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Information for tourists and visitors to Pontedera

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Welcome to the official information site for Pontedera Tourist Board! - Bienvenue sur le site officiel (en anglais) du tourisme de Pontedera ! - Herzlich willkommen auf den offiziellen Internetseiten (auf englisch) für Tourismus in Pontedera stadt! - Bienvenidos a la web(en ingles) de la Oficina de turismo del Ayuntamiento de Pontedera


VISIT PONTEDERA- the homeland of Vespa!

Vespa museum, better known officially as the MuseoPiaggio, can be found in Pontedera in Northwest Tuscany, a 20-minute drive and 15-minute short train ride from Pisa and some 35 minutes from Florence. Entrance is free!

Pontedera is a unique open air  contemporary art gallery too:  explore open-air displays by some of the world’s finest artists, enjoy fascinating exhibitions thanks to a year-round programme of contemporary exhibitions and events!

Pontedera is so easy to get to being at the centre of Tuscany’s road network and with international airports of Pisa and Florence. It is on the main rail and road route from Pisa to Florence. (It's about 15 km east of Pisa so a good stop-off on the way to Florence).

Here you can find all the details you need for a visit to this part of Tuscany: what to see and what to do, outdoor activities, where to stay, transport, conventions, and a comprehensive amount of other information.

We wish you an enjoyable visit!


Download the leaflets by clicking on the relevant link below-Folletos para descargar (en ingles)-Konstenloser prospektdownload(auf englisch)- Téléchargez nos brochures gratuitement (en anglais):

Calendar of Events

All events are subject to change or cancellation. Please contact the organizers of each event before attending to confirm dates, times, fees or places. The Pontedera City Council Tourism Office does not assume responsibility for any incorrect information.



Useful information 




Free shuttle bus


Laghi Braccini Bathing Resort & Sport Fishing

Taxi SERVICE Pontedera: telephone numbers : 0587 53749; by night (8.30 pm -7.00 am): 3391265166.


Useful phone numbers

“Easy Italia – For a trouble free holiday” the new multi-lingual information and assistance service for Italian and foreign tourists. +39 039 039 039
800.000.039 (toll free number 800.000.039 from landline and public phones)
The service is active - seven days a week, from 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. - in Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Russian and Japanese- , from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. by calling 039.039.039 (Italy's international country code repeated three times) or dialling the toll free number 800.000.039 from landline and public phones on the Italian territory. visitors to our country can reach emergency help for accidents and various types of inconveniences (poor service or tourism services that do not meet their contracts, requests for medical aid or the emergency services etc.), travel advice, up-to-date information about museums, exhibitions, tourist attractions, and special assistance for disabled visitors. In short, everything tourists needs for making their holidays even more safe and simple. 


If you have a enquiry which is not answered here, feel free to email us at Pontedera Tourist Information Centre:


IATTourist information centre -  Oficina de Informacion turistica del Ayuntamiento de Pontedera – Pontedera Touristikburo -Office de tourisme de Pontedera

Our location:  82, Viale Rinaldo Piaggio , 56025 - Pontedera (PI)
Tel: + 39 388 758 3081 -

Opening Hours:
10.30 am - 13.30 noon and 3.00 pm - 6.00 pm everyday.

Closed on monday morning and Sunday evening.

 Our Tourist Information Centre has a wide range of information to help you make the most of your visit to the area and enjoy your stay in Pontedera:- Visitor attractions and places to visit - Accommodation advice and information - Details of activities, events and entertainment - Cycling and walking routes in the area - Transport advice and information- Heritage trails and guided walks - Maps, guides and brochures.

If you may need any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

The staff will be pleased to help you plan your visit and provide advice on where to stay and what to do in Pontedera and surrounding places.


VISIT VALDERA,  the heart of Tuscany countryside!


