Cheap Flights to Italy from Australia

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Best student & youth fares right now to Italy

Has a trip to Italy taken your fancy? Great news for you, we’ve got some fantastic student and youth (up to 34-years old) flight prices! You can find some of our top picks below. And if you don’t find something you want to book just yet, check back tomorrow, as these are updated daily.

Student flights from Australia to Italy

Italy. Home to the ancient capital of Rome, the waterways of Venice, snow-capped mountains of Trentino and the quirky (and colorful) Cinque Terre. Not to mention the incredible food and wine that is on offer.

And when it comes to getting to Italy, we’ve got the means to get you there for less. With some excellent student and youth fares. Plus you could save even more with us if you sign up to become a StudentUniverse member. It’s completely free to do and it’ll only take you a second to do. Once you’re a member you’ll get heaps of money off with special discounts and offers. Meaning the more $$$ you save on flights, the more you have to spend elsewhere. See you in the gelato shop!

So if you want some more advice on how you can get to Italy, the main airports hubs, as well as some information on the lifestyle and culture, keep reading. We’ve got that and more below.

map of Italy showing major airports

What are the main Italy airport hubs?

There are a number of main airport hubs in Italy, but whether you travel to them or not, will be entirely dependent on where in Italy you are visiting. The two main international airport hubs are Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome and Malpensa International Airport in Milan. But there are also airports serving Venice (Marco Polo Airport), Pisa, Florence, Bologna and Naples.

How to fly from Australia to Italy

The flight time between Australia and Italy can vary between eighteen and twenty four hours. And there are no direct flights between the countries. But there are plenty of in-drect flights to choose from. Airlines that we partner with that operate flights to Italy include Qatar Airways, Emirates and Qantas.

When is the best time to fly to Italy?

There is no best time to fly to Italy. It’s a destination that’s the best all the time. It does however have peak and low seasons, like many other destinations. Between July and September is when you’ll see the most crowds and warmer weather. The colder months tend to be less busy and airfares slightly cheaper.

Whatever time of year you visit, you’ll be inundated by events and festivals taking place. Head to Carnevale in Viareggio or Venice, Pisa’s Game of the Bridge, the Opera Festival in Verona and Infiorata, which takes place around Italy,but most notably in the Sicilian town of Noto).

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

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Prices based on bookings made 30-90 DAYS days prior to departure.

Why do Australian students love visiting Italy?

Food. The proximity to other European countries. Culture. To name just a few reasons why Australian students love visiting Italy. It’s a chance to immerse yourself fully into a culture and language completely different to your own. Whilst exploring one of the most stunning countries architecturally in the world. And it makes a great stepping point for a larger backpacking trip around Europe.


Italy universities and campuses

Italy universities and campuses

Heading to Italy to study isn’t as difficult as you may assume. You can choose to study in Italian, but more and more classes are being taught in English, so there’s always that option too. Italy is home to not only some top ranking universities in the world; University of Padua, Vita- Salute San Raffaele University, plus Pisa’s Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies and Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. It’s also home to the oldest university in the world, the University of Bologna.


Italy lifestyle and culture

Italian lifestyle and culture

The lifestyle in Italy may seem very different to that of Australian. The language difference, of course may be a huge barrier, especially if you don’t speak the language too fluently. But you’ll also notice amongst the locals a strong sense of community and spending time with friends and family. Typically over a huge amount of food. Art and coffee (much like Australia) is also a pretty big deal in day to day life too.


Exploring Italy on a student budget

Exploring Italy on a student budget

Italy is one of those European destinations that can be travelled easily on a budget. There’s a great hostel culture in the country, so cheap accommodation is easy to find. Plus there are tonnes of inexpensive local restaurants to eat at, free walking tours and lots of cheap activities to make the most of.

Frequently asked questions about flying from Australia to Italy

Do I need a visa to visit Italy?

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

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

What are some common phrases in Italy?