“The spending of Russian citizens in Italy in the first half of 2017 increased by 5.7% - up to 409 million Euros”, - informed Italian National Tourism Agency (ENIT).
"The total number of Russian citizens who visited Italy from January to June 2017 amounted 434 thousand, 20.3% more than a year earlier. 275 thousand of them arrived with tourism purpose, which is 26% more than in the past year", - said the representative of ENIT Tatiana Bozhko.
At the same time, the number of Russians night’s stay in Italy fell by 7%.
"According to the statistics of Banca d'Italia, Russians spent 409 million Euros in Italy from January to June (an increase of 5.7%), 265 million Euros of which - during the rest (plus 25.5%). Last year spending amounted 387 million Euros and 211 million Euros respectively", - added T. Bozhko.