Book Cheap Flights to Italy from South Africa
Italy is the country that has it all, from snow laden mountains to delectable wines, sumptuous cuisine, glimmering lakes, over 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and passionate people. When you book cheap international flights to Italy, you will find that there is so much to see and do, itt might be hard to choose which cities and areas to focus your available time on.
If you spend some time in the south, you will get a true Italian experience complete with a trip to the Amalfi Coast and Naples, which just happens to be the birthplace of pizza! If you have some time to spend in Rome, which is the capital city, you will be treated to interesting architecture, dazzling high street shopping and a delve into the rich history of the country. For a bit of high fashion and romance, you can head to the city of Milan and then Venice. Tuscany is also a top spot to visit with its rolling vineyards and award winning wines.
It’s time to get excited about your trip to Italy. Book affordable flights with leading international carriers on Cheap International Flights today.
Cost of Flights from South Africa to Munich
We analyse searches for flights from South Africa to Italy that have been made during the last 24 hours. The tables below show the top 5 cheapest flights from Johannesburg, Cape town and Durban, South Africa to Italy.
Cheapest Time to Fly to Italy
For a budget friendly and less-crowded time to visit Italy, book flights from April to May and from mid-September to October. If you are looking for the cheapest flights to Italy over the holiday period, the lowest prices are typically found from 1 November to 14 December and then from 24 December to 31 March.
In terms of weather, Italy experiences comfortable temperatures from April to June and mid-September to October. July to September is typically the peak season in the country and as such, flights are more expensive and you can expect to encounter crowds of tourists.
Getting Around Italy
Once you have booked your cheap flights to Italy, it’s time to plan your other travel arrangements. All major cities in Italy have good public transport systems in place which include bus and underground train services. In Venice, small passenger ferries called “vaporetti” are the main form of transport.
Taxis are also a transport option to consider and are available via pre-booking by phone or outside most bus and train stations. The taxi transport options can cost a bit more than public transport options.
For those who prefer to travel around their own schedule, car rental options and booking an Uber is suggested.
Cheap Return Flights to Italy – The Airport in Italy
When you book cheap flights from Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban to Italy, you will land at one of two main airports in the country. These airports are as follows:
- Fiumicino Airport (FCO) also known as Leonardo Da Vinci Airport. This airport is situated in Fiumicino which is just 35km from the centre of Rome.
- Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE). This airport is situated 12km from the centre of Venice in the city of Tessera.
Airlines that fly to Italy from South Africa include Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African Airways, Swiss Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.
Things to do and See in Italy
There is more to Italy than high fashion, good wine and romance – although for many that is already more than enough! When visiting the country, try to visit the following tourist attractions which will really round off your trip:
- The Colosseum
- Amalfi Coast
- Florence Cathedral
- Roman Forum
- St Peter’s Basilica
- St Mark’s Basilica
- Leaning Tower of Pisa
- Vatican Museum
- Doge’s Palace
- Sistine Chapel
- Grand Canal
- Lake Como
- Trevi Fountain
- Piazza San Marco
- Milan Cathedral
- Spanish Steps
- Lake Garda
- Ponte Vecchio
Accommodation in Italy
It’s important to budget properly for your accommodation in Italy as it’s typically quite expensive. To save money you can opt to sleep at the various hostels or “agriturismo” available. You can also book your stay at various hotels, villas and a variety of modernised convents and monasteries that now open their doors to travellers.
There are also many guest houses and BnB’s available. If you would like a true Italian experience, look for options available on Airbnb – there are many to choose from.
Some Interesting Facts About Italy
- The Italian locals have nicknamed the country “Bel Paese” which means “Beautiful Country”.
- The most spoken languages in Italy are Italian, German and French.
- The currency used in the country is the Euro.
- The national flag has 3 colours that represent the country’s virtues as follows: green (hope), white (faith) and red (charity).
- The country plays host to the only 3 active volcanoes in Europe. These are Etna, Stromboli and Vesuvius.
- The Vatican City in Rome is considered a country in its own right and is also the smallest country in the world.
- Prior to 1999, children only had to attend school until the age of 14. That has since changed.
Book Cheap International Flights to Italy
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