Foreign tourism in Italy: a new record is expected this year
According to a report presented by the Bank of Italy, foreign tourism in Italy will set a new record this year: the annual spending by foreigners is approaching around €40 billion.
Between 2013 and 2015, the total moved from little more than €33 billion to €36.7 billion, and 2017 has begun with a further increase of around 1%, but estimates for the full year foresee that a new historical peak is within reach. Last year, tourism generated €14.3billion in monetary income.
If we look at the overnight stays of foreigners, Lombardy (49.3 million) surpassed Lazio (43.9 million) for second place: the Veneto region (Venice)?stands out with 52.7 million.
Among the provinces with the greatest number of overnight stays by foreigners, Milan is third with about 26.4 million.