Spread closes three points up at 213
Milan bourse leads Europe in losses03 February, 18:14
The yield was 3.77%, up from 3.76% Friday.
A narrower spread indicates greater investor confidence in the Italian economy and Rome's ability to pay down its huge debt.
European markets posted mostly losses, with Milan leading the way down on poorer-than-expected US economic manufacturing figures and fears on global growth. . The Milan bourse closed 2.63% down as banking stocks weakened again.
London was 0.69% down, Frankfurt 1.29% down, Paris 1.39% down and Madrid 1.96% down.
Athens bucked the trend again with a 2.65% gain.