Italy's largest airports.
The Leonardo da Vinci Airport is both the largest and the busiest in Italy with more than 43 million passengers. It is the main airport serving Rome and fliers can easily access any part of the nearby city by train, bus or taxi from it.
The Milan Malpensa Airport is one of three large airports serving Northern Italy. This includes Piedmont, Lombardy and the Liguria regions. Excellent amenities and easy access to the city make it popular for travelers.
Milan Linate Airport is number three in international airports, and of the three, commonly used for shorter flights. It is the closest airport to the city at just four miles, also making it great for travelers on business.
The Bergamo Airport is located in Lombardy and has more than 13 million travelers annually. It’s smaller in size, but busy enough to be the host of several different shops and dining options to make traveling enjoyable for its guests.
Also known as the Venice-Tessera Airport, the Marco Polo Airport is the largest in Venice, a commonly visited tourist spot. Upon arrival, fliers can access some of the most beautiful spots in Venice by bus, water taxi and even private boat options.
Located in Sicily, the Catania Fontanarossa Airport is commonly referred to as the “Vincenzo Bellini Airport”, who was a popular composer originally born in Catania. Nearby areas are said to be full of personality and history, making it an exciting and educational trip via a less busy airport.
Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport is a small international airport located in the city of Bologna. It has just one terminal with flights going in and out from several different airlines. Most fliers take the high speed train as transportation to their next destination.
Serving Southern Italy, the Naples International Airport or the “Capodichino Airport” is a relatively busy airport with both domestic and international flights available. Plenty of public transportation options are available for a quick commute to the next destination following a flight.
The Ciampino Airport is a smaller airport serving about 6 million passengers. With just one terminal, it’s appealing to travelers who appreciate an airport that is less overwhelming in size. Taxi, bus and train options are a few transportation options available.
The Pisa International Airport serves the Tuscany and Pisa area. Also known as the Galileo Galilei Airport, after the famous scientist Galileo Galilei. Visitors will find a unique display of art sculptures outside the airport that welcomes guests.
The Palermo Airport is located near the city of Palermo, which is the capital of Sicily. Commonly called the Falcone-Borsellino Airport, it offers flights both to and from Europe and Northern Africa.
The Bari International Airport is one of two airports located in Bari. It is the largest of the two and named after Pope John Paul II, who was born in Karol Wojtyla. Locals refer to it as the Palese Airport and give it a reputation for smooth travels.
Located just 7 km from Cagliari and the Island of Sardinia, the Cagliari Elmas Airport is the largest airport on the Island. The airport first opened in 1937, was renovated in 2003 and currently servies 4 million fliers annually.
The Turin Airport, aka the Caselle Torinese, provides flights to the Northern Italy region. In 1989 and then again in 2005, the airport received upgrades while hosting travelers for the Olympic Games and the World Cup.
The Valerio Catullo Airport, also known as the Verona Villafranca is one of two international airports in Verona. The small airport opened in 1978 and is situated just south of Verona. It currently offers flights to the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East to name a few.
Airports with with 500,000+ passengers per year.
The Lamezia Terme International Airport is one of three airports that serves the Calabria area. It’s a small airport with particularly busy travel times that occur in the summer months. Fliers can find 24 hour dining options, specialty shops and free wifi while they wait.
Another name for this airport is the Amerigo Vespucci Airport, the main airport of Florence. Upon arrival, visitors can grab a rental car, taxi or tram ride to get to Florence which is a short 15 minute drive.
The Treviso Airport is mainly used for those traveling to and from Venice. It is much smaller than the nearby Venice Marco Polo Airport and commonly used by lesser known airlines for cheaper travel options.
Also called the Brindisi Papola Casale Airport, this modern airport is smaller in size. It is one of the two airport options for those flying to and from Bari. It’s said to be a better travel option for those hoping to avoid crowds and busy traffic nearby.
The Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport is one of three located in Sardinia. Air Italy is a major airline whose headquarters are actually located within the airport. Many of the airport's flights are seasonal and for holiday travelers.
The Parma Airport first opened in the early 90’s. It’s also called the Giuseppe Verdi Airport to the city of Parma locals. Taxi services, car rentals and bus rides are all available for incoming travelers.
Located northwest of the city of Alghero, the small airport is also known as the Fertilia Airport. Named after the village of Fertilia, a nearby area featuring historical architecture and small town character and charm.
The Trapani Airport serves the city of Trapani, located in Sicily. Since its opening in 1964, the public airport has had many ups and downs in terms of fliers. It’s also a military base for the Italian Air Force.
The Genoa Airport is also called the Christopher Columbus Airport. It is located 15 km from the city of Genoa and is an ideal mid-size airport for those coming to and from the Mediterranean and the Italian Riviera.
The international airport is officially called the Aeroporto Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The modern airport has just shy of 2 million annual passengers that have plenty of different flights available going to different locations, including direct flights.
The Pescara Airport is just 4 km from the city of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy. The mid-size airport offers many public transportation options with new bus rides going every 20 minutes providing minimal wait times.
Reggio Calabria Airport is a small airport surrounded by beautiful scenery in southern Italy. It was the very first airport in Calabria, and is named after Tito Minniti, a historical war veteran from Reggio Calabria.
Airports with up to 500,000 passengers per year.
Called the Marche Airport, the Ancona Falconara Airport is a small but well-kept airport in Falconara. The airport has a “clean” reputation from its passengers that can take advantage of direct flights to 6 different countries.
Formerly known as the Rimini Miramare Airport, the international airport serves nearby cities Rimini and San Marino. Passengers can hop on the bus at the railway station to reach their final destination in the city, just 20 minutes away from the airport.
One of two airports in Piedmont, with this being the smaller of the two with just one terminal and about 1 million passengers booking flights on a yearly basis. Those flights go to 5 different locations within a single country.
San Francesco d'Assisi Airport or the Perugia Airport provides travel options to Perugia in central Italy. A small airport, with affordable parking options and just one terminal for outgoing and incoming flights.
The Bolzano Airport is a very small regional airport offering commercial flights in northern Italy. The airport is commonly used for vacation travel, but they continue to expand their flights and destinations.
This small, yet modern airport in the city of Brescia is also known as the Montichiari Airport. The airport is known for its modern amenities and VIP treatment options for special passengers.
Serving the city of Foggia, the Foggia Airport is a small airport with just one airline and minimal flight options. Many of the flights available are connector flights, with only one being a direct flight. Some know the airport as Gino Lisa airport, named after an aviator from Italy.
Travelers will find that the Grosseto Airport can be used for commercial flights. However, it is much more commonly used for the Italian Air Force and Military purposes in Tuscany.
The Comiso Airport serves the area of southern Italy with their easy to navigate layout and great customer services as some travelers have said. The “Vincenzo Magliocco Airport” was once used for military purposes and has since transitioned to a civil use airport in 2008.
The international airport in Forli is a small airport that serves the Emilia-Romagna region. Travelers will appreciate the easy access it has to some metropolitan areas and entertainment, while still being a relatively low profile airport.