More and more Italians marrying foreigners, new study shows
Italian-foreign weddings +15.3% in 201205 December, 20:07
Such weddings increased by 15.3% last year, with 20.764 couples or 10% of the total tying the knot.
An overwhelming majority of ''mixed'' couples, or 78.7%, involve Italian men marrying foreign-born women. The Italians appeared to favor Romanians (14.5%), followed by Ukrainians (8.6%) and Brazilians (6.2%).
The most marriages between citizens and non-citizens occurred where the highest concentrations of foreigners live, namely in the regions of Lombardy, Piedmont, Emilia Romagna, Lazio and Veneto, according to the study.