San Giuliano Terme is a scenic spa town situated just a few miles from Pisa. Popular since the 1700s, and with a permanent population of just 3,000, this town is a great option for those seeking an authentic escape to Tuscany. The Bagni di Pisa Medical Spa is the primary feature within San Giuliano Terme and one of the finest spas in the country, providing massage, therapy and much more.
However, the main appeal of this sleepy spa town lies in its location – it's one of Pisa’s closest neighbours. Little more than a five-minute car journey brings you to the historical sights and gourmet delights of this globally renowned city. Stay close to the River Arno for the more authentic side of Pisa, or venture over to the Piazza dei Miracoli for world-famous sights like the Leaning Tower.
You won’t need to head as far as Pisa for cuisine though, thanks to a surprising range of classic Italian eateries and romantic trattorie within the commune.
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The majority of international flights arrive into Pisa airport (PSA). Direct flights to Pisa are available from Belfast, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle and take approximately 2 hours.
When to go
Tuscany is predominantly a summer destination, with the main tourist season generally running from April to October. Temperatures are at their hottest in July and August, this is also when Tuscany is at its busiest. However, Tuscany also enjoys a mild climate in spring and autumn with temperatures rarely going beneath 20 degrees which makes it perfect for visiting at the beginning or end of season too. The coast has wonderful sea breezes and the hilltop towns are much cooler than the lower countryside villages. The best time to visit is during the quieter season, from April to June and September to October when the weather is good, prices are a bit lower and there are fewer crowds. There are many festivals and events throughout the year in Tuscany and Easter and Christmas are always busy.
At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.
You don’t have to leave a tip in Italy – most Italians don’t tip for restaurant meals, bar drinks, taxi rides or hair and beauty treatments. However if you do leave a tip, you might receive quicker service.