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.

There are high investment business opportunities, as well as cheap franchises in Italy presented for review, the choice is yours.

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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 available 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 on demand
BNI franchise
BNI - Business Network International Franchise Investment from $ 65,000
Valvoline franchise
Valvoline - instant oil change franchise Investment from $ 174,500
Wild Birds Unlimited franchise
Wild Birds Unlimited - Bird Feed & Nature Store Franchise Investment from $ 146,516
Wag N' Wash Natural Food & Bakery franchise
Wag N' Wash Natural Food & Bakery - Pet Store & Dog Grooming Franchise Investment from $ 510,910
Welcomemat Services franchise
Welcomemat Services - Direct-mail advertising Franchise Investment from $ 60,960
Zips Dry Cleaners franchise
Zips Dry Cleaners - dry cleaning and laundry services franchise Investment from $ 1,015,700
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches franchise
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches - Restaurant Franchise Investment from $ 203,000
Workout Anytime 24/7 franchise
Workout Anytime 24/7 - Gym Franchise Investment from $ 555,500
Wetzel's Pretzels franchise
Wetzel's Pretzels - restaurant franchise Investment from $ 164,950
United Real Estate franchise
United Real Estate - real estate company franchise Investment from $ 54,500
Nutty Scientists franchise
Nutty Scientists - spectacular interactive activities franchise Investment from $ 45,000
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