Italy is one of the main battle grounds for European low cost airlines several routes to/from and within Italy are offered. The larger airports are, of course, served by the major European airlines.
Intercontinental airlines mainly arrive in Rome and Milan. Italy’s main intercontinental gateway is Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci airport (FCO; www. adr. it), better known as Fiumicino airport, but flights also serve Milan’s Malpensa (MXP; www. sea-aeroportomilano. it)
Most of mid-range international flights arrive to Rome, Milan, Bologna, Naples, Pisa, Venice, Turin, Palermo, Carania, Bari, and Genoa.
There are some train connections:
Milan To/from Barcelona, Nice, Paris, Amsterdam, Zürich, Munich, Frankfurt and Vienna.
Rome To/from Paris, Munich and Vienna.
Venice To/from Paris, Zürich, Munich, Vienna, Prague, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Belgrade, Budapest and Bucharest.
There are also international trains from Genoa, Turin, Verona, Bologna, Florence and Naples. Details are available online at www. trenitalia. com.
InterRail and Eurail passes offer unlimited rail travel throughout Italy and other European countries, but must be bought before leaving home.
Some regular ferry services connect the island of Corsica in France to Genoa, Livorno, Civitavecchia, Naples and North of Sardinia. Barcelona is connected to Civitavecchia and to Genoa. Some regular ferry services connect Sicily and Naples to some North African harbours. There is a hydrofoil service running from Pozzallo on the south-eastern coast of Sicily to Malta, and a year-round service between Trieste and Albania and summer services between Trieste and Pirano (Slovenia) and Parenzo and Rovigno in Croatian Istria.