European Vacation – September 15/16/17 and 18/19 – Pisa, Italy (Part 6) – Transportation

Rolling Through Pisa

Horse drawn carriages,

tiny trucks, cars and scooters

rolling through Pisa.

Pisa is like most cities. It is overwhelmed with traffic, cars, trucks, buses, etc. The movement of traffic is made even more complex by Pisa’s narrow streets, lanes and gates, as well as the Arno River running through the center of the city.

Here are just some of the solutions for moving around this small city that we saw.

This Renault version of a Smart Car that appears to be pulling a line of Eco bins
The dependable, if not under powered and uncomfortable Citroen 2CV, an antique French car, but they are still evident in many European cities
Horse drawn carriages for tourists were all around the Field of Miracles
Bicycles, were everywhere, including as art
Small delivery vans were prolific and I mean small
J admires an elaborately decorated carriage horse

Motorcycles and scooters of all shapes and sizes abound, from Vespas to Harleys and everything in between. Lets face it, with the narrow streets and pedestrian congestion, it is easier to get around Pisa on two wheels.

On our last morning, we stumbled onto a movie shoot in the University area. They were using many older cars in the production, including the tiny Fiat Punto

8 thoughts on “European Vacation – September 15/16/17 and 18/19 – Pisa, Italy (Part 6) – Transportation

  1. Cute things come in small packages. Did you manage to see the Italian Postal Services’ tricycles? By visiting Italy, you’ll undoubtedly see many small and super cute vehicles – they add yet another touch of exuberance to living here. Thanks for sharing and have a good day. Aiva

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    1. For sure. It was quite funny seeing the burly Italian men stuffed into Fiat Puntos. We did see a postal trike, but I never managed to get a photo of it. The small vehicles were indeed fun. Thanks for reading and commenting Aiva. Allan

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    1. That is what I thought. I can’t imagine trying to squeeze into that deliver van. I guess when your roads are 1,000 years old and meant for horses, you need to adapt to smaller vehicles to drive on them. Thanks for reading. Allan

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  2. Little cars, big style. The tiny vehicles in Italy are absolutely adorable. It’s amazing (and unbelievable) how some people even fit inside them. I can’t imagine it being very comfortable. The guy in the white car probably doesn’t think so either.

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    1. Absolutely. Can you imaging driving across Canada in one… the winter….on icy road….with a family…..and all your luggage? Definitely a car for short trips to the 7-11. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan

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