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Marvelling at the sublime beauty of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, throwing a coin in the Trevi Fountain, wandering through the ancient ruins of the Colosseum – Italy has a cultural history like no other. With more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country, there’s no better place to see great artistic masterpieces, eat incredible food and see spectacular landscapes.

British Airways flies to many of Italy’s most exciting destinations. Fly to Rome and prepare to be astounded by the awe-inspiring Colosseum and ancient monuments like the Pantheon, or take a trip to the verdant hills of Tuscany and see the breath-taking Duomo (Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore) cathedral in Florence. The picture-perfect Amalfi Coast is a wonder, complete with the scent of lemon groves and the piercing blue waters of the Mediterranean sea. Book your holiday to Italy with us today.

Italy flight FAQs

How long is a flight to Italy?

We have flights to Italy every day, with an average flight time of 2 hours and 30 minutes. Flying to Rome takes 2 hours and 20 minutes while trips to the Amalfi Coast take 2 hours and 40 minutes. Journeys to the island of Sicily take just under 3 hours.

Which airports do British Airways fly to Italy from?

We fly to Italy from all major London airports, with a number of different flight times offered every week.

What’s the cheapest month to fly to Italy?

The cheapest months to fly to Italy are in the colder months, typically November, January and February. Keep an eye out for our special offers.

Is Italy cheap to visit?

As one of the most popular destinations in Europe, Italy can be expensive if you visit in the peak season (summer). Opt to travel between October through May/June and you’ll avoid the crowds and save on flights and accommodation. Take advantage of the affordable public transit and efficient train system to travel in between towns and cities. Set aside some time to visit the countryside and you’ll soak up authentic Italian culture and also save money.

Is it easy to get around Italy?

Italy is well-connected with both a national train network (Trenitalia) and a high speed one (Le Frecce). Or sit back and let us take care of everything and book one of our exciting Italy holiday packages.

If you want to explore on your own schedule, simply hire a car with British Airways and collect Avios on every rental.

Why visit Italy?

There’s so much to love about Italy. From enjoying an aperitivo in an Italian piazza to visiting famous ancient ruins and seeing Renaissance masterpieces, this Mediterranean country truly is a feast for the senses. Whether you’re floating down a gondola in Venice, exploring the rolling hills of Tuscany or taking in the picturesque scenery on the Amalfi Coast, it’s a place that you’ll want to return to again and again. Book your next holiday to Italy with British Airways.

Why fly British Airways to Italy?

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Milan: Highlights

  • Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous fresco, The Last Supper, painted on the wall of the Santa Maria delle Grazie church
  • Gaze at the Duomo di Milano, an awe-inspiring cathedral that took nearly six centuries to build
  • The Fondazione Prada, 19,000 sq metres of exhibition space and contemporary art, including a cafe designed by Wes Anderson

Rome: Highlights

  • Visit the Vatican Museums at night for a unique experience (open late on Fridays from April - October)

  • See the Colosseum from the upper level, with panoramic views of the city

  • Sample the best of Roman and Italian cuisine at the Mercato Centrale Roma, a food market in the heart of the city

Venice: Highlights

  • Experience early Sunday mass at Basilica di San Marco, the city’s beautiful domed cathedral
  • Sample Venetian tapas ‘cicchetti’ by touring the local bars (baraci) around the city
  • Take a short boat ride to San Giorgio Maggiore and explore its church, with breathtaking views from the bell tower

Naples: Highlights

  • Take a day trip to see the extraordinary ruins of Pompeii, a Unesco World Heritage site
  • Ride the funicular up to the art nouveau neighbourhood of Vomero, with views of Mount Vesuvius
  • Travel back in time and go underground to explore the Catacombs of San Gennaro

Italy travel essentials

Flight time

2 - 3 hours

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