20 largest cities in Italy 2019, by number of inhabitants

In 2019, Rome resulted first in the ranking of the twenty most populous cities of Italy. With over 2.8 million inhabitants, the capital of the country put ahead Milan and Naples. If compared with the number of citizens in 2012, the resident population of Rome increased of over 250 thousand individuals over the six-year period of time.

Regional data

Rome is located in the center of Italy in the Lazio region. Lazio is the second largest region in terms of population size after Lombardy. In 2019, the region counted roughly 5.9 million inhabitants, whereas Lombardy had over ten million individuals. The third largest region is Campania, with 5.8 million people. Naples, the Capital of Campania, had almost one million inhabitants at the beginning of 2019. Nevertheless, this city was, back in 19th century, one of the largest cities in Western Europe.

Tourism in Rome

The Eternal City is also the main tourist destination in Italy and was the fifth most-visited city in Europe in 2018. The largest groups of international visitors in Rome came from the United States of America, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Every year, more and more tourists enjoy also the best-known tourist attractions in Rome, like the Colosseum, Forum Romanum (Roman Forum) and Palatine Hill, which together recorded over seven million visitors in 2018.

Leading 20 largest cities in Italy as of January 2019, by number of inhabitants

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Release date

January 2019



Survey time period

January 1, 2019

Supplementary notes

As of January 1, 2019

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