Thursday, July 28, 2011


The recession has hit Italy hard and, according to a survey carried out for Fedalberghi, only 55% of the country's citizens will be going on holiday this year.  Of these, 13% will be visiting Sicily, 10.2% will be making their way to Sardinia, 9.7% to Calabria and 9.5% to Puglia. The  Veneto, Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany are fifth, sixth and seventh on the list respectively. It seems that 70% of Italians prefer seaside holidays and most of them like to take these in the South.

Just 21% of Italians will be travelling abroad for holidays in 2011 and most said that they will be taking a shorter break away from home than usual.

Italy was the third or fifth most visited country in Europe in 2010, depending on which set of statistics you believe, but there is no doubt that the top European country for tourism remains France.


Angus Dei said...

I'm orf to "ourgate" this year:)

Saretta said...

Good, we could use some tourism euro!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

And I hope you have a very jolly time, Angus. As could Sicily, Saretta.

LindyLouMac said...

Just catching up on the many posts I missed while enjoying a break from computing with my cousin here to stay. It is certainly quieter around the Lago di Boslesna this summer, the majority of tourists seem to be Dutch this year.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Welcome back, LindyLouMac. That is interesting to hear.


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