5 Italy Travel Trends for 2014

Jun 30, 2014 1269

Here are five Italy travel trends to keep in mind when booking your trip to Italy in 2014:
1. The Pope Francis Effect: Rome is the place to be these days. Tourism was up 5% in the Eternal City in 2013 with a total of 12.6 million tourists visiting Rome in 2013.


At least half of these visitors showed up to see the new Pope Francis and tourism officials are dubbing the popularity of visiting Rome and the Vatican "The Pope Francis Effect." As the Pope's popularity seems only on the increase, expect plenty of company when visiting Rome and the Vatican in 2014. (My friend Steve Perillo has a short video explaining the Pope Francis Effect.)

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Source: http://www.dreamofitaly.com

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