Cheap one-way & return flights to Italy from London
Which airlines operate flights to Italy?
- British Airways
- Vueling Airlines
- Brussels Airline
- Aegean Airlines
- Austrian Airlines
- Scandinavian Airlines
- Turkish Airlines
How long is the flight to Italy from London or other airports in UK?
- Direct Flight from London Heathrow to Rome is about 2 hours 40 minutes long, depending on the airline chosen.
- Flight from Manchester to Rome usually takes 6 hours and 35 minutes. The flight comes with a stopover.
- Flights from Birmingham to Rome are sometimes 5 to 7 hours long and come with one stopover. This too depends on the airline the traveller uses.
- Direct flights from London Gatwick to Rome also take 2 hours 40 minutes to reach their destination.
- Direct flight from London Heathrow to Milan is only 2 hours long.
- Direct flight from London Heathrow Airport to Venice Airport is 2 hours 30 minutes long.
Are there any direct flights to Italy from UK?
Yes, there are direct flight operations to multiple destinations in Italy from many airports in the United Kingdom. British Airways provides direct flight service to Rome, Milan and Venice from London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports. Alitalia Airlines provides a direct flight service between London and Rome as well.
What is the best time to visit Italy?
Italy is an amazing place to visit and over the years it has accumulated a fan following among the global community of travellers. The Italian summer is a beautiful and refreshing experience, complemented by the colours and aromas unique to this season. Lately, however, the sheer number of tourists that flock to the country is making this experience dull. Therefore, the best time to visit Italy is from April to September, excluding the crowded months of July and August. The temperature during these months remains mild and welcoming and encourages tourists to look about and explore the country.
What is the cheapest month of year to fly to Italy?
The cheapest time to visit Italy depends on the traveller’s wish list. Being a major tourist destination, Italy can get very expensive during the high summer months. The airlines hike up the airfares for all flights to Italy in the months from June to September. The time most suitable to come to Italy would be in the months of April and May, early in the year, or October and November, when the winter is about to begin. The cheapest time to visit Italy is in November. If the tourist wishes to visit the different museums, restaurants and landmarks of the city then coming to Italy in November is ideal for a low-cost holiday. However, if the traveller is outdoorsy and cannot leave the country without breathing the fresh air, hiking and cycling through many Italian cities, it is best to come in April or May for a cheap and easy Italian vacation.
What are the major international airports in Italy?
Italy has more than a dozen international airports catering to the travelling needs of its population. The following are the three busiest airports serving the Italian Republic.
- Rome is served by Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO). Its official name is Rome—Fiumicino International Airport, but locals and tourists affectionately call it Leonardo Airport, as it gives reverence to the 15th-century polymath and artist. The airport is the busiest in the country and it handled just short of 41 million passengers in 2017. More than a million passengers come to visit Rome from the United Kingdom each year through the gates of this airport. Leonardo da Vinci Airport is situated right on the Mediterranean coastline and is 30 kilometres from Rome’s historic centre.
- The Milan–Malpensa Airport (MXP) is the second busiest international airport in Italy. The airport is 50 kilometres from Sforzesco Castle, which is located in the heart of Milan city. The airport has handled 22 million passengers in 2017, out of which 1.6 million came from the United Kingdom. This is a major international airport for all of Northern Italy and serves as a convenient alternative for many people living in Southern Switzerland.
- The city of Venice is served by the Marco Polo International Airport (VCE). The city is known for its beauty and therefore attract a lot of tourists from everywhere on the globe. The airport handled 10 million passengers in 2017. Marco Polo Airport is only 15 kilometres from the famous Doge Palace in central Venice. As the city modernizes, highways were built to connect the floating city with the rest of the country. Getting around in Venice can be easy via boats and gondolas.
What are the entry requirements to Italy for British travellers?
There are no visa requirements for British nationals to visit Italy. British citizens only need to prove their citizenship by showing their passports to the Immigration authorities at the airport upon landing.
What are the major landmarks in Italy?
Italy is a culturally rich country. In fact, the word ‘culture’ comes from the Latin word ‘cultura’ which means “to cultivate”. Italy’s foundations are laid in the Roman Empire, ruled from Rome which is now the capital of Italy. The empire stretched along the coastlines of the Mediterranean Sea and Northern Europe. The Renaissance first sprouted in Italy and breathed a new life into a darkening Europe. The Italian greats like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci created their masterpieces during this age.
- The Coliseum is at the very heart of Rome. It has been a symbol of imperial Rome when the Roman Emperor steered the world towards peace and war. Even though through the years the Coliseum has partially fallen to ruin by earthquakes and wars, one does wonder how it would be like when the ancient stadium was full of 80,000 people. The blazing swords of the gladiators and the roar of the lions in its arena would have captured the audience. Let the ancient structure capture your imagination. Be transported into a time when the colossal bronze statue of Emperor Nero peered over the rim of the Coliseum.
- The leaning tower of Pisa is one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The unintended tilt of just 4 degrees of the bell tower has made it world famous. The tower had begun to tilt during its construction and modifications were made to balance the weight of the building but as the height of the tower increased, the tilt became worse. The tower was closed for renovations for a decade in 1990. After adding an 800-ton counterweight and injecting stabilizing chemicals into the foundations of the tower the architectural wonder was opened to the world, preserving its renowned tilt forever. Climb up to the highest story where Galileo did his gravity experiments and take a selfie just to brag a little.
- The Florence Cathedral is among the few supreme and magnificent examples of Renaissance architecture. The cathedral was completed in 1438 and since then has exuded brilliance and majesty. In its long history, the Cathedral has seen many renovations and graced artisans like Arnolfo di Cambio, Filippo Brunelleschi and Emilio De Fabris to attach their name with the building. The dome of the building is still the largest bricked dome in the world.
What are the transportation options available to tourists in Italy?
Italy has a well-developed transportation system. These include railways, bullet trains, bus networks, rapid transit systems and harbours. The cities of Brescia, Catania, Genoa, Milan, Naples, Rome and Turin all have rapid transit systems with multiple lines that crisscross the cities, connecting numerous stations. These cities also have commuter rails that are favoured by many workers going to their workplaces. Bus networks are divided into Urbano and Interurban networks. Urbano buses move within the city centre but Interurbano travels further into the suburban areas.
Which five-star hotels and accommodation are available for stay in Italy?
There are many elegant five star hotels in Italy that have the opulence and grandeur of a 14th century Medici villa. The services offered at these facilities reflect the splendour of these hotels.
- Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa
- Sina Villa Medici, Autograph Collection
- Belmond Villa San Michele
- The Westin Excelsior Florence
- Villa Tolomei Hotel and Resort
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