Italy offers an extensive network of internal flights Airport taxes are included in the price of your ticket. Italy is simply loaded with treasures, from the great art capitals of Florence and Naples to the beautiful churches of Rome and the high fashion centre of Milan, not to mention the natural gems of the mighty Dolomite Mountains, Mount Vesuvius and the rolling hills of the great wine regions of Tuscany. It is not hard to see why Italy is one of the world’s most heavily visited countries and it is for this reason Italy has many international airports.
Italy is home to more than 120 airports with Milan’s Malpensa and Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airports as the busiest International gateways across the country, other airports instead serve as hubs for each respective region.
One great trick when it comes to booking an affordable flight is to be flexible when considering which airport to arrive and leave from.
It might be tempting to want to arrive directly in Florence’s Peretola for example if you plan on discovering the Renaissance city, but considering the runway is short and planes are often delayed due to fog or wind. It actually might make more sense to arrive in the city of Pisa or even Bologna. Both generally can guarantee more flights and are busier hubs than Florence in case of eventual delays.
You often will find better deals from Rome or Milan, both of which are very well connected to Florence by train and often offer better deals.
If you plan on traveling across Italy, don’t be stuck on arriving and leaving from the same airport. Making it back to your original destination might prove more of a hassle (and pricier) than just booking your departure closer to your last destination.
Italy plus the islands of Sicily and Sardiniahave beach resorts and a wealth of historical building and art, paticularly in Rome, Florence, Verona, Pisa and Venice to name a few.
Winter time sees northern Italy as a skiing destination in it's own right or as access to the Alps, the Italian Dolomites, and parts of the French Alps
Away from the Alps, of course, Italy enjoys the Mediterranean climate.
Italy is a member of the European Union and the currency is the Euro.
Italy is also a Schengen country.
With the country’s decent rail and road network, travel within Italy is fairly painless and flying between cities is convenient. There are dozens of airports in Italy and getting to any part of the country from abroad is straightforward.
Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, or Fiumicino as it is known locally, receives carriers from many world destinations and it is the country’s premier airport.
Lying southwest of Rome, da Vinci has three terminals (A, B and C) serving domestic flights, domestic and international, and international flights respectively. The Leonardo Express direct train provides links to Stazione Termini, while buses also serve the city.
Milan Malpensa International Airport serves northern Italy with flights from all over Europe and the US.
Malpensa handles the overspill from Milan Linate International Airport, but it is located a fair distance from the city centre, although good train and bus connections to the city run throughout the day.
The two terminals at Malpensa are connected by shuttle bus.
Selected websites for Air Travel and Airports in Italy
Siti selezionati come guida per volare in Italia e aereoporti italiani
This is a list of airports in Italy, grouped by region and sorted by location.
List of the busiest airports in Italy
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