Cheap Airfares to Italy

4 Tips to Save Money Without Sacrificing Comfort

Author: The Traveling Professor/Tuesday, March 14, 2017/Categories: Italy, Save on Airfare

Rate this article:
3.6

Here are The Traveling Professor's tips for getting cheap airfares to Italy.

Fly into Milan:  Without a doubt, Milan is consistently the cheapest gateway into Italy.  From there, take the train to any of Italy's major cities like Rome, Florence or Italy.  Last year, I was quoted an $1,100 R/T fare to/from Rome from New York.  Instead, I flew into Milan for $678.  For about $75 I took the train from Milan to Rome.  Is it worth the hassle?  This is how I figured it:  I was arriving in Italy early in the morning, whether I flew to Rome or Milan, too early to check into the hotel.  So, instead of waiting in the Rome hotel lobby to check into my room, I was on a pleasant train ride from Milan to Rome.  Similar bargains on airfare can sometimes be found into Bologna.

Find Best Airfares:  If you have been a regular reader of my blog posts, you know that matrix.itasoftware.com is hands down, the best way to find inexpensive airfares to Europe.  It's better than Expedia, better than Orbitz, better than anything else out there.  Do a search on this website to find a tutorial on how to use this powerful airline search engine.

Avoid Alitalia:  One of the worst airlines we have seen in terms of losing/delaying luggage and customer service.  It's not that inexpensive either.

Consider Discount Airlines:  I avoid Ryanair and EasyJet, but more established "discount" airlines like Icelandair, AirBerlin and Norwegian Airlines do offer flights into Italy with top-quality service on great equipment.  By the way, their premium seating is often near the cost of coach seating on legacy airlines like American or Delta.

Number of views (1308)/Comments ()

«January 2020»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
3031123

Who Traveled With Us in 2019

who travels with The Traveling ProfessorThe Traveling Professor ran small group tours to Iceland, Peru and Machu Picchu, Scotland, Croatia, Italy, Normandy Invasion Beaches, and Canada in 2019.  We had a wonderful year, making new friends and traveling to great places.  But who goes on Traveling Professor tours?  In this blog post, we will tell you the number of people and what the make-up of our small group tours looks like.
Read more
4

26 Places to Eat in Paris

where to eat in ParisAh, we love to eat when we go on our small group tours to Paris.  Who doesn't?  The Professor presents his list of Paris restaurants. The list includes places for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.  Some are expensive, some are not.  Some qualify as a great place for a romantic dinner, but most of them are on the casual side. Take advantage of The Professor's experience and see where to eat in Pars. 
Read more
5
67

The Perfect 14 Day Introduction to Italy Itinerary

perfect 14 day Italy itineraryEveryone loves Italy.  The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Italy usually covers Venice, Florence, Rome and Sorrento (the Amalfi Coast).  Planning an itinerary can be daunting, but The Traveling Professor makes it easy for the first-time Italy traveler.  See all the great sites, eat wonderful food, experience the culture. Take a look at our introduction to Italy itinerary and get ready to say "Ciao!" to Italy.
Read more
8910

A Visit with Vincent Van Gogh in Auvers

Day trip to Auvers from Paris

Vincent Van Gogh is considered by many to be the greatest painter of all time. He spent much of his time in France.  Those who have gone to Paris with The Traveling Professor on one of his small group tours to Paris can remember walking the neighborhoods frequented by Van Gogh and seeing his paintings at the Musee d'Orsay. In today's guest blog post adapted from a  post originally done by Laura Keefe Junod of VoyageScholar.com, she talks about visiting Auvers - the place where Van Gogh lived, died and is buried. She does a wonderful job of explaining where Van Gogh  lived, died and is buried.

Read more
1112
13141516171819

What to Do in Paris the 2nd Time You Go

what to see 2nd time in ParisThe Eiffel Tower, the Musée d'Orsay, Louvre, Montmartre, Seine River Cruise, Pantheon, Pomidou Center, Rodin Museum, Arc de Triomphe - those are all things people see on their first trip to Paris.  They are timeless sites that probably could be visited time and time again. But what should you see on your second and even third or fourth visit to Paris. In this blog, The Traveling Professor gives some ideas on other great sites that would be superstars in nearly any other place in the world. 
Read more
20212223242526
272829303112
3456789