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When it comes to culture, cuisine and climate, Italy is pretty hard to beat. Home to an incredible array of historic towns and cities – and with more excellent museums, galleries and restaurants than you can shake a stick at – it’s easy to see why Italy is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. Book your flights today and start planning your own Italian adventure.
The time you choose to visit Italy will depend on what you want to get out of your trip.
If you’re hoping to spend your holiday soaking up the sun on the Italian Riviera, then June, July and September are the best times to travel.
If you’re planning a skiing holiday in the Italian Alps or the Dolomites the winter will suit you perfectly.
Meanwhile, walking holidays and city breaks are probably best enjoyed during the spring or autumn months.
In August, most Italians leave the cities and head to the coast for a summer break. Beaches can become very crowded and many local bars and restaurants in Rome, Venice, Florence and other cities can be shut for some or all of the month. Consider booking your flights to Italy outside of this holiday period to make the most of your visit.
With so many destinations to choose from, using Expedia to help narrow down your options is the best way to plan your trip.
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However you choose to search, we’ll canvass a large number of different flight offers to find the best deals for your trip.
You can give yourself an even better chance of finding a bargain by using a few of the other search tools available. If your dates are flexible, click on ‘Show Flexible Dates’ at the top of the results page: this will tell you if you can save money by shifting your trip forward or back a day or two. And, if you’re looking for flights to Italy from London, select ‘All London Airports’ from the list of departure points in the search bar to see a wider range of flights.
Italy is home to a wide choice of international airports making it easy to find convenient and cheap flights to Italy from the UK.
The busiest airport in the country is Roma-Fiumicino. A good choice of national carries and low-cost airlines fly to and from the terminal, making it a convenient entry point to the country.
Milan, Venice, Naples and Bologna are also home to busy airports with a number of direct flights from the UK arriving every day.
An enduringly popular holiday destination, Italy is served by a number of budget airlines and national carriers.
Most Italian cities have extensive public transport networks, making it easy and affordable to navigate the country’s top destinations under your own steam.
If you’re planning on travelling between cities, you’ll find Italy’s train network links most popular spots, with buses covering areas not connected by rail.
Picking just a few must see attractions in Italy is almost impossible. However, if you are pressed for time, there are a few sights you just can’t miss.
One of the most famous is the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Located in Pisa, around 60 miles west of Florence, the lilting structure is easy to reach using public transport from Florence or from Pisa itself.
In Rome, famous sights like the Coliseum, the Pantheon, Vatican City and the Trevi Fountain can all be accessed using the city’s metro system. Alternatively, if you’re feeling energetic, strap your walking boots on and explore the metropolis by foot.
It you’re planning to stay in one place, travel cards can make public transport even cheaper.
UK passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to Italy.