There were no great surprises in the international inbound statistics to Italian cities, which identified those that had the greatest number of visitors from abroad in 2013. The ranking, which is based on hotel booking figures made through website Hotels.com, confirms that the big cities remain the most popular destinations, in terms of both inbound tourism to Italy from abroad and international outbound travel among Italians.
Rome, like every year the undisputed leader, was the Italian city most visited by foreigners in 2013. Venice was in second place, followed by Milan, Florence, Bologna and Naples. In seventh and eighth places were Sorrento and Pisa, smaller cities but ones with a definite tourist appeal. Palermo and Verona complete the top ten, with Turin, the last major city, in 11th place.