Cheap Flights to Italy from the UK

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Best student & youth fares right now to Italy

Are you thinking of booking a trip to Italy right now? That’s great! We’ve got some awesome student and youth (up to 34 years-old with some airlines) flight prices. Just take a look at some of our best below. Don’t see what you’re looking for? The prices are updated daily, so just come back and visit this page again tomorrow.

Student flights from the UK to Italy

From the ancient capital of Rome and the winding canals of Venice to the snow-capped mountains of Trentino or the colourful coastline of Cinque Terre it’s safe to say Italy really has it all. That’s before we even start mentioning the food (and wine).

And when it comes to getting to Italy on the cheap, we have you covered. With some awesome student and youth fares to Italy. And hey if you want to save even more with us, there’s a way to do that too. Just sign up to become a StudentUniverse member (completely free) and you’ll get exclusive offers and discounts too. It’ll only take a minute of your time. And any extra money you save on flights means more money to spend on gelato, pizza or pasta.

We’ve got some of the top flight deals to Italy, as well as advice about airports and what to do when you get there, plus a whole lot more information, listed below.

map of Italy showing major airports

What are the main Italy airport hubs?

There are a number of airport hubs in Italy. And which one you travel to or from, will depend on where in Italy you are visiting. The two main airport hubs are Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino International Airport and Milan’s Malpensa International. But you can also catch a flight to and from Venice Marco Polo, Pisa, Naples, Florence and Bologna.

How to fly from the UK to Italy

From the UK, Italy is a super easy journey. With hundreds of direct flights every single week. London, Manchester and Edinburgh are great choices for the most direct flights, but you’ll also find other direct and in-direct flights to Italy from other airports across the UK too.

When is the best time to fly to Italy?

Italy is a stunning destination to visit all year round. Peak season in Italy typically tends to fall between July and September. With the colder, winter months, being a great time to visit to avoid the crowds, and expensive airfare.

Italy hosts a number of world renowned festivals throughout the year. And they may be on your list to visit. Or you could totally want to avoid the crowds that they draw in. Either way, here are some key dates to add to your diary if you’re considering a trip to Italy. These include Carnevale in Venice or Viareggio, Game of the Bridge in Pisa, Infiorata across the country (but notably in Sicialan town Noto) and Opera Festival in Verona.

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the UK to Italy?

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Why do British students love visiting Italy?

Food. Culture. Proximity to other European countries. To name but a few. Italy is a great place for students and youths to visit. Italy offers the chance to experience a culture and language, different to that of the UK, whilst also being home to some of the most architecturally beautiful cities and towns in the world. Plus it’s a great spot to continue on a European backpacking trip.


Italy universities and campuses

Italy universities and campuses

It’s easy to see why Italy is chosen by so many students. It’s home to some of the top ranking universities, such as the University of Padua, Vita- Salute San Raffaele University, plus Pisa’s Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies and Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. Plus it’s also home to the oldest university in the world- the University of Bologna. And more and more classes are being taught in English too, so if you’re struggling learning Italian, this may be the way to go.


Italy lifestyle and culture

Italian lifestyle and culture

Compared to the UK the lifestyle and cultures in Italy are pretty different. There’s the language for one. But you’ll also notice the heavy emphasis on spending time with friends and family, usually in the form of a huge italian feast. Art and coffee is also a pretty huge part of day to day life in Italy too.


Exploring Italy on a student budget

Exploring Italy on a student budget

Italy is a great destination to travel on a student budget. There is a brilliant hostel culture in the country, making it easy and cheap to find accommodation. Local restaurants offer a delicious alternative to expensive meals, plus there are a tonne of free activities and walking tours to take part in up and down the country.

Frequently asked questions about flying from the UK to Italy

Do I need a visa to visit Italy?

What’s the currency in Italy and the exchange rate in GBP?

What time zone is Italy and how does it compare to the UK?

What are some common phrases in Italy?