|Popular in||August||High demand for flights, 6% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||March||Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop|
|Average price||R8 805||Average for round-trip flights in May 2022|
|Round-trip from||R6 925||From Johannesburg to Italy|
|One-way from||R161||One-way flight from Johannesburg to Italy|
Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Italy
Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Italy.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Italy.
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Italy.
COVID-19 Green Certificate - Mandatory to access the inpatient departments of hospitals and nursing homes as visitors. It is useful for staying as carers for non-Covid-19 patients in emergency rooms, health, and social health facilities.
Returning to South Africa from Italy
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Italy must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to South Africa.
Visitors from Italy are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.
ZA1 - ROM
R7 101 - R9 679
13 - 32 °C
6 - 49 mm
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.
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.
Spring and autumn are great shoulder seasons for finding cheap flight deals to Italy. You should be able to find a cheap flight to Italy during the months of April and May or September and October, but starting your search for cheap flights a month in advance will be your best shot at securing the best deal.
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!
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.
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.
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.