IS PARIS IN ITALY? No, But You Can Add it To Your Italian Vacation Itinerary!

Is Paris in Italy? Perhaps you’re laughing at this question, but then again… you clicked to get here, so maybe you really want to know!

[Mic drop] No, Paris is not in Italy. But, you can easily add it to your vacation itinerary pre- or post-Italy.

Where Is Paris?

Paris, THE Paris, is the capital of the country of France.

It’s located in north-central France, in Western Europe, in the Northern Hemisphere. It sits on the globe at 48.8566° N, 2.3522° E, which is a similar latitude to Seattle, Washington, in the United States.

How Far Is Paris From Italy?

While Paris isn’t in Italy, it is relatively close.

France borders Italy, and the distance from central Paris (Notre Dame Cathedral) to the Italian border (near Mont Blanc / Monte Bianco) is about 622km.

In a car, it would take about 6.5 hours, without stops or traffic.

It’s an easy flight between Italy and Paris, and many Italian airports offer flights to the city of amore. For example, it’s under 2 hours to fly between my home airport of Florence Peretola and Paris Orly.

Helpful Tip: Pay attention to the airport you choose in Paris. There are three main ones – Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Orly (ORY), and Beauvais-Tillé (BVA). I find ORY to be the most convenient option for getting to the city center, but CDG often has the most options (times of day, different airlines) and BVA often has the best rates (thanks to being a discount carrier hub). Choose the best one for your situation.

Planning on driving in Italy? Read about Renting a Car in Italy and Driving a Car in Italy .

Which City In Italy Is Most Like Paris?

San Marco church in Venice with a little boy standing in front of a puddle and looking toward the church with his back toward the camera.  It's a cloudy day.
Venice oozes romance, much like Paris does

Paris is truly unique, but using some words and phrases to describe it, we can name ‘similar’ cities in Italy:

  • Amazingly romantic – Venice
  • Full of beautiful art – Florence
  • A foodie’s dream – Bologna
  • Overflowing with culture – Rome
  • Full of fashionistas – Milan

If I had to choose one Italian city that I would most liken to Paris, France, it would have to be Rome. Each feels like the cultural capital of its respective country, and each has its share of incredible food, art, history, architecture, style, and romance.

Just for Fun – Countries That Have A City Named Paris

Water tower with Paris printed on it in red with blue and red stripes.  There are trees around it.  There is an Illinois state symbol, red, white, and blue in the lower left.
The United States is home to a few cities named Paris, including one in Illinois

While Paris isn’t in Italy, there are cities and towns named Paris in other countries around the world:

  • France – capital city
  • United States – cities and towns in states of Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, New York, Tennessee, and Texas
  • Denmark – village in Jutland

There are more neighborhoods, communities, areas, and geographical monuments named Paris around the globe.

Paris in Italy FAQ

How can I travel from Paris to Italy?

You can travel from Paris to Italy by:
Car – You can reach Italy by driving southeast to the Italian border. From the border, you can reach the entire Italian peninsula. It takes about 7 hours to drive from Paris to the Italian border near Courmayeur.
Plane – You can fly to Italy from Paris’s three airports – Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Orly (ORY) and Beauvais (BVA). There are direct flights to many Italian airports, taking anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 hours.
Train – You can take a direct, fast train from Paris to Milan, in northern Italy. The journey takes around 7 hours. There are also trains to other Italian cities.
Bus – You can take a direct bus from Paris to Milan, in northern Italy. The journey takes around 12 hours. There are also direct buses to other Italian cities.

How do Italians pronounce ‘Paris?’

‘Paris’ in Italian is ‘Parigi.’ It’s pronounced, pah-REE-jee. Listen to the pronunciation of Parigi: