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Italy and its regions

In 2016 North-east and Centre were the geographical areas with the widest accommodation capacity, with all regions in these areas recording a number of bed-places per 1,000 inhabitants higher than the national average, with the sole exception of Lazio.

The North-west area, instead, recorded the lowest value among the geographical areas, while in the South and Islands area, only Abruzzo, Calabria and Sardegna showed values over the national average.

All regions in the North-east area of the country were above the national average for number of nights spent by tourists in accommodation establishments. Regions in the South and Islands area, with the exception of Sicilia, Molise and Basilicata, also showed values of average length of stay higher than the national average.The top positions were held by Calabria and Marche, with average length of stay of 5.31 and 5.09 nights, respectively. Conversely, regions in the North-west area all showed values lower than the national average.

Regarding the overall number of trips, the Italian regions most visited by Italian residents in 2016 were Emilia-Romagna, Veneto, Toscana, Lombardia, Lazio and Trentino Alto-Adige which together accounted for 56% of tourist flows. Considerable territorial differences are recorded as to the propensity to make trips: in all periods of the year and for all types of trip, the share of tourists coming from regions in the South and Islands area was constantly lower than that from other Italian regions.