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Explore incredible Italy

Flights to Italy take you to the home of magnificent architecture, exquisite food and a landscape like no other.

The charismatic capital Rome is filled with history and iconic landmarks, including the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and artwork from Michelangelo and Raphael.

Visit cosmopolitan Milan to marvel at the Duomo, see fantastic modern art at the Fondazione Prada and soak up the atmosphere of a football game at the San Siro.

Italian cuisine is a highlight for every visitor to the country, with each region boasting its own signature dish. Enjoy moreish risotto in Milan, juicy steak with cannellini beans in Florence and creamy gelato in Rome.

Whether you’re looking for a city break in vibrant Florence or Venice, a relaxing countryside escape to Lake Como, or a gastronomic escapade in Tuscany, this is a country brimming with culture and style.

Book flight tickets to Italy with Etihad and prepare to fall in love with this charming destination.

What's the weather like in Italy?

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Italy’s Mediterranean climate boasts famously warm, dry summers, with daytime temperatures regularly topping 30°C in July and August. If you fly to Italy in the spring between April and June, or in autumn around September to October, you can expect pleasant, milder weather.

Winter sees cooler temperatures – but is popular for skiing enthusiasts and those seeking to explore scenic mountain areas. The country’s weather can vary across the regions so check the conditions for your destination before your Italy flight.

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Rome (FCO)

Where better to start than the iconic, historic capital city? Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) is one of the most popular airports to fly to in Italy, and it’s the ideal springboard for seeing the ancient and cultural sights, from the Colosseum to St Peter’s Basilica.

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Milan (MXP)

Book your Italy flight tickets to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), and you’ll be perfectly placed to begin an adventure through the fashion capital of Europe, and the north of the country beyond. Explore the beautiful city itself, then discover breathtaking mountain scenery and the famous lakes Como and Garda.

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Florence (FLR)

Widely considered to be the home of the Renaissance, Florence is famous for its artistic heritage and was home to Machiavelli, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci – whose works and deeds can still be marvelled at to this day. Flying to Florence Airport (FLR) opens up all the possibilities of Italy’s rich artistic culture.

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Reasons to visit Italy

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Indulge in the romance of Bergamo

After being enchanted by the beauty and bright lights of Milan, find out why Bergamo also makes the Lombardy region sparkle. Book your Italy plane tickets and plan your trip to this stunning region from the launchpad of the fashion city.

Bergamo remains something of a hidden gem – brimming with gorgeous buildings such as the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. Ride the funicular for a spectacular view, before wandering the winding cobbled streets to discover the city’s charm.

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Explore the Amalfi Coast

The breathtaking Amalfi Coast is a 30-mile stretch of coastline situated along Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula. This incredible scenic area twists and turns between the glittering sea and the rugged mountainous landscape.

It’s as if the colours along the Amalfi Coast have been enhanced in high definition – from fishing villages coloured in pastels, to vivid lemon groves and vibrant blue waters. Don’t miss out on a trip to Ravello for fabulous outdoor opera performances.

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Experience Lake Garda

Italy’s largest lake boasts wonderful scenery and is a terrific place to relax. Explore quaint villages and towns along its banks – visit Sirmione for charming medieval architecture and lush spas, or travel to Malcesine for sailing, windsurfing and fantastic seafood.

Hop on a boat to experience the stunning views from the lake itself, explore the winding streets of the towns, and sample the delicious local cuisine. This scenic lake can be easily reached by train or car journey from both Milan and Venice.

Things to know before you fly to Italy

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Italy is renowned for its traditional pizza and pasta, while refreshing ‘gelato’ is an absolute must to try in the warm days of spring and summer. Major cities are also home to some of Europe’s premier restaurants – as well as thriving markets and cafes.

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The local currency used in Italy is the euro (EUR). It’s advisable to exchange your currency into euros before you travel. Most shops and restaurants will accept major credit cards.

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Italian is the official language of Italy and is spoken by the majority of its residents. There are, however, many other languages spoken in the country, and most major cities are convenient for English speakers – especially when it comes to hotels and visitor attractions.

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The power plugs and sockets in Italy are type F and L. The standard frequency is 50 Hz and the usual voltage is 230 V. It’s a good idea to buy an adaptor before you travel should you need one.

Flying to Italy: FAQs

Where should I fly to in Italy?

Rome provides the perfect introduction to iconic sights, as Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) is located just 30 minutes from the city centre. Alternatively, Milan Malpensa International Airport (MXP) is the gateway to Northern Italy, and Florence and Venice offer an array of artistic, Renaissance attractions.

How many days do you need to visit Italy?

Italy has 20 beautiful regions waiting to be discovered, so how long you spend exploring this fabulous country is entirely up to you. These regions all offer something unique, so two weeks is recommended to visit a few different places. If you’re short on time, you can see the highlights in a week or 10 days.

What's the best way to get around Italy?

Rome and Milan are among the major cities to have extensive metro systems, while just about every town and city has an efficient bus network. There are national and private rail systems, while if you hire a car you’ll find a comprehensive network of autostradas connecting the main cities.

Why we love Italy

“Italy is simply adorable to visit. The cities are fascinating, the food is delicious, and the coastline is gorgeous. Rome’s historic landmarks, Florence’s artistic flair and the fashionable boutiques of Milan are all there to be explored. Beyond these you’ll find idyllic lakes, seaside retreats and country bliss.”

Why fly to Italy with Etihad?

With Etihad you have the option to shape your flight to Italy – from choosing how to check in and adding extra baggage to pre-booking an airport transfer for when you land.

Enjoy the comfort and convenience of our airport lounges before you fly – included for Business and First guests. Economy guests may be able to pay to access the lounge facilities.

Each of our cabins has been designed with you in mind. Sit back and relax on your flight to Italy with reclining seats and adjustable headrests.

Economy guests looking for extra legroom or additional privacy have a choice of upgrade options including Economy Space and Economy Neighbour-Free.

Our E-BOX entertainment system has the latest movies, music and TV shows to ensure your journey flies by.

Take your pick from our selection of complimentary meals made with fresh, seasonal ingredients and including options inspired by your destination.

*Aircraft, cabins and services may vary by route and flight. You can check this when you search for your flight. This page was last updated Sept 2019.

You are being directed to the point of origin country website to finalize this booking, as your point of departure is outside Italy. Your booking will be subject to the terms and conditions of the respective country website, which may differ from those of the Italian website. We recommend you read our terms and conditions carefully before finalizing your booking.