Airfare to Rome, Italy
It might not have been built in a day, but then again, who would want it to be? Rome is the largest city in Italy, enclosing one of the richest countries in the world, the Vatican. Home to more than 3 million people, the Eternal City with its famous Seven Hills might have more ruins than any other city in the world – the Colosseum, Pantheon and Roman Forum are all good places to start. And, of course, what’s a trip to Italy without appreciating some of the amazing food and drink?
Airfare to Rome will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flying into Pisa, Florence or Milan, Italy if there is an airfare special. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through London, England; Frankfurt, Germany or another major gateway city. Because there are more connecting flights within Europe on low budget airlines versus direct flights, you can save some cash. Easyjet, Ryanair and Wizzair all have flights to and from Rome.Flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Alitalia is the national airline and is based in Rome. However, most major airlines, including British Airways, Air France, United Airlines and American Airlines, fly to the city.
The most expensive air tickets to Rome are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the summer Eurail season. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
For more information on Rome, check out BootsnAll’s Rome Travel Guide.