We will be arriving in Pisa on Friday July 25 at about noon on a RyanAir flight and are leaving from Florence on Wednesday July 30 at 9:45am.

I live in Canada and this is the third leg of my first visit to Europe. We will also be in London and Paris. My husband and 17 and 13 year old daughters will be with me.

It has been recommended to me to stay in Lucca, but I have some questions..

  • Can we tour Pisa the afternoon that we arrive? What do you suggest we do with our luggage?
  • Should we base ourselves in Lucca the whole time? Or would you suggest a day in Florence and spending the night there before we leave? Or do you have any other suggestions?
  • If we want a day at the beach - where should we go? We like sandy beaches if possible.
  • Should we rent a car? Or just move around by train?

Let's start there - I am sure I will have more questions..