We are flying within Italy with Al'italia, but I can't seem to find a consistent answer regarding the weight limit is for checked baggage for travel within the country. I have heard that it is 25lbs, but the Al'italia website says 50lb/25kg. I find it very hard to believe that it is that high. Does anyone know for sure? Are there any fees for checking luggage like there is in the US?
If that's what their own website says then print it out and take it with you to checkin.
50lbs is about right for checked luggage. You should be fine.
25 kg? The 50 pounds per bag sounds consistant with US carriers. US carriers would usually round the metric to 23 kg, slightly more generous than 50 pounds weight. 25 kg would be approximatley 55 pounds.
The British Alitalia webpage on baggage allowance is pretty clear. Everything is in kilos because this is Europe. I'd be surprised to see anything in pounds and ounces. 23kg or 32kg depending on class of travel and the destination. So its a minimum of 23 kg. That's 50 pounds, 11 and a third ounces. Doesn't include the muscleman.
20 kilos is pretty standard. The tighter restrictions are usually on hand baggage, which may be limited to as little as 5 kilos (11 lbs.) and a single piece (no additional items, like purse or computer).