Logo Turistico Unione Valdera

 Experience in Valdera the beauty and splendour of Tuscany! Valdera provides you with the perfect opportunity to relax in the beautiful and tranquil Tuscan countryside and to live life like the locals do. Imagine strolling through vineyards and olive groves with succulent scents wafting in the air, biking down country roads lined by striking cypress trees, and capturing a spectacular Tuscan sunset as the sun dips into the horizon behind rolling hills.Indulge in sumptuous cuisine and fine wines, explore historic towns, charming villages, and art-filled cities, discover ancient Etruscan sites and ruins, and revel in fantastic shopping opportunities from markets selling local handicrafts and goods, to chic boutiques and shops selling designer fashions and jewellery.Enjoy a stay at Valdera accomodations, providing you with a dream vacation at a great price.Drive along scenic and peaceful country roads through the hillsides of Tuscany on a Vespa scooter, admiring the sights, smells, and sounds of the stunning Valdera region.Discover the beauty of Valdera on horseback as you enjoy an exhilarating ride through vineyards, olive groves, and medieval villages.


VALDERA is the land where tenor Andrea Bocelli was born (he was born in the small town of Lajatico where his family still owns a farm, which also includes a small vinyard).His annual concerts at the "Teatro del Silenzio" (Theatre of Silence), an open air amphitheatre which is located in Lajatico, are attended by people from all around the world, every year. 

Set in the heart of Tuscany countryside, Valdera  – or Colline Pisane (hills surrounding Pisa) – a fashionable part of Tuscany within 40 minutes from Pisa airport, Florence, Lucca and the coast,  is an area where you can enjoy the whole of Tuscany; it’s close to cultural cities and there are local cherry and strawberry festivals and numerous medieval towns and hamlets on the top of a hill, overlooking vineyards and olive groves, from where the “postcard like” view is absolutely breathtaking.

Set in a strategic location, halfway between Pisa and Florence, Valdera is an ideal starting point for exploring the Tuscan cities full of art of  Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano and Volterra.

Discover "La Strada del Vino”, a wine route linking the main wine producing farms and caves of Valdera,among the hills and valleys of a region where fresh air, fine wine and exquisite cuisine await those who traverse it.Wandering through the softly rolling hills - planted with the slim cypress trees that give the landscape its characteristic appearance - you'll come across vineyards at every turn.Along the way are some of Valdera’s oldest wineries, run by vintners whose commitment to tending the vines and producing world-class wines, true to the appellation, runs back generations.

In Valdera you can choose from the wine and gastronomic itineraries (Tuscan cooking classes, wine tasting and tasting of other typical products, escorted gastronomic excursions), to trekking itineraries (escorted excursions on the Tuscan hills, by foot, on mountain bike, horse-riding), cultural itineraries (escorted excursions in the discovery of medieval villages, castles and handicraft products, Italian language lessons) up to relax and comfort itineraries (with treatments at the Thermal baths) and to golfing or horseback riding experience  (in combination with culture, gastronomy and art).

Do you dream of a wedding in the Tuscan countryside?Valdera's municipalities offer a full Tuscan wedding service whatever your needs and budget, and a wonderful variety of venues from which to choose.

Paintings are in the sprit of Tuscany, mostly due to renaissance effect and the inspiration that nature here so readily provides. Painting classes are too available here in Valdera: here artists are keen to share their arts and skills with travelers.

Tourists can indulge in shopping here: a varied display of antiques, unique art pieces of crockery, terracotta and furniture are easily available for purchase.Many exhibitions and fares regularly exhibit the local handicrafts. Fashion and leather clothing’s are also much sought after here and wood and glass art pieces are of the most unique designs.People hold the souvenirs from here very dear to them as it always reminds them of the spectacular art that the people of Valdera have.

Holidays to Valdera are always fun, and especially if you combine your holidays with the experience of the numerous fares and festivals of the area.There are many theatres; music events, exhibitions and fairs are organized. Country music and opera are the highlights. 

At your arrival come and visit us (Pontedera Tourist office in Pontedera, 6,Stazione Vecchia street) and you'll find an updated note with all the 'tips' to enjoy Valdera: restaurants, wineries, caves, shops, country fairs, events and so on.


VALDERA has all the ingredients to make it a perfect holiday- beautiful countryside, genuine food and wine, relaxation, quality, hospitality, cleanliness and open heart of locals to welcome tourists . 

To get more than you could ever expect from your holiday in Valdera like a local!


 Useful links:

Autodromo Pardossi Pontedera - Situazione e percorso

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