Cheap flights to Italy

Wed 5/19
Wed 5/26
Any month
Compare vs. Cheapflights |
Wed 5/19

We work with more than 300 partners to bring you better travel deals

Home Flights Europe Cheap flights to Italy

Flights to Italy in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 22% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$933Average for round-trip flights in May 2021
Round-trip from$706From Las Vegas to Italy
One-way from$10One-way flight from Las Vegas to Italy

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Italy

Can I fly to Italy right now?

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: Entry restrictions

Italy has restricted most foreign nationals into the country until at least March 5, with the exception of nationals and residents of the EU, the Schengen area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City, travelers with a long-term residence permit or a long term "D" visa issued by Switzerland or an EEA Member State. Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand may also enter the country. Until April 6, Italy has suspended all direct flights to and from the UK. Anyone who has been in the UK in the previous 14 days will not be permitted entry into Italy. With the exception of nationals, residents, or those with essential reasons including urgent work, health needs or study requirements. The reason for travel must be declared in writing (by the passenger using the self-declaration). A ban on air traffic and on entry into Italy for anyone traveling from Brazil or who has stayed in/transited through Brazil in the 14 days preceding entry into Italy. There are currently no exceptions. A ban on air traffic and on entry into Italy for anyone traveling from Austria or who has stayed in/transited through Austria for more than 12 hours in the 14 days preceding entry into Italy. There are currently no exceptions

Entry requirements

All foreign travelers must complete a self-declaration form and present it to the authorities upon arrival. Travelers must present a negative molecular or antigenic test result issued within 48 hours prior entering Italy. Traveler arriving from Vatican City and San Marino are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test result. Travelers wanting to visit the regions of Sardinia, Sicily, Apulia, Calabria must register on their websites before arrival and follow their travel regulations. Regional governments in Italy may also impose restrictions on travelers from certain foreign countries, and travelers intending to travel or return to Italy are advised to check whether any new provisions have been introduced by their region of destination.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers arriving from EU countries without a negative molecular or antigenic test result issued within 48 hours prior entering Italy are subject to temporary isolation and health surveillance. Travelers arriving from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand are subject to a 14-day self-isolation. Travelers from countries not listed above are only allowed to enter for specific reasons (such as work, health or study, or absolute urgency, returning to one's home, domicile, or dwelling) and not for tourism. Travelers arriving from this group of countries will be required to fill in a self-declaration form specifying the reason for entering/returning to Italy and are subject to a 14-day self-isolation.

All other info

Italy has extended the ban on non-essential travel between its regions until March 27.

If you must travel during this time and are allowed to based on current restrictions, please stay informed about updated travel safety tips.
Hide COVID Travel Restrictions for Italy

Cheapest Prices for Italy flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Italy found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
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?

Average Rome flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
$507 - $1,016
55.4 - 89.6 °F
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 at noon 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:


How popular are flights to Italy this year?

Searches for flights to Italy have seen a decrease of 84% this year.

Alternative, similarly priced destinations

See alternative destinations where airfare is generally forecast to be close to Italy flight prices.

Popular regions to fly to in Italy

Not sure where to visit in Italy? Start by selecting one of the most popular places in Italy below to filter down your possible destination.
Select your preferred route to Italy from United States below
Show more

Cheapest flights to Italy

Not set on Italy? See the cheapest flights to United States. Airfare prices updated on May 12, 2021.
Home Flights Europe Cheap flights to Italy