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Flights to Italy in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inAugustHigh demand for flights, 5% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average priceR9 978Average for return flights in December 2021
Return fromR894From Johannesburg to Rome
One-way fromR4 103One-way flight from Johannesburg to Italy

Cheap flights to Italy in December, January 2021

The best prices found for ROM flights for December, January
Dec 25 - Dec 30
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

FCO

Rome Fiumicino

1 stop

17h 30m
FCO

Rome Fiumicino

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

19h 40m
R894

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 12/5/21

Dec 25 - Dec 30
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

FCO

Rome Fiumicino

2 stops

20h 20m
FCO

Rome Fiumicino

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

15h 15m
R910

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 12/5/21

Dec 26 - Jan 21
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

FCO

Rome Fiumicino

1 stop

17h 35m
FCO

Rome Fiumicino

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

17h 05m
R6 913

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 12/6/21

Italy 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Italy found for this year
Dec 25 - Dec 30
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

FCO

Rome Fiumicino

1 stop

17h 30m
FCO

Rome Fiumicino

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

19h 40m
R894

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 12/5/21

Dec 25 - Dec 30
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

FCO

Rome Fiumicino

2 stops

20h 20m
FCO

Rome Fiumicino

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

15h 15m
R910

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 12/5/21

Dec 26 - Jan 21
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

FCO

Rome Fiumicino

1 stop

17h 35m
FCO

Rome Fiumicino

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

17h 05m
R6 913

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 12/6/21

Last minute flights to Italy

Late deals on return flights to Italy, departing today and this week
Dec 13 - Jan 5
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

FCO

Rome Fiumicino

1 stop

13h 30m
FCO

Rome Fiumicino

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

18h 25m
R8 254

SWISS

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Deal found 12/7/21

Dec 12 - Jan 5
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

FCO

Rome Fiumicino

1 stop

23h 45m
FCO

Rome Fiumicino

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

18h 25m
R8 589

SWISS

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Deal found 12/7/21

Dec 13 - Jan 4
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

FCO

Rome Fiumicino

1 stop

13h 30m
FCO

Rome Fiumicino

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

16h 10m
R8 605

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 12/7/21

Can I fly to Italy from South Africa right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Italy

Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Italy.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Italy.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Italy.

Documents
Health Pass For Public Activity - The Digital Green Certificate/Green Pass is required to access some locations and participate in certain social activities such as indoor seated dining at restaurants and bars, museums, exhibitions, cultural sites, sporting events, swimming pools, gyms, concerts, fairs, conferences, amusement parks, and other venues. The Digital COVID Certificate is also mandatory in most public transportation such as ships and ferries, InterCity and high-speed rail, buses, and coaches.

The EU Digital COVID Certificate and CDC “white cards" are accepted. Alternatively, travelers can provide a negative molecular COVID-19 PCR, certificate of recovery, or rapid antigen test result taken a maximum of 48 hours before entering a restaurant/museum, etc.

Certificates are accepted in Italian, English, Spanish, or French and can be both digital or in paper copy.



Passenger Locator Form - Travelers must fill in the digital Passenger Locator Form before travel. Travelers without digital devices can fill a paper form.

Sicily Registration Form - Travelers arriving at Palermo airport in Sicily are recommended to present a completed health declaration form prior to arrival. This form is only required for travelers entering Sicily.

Puglia Registration Form - Travelers arriving in Puglia must present a completed health declaration form prior to arrival. This form is only required for travelers entering the region of Puglia.


Can I fly back to South Africa from Italy?

Returning to South Africa from Italy

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Italy must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Italy are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Italy?

The cheapest ticket to Italy found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

R8 414

February

R8 158

March

R8 558

April

R8 637

May

R8 063

June

R9 180

July

R9 196

August

R9 484

September

R8 047

October

R8 398

November

R8 462

December

R9 116

September is currently the cheapest month to fly to Italy. At this moment in time August is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Italy?

Average Italy flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

ZA1 - ROM

Price

R8 155 - R13 460

ROM

Temperature

8 - 24 °C

ROM

Precipitation

15 - 111 mm

Peak season:

Millions of tourists take cheap flights annually to experience ‘la dolce vita,’ a.k.a. The good life of Italy. High season for Italy’s beach resorts run between June and September, but the cities experience peak season from April through October annually. You’ll have to be prepared to fork out more for flight tickets if you’re aiming at visiting Italy during the peak season, and you’ll also have to bear with the crowds and increased entertainment and accommodation rates.

Off season:

Generally speaking, November through March is Italy’s low tourism season. A lot of attractions operate on shorter winter hours during this time, and some beach resorts become deserted, but it can still be a perfect time to find the cheapest flights to Italy. If you’re able to travel to Italy during their winter, try heading Deep South (somewhere like Sicily) where the temperatures remain pleasant year-round.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in Italy?

According to our users, the most popular flight destination in Italy is Rome, followed by Milan, Venice, Florence and Naples.

The fantastic food, the captivating countryside, the excellent wine, and the rich history; Italy features all the great reasons why one would want to travel, and you’re bound to fall in love with it every time you visit the romantic country. From the vineyards of Tuscany to the wonder of Florence, the antiquity found in the streets of Rome to the romantic Venice canals, Italy is irresistible for all of these reasons and so much more. With so much to do and see, it might take a few repeat visits to complete the Italian experience!

How long is the flight to Italy?

Johannesburg to Rome            13 hours, 25 minutes
Johannesburg to Milan            13 hours

Which airlines operate flights to Italy?

International flights from South Africa to Italy are serviced by two major port cities: Rome and Milan. The cheapest flights to Italy are often stopover flights and are operated by airlines such as Etihad Airways, Royal Air Maroc, South African Airlines, and Kiwi Intl Airlines. Italy is a popular holiday destination, which is why there are a lot of carriers offering very competitive packages on flights to and from Italy. Be sure to compare deals based on a few different days and times to help you secure the best deal.

How to get from the airport to the city center?

Rome

Upon your arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport, you’ll have to make your way 26 kilometers towards the city center. One of the cheapest and easiest ways of getting into the heart of town from the airport is via the Leonardo Express train, which departs every 30 minutes from the airport. You may also use one of the metered taxis parked outside of the arrival terminals at the airport.

Milan

If you’re arriving in Italy via the Milan Malpensa Airport and need to get to the city center, you’re going to have to travel 49 kilometers to reach downtown Milan. The Malpensa Express train departs from the airport every 30 minutes and will get you to the city within half-an-hour. Alternatively, you can also make use of one of the private cabs found outside of the arrival terminals.

What is good to know if travelling to Italy?

  • For a great day trip to an idyllic island setting, why not try visiting Sardinia, which is one of Italy’s most beautiful islands?
  • Shopaholics seriously need to consider visiting The Mall in Florence. Although the region is renowned for its up-market boutique stores such as Gucci and Prada, The Mall caters to bargain hunters looking to purchase designer brands at discounted prices.
  • Most ‘recommended’ travel itineraries for Italy include taking a gondola ride in Venice, but for a different spin, try taking a night ride on the #1 Vaporetto, admiring the moonlit sights of Venice as you glide past.
  • Eating pizza in a place where it was born is something you have to do in Italy, so for the sake of perfecting the art, head to Naples, where it is said the humble pizza was invented.

Popular regions to fly to in Italy

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