Russians spent more than 400 million Euros in Italy in the first half of 2017

“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.