Romani people