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Cheap flights to Italy

Popular in July High demand for flights, 30% potential price rise
Cheapest in March Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price $953 Average for round-trip flights in September 2020
Round-trip from €433 From Las Vegas to Rome
One-way from €70 One-way flight from Las Vegas to Rome
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Italy related to COVID-19?

There are current restrictions for travel to Italy at this time. These restrictions are for the safety of Italy citizens and travelers alike and are as follows: Italy has banned travelers who have stayed or transited through the following countries in the last 14 days: Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Kosovo, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Oman, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, and Serbia. As of August 12, travelers flying to Italy from Malta, Spain, Greece and Croatia must bring a molecular or antigenic testing result issued within 72 hours of travel. Travelers arriving from member states of the European Union, states party to the Schengen Agreement, the United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican City may enter Italy and will no longer be required to self-isolate unless they have stayed or transited through a country where Italy continues to require self-isolation. Generally, countries within the EU are exempted from isolation requirements; however, as of July 24, people who have been in Romania and Bulgaria within the past 14 days are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine on arrival in Italy. Full details of this as well as the list of 'high-risk' areas can be found here. Travelers who have spent the last 14 days in one of the following countries may now also enter Italy, but will be subject to a 14-day quarantine: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. For more information, see here. Italian/EU/Schengen residents and people traveling on business, for health reasons, or in an emergency may enter the country from countries other than those listed above. However, they will be subject to health surveillance and isolation for 14 days. Business travelers must inform the regional Department of Prevention of their arrival, and must submit a declaration that they entered Italy for proven work reasons for a maximum of 72 hours, or for a justified extension for specific needs for an additional 48 hours. All travelers must submit a completed self-declaration form to the airline before arriving in Italy. Travelers whose destination is the island of Sardinia are also required by the local authority to register their trip in advance using the form here. Travelers arriving in Calabria must present a completed Health Declaration Form upon arrival. The form can be obtained at https://home.rcovid19.it/ Travelers arriving in Puglia must present a completed "Health Declaration Form" upon arrival. The form can be obtained at https://www.regione.puglia.it/web/salute-sport-e-buona-vita/-/riapertura-delle-regioni-regole-per-gli-spostamenti-da-e-per-la-puglia. Travelers arriving in Sicily must present a completed "Health Declaration Form" upon arrival. The form can be obtained at https://www.lasicilia.it/userUpload/moduloregione.pdf Residence permits issued by Italy with expiration dates between January 31, 2020 and July 31 2020 will be considered valid until August 31, 2020. . If you must travel during this time and are allowed to based on current restrictions, please stay informed about updated travel safety tips.

Cheapest Prices for Italy flights by month

January
$509
February
$507
March
$580
April
$616
May
$639
June
$854
July
$856
August
$734
September
$647
October
$633
November
$581
December
$568
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Italy is currently February; with July being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Italy?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LAS - ROM
Price
$507 - $1,016
ROM
Temperature
55.4 - 89.6 °F
ROM
Rainfall
0.24 - 1.93 inches

Peak Season:

Seaside and mountain hotels in Italy are packed from June into September. The mountain ski season is December through April. Despite the heat and humidity, the cities are busy April through October, particularly June and July, and Christmas and New Year’s. Venice is also packed during Carnival (February). The crowds are less intense and the weather perfect April through May and September through October. December 15 through 24 is also a quieter time to fly to Italy.

Off Season:

The low season usually runs from November to mid-December, and December 25 to March 31. Most attractions go on shorter winter hours or are closed for renovation. August is when most Italians take their vacations and close their shops and businesses.

When is the best time to book a flight to Italy?

Depending on your lifestyle and hobbies, there are several different “best” times to book flights to Italy. For example if you love to hit the slopes then you should aim to book your flights to Italy a couple of months before December. If you are hoping to relax on the beaches and experience the central cities of the country, then secure your tickets a couple of months before you want to travel. If you decide to book your flights to Italy for somewhere between June and September, you might need to book your flights 3 or 4 months in advance to get the best deals. Once you’ve settled on a part of Italy to visit you’ll be able to start finding the best deals, or if you are flexible, simply compare each location and secure the flight tickets for whichever offers the cheapest flights.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Italy?

Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Italy. Flying on Thursday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Italy?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the afternoon when visiting Italy. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the morning as these tend to have higher demand.

Italy Travel Guide

Italians live la dolce vita, enjoying good food, great wine and even better conversation. Every region and city has its own culinary specialty—risotto in Veneto, pesto in Liguria, ham in Parma, artichokes in Rome, balsamic vinegar in Modena, and, of course, pizza in Naples. The Italians have a word for it—campanilismo—which means “loyalty to your own bell tower”. This philosophy ensures that local culinary traditions endure and thrive.

