Flights to Italy land at airports up and down this beautiful Mediterranean land. Find out which airport you need to head for to start your Italian adventure.
The magnificent city of Rome is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to Italy. The two airports serving the city are Rome Ciampino (CIA) and Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumicino (FCO). History buffs will be in seventh heaven in the City of Seven Hills.
Another popular Italian airport is Pisa (PSA). The city, which is famed for its leaning tower, acts as a gateway to the rolling vineyards and hilltop towns of gorgeous Tuscany.
In northern Italy, droves of visitors arrive in Milan for shopping, food and architecture. The city has three airports - Milan Malpensa (MXP), Milan Linate (LIN), and Milan Bergamo (BGY).
Turin Airport (TRN) is a gateway to the stunning beauty of the Italian Alps and the mighty Dolomites, while Verona (VRN) is the best airport to fly into for holidays in the Italian Lakes, also in the north. Lake Como and Lake Garda are two of the best-known lakeside holiday hotspots.
Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) and Venice Treviso Airport (TSF) serve the northeast city of Venice, with its canals, gondolas, and the remarkable St Mark's Square.
Also in the north of Italy, though moving south towards the upper leg of the famous “boot” of the country, are the airports of Bologna (BLQ), Genoa (GOA), and Florence (FLR).
Tiptoeing further down the famous boot you'll find the wonderful city of Rome, while further south is Naples Airport (NAP), which delivers visitors into the city of Naples (the home of pizza), the eerie ancient city of Pompeii, plus the glorious Amalfi Coast.
Off the mainland, most international flights arrive at Olbia (OLB) on the island of Sardinia, and Palermo (PMO) and Catania (CTA) on Sicily. The island of Elba, off the coast of Tuscany and Italy's third largest island, cannot be reached direct from the UK, though an airport does welcome flights from Italy and other European destinations.
Wherever you choose to take your break in Italy, flights should be a priority. Peak season is during the summer months, though flights during winter into the skiing areas around the Italian Alps will obviously cost more due to high demand.