Cheap Flights to Italy
Whether flying for work or starting an adventurous trip around Italy, you'll need to get there. Many airlines, both full service and low-lost, provide direct and indirect flights to Italy. Keep an eye out for the airport advertised though as it may not always be the closest to your destination city.
From Venice in the north right down to Palermo in Sicily, wherever you plan of flying, be sure to check out flight and hotel deals which may mean a little extra discount instead of booking separately.
Top Destinations In Italy
Venice is ideal for a stunning city break, sharing a gondola ride and getting lost in the narrow streets before stumbling upon a gem of a restaurant. Alternatively Naples is a must for foodies. Rich in history and cuisine Napoli is a favourite destination for pizza lovers.
Then there's bella Roma. An easy destination to get to, there are a number of flight options to Rome from across the UK, including Manchester, London and Glasgow. Rome is a great city break destination rich in history and culture. You'll need some good walking shoes here. Rome Fiumicino is the better airport to fly into with more and easier transport options into the city.
Airports In Italy
To keep costs low, you may find that several of the budget airlines will fly into local airports. This is great if that's where you're heading, however it may mean spending longer travelling between the airport and the city you're trying to get to.
For example Treviso airport is often advertised as Venice Treviso airport, however it's a good 40 minute coach ride outside of Venice city centre. Marco Polo airport, on the other hand, is situated conveniently just across the water from the islands, making a drive or even speedboat transfer a more quicker way to get into the city. You'll find a similar situation in Milan with Bergamo, Malpensa and Linate (the closest to Milan city centre) airports.
The best airports to fly into for Tuscany are Pisa and Florence. If you are heading to the Italian Alps, try Milan, Verona and Venice airports, depending on where your accommodation is. Be sure to check the distances from the relevant airports to your desired hotel before booking your flight.
Airlines Flying Direct To Italy
Airlines flying direct from the UK to Italy are: Alitalia Ryanair EasyJet British Airways Jet2
Cheapest Flights To Italy
From the UK, the cheapest city in Italy to fly to depends on availability and the time of year. With plenty of flight options, Rome may be a good choice for this, although with three airports, Milan also may be the cheapest destination. Try these destinations first.
The cheapest time of year to fly to Italy is during quieter periods. Trying dates that are outside of school holidays. Flights departing mid-week and at odd times may also be cheaper too.
Flights with Ryanair are regularly the cheapest from London, offering low cost fares with limited hand baggage included in the fare. These kind of cheap fares can easily creep up if you decide to add extras like speedy boarding, check-in luggage and pre-booked seating.