Score Delta or Air France flights to Italy for as low as $521 round trip

If you live in Houston or the Washington, D.C., area, you can visit Italy this fall and winter for as low as $521 round trip thanks to SkyTeam partners Delta Air Lines and Air France.

There is a fair amount of availability to Milan and Naples, Italy, this fall, including around Thanksgiving. Additionally, there’s even more availability to these cities in the winter months.

Both destinations are great entrance points to the rest of Italy. Milan provides easy access to Venice and other northern Italian cities, while Naples is the perfect gateway to the Amalfi Coast.

Deal basics

Airlines: Delta and Air France

Routes: Houston and Washington, D.C., to Milan and Naples, Italy

How to book: Browse Google Flights and book directly through the airline

Travel dates: November 2023 to March 2024

Book by: As soon as possible

Blackout dates: Christmas and New Year’s

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Sample flights

  • Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), starting at $520
  • HOU to Naples International Airport (NAP), starting at $547
  • Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to MXP, starting at $528
  • IAH to NAP, starting at $541
  • Washington, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport (IAD) to NAP, starting at $541

There is plenty of availability from Washington, D.C., to Naples, Italy, in January and February. On Google Flights, you can see a convenient calendar view of flight options.


All flights under this deal are connecting flights. For example, this flight has a layover each way at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Aiport (CDG).


The $516 price above reflects an offer from a third-party website. However, TPG highly recommends booking directly through the airline in case your plans change.


Air France operates these flights, but thanks to the SkyTeam partnership, you can book through either Delta or Air France — whichever platform you prefer. No matter which airline you book through, you’ll get to bring one free carry-on bag and one personal item.

Maximize your purchase

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Bottom line

According to Google Flights, these fares are much lower than the usual $730 price. Milan and Naples are great gateways to the rest of Italy, so these are solid flight options even if you want to visit other Italian destinations. As an added bonus, you’ll likely find hotel deals, too, since these flights occur in the offseason.

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