Pontedera Boat Rentals
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Pontedera is a developed, industrial town, just outside of Pisa in Italy. It’s known for being the headquarters of the Piaggio vehicle company. While it’s usually not a traveler’s first city of choice to stay in, it’s a nice Italian town that offers affordable accommodation. There are many things to do and see, not only in Pontedera but in nearby cities. If you stay here, you'll be close to Pisa and other more touristy towns and is an hour drive from Florence. It’s on the Arno River, a calm river that leads from Florence to the Ligurian Sea.
The best time of year to visit Pontedera is during the late spring before the summer crowds ramp up and Italy gets busy with tourists. The winter months are much colder with plenty of rain and occasional snow.
To get to Pontedera, you can take a flight to the Pisa and drive 20 minutes to arrive in Pontedera. You can also take a ferry to the port in Livorno, or fly to Florence and drive or take a train or bus to Pontedera.
Pontedera Boat Rentals
Renting a boat while in Pontedera is a wonderful way to enjoy all that this city has to offer, and to cruise on the Arno River past nearby cities and towns. Boating on the Arno River can take you all the way into Florence, or to the coast and the Ligurian Sea.
If you’re looking for a day of luxury sailing, rent or charter a catamaran while in Pontedera. You can enjoy a day soaking up the sun on your boat, stopping in nearby towns, and enjoying an Italian meal onboard. Customize your experience to include a full-service captain and crew to provide a great day. There are many different monohull and catamaran sailing vessels to choose from in Pontedera.
If you’d rather cruise at a higher speed, consider a motor yacht rental from Pontedera. Explore the Arno River and enjoy a day sunbathing on your private motor yacht, stop for a swim, and enjoy the city from an entirely new perspective.
For water sports enthusiasts visiting Pontedera, you can take a kitesurfing lesson on the Arno River. Learn this exciting sport during your stay in Pontedera.
If you’re an active traveler who enjoys paddling themselves on a boat, consider renting a stand-up paddleboard while in Pontedera. You can paddle out into the Arno River, exploring the shoreline or doing yoga on your rented paddleboard. Lessons are also available for beginners.
Boating Events in Pontedera
A regatta on the Arno River is the Regatta di Saint Rainerius, the patron saint of Pisa, in nearby Pisa, which you can attend easily if staying in Pontedera. It’s a rowing race meant to celebrate the nautical traditions of this city.
Other Things To Do
Pontedera is not on the coast, and the closest beaches are about a 30-minute drive from the city. You can drive 20 minutes to Pisa, to see the leaning tower and the other tourist attractions of the charming town.
If you’re traveling with a motor enthusiast, take a tour of the Piaggio Museum while in Pontedera. See how the cars are made and learn about the history of the company, which is a staple of the Italian economy.
Another sight to see while in Pontedera is the Rocca Della Verruca. It’s a vista point that gives beautiful views of the surrounding towns and is a historical fortification from 780.
A highly recommended restaurant in Pontedera is the Pizzeria da Antonio Pontedera. Stop here for some pizza and classic Italian dishes.
Marinas in Pontedera
The one marina in Pontedera is the Boatella sull’arno, located on the Arno river that cuts through the city. There are dozens of boats moored in their berths to admire, as well as boats cruising around the river. It’s a well-known spot to stop and enjoy a drink and a view of boats sailing in and out of port. There are also nearby restaurants and shops to visit.