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September 22, 2017 1:00 PM -

Canceled flights and Hurricane Policy

Due to the impacts caused by the passage of Hurricane Maria, please note that scheduled flights on September 22 and 23 to Punta Cana and Puerto Plata, departing from Toronto, Montreal and Quebec are canceled.

Our flight departing from/to Montreal - Samana scheduled on September 24 is also canceled.

Our flights to Punta Cana will resume normal operations on September 24th and flights to Puerto Plata on September 29th. Operations to Samana will resume on 1 October.

Customers affected by these flight cancellations will all be contacted and may (i) travel at a later date; (ii) travel to another destination, subject to certain conditions; (iii) cancel with full refund (excluding travel insurance costs when purchased).

Transat's hurricane policy has been implemented for flights still scheduled to depart until September 25, 2017 to Dominican Republic.

Details about Transat’s hurricane policy are available here.

September 22, 2017 1:30 PM -

Due to the recent hurricanes in some of our South destinations, we are experiencing an increased amount of additional baggage among our customers. Although we deeply appreciate this show of support and kindness, please note that extra weight or additional baggage, depending on the space available, may be refused for operational reasons.
We thank you for your understanding.

September 22, 2017 3:30 PM - Following the recent hurricane activity in some of our Sun destinations, here is an update on our operations in the affected regions.

Air operations have returned to normal in Varadero and Holguín. Hotels in Havana, Cayo Largo, Camagüey, Varadero, and Holguin are now operational. Air service to Cayo Coco and Cayo Santa Maria is suspended until October 31, 2017. In the coming weeks, our teams at destination, in collaboration with our hotelier partners, will be providing full details on when hotels may reopen.
Dominican Republic
Hurricane Maria has not done any structural damage to the hotels marketed by Transat. Our partners along with local authorities are currently conducting clean-up operations in preparation for resumption of tourism operations. All airports are open. Our flights to Punta Cana and Puerto Plata will resume on September 24 and 29 respectively. Service to Samana, meanwhile, will resume on October 1.

Our scheduled flights are expected to begin in late December 2017. In the coming weeks, our teams at destination, in collaboration with our hotelier partners, will be providing full details on when hotels may reopen. 

Puerto Rico
Our scheduled flights are expected to begin in late December 2017. In the coming weeks, our teams at destination, in collaboration with our hotelier partners, will be providing full details on when hotels may reopen.  Our cruise line partners are currently reviewing their Winter 2017–18 itineraries and securing new ports of call.

Cruise packages
We are planning some changes to our Eastern Caribbean and Southern Caribbean cruise itineraries to ensure your comfort and safety and provide the best possible vacation experience. There will be no changes to embarkation/debarkation dates, however. Our cruise line partners are currently reviewing their Winter 2017–18 itineraries and securing new ports of call. We expect to announce these revisions within the next weeks.

There are no revisions for passengers travelling on Western Caribbean itineraries.

Plan your trip to Italy

Your adventure begins when you book a cheap flight from Canada to Italy with Air Transat! Save on airfare by searching the best prices on flights.

Flights to Italy are easy to book with Air Transat. Before planning a trip, be sure to check the schedule below, as some routes may be seasonal.

Lamezia Rome Venice
Calgary International Airport (YYC) Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
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Italy: the Mediterranean Land of Romance

Home to the greatest number of UNESCO sites, vacation hotspot Italy has also endowed an astonishing number of cultural riches on the world, not to mention an internationally beloved cuisine. It’s no wonder why the tourism industry is so popular and why millions a year book flights to il bel paese.


Bequeathed to Florence by the last surviving member of the Medici family, the Uffizi Gallery was one of the world’s first modern museums. A treasure trove of Renaissance art by masters like Botticelli, Giotto, Da Vinci and Michelangelo, it houses one of Italy’s most important art collections.

Rebuilt twice due to fire, Venice’s Teatro La Fenice (The Phoenix, fittingly) is one of Europe’s most famous opera houses. Verdi premiered both Rigoletto and La Traviata here, and international greats like Stravinsky have composed for the house.


Buried under a layer of lapilli (burnt fragments of pumice stone) when Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, Pompeii is a fascinating freeze-frame of ancient life. Poking around through homes and businesses (including a brothel) seized in a moment in time two thousand years ago is a truly haunting experience.