And away from the food, there is nothing to compare with sitting in a cafe set amongst the ruins of Rome, surveying the green and rolling hills in Tuscany, watching the vaporetti plying their trade on the canals of Venice, visiting masterpiece-stuffed museums and churches, shopping in Milan and people-watching. The Italians are a stylish bunch with a passion for fashion and an eye for fine design.

Italy is a four-season destination. Book flights to Italy for sightseeing in the big cities and small towns, skiing in the winter or basking on the sandy beaches of the Amalfi Coast, the South and on the islands of Sardinia and Sicily.

What will you get from purchasing airline tickets to Italy? Poets, painters, musicians, magicians, artists, novelists are just a few of the types of people who emerged from Italy and set the groundwork for today’s music, literature, theater, art, and cuisine. Names like Raphael, Botticelli, Michelangelo, and da Vinci evoke images of the Renaissance era, when art was the backbone of humanity and extravagance knew no boundaries. Today, travelers going to Italy find themselves immersed in history and culture. From Rome and Venice to Tuscany and the Amalfi coast, travelers touring Italy will find culinary and historical delights everywhere they turn.

Embrace Roman architecture at its finest and indulge in Italy’s vineyards. Take a drive under the Tuscan sun before boarding your Italy flight to the snow-capped mountain tops of the Dolomites. Treat yourself to the finest cuisine before immersing yourself in the romantic Venice canals. Each city in Italy has its own character and personality but one thing remains constant throughout the country: Italy has style. Whether you’re a fashionista, sommelier, struggling artist or operatic singer, book a trip to Italy and you’re sure to be inspired.

What’s the weather like in Italy?

Italy’s climate changes with the region. Summers in northern Italy are warm and sometimes rainy. It’s humid in central Italy and hot and dry in the south. Winters are cold, damp and foggy in the north, near-freezing in the center of the country and mild in the south. Temperatures on the coast are the same regardless of their location. The mountain areas have a much bigger difference between summer and winter and snow can start falling as early as mid-September.

How long is the flight to Italy?

Flight times to Italy depend on the exact region of the country you’re flying into, as well as where you’re flying from. If you’re planning a trip to Rome and traveling from California in the U.S., plan for a 13-hour flight. Flights from New York to Florence, Italy take just under 10 hours, while flights from Florida to Milan are approximately 10 hours. If you’re traveling to Italy from the U.K., prepare for a two to four hour flight depending on the region you’re visiting.

Which airlines fly to Italy?

There are over 50 airports throughout the different regions in Italy, some of which only offer charter flights and military flights. The busiest major airports are Rome Fiumicino International Airport, Milan Malpensa International Airport, Venice Marco Polo International Airport, and the Sicily Catania International Airport. All of these airports serve major U.S. carriers such as Delta, American Airlines and United, as well as international carriers including British Airways, Asiana Airlines, EgyptAir and Singapore Airlines. Whether you’re planning a cross-country trek of Italy or you’re staying in a single region, it’s always a good idea to choose an airport that’s as close as possible to your lodging destination to ensure a reasonable travel distance once you land.

When you arrive at your chosen airport in Italy, guides are readily available to assist with airport transfers if you need to take a connecting flight to a different region, while taxis and van shuttle services can aid in transportation to hotels and lodging accommodations in surrounding areas.

What should you pack for a flight to Italy?

 The weather in all of Italy’s regions tends to range between 40 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter months, to 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the spring and summer months, with the sun shining year round. When traveling to Italy during the colder seasons, pack items such as long-sleeved shirts, long pants and sweaters for easy layering. During the warmer months, light, breathable clothing is essential, especially if you plan to take a lot of walking tours. Make sure to pack a few light sweaters and a light jacket as well during this time, as the temperatures can drop in the evening.

Getting to and around the city of Italy

Rome Airport:

There is a direct train, the Leonardo Express, which operates between the airport and the center of Rome around every half an hour. You can buy your ticket either from the platform or from newsstands and shops. You’ll need to use the validation machines at the station or onboard before your journey begins otherwise you’ll face a fine. There are also bus services available from outside of the airport. You can find out about the timetables and which number is best for you once your flights to Italy land. As a final option, you can hail a taxi although these are a lot more expensive than the train.

Florence Airport:

The airport is located just 2.5 miles away from the city center and is easily accessible via public transport. There is a bus service that operates to and from the airport. The service runs daily and is very frequent, with a journey time of around 20 minutes.  The shuttles stop running around midnight so it is more convenient to hail a taxi from then on; just make sure you agree on a fee before you get in. You can get taxis during any point of the day but they are a lot more expensive than the bus shuttles.

Trains are extensive, throughout Italy. The north is better connected with all types of transport (trains and low-cost airlines) than the south.

