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.
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.
Countries That Have A City Named Paris
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.
Which City In Italy Is Most Like Paris?
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.
How do Italians pronounce ‘Paris?’
‘Paris’ in Italian is ‘Parigi.’ It’s pronounced, pah-REE-jee.
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.