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Written by Michela | 22 April, 2011 10:00

What Italian cities are the most popular among Italian and foreign tourists? And what are the most popular cities in the world by his countrymen on holiday? L’Hotel Price Index[1], analysis on the price of hotel rooms around the world carried out by Hotels.com – leader in online hotel reservations – reveals the ranking of 5 favorite with Italian and foreign tourists on holiday in the beautiful country: all agree on the charm of the city of art par excellence, but Italians and foreigners think differently with regard to the seaside town. Among the most popular destinations instead of by Italians abroad are in the lead New York.

Italian and foreign confirm that our country stands in the world for the rich artistic and cultural heritage. It is therefore of little surprise that Rome result in the most preferred is that of fellow foreigners: In 2010 the capital, with its monuments and streets full of history, was by far the most visited Italian cities. Opinions also agree on the Milan, Milan was in fact the second Italian city choice per un city break.

The first difference is encountered in the third and fourth step of the podium. in fact, respectively, while the Italians chose the timeless appeal of Florence and follow the evocative streets and squares of Venice, foreign tourists prefer the lagoon city in Florence, slipping to fourth position. Palermo, instead, closes the top 5 of fellow, while that of foreign tourists in the summer pops Sorrento, Pearl of the Gulf of Naples.

  

And when they want to travel outside their country, where he headed the Italians

The attraction of the Big Apple is never ending and New York remains by far the most visited destination by the Italians on holiday abroad. The rest of the chart is dominated by European destinations: in the second and third place are two cities that have few rivals in the world in terms of charm, London and Paris, immediately followed by Barcelona, always in vogue, especially among younger. In fifth place to the Spanish capital, Madrid, beloved for its beautiful art that's vibrant nightlife.

Main destinations for foreign travelers Italian 

NB: To view the complete results you can request a full version of the Hotel Price Index 2010 of Hotels.com. 

[1]L’Hotel Price Index (HPI®) analysis is conducted regularly by Hotels.com on hotels in major tourist destinations around the world. L’HPI® is based on bookings made in about 110.000 structures present on Hotels.com in about 18.000 destinations. L 'HPI® keeps track of the prices actually paid by the room of Hotels.com customers worldwide, using a weighted average based on number of rooms sold in each market in which the site. L’HPI® is drawn up based on all relevant transactions carried out on Hotels.com, in local currency, weighted by the size of each market. Representing changes in the prices of accommodation in an index, Hotels.com is able to explain the actual changes perceived by customers, without creating distortions due to currency fluctuations.