Number of tourist overnight stays in Venice 2003-2019

The number of tourists’ overnight stays in the Italian city of Venice more than doubled between 2003 and 2019. Indeed, data revealed that, in 2003, the city recorded approximately 6.2 million overnight stays. This figure increased steadily until 2007, when it reached 8.8 million, before starting to fluctuate until 2011. Since 2012, the number of overnight stays increased steadily, peaking at almost 13 million in 2019. In this sense, international tourists played a key role, recording the highest number of overnight stays in the city.

International and domestic overnight stays

When looking at the figures related to international tourism in Venice, data show that the capital of the region of Veneto was particularly popular among U.S. visitors. In 2019, they recorded the highest number of international overnight stays, followed in the list by travelers from the UK, and France. In terms of domestic overnight stays, tourists from the neighboring region of Lombardy registered the highest figure, whereas visitors from Lazio ranked second as of 2019.

Leading municipalities in Italy by overnight stays

Overall, Venice was the Italian municipality recording the second highest number of overnight stays in tourist accommodations as of 2018. Rome topped the list, with twice as many overnight stays as Venice. Milan ranked third, followed by Florence.

Number of tourist overnight stays in the Italian city of Venice from 2003 to 2019

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

2003 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.

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