Michelangelo’s masterpieces, Creation and The Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel, are the pièce de résistance of any Vatican tour. Visitors also like to soak up the atmosphere in the very spot where new popes are selected.

Famous Italian cuisine

Being famous for inventing pizza is no small accolade. The folks at the most renowned pizzeria in Napoli, Da Michele, haven’t let it go to their heads though. Serving two simple varieties, this is a no-frills establishment where the only thing that matters is taste.

Where better to enjoy a selection of cheeses and meats than in Parma, the birthplace of Parmigiano-Reggiano and prosciutto? Osteria dei Mascalzoni is a cozy place that serves up regional specialties in traditional Italian style.

Cheap flights

Your adventure begins when you book a cheap flight with Air Transat! Save on airfare by searching the best prices on flights.

Italy must-see destinations

Discount airfare to Italy from Air Transat helps travellers make the most of every trip. Explore the destinations below and find out everything you need to know before planning your dream holiday.

Lamezia (Calabria)

Lamezia (Calabria)

Lamezia Terme: beautiful southern Italy

Finding a port of entry into Italy not yet inundated by tourists is no easy feat. Savvy travellers choose Lamezia Terme’s airport as a sort of backdoor introduction to Calabria’s startling natural beauty. Flanked by mountains, sea and thermal springs, this is a city begging to be discovered.

More about Lamezia (Calabria)


Rome: Italy’s seductive eternal city

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. After all, enjoying the sumptuous pleasures of life is as important here as indulging in the art and history. Taking one of the flights into Da Vinci airport is always just the beginning of a lifelong love affair with Italy’s eternal city.

More about Rome


Venice: Italy’s Floating City

Described in the New York Times as “the most beautiful city built by man,” Venice has cast a spell on visitors for centuries. More than just a flight of fancy though, it’s a marvel of engineering full of enthralling attractions and things to do.

More about Venice

Rome, the Eternal City, is the city of outstanding monuments, great history, delectable food, and of course, exquisite Italian coffee. The city is teeming with great coffee shops, and caffè is such an integral part of Italian life. But where does one even begin to find the best Italian coffee in Rome? Below are some helpful hints that will help you navigate the city’s best cafes. To learn more:

Italy-Rome coffee

Stepping off the train, a scant hour from Milano Centrale, Varenna will completely erase the hustle and bustle of the big city from your senses. Breathe in the fresh, mountain air, admire the stunning lake views, feel the gentle breeze against your skin, and relax as you listen to the waves gently lapping the shore while savouring the local delicacies at a sidewalk café. read our blog.

Italy-The uninterrupted lake views of Varenna

Follow Hayley Richardson, a Canadian expat in Italy, as she takes you on a virtual tour of her favourite places in Tuscany. Sip on an aperitivo by the ocean at the Pontile in Lido di Camaiore, visit Pietrasanta, a historic medieval and artistic town in northern Tuscany, and discover Villa Medicea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring splendid Italian gardens. read our blog.


Byron, the famous poet, was known among the locals for swimming from Portovenere to Lerici to visit his other poet friend Shelley. This is an interesting tidbit for sure, but not one of the most compelling reasons to visit Portovenere. read our blog.


Read about the perfect family vacation in the south of Italy on our blog.

Perfect family vacation South Italy

Rome is way more than just pizza and pasta. Find out more about Rome’s attractions and fashion on our blog.

Italy-Rome's attractions and fashion

Although many people think Venice is a tourist trap, we have been there several times and have fallen more in love with it each time. It is one of the most romantic and cultural cities in Italy. To learn more about the best restaurants in Venice, read our blog.


Lucca is the capital of the Tuscan province of the same name, and sits a mere 30 km from the sea. It’s easily accessible by train and bus. Mostly well known throughout Italy for its art and architecture, Lucca also offers the perfect setting for an Italian love story. To learn more, read our blog.


Airports in Italy serviced by Air Transat


The euro (EUR) is Italy’s official currency.

Official language

The official language is Italian; and most Italians speak a foreign language such as English.

Entry/exit requirements

For more information about passport and visa requirements, visit the Government of Canada travel website.


Visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website or ask your health professional for more information about vaccinations.

Weather in Italy can vary throughout the year. The chart below indicates monthly average temperatures and rainfall so travellers can plan the perfect vacation at the right time and pack accordingly.

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