By air

Main international airports in Italy are located in Alghero (AHO), Ancona (AOI), Bari (BRI), Bologna (BLQ), Brindisi (BDS), Catania (CTA), Florence (FLR), Foggia (FOG), Genoa (GOA), Milan (BGY, LIN, MXP), Naples (NAP), Palermo (PMO), Rome (FCO), Turin (TRN) and Venice (VCE).

The national carrier Alitalia offers flights from many European countries to Italy. Alitalia destinations include: Albania (Tirana), Belgium (Brussels), Bulgaria (Sofia), France (Nice, Paris), Germany (Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich), Greece (Athens), Hungary (Budapest), Malta, Netherlands (Amsterdam), Poland (Warsaw), Romania (Bucharest), Russia (Moscow, St Petersburg), Serbia (Belgrade), Spain (Barcelona, Madrid), Switzerland (Geneva), Turkey (Istanbul), Ukraine (Kiev) and the UK (London).

Other airlines that offer flights to Italy include: Aegean Airlines, Air Berlin, Air Europa, Air France, Air Malta, Aer Lingus, Austrian Airlines, Blue Air, Brussels Airlines, EasyJet, Estonian Air, Finnair, Germanwings, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Luxair, Olympic Airlines, SAS, Sky Europe TAP, Transavia and Wizz Air.

Alitalia schedules: www.alitalia.com

Alghero Airport: www.aeroportodialghero.it
Ancona Airport: www.ancona-airport.com
Airports of Bari, Brindisi, Taranto and Foggia: www.seap-puglia.it
Bologna Airport: www.bologna-airport.it
Catania Airport: www.aeroporto.catania.it
Florence Airport: www.aeroporto.firenze.it
Genoa Airport: www.airport.genova.it
Airports in Milan: www.sea-aeroportimilano.it
Naples Airport: www.gesac.it
Palermo Airport: www.gesap.it
Airports in Rome: www.adr.it
Turin Airport: www.aeroportoditorino.it
Venice Airport: www.aeroporto.fvg.it

By sea

Main ports in Italy include Ancona, Brindisi, Naples and Venice. Some of the ferry carriers offer routes to Italy: Superfast Ferries (from Greece), SNAV (from Croatia and Greece), Greek Ferries (from Albania and Greece), Minoal Lines (from Greece), Virtu Ferries (from Malta).

Superfast Ferries schedules: www.superfast.com
SNAV schedules: www.snav.it
Greek Ferries schedules: www.greekferries.gr
Minoan Lines: www.minoan.gr
Virtu Ferries: www.virtuferries.com

Autorita Portuale di Ancona: www.autoritaportuale.ancona.it
Porto di Brindisi: www.porto.br.it
Autorita Portuale di Napoli: www.porto.napoli.it
Porto di Venezia: www.port.venice.it

By bus

Many carriers connect European countries and Italian cities. The leader is Eurolines. This company offers routes to Italy from Albania, Austria, Belgium Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.

Eurolines schedules: www.eurolines.com

By train

The access to Italy by train is relatively easy as Trenitalia (the Italian railway system) is connected with the European railway systems.

By car

Travelling to Italy by car could be a great way to explore the country. one can take the route through Czech Republic and Austria, Germany and Austria, or through Slovakia, Hungary and Slovenia, depending on the place of departure.


By bus/tram

Public transportation in major Italian cities is well-developed and efficient. In Rome, for example, one can travel by underground, bus or electric bus. The tickets can be bought at bars, newsagent’s and vending machines.

By taxi

Official taxis in Rome are painted white. In other cities taxis are yellow or white. Generally, taxis are equipped with taximeters. Taxis can be found at the taxi stands or ordered by phone. Flagging down a taxi is rather difficult. The initial fare is about 3 euro. Higher fares are charged for night journeys and heavy luggage.

By car

Travelling around Italy by car is a great way to discover the country. Driving is on the right side of the road. Foreigners need an International Driving Permit and their driving licence. Drivers must also have insurance documents and car registration documents. Drivers must not drive with a blood alcohol level of more than 0.5 grams/litre. Driver and passengers must wear seat belts. Children under 150 cm must travel in child seats. Speed limits: built-up areas – 50 km/h, motorways – 130 km/h, highways – 110 km/h, other roads – 90 km/h. A warning triangle and a reflective vest are obligatory. Headlights must be on when driving on motorways and highways and, of course, at night. In the historical centers of many major cities there are limited traffic areas where driving is prohibited.