From the mountains and lakes of the north, through vibrant cities such as Venice and Rome, to the sun, sea and sand of its beaches - the extraordinary treasures of Italy are found in the ordinary aspects of everyday life: the food, the wine, the weather, and incredible vistas at every turn.
Italy was at the heart of the European Renaissance some 800 years ago, and today the culture and achievements of the country and its friendly people continue to impress the world. Art, opera and - of course - food, attract today's tourists. From rustic classics such as pasta and pizza, to fine world-leading haute cuisine, Italy's food is loved the world over.
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.
Spring and autumn are pleasant times to visit Italy. August can be stiflingly hot and many Italians holiday during this month, which means some businesses shut entirely in the big cities.
Whenever you go, wherever you land, use the price-checker tool on TravelSupermarket to find the best prices on flights to Italy.