Cheap Flights to Italy from Canada
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Student flights from Canada to Italy
Italy is one of those destinations that really has it all. Snow-capped mountains in Trentino? Check. Colorful coastline in Cinque Terre and winding canals in Venice? Check. And the ancient capital of Rome? Also check. And this is all before we even mention the word pasta (and wine).
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If you want the 411 on traveling to Italy, keep on reading. We've got lots of useful information listed below, such as airport details, the best time to visit, info on how to explore Italy on a student budget and more.
What are the main Italian airport hubs?
Your Italian destination will determine which airport hub you will fly into and depart from. But there are a number of airports up and down the country that operate international flights. The two main hubs are Milan’s Malpensa International and Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino International Airport. Keep in mind that both Milan and Rome have a number of airports, so double-check which one you're flying into and out of before you land! There are also flights into Venice, Pisa, Naples, Florence and Bologna.
How to fly from Canada to Italy
Flights times between Canada and Italy can vary between eight and fifteen hours. If you want to fly directly to Italy you can do this from Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa. But there are plenty of in-direct flights from other cities that are also available.
When is the best time to fly to Italy?
Italy is one of those destinations that can be enjoyed all year long. Between July and September is peak season for tourists, so you may opt to travel in the spring or fall (or even winter!) to avoid the crowds and the spike in flight prices.
As well as general sightseeing and eating, there are a lot of events that take place in Italy each year, which are well worth looking into. Some of the best include Game of the Bridge in Pisa, Infiorata across the country (but notably in the Sicialan town of Noto), Carnevale in Venice or Viareggio and the Opera Festival in Verona.
When is the cheapest time to book a flight from Canada to Italy?
Prices based on bookings made 60-90 days prior to departure.
Why do Canadian students love visiting Italy?
Canadian students love to visit Italy for the food, culture and because of how close it is to other European countries. It’s the perfect country to begin a backpacking trip around Europe. While you get to experience a completely different culture, many people speak English and it's an easy international destination for student travellers. And hey, the architecture is pretty great too.
Italian universities and campuses
Italy's not just a vacation destination: it's also an amazing place to study abroad—and it’s not hard to see why. It’s home to the oldest university in the world—the University of Bologna—as well as dozens of other top-ranking universities in cities like Florence, Milan, Pisa, Rome and more. You’ll find more and more classes are being taught in English too. Plus, most American universities have well-established exchange programs with Italian universities, so it's one of the easiest places to study abroad.
Italian lifestyle and culture
Italian culture definitely has some differences from the culture in Canada. There's the difference in language and currency, for one. But you’ll also see that Italians place a large priority on spending time (usually over a meal) with friends and family and enjoy a slightly slower pace. Dinners usually begin around 7 or 8pm and can last until 10pm or later! Coffee and art are also pretty important parts of day-to-day life for Italians too.
Exploring Italy on a student budget
Travelling on a student budget is easy to do in Italy. You’ll find cheap accommodation due to the thriving hostel culture. There are plenty of free things to see and do across the country. Train travel, both locally and between cities, is quite cheap. Plus, it's easy to find delicious meals in local restaurants and avoid paying higher prices for food in more touristy spots.