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Flights to Italy

Flights to Italy

Bella Italia! This gorgeous Mediterranean country may be home to more cultural artifacts, historical landmarks, and priceless works of art per square foot than anywhere else on in the world. Though not geographically large, Italy’s distinctive “boot” shape and positioning give the different regions their own unique cultures and weather. The most famous cities in Italy are all bursting with tourist attractions, delicious food, and inspiring architecture. Your only problem will be choosing where to visit on your trip to Italy!

Flights to and From Italy

There are more than 30 international airports in Italy, allowing visitors to take in many destinations. Rome is the most popular, with the airport serving 36 million passengers a year. To take in sophisticated Italian culture, Milan is a great option, or explore the Floating City by booking a flight to Venice. Alitalia is Italy’s flagship airline, but there are several other smaller regional and European carriers that operate throughout the country.

No matter where you want to go, the sheer volume of Italian air travel makes it easy to find bargains. Booking cheap flights to Italy with Skyscanner can save you enough money to splash out on a few more fabulous meals.

What to Do In Italy

Most people arrive in Rome and its wonders alone could keep you busy for weeks. If you want to travel further, why not plan a road trip through Tuscany or along the Amalfi coast? Skyscanner’s rental car search will help you get a great deal. Italy is also well-served by rail, making intercity travel convenient and affordable.

We can’t talk about Italy without mentioning the cuisine. Sample rich polenta in Milan, fill up ontender and flavorsome risotto in Venice, taste the rum-soaked Baba cakes of Naples, and slurp down hearty ribollita soup from Florence. You may think you know your pizza and pasta, but eating in Italy is whole new world of dining pleasure. We’re almost out of room and we haven’t even mentioned the wine.

Advice For Tourists Visiting Italy

The joyful atmosphere and balmy climate of Italy attract more than 46 million tourists every year. For the nicest weather and smallest crowds, the best months to fly to Italy are April to June and again in mid-September to October.

Italy's currency is the euro, just like the rest of the EU. Tipping in restaurants and taxis isn’t necessary and is generally reserved for exceptional service, but hotel porters and gifted tour guides may appreciate a spare euro or two. You’ll need a passport to travel to Italy and can usually stay for up to 90 days without a visa.

The national language is, of course, Italian, though there are several regional dialects in use. Your hotel staff will probably speak English, but you may want to bring along a phrase book. Many Italians speak some English but are shy about it: conversely, attempts at broken tourist Italian are generally welcomed with good humor and hearty encouragement.

After experiencing so much culture, you'll want to relax in a hotel and reflect upon your experiences. Use Skyscanner's free hotel price comparison tool to find a luxurious room where you can enjoy some downtime – until you're ready to explore more of beautiful Italy! If you’d like to continue your European adventure, check out more flights to Europe. 

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