Franchise opportunities in Italy

Attractiveness of Italy for the development of franchise business

The Italian Republic has a population of about 61.5 million of which 68% are urban dwellers. Rome is the largest city (over 2.3 million) and the capital of the country. The other largest cities include Milan, Naples, Turin, Palermo, Genoa, Bologna, Florence, Catania and Bari.

In terms of economy, the country is strongly divided, the north being more developed than the south. Key exports of the country are engineering products, chemicals, transport equipment, textile and clothing as well as food, beverages and tobacco. Due to its rich history, Italy has a large stream of tourists. Italy’s GDP is about $1.8 trillion and the household net adjusted disposable income per capita is $25,004.

The franchising market is the fourth largest one in Europe. The annual turnover from franchising activities is about $26 billion. Over 1,000 franchising companies are present on the Italian market. Looking at the origin of the franchising businesses that operate on the territory of Italy, about 10% of these are foreign franchisors and the remaining 90% are national companies.

Italy also has a rather unique culture and the ingrained entrepreneurial spirit, thus creating a wide range of opportunities for potential franchisors and franchisees in the country.

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Indicators of Italian Business Market

  • Capital: Rome

  • Currency: Euro (€)

  • Education Index (2013): 0.790

  • Official languages: Italian

  • Per capita GDP (PPP): $36,833

  • Quality-of-life index (0-10): 7.21

  • Population: 61.26 mln

  • Total GDP (PPP): $2.234 trillion

  • Ease of Doing Business Ranking, Rank: 46

  • Gini: 32.4

  • Human Development Index (HDI): 0.887

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List of franchises for sale in Italy

Tapout Fitness franchise
Tapout Fitness - martial arts franchise Investment from $130,000
Southern Fried Chicken franchise
Southern Fried Chicken - restaurant franchise Investment from $322,850
RAMEN IROHA franchise
RAMEN IROHA - Ramen shop franchise Investment from $45,000
9ROUND franchise
9ROUND - kickbox fitness centers franchise Investment from $
BNI franchise
BNI - Business Network International Franchise Investment from $65,000
Nutty Scientists franchise
Nutty Scientists - spectacular interactive activities franchise Investment from $45,000
Funtopia franchise
Funtopia - family entertainment centers franchise Investment from $629,674
KIO DA franchise
KIO DA - retail shops chain franchise Investment from $139,000
DetailCar franchise
DetailCar - waterless carwash franchise Investment from $9,960
Danube Home franchise
Danube Home - furniture & home accessory franchise Investment from $400,000
al Mamà Bistrot franchise
al Mamà Bistrot - restaurant franchise Investment from $135,000
Dietplus franchise
Dietplus - healthcare coaching franchise Investment from $56,000
Jour franchise
Jour - healthy restaurant chain franchise Investment from $336,942
Los Pollos franchise
Los Pollos - chicken barbecue franchise Investment from $175,980
TUCANO COFFEE franchise
TUCANO COFFEE - coffee shop franchise Investment from $84,600
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