Transport and infrastructure in Italy

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Italy with the European Union's average. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 487,700 km. Theoretically, this is 8.05 meter for each of the 61 millions inhabitants of the country. Italy hereby ranks 63rd in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.33 meters of railway tracks per person Italy come 48th worldwide.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 7,600 km long coastline.

Airports in Italy

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  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 487,700 km8,047.78 km1,618.44 m 6,817,900 km11,347.03 km1,129.91 m
Railroads 20,200 km333.03 km66.97 m 279,700 km465.54 km46.36 m
Waterways 2,400 km39.60 km7.96 m 53,100 km88.44 km8.81 m
Commercial harbors 68111.240.002 8,32813.860.001
Airports 1292.130.428 3,7556.250.001