Fly from Auckland with a connection in the Middle East or Asia and arrive in about 26 hours.
WHEN TO GO
Italy is lovely year round, but the best time to visit is probably in the shoulder seasons of April to June and September to October when there is nice weather, moderate temperatures, fewer tourists, and lower prices. July and August are very popular times and the weather is at its warmest.
New Zealand citizen holders with a valid New Zealand passport are not required to obtain a visa to enter Italy, as long as you stay no more than 90 days.
The regional train system is globally regarded as providing a world-class service. Taxis and Uber are available in Rome.