Most Italian cities’ historic centers are best covered on foot. When walking around Venice, allow extra time for getting lost—it’s bound to happen. For all cities, bring comfortable and sturdy walking shoes as there are lots of cobblestones. Public transportation is the best way to travel in a city. Rome and Milan have underground trains, buses, and trams, and Florence and Bologna have buses. Venetian public transportation is water buses and ferries.

Taxis are available in most cities in Italy, and water taxis in Venice. Either call for one or hail one at a taxi stand. In Bologna, the network of one-way streets is so convoluted that taking a cab can be very expensive.

Mopeds are popular in Rome and Florence. Bicycling is difficult in Florence, but possible.

Ferry service between the mainland and the islands is good and regular but slow.

What are some things to do in Italy?

From viewing beautiful natural landscapes and touring historic cathedrals to shopping and enjoying delicious food and drink, Italy offers an abundance of activities in every region for individuals of all ages. If you’re visiting Rome, the historic Colosseum and Forum tour is an absolute must. Built between 72 and 80 A.D., these breathtaking landmarks provide an amazing history lesson of earlier times, when local citizens gathered by the thousands to watch performances and gladiator fights.

Florence is another region of Italy with a rich history and amazing architecture. If Florence is on your itinerary, sign up for a guided Florence Walkabout tour to view structures over 3,000 years old and enjoy a homemade Tuscan lunch at a local farmhouse with lovely views of Tuscany and Pisa. When visiting Milan, stop by the sacred Duomo di Milano Cathedral, a historic landmark located in the central point of Duumo Square. When you’re finished taking in the intricate and beautiful architecture, head into the Square for a bite to eat or to browse souvenirs offered by local vendors.

If Venice is your travel destination, you can’t leave without taking a gondola ride down the romantic Canal Grande. Enjoy views of the city and the two main islands in Venice while leisurely cruising through the water with your own personal gondolier. When the tour is over, head to one of the nearby gelato shops along the canal for a memorable frozen treat, then take a seat along the bank and take in the sights and sounds of this amazing city.

Tips for your stay in Italy

  • In Emilia-Romagnaalone there are more than 40 products that have received the Denomination of Protected Origin from the European Union. DOP protection means they cannot be produced anywhere else in the world. They include cheeses (Parmigiano Reggiano, Grana Padano), meats (Pancetta Piacentina, Prosciutto di Modena) olive oils (Olio Extra Vergine di oliva di Brisighella) and balsamic vinegar (DOP Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio Emilia).
  • Positanohas two beaches: Spiaggia Grande, in the center of the town is the main one, while Spiaggia del Fornillo is a bit further away. Spiaggia del Fornillo is a five-minute walk from the main beach, past the Hotel Covo dei Saraceni. The beach is quieter with some beachfront bars and restaurants.
  • Buying a Courmayeurski pass allows you to ski or snowboard in Aosta Valley ski resorts such as Breuil-Cervinia, Etroubles, Pila or Saint-Rhémy-en-Bosses.
  • A stroll to the Ponte Vecchio in Florenceis a tourist must-do. Add a walk along the River Arno at dusk. The views down the river, to the other bridges, are beautiful.
  • In Milan, the fashion gods—Gucci, Armani and Moschino—can be worshipped at the quadrilatero della moda. The quadrilaterois made up of via Montenapoleone, via della Spiga, Sant’Andrea and via Manzoni. Fashion houses include Roberto Cavalli, Armani and Versace. For shopping where a platinum credit card may not be as necessary, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is an enormous shopping arcade lined with cafés and restaurants as well as tempting shops.
  • Try to ensure that your trip to Italy coincides with La Notte Biancain Rome. The “white night” takes place in September and it’s a wonderful chance to spy behind normally closed doors such as the Palazzo Farnese, home of the French Embassy, or the Cinecittà studios, where many famous films have been made.

 Finding Flights from Italy

 Rome Fiumicino International Airport, Milan Malpensa International Airport, Venice Marco Polo International Airport, and the Sicily Catania International Airport serve a wide variety of U.S. and international carriers, so if you’re planning to take another journey outside of Italy, finding an outbound flight is simple.

 

 

If you’re looking for convenient and reliable transportation to the airport, there are several options available to ensure you arrive in plenty of time for your departure flight. Taxi services are available in all the major regions, and booking your ride in advance will help guarantee a timely pick-up. When traveling to the Marco Polo Airport in Venice, ATVO Bus Service offers shuttle service that runs every 20 minutes, while the Rome Airport Shuttle Express offers van service pick-ups from your hotel to the airport.

If you need a lift to Sicily Catania Airport, Taxi Sicily Catania offers flat rate ride service. For transportation to the Milan Airport, the Malpensa shuttle coach bus picks up passengers every 20 minutes at Milan Central Station. For travelers staying in one of Italy’s major cities, transportation through ride-share services such as Lyft and Uber is also available.

To learn more about the airports in Italy, take a look at our online international airport guide:

 

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