It takes less than an hour’s drive from Lucca lies Pisa, mostly known by tourists for its famous Leaning Tower. But this is not the only piece of incredible architecture that inhabits Pisa: the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the Pisa Baptistery and the Scuola Normale are also architectural jewels which are not to be ignored.
The overall cost of living in both Florence and Lucca is higher than it is in Pisa, especially when it comes to buying and renting property. Pisa is a great place for expat families and students alike with plenty of real estate opportunities to pursue and fantastic education options to explore.
Like its other linked cities, Pisa offers plenty of opportunities in the tourism industry. Expats may also find potential career ways in the wine, oil, leather or trade sectors.
Home to the largest airport in Tuscany – Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport – getting to Pisa is much easier. Getting around far from Pisa is even more so easier.
As a small city, you can easily get to where you want to go by foot or bike, but if you want to explore the surrounding area, the only option is to use the city’s bus service.
Just to keep in mind that the historic center of Pisa is a car-free zone, there is no opportunities to drive there at all.
Take a short tour to San Gimignano
San Gimignano is a perfect haven for visitors or retirees looking to embrace a slower pace of living, a picturesque medieval hill town situated in the stunning Tuscan countryside.
Tourists visit San Gimignano for day trips to marvel at the archaic 13th century walls and neck-craning towers which encircle the historic old town.
Also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, San Gimignano may be a small town but there is huge of shopping opportunities, including specialty food and wine shops, and getting around is easy.
Driving through Chianti Vineyards
It’s difficult to define the lines of the Chianti area in Tuscany, because the name ‘Chianti’ traditionally refers to the area between Florence and Siena where Chianti wine is produced.
Chianti area is located just south of Florence and is known for its gentle hills, countless vineyards, and olive groves, rustic villages, stone churches, and more.
As well as incredible landscapes and a thriving wine production sector, Chianti offers plenty of unique shopping and sightseeing opportunities.
Tuscany – the land of vineyards, rolling hills, renaissance culture and so much more whether you choose to relocate to a quaint coastal town or settle in an enchanting city, there are lots of places to choose from.
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