Holiday Homes in Italy guide to the regional airports of Italy
Rome & Lazio - the capital of the region of Lazio and also Italy itself. The Rome Fiumincino is also known as the Leonardo da Vinci and is by far Italys busiest airport. Extremely well linked to bus and train networks with terminal B for international flights and termical C for transatlantic. Rome Ciampino used to be main airport in the region and is closer to the city for those looking for a city break, however transport links are not as frequent as the larger airport. The Rome airports are obviously the most suitable for visiting Lazio but also the regions of Amalfi Coast & Campania is around 2 hours south of Rome. Between 1 and half to 2 hours to reach Tuscany and Umbria to the north and about the same to visit Le Marche in the east.
Milan & Lombardy - boasting 3 major airports and therefore the most accessible way to reach northern Italy, however many suggest Bergamo Orio al Serio is not a Milan airport as it's approximately 1 hour away by car (approximately 60km). All 3 have excellent all year round transport links. Malpensa airport is a great international airport with many flights coming from the USA. Milan Linate airport is the most convenient for accessing the city itself. Set in the region of Lombardy and used for many visitors to the northern Italian Lakes of Como, Garda, Maggiore and Lugnano, in addition to many ski resorts in the Alps.
Venice & Veneto - Marco Polo airport is the largest and connects Venice to cities accross Europe and seasonally from the rest of the world. The 2nd largest is Treviso approximately 30 minutes drive away. Verona Villafranca airport serves the rest of the region and can also be used to access Lake Garda. Trieste airport can also be used but this is in the region of Friulli-Venezia Giulia on the other side of the gulf from Venice.
Tuscany - this beautiful region is accessed by 2 major international airports. The Amerigo Vespucci Airport (also known as Peretola) in Florence and the Galileo Galilei in Pisa are located only 80km apart and bring tourists from all over the world. It is also quite easy to reach the south of Tuscany via any of the Rome airports
Umbria - the green heart of Italy only has one major airport, located in Perugia called the San Franesco Airport. However, being centrally located means it is within easy reach of Rome, Florence and Ancona in Le Marche. Despite its grand name the airport is only served by a few international carriers. In the UK there are flights from Stanstead with Ryanair during spring to Autumn.
Piedmont - the regional airport in Turin
is called the Caselle Torinese
Airport but there's also the Cuneo Airport in the
south. Both of which can be used to reach the ski resorts in the
north and Liguria in the south
Liguria & the Italian Riviera - Genoas Cristofofo Colombo Airport is the largest in this region and is by far the most accessible from anywhere. Smaller airports include the exclusive Riviera airport in the west for the glitz & glamour of Monaco and La Spezia airport in the east but these can be difficult to fly to internationally
Campania and Naples - arguably the most accessible airport in southern mainland Italy is the Naples International Airport and is the main connection for international travellers exploring the stunning Amalfi Coast. There is also the smaller Salerno Coast d'Amalfi Airport which is located further south of the Campania region
Sicily - the wonderful island of Sicily has 3 international airports. Catania-Fontanarossa (also known as Vincenzo Bellini) is the busiest and serves the western regions of Cantana, Taormina and further south Syracuse. On the north coast there the Palermo Airport Falcone Borcellino which has budget friendly flights arriving from all over Europe. It serves Trapani on the north west part of the island which also has it's own regional airport in Trapani. The newest airport on the island and recently has new routes confirmed is the Comiso Airport which accesses the Val di Noto region of south west Sicily.
Sardinia - served by 3 international airports. In the north we have the Alghero-Fertilia (aka Riviera del Corallo) and Olbia Costa Smeralda. In the south is the Cagliari-Elmas Airport. Being a touristy region means there are significantly more flights here in the summer months.
Puglia - this region has 2 main airports, the Karol Wojtyla Airport in Bari which covers the northern half of Puglia and is best used if you wish to visit places such as Alberobello & the Valle d'Itria, Polignano a Mare, Monopoli, Foggia and the Gargano nature reserve. Brindisi Airport which covers the southern half of the region and in particular the town of Lecce, Gallipoli and the Salento area.
Le Marche - this beautiful is probably still undiscovered by mass tourism because it only the Ancona airport to serve it. Prices are very reasonable with many budget airlines therefore we highly recommend a visit here. However, it is fairly easy to reach Le Marche via Rimini airport and Bologna Airport both in the region of Emilia Romagna to the north.