The main airlines that offer flights to Italy include British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Emirates. For more information on airlines that offer cheap flights to Italy please refer to our international airlines page.
Flights from New Zealand to Italy may disembark at the following airports:
Italy is a country where history and culture run wild. More than 40 World Heritage sites are dotted around Italy, from the historic city of Verona to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Art is also a vital part of Italy's identity with works by famous artists including Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti lining the galleries and ceilings of the country. In addition to history and art, food in Italy is celebrated - and for good reason. You'll never eat a better pizza, slurp a sweeter gelato or sip a stronger espresso than in Italy.
Most international flights will disembark in Rome, the country's capital. Once the centrepiece of the great Roman Empire, Rome is now a pseudo museum city where tourists flock to wander the ancient Colosseum, walk the Spanish steps and flick a coin into the Trevi Fountain. Rome is also home to the Vatican, a major pilgrimage destination for Catholics worldwide. After days spent walking through cobble stone streets and fascinating museums, take a break at one of the city's numerous cafes or rest and revive at your Italy accommodation.
Milan is the second largest city in Italy and widely considered to be the most stylish in Europe. This is the home of Italian fashion, striking architecture and Italy's stock exchange. Though its roots are firmly in the industrial, Milan is a city worthy of your time, particularly if you like shopping. Fashion flagship boutiques, designer furniture and avant garde home wares all do a roaring trade in Milan so shopaholics would be wise to up their credit limit. On the other spectrum, football is Milan's other beating heart with the town's teams Inter and AC Milan inducing passionate cheers and debate whenever they play.
Modernisation and innovation may have infiltrated Rome and Milan, but Venice, a city in Italy's north east, remains relatively untouched by time. With a maze of canals and buildings bursting with character, Venice is a charming city beloved by tourists. It is here you can cruise the Grand Canal via a gondola, see the impressive Saint Mark's Basilica and shop the Rialto markets.
For flights to Italy call Flight Centre on 0800 24 35 44.