80 per cent of Italians holidayed in Italy this summer.
Rome was the most popular travel destination for European holidaymakers during the summer of 2017, according to online data collected by travel website and tourism search engine Jetcost.
Based on internet searches for flights and hotels, the report found that Rome was the favourite holiday destination for British, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian visitors.
Milan was the second-most researched holiday destination for British, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish and Russians, according to Jetcost. Catania was second to Rome for German tourists while the French looked to Venice.
Venice was the third most-researched holiday destination for British, German, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian visitors. French tourists chose Milan in third place while the Dutch preferred Florence.
The travel destination most researched by Italian holidaymakers was the Sicilian city of Catania, followed by Milan, Rome, Palermo, Barcelona, London, Naples, Amsterdam and Turin, with Lamezia Terme in the southern Italian region of Calabria in tenth place.
The report also found that this summer 80 per cent of Italians chose to spend their holidays in Italy.
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