New Year sales underway (2)

Percentage of Italians shopping up from 58.5% to 61.4%

(ANSA) - Rome, January 5 - New Year sales got underway across Italy Friday.
    Surveys said the percentage of Italians who will be doing New year shopping this year will rise to 61.4% from 58.5% last year.
    Security is high across the country, especially in major art and tourist cities like Rome, Florence and Venice.
    Soldiers have boosted police protection efforts in the Italian capital.
   

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