place belonging to UNESCO, you can join our Small Group Tour to Cinque Terre from Pisa. If you wish to experience it from a different perspective, we also organize Private Boat Tours to Cinque Terre. During the tour, we will have a longer stop at one of the villages, where you will have the chance to spend your free time enjoying some delicious food or going shopping in the many small boutiques and artesans’ shops of the old town.
Wine Tours from Pisa
A wine tasting must be part of your Tuscany experiences. As you know, wine is, together with food, one of our passions that we like sharing with others. Chianti is probably the most known wine districts, but the region actually offers wine districts for all the flavours, from the very heart of Tuscany to the coast.
Our tours bring you to the Chianti region and charming villages like San Gimignano, Montepulciano and Montalcino. They are today among the finest wine producers. On our website, you can find both half-day and full-day tours dedicated to Tuscan wine. You can choose between our Half-day Wine Tour or a Private Chianti and Supertuscan Wine Tour from Pisa. On the full day tour, you have the chance to visit two different local wineries and taste exellent wines. Moreover, they will be combined to typical delicacies like Pecorino cheese, ham, salami and Extra-Virgin olive oil.
From AC Marriott Hotel in Pisa to San Gimignano and Volterra
If you love history and you wish to combine your wine tasting to the visit of historical and charming destinations, we recommend you our San Gimignano and Volterra Private Tour. Volterra is about one and a half hour driving from Pisa. Between Volterra and San Gimignano there are about 40 minutes driving. They are both located in the very heart of Tuscany.
San Gimignano is famous for its medieval skyline. Indeed, several towers rise from the hills and are visible in the distance. For this reason, locals usually refer to it as the Manhattan of the Middle Ages. Walking in the old town litterally brings you back in time. Also Volterra is very rich in history. In fact, within the walls you can find ruins dating back to Roman and Etruscan times. In the old town you can find alabaster shops, where to buy precious hand-made jewellery.
Private Tour from AC Marriott Hotel in Pisa to Florence
It takes about one hour to get to Florence from Pisa. We can pick you up at the hotel and bring you the Cradle of the Renaissance. In fact, you totally should pay a visit to this incredible city once you are in Tuscany. On our Private Tour to Florence from Pisa, you can enjoy a lovely day admiring the historical center included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
You will discover the stunning Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore together with the many Renaissance monuments and buildings. Many of them were erected thanks to the Medici family, whose member were real patrons of arts. Moreover, you can spend your free time enjoying some Tuscan food in a local trattoria. Or, you can have a nice walk on Ponte Vecchio. On that bridge, you find the oldest jewelers’ shops of Florence. Our staff will be glad to recommend you the best places where to go, making your day in Florence unforgettable.
Experience one of our cooking classes in Tuscany
Another way to fully enjoy your experience in Tuscany is taking part to a cooking class. Our mission is to share with you our passion for food and cooking. Therefore, our chef would be happy to show you how to make some of our most popular Italian and Tuscan recipies. We will bring you to a typical Tuscan farmhouse deep in the suggestive countryside, straight after visiting a local food market. There, we will buy fresh ingredients only in order to prepare our delicious dishes. At the end of the class, you will enjoy the meal prepared with our professional, from appetizers to dessert. This way, you will learn something more about our culture and traditions.