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Arriving by plane
The other airport is in Pisa and is served by daily flights to main Italian cities and to London Stansted, London Gatwick and Muenchen (Munich). The passenger terminal is not very far from downtown and is connected to the main railway station by a train service and a city bus service. A taxi ride from the airport to most hotels costs around ITL 15,000.
Complete airline schedules and connections, including seat availability,
can be obtained , for example, from the ITN
Arriving by train
Railway tickets sold in Italy are void unless properly validated before boarding the train at the yellow (or sort of golden, in Firenze) stamping machines. If you have a ticket that has been issued abroad, you are not required to stamp it.
Italian currency is the Lira, which is a denomination of the Euro, with the following conversion rate: 1 Euro = 1936.27 ITL.
Banks are generally open Mo-Fr 8.30-13.00 and 14.30-15.30. The bank at the airport has longer hours and should be open also on weekends, at least on Saturdays. Almost all ATM machines are on the EC and Cirrus networks.
At hotels, restaurants, bars and in taxi fares a service charge is always included, and no tip is generally expected.
Weather in Pisa at the end of February is hardly predictable: in some years it is very mild, close to that in early spring , while in others is quite cold and possibly rainy. A few days before the workshop you may want to check the weather forecasts from AccuWeather.