Arriving by plane
Italy’s national airline is called Alitalia (AZ) (Internet: www.alitalia.com). From Germany there are direct connections to all major Italian cities, including Rome, Bologna, Florence, Naples, Palermo, Milan, Turin and Venice. Flight connections also from Vienna, Geneva and Zurich.
Tuifly (X3) connects numerous German cities as well as Vienna, Geneva and Zurich with Italian destinations.
Meridiana (IG) flies from Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Dresden and Munich to Olbia.
Air Dolomiti (EN) flies from Munich and Vienna to Rimini and from Munich to Bari.
Air Malta (KM) flight several times a week from Munich to Catania (Sicily).
According to pharmacylib, Italy is also served by Lufthansa (LH), Eurowings (EW), Austrian Airlines (OS) (Internet: www.aua.com) and Swiss (LX).
Austrian myHoliday (OS) connects Vienna with Catania, Olbia, Naples and Palermo, among others.
Frankfurt – Rome: 1 hour 45 minutes; Frankfurt – Florence: 1 hour 30 minutes; Frankfurt – Venice: 1 hour 15 minutes; Vienna – Rome: 1 hour 25 minutes; Zurich / Geneva – Rome: 1 hour 25 minutes.
Arrival by car
Good connections via the Alpine and Apennine tunnels. Drivers can travel freely from Turin through the Aosta Valley and the Mont Blanc tunnel to France. Car trains run through the Simplon Tunnel between Brig in Valais in Switzerland and Iselle in northern Italy (journey time: 20 minutes). Only a few kilometers from Iselle, you can take the motorway at Domodossola.
The following tunnels in Switzerland and France have to pay special tolls: Fréjus tunnel, Mont-Blanc tunnel, Great St. Bernhard tunnel and Munt-la-Schera tunnel. Some pass roads in South Tyrol are also subject to tolls, including Stilfser Loch, Timmelsjoch and Stallersattel Long-
distance bus: Flixbus (Internet: www.flixbus.de) and Eurolines (Internet: www.eurolines.com) drive from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to Italy.
Flixbus (Internet: www.flixbus.de) runs in winter from Munich, Berlin, Leipzig and Innsbruck to the ski areas of Trentino.
The IC bus (Internet: www.bahn.de/p/view/angebote/fernbus/index.shtml) connects Munich to Milan via Memmingen, Chur and Como.
Arriving by train
Direct connections partly with through coaches to most of the larger Italian cities.
Thanks to the Lötschberg base tunnel, rail travelers from Germany can get to Milan quickly. Since the Gotthard Tunnel was opened, Switzerland has also been able to get to Italy more quickly.
Trains from SBB (Internet: www.sbb.ch) and Trenitalia (Internet: www.trenitalia.com/) run daily from Geneva, Basel, Zurich via Milan and from there on to Venice, Trieste, Florence and Livorno (via Genoa).
The ÖBB and Trenitalia offer Daily Telegraph trains from Vienna via Villach to Venice.
Fast, convenient EuroCity (EC) rail connections from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to Italy by DB and ÖBB. Dining cars, self-service restaurants and minibars are available on all EuroCity trains. From Munich Hbf, the EuroCity travels via Innsbruck Hbf, Brenner, Bozen and Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna Centrale, where there is a connection to the Italian high-speed network (Milan, Rome, Turin, Venice etc.).
Nightjet night trains (Internet: www.oebb.at/de/angebote-ermaessigungen/nightjet) run from Germany and Austria to Italy.
A car train of the Austrian Railways (website: www.oebb.at/de/leistungen-und-services/mehr-als-zug/auto-motorrad-am-zug) operates on the route between Vienna and Livorno, Verona.
Train4you operates the holidays – Express – car train (website: www.urlaubs-express.de) on the Hamburg – Verona. Start is in May 2017.
Euro-Express – motorail trains operate the routes (Internet: ee-autozug.com) Düsseldorf – Livorno and Düsseldorf – Verona in summer. Reduced
fares and special tickets :
InterRail passes apply. Details see Germany. Further information can be obtained from the ticket issuing and information points of DB (Internet: www.bahn.de), ÖBB (Internet: www.oebb.at) and SBB (Internet: www.sbb.ch).
Arrival by ship
Ship and ferry connections between Italy and Albania, Greece, Corsica, Croatia, Malta, Morocco, Montenegro, Spain, Turkey and Tunisia. Shipping companies and the tourist office can provide further information. Information about ferry traffic in the Eastern Mediterranean is also available from Euronautic Tours (Internet: www.euronautic.de).
The following shipping companies operate between Italy and abroad:
– Albania: including Agoudimos Lines, Marlines, Neptunia, Tirennia, Ventouris Ferries, Palmier Ferries, Ilion Lines, Anek Lines, Grande Navi Veloci (Internet: www.gnv.it/de);
– Croatia / Slovenia: including Adriatic Shipping Company, Enermar, Jadrolinija, Larivera, SEM, SNAV (Internet: www.snav.it), Turisarda, Venezia Lines ;
– Montenegro: including Montenegro Lines, Morfimar ;
– Greece: Agoudimos Lines, Anek Lines, Endeavor Lines (Internet: www.ferries.gr), Superfast Ferries, Minoa Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Fragline, HML Cruises, Ventouris Ferries, SNAV ;
– Corsica: among othersLinee Lauro, Moby Lines, GLD Lines, Corsica Ferries ;
– Tunisia: Companie Tunisienne de Navigation (SNCM), Medmar, Grimaldi, Tirrenia, Grandi Navi Veloci (Internet: www.gnv.it/de), Ustica Lines, GLD Lines ;
– Malta: including Virtu Ferries, Grandi Navi Veloci, Grimaldi ;
– Spain: including Grandi Navi Veloci (Internet: www.gnv.it/de), Grimaldi Ferries (Internet: www.grimaldi-ferries.com), Neptunia Munich ;
– Turkey: a.o.Marmara Lines, Anatolia Ferries, Sancak Lines, MES Lines ;
– Morocco: including Grandi Navi Veloci (Internet: www.gnv.it/de).