2013 was a highly successful year for the Colosseum, which registered a total of 5,625,219 visitors, up 400,000 from the previous year, making it the most visited site in Italy.
In the ranking of Italy’s most visited museums, monuments and archaeological sites by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Pompeii came in second with 2.46 million visitors, an increase of about 100,000 from 2012 despite all the problems the site is facing, and the Uffizi Gallery with the Vasari Corridor, with 1.87 million visitors.
Overall, 2013 saw an increase of 2.9% in terms of attendance at Italy's cultural sites.
The top 5 includes the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence and the National Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome.
Among the most visited monuments and museums are also the Egyptian Museum of Turin, the Royal Palace of Caserta, Herculaneum and the Borghese Gallery in Rome.
Lazio remains the most visited region in Italy, with 17.6 million people, followed by Tuscany and Campania, at approximately 6 million.