Italian museums set a record of 43 million visitors in 2015

Italian museums set a record of 43 million visitors in 2015

The Uffizi Museum in Florence

Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said Wednesday that 2015 was a record year for Italy's museums after they attracted 43 million visitors and generated revenue of 155 million euros.
   
"It's the best result ever in our country's history," Franceschini told Italy's Permanent Tourism Committee. "It's an all-time record for the Italian museums". The minister said this was a marked improvement on the positive performance registered by the museums, with an 2.5 million increase (6%) in the number of visitors and a 14% rise in revenues.
 
He added that visitor numbers had risen by five million in two years.
 
News by ANSA
   

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