According to MIBAC, the revenues in the Tourism sector showed a substantial growth in the last years: between 2013 and 2016, the revenue by 50 million. The increase registered in 2017 is about 13.5%. The number of visitors has risen from 38.4 million in 2013 up to 45.5 in 2016 (+ 18.5%), and for the end-year it is foreseen to reach about 50 million.
Lazio gained the 1st position among the most visited Italian regions: in 2016, 20.3 million people visited its museums (3,6 people more than 2013’s attendance esteem). The income registered last year is 67.7 million euros, about 12.4 million more than in 2013.
Surprisingly, Campania holds the second place (surpassing Tuscany), registering more than 8 million visitors (+ 32.6%) in 2016 (against 6 in 2013). In 2016, thanks to the so-called Pompeiian boom the income grew by 10.3 million from 2013. In addition to the archaeological site of Pompeii, many other destinations contributed to this result, such as the Royal Palace in Caserta, Capodimonte and the Archaeological Museum in Naples. Even the 30 autonomous museums set up by the Franceschini Reform have recorded remarkable numbers: + 28.4% of earnings and an increase of 19.3% of visitors.
The partial data for 2017 show a growing trend equal to + 14.5% of revenues and + 11% of visitors. By now, the most visited region of the year is Liguria, recording + 22.7% of visitors and an increase of 8.4% of revenues; Puglia is following (+ 18.3% visitors and + 13.5% incomes), and Veneto (+ 20% visitors and 73.7% incomes).
Source: Patrimonio Pubblico Italia