Pisa has an international airport with daily flights to London, Paris, Bruxelles and other important European cities, as well as to Rome, Milan, and other Italian cities. The timetable of incoming and outgoing flights together with a list of carriers is available at the Pisa International Airport website (Galileo Galilei Airport, PSA).
The airport is on the outskirts of the town, approximately 6 km from the Institute. To reach the Institute, it is probably most convenient to take a taxi. Otherwise, you have to take two different busses: bus LAM Rossa (L/R) (direction S. Iacopo) from the airport to the railway station, and then bus LAM Verde (L/V) (direction Via di Pratale) getting off at the first stop in Via di Pratale. Tickets are on sale within the airport. Timetables are here.
The railway station is located on the main line from Turin to Rome. There is also a very frequent train service to and from Florence. Ferrovie dello Stato provides a train schedule and booking service.
The railway station is approximately 5 km from the Institute. To reach the Institute you can take bus LAM Verde (L/V) (direction Via di Pratale) getting off at the first stop in Via Volpi, beside the CNR Area. Tickets are on sale outside the railway station; timetables are here. Taxi service is also available.
Pisa is near the intersection of two highways: A12 north-south (Sestri Levante – Livorno) and A11 east-west (Pisa – Florence). Informations about italian highways can be found here
From motor way A12 (green signs) Exit Pisa centro, then follow the high way (blue signs) to Florence up to the Exit Pisa Nord Est and follow the road signs to the Area CNR, about 10 min. from the motor way exit. You can plan your route using Google maps. Parking is available.
By city bus
You have to take the bus LAM Verde (L/V) (direction Via di Pratale) getting off at the first stop VOLPI-CNR, otherwise, the stop Garibaldi V1 or Pratale/Parcheggio, (both five minutes walking). Tickets are on sale within the airport, railstation, tabacchi shop or kiosk. Timetables are here.
Accommodations in Pisa can be pricey, and depending on when you visit, rather hard to find.
Here you can find information on hotels and other sites, CNR price is given, if available. You can also visit: http://www.pisaonline.it/pisa/hotels.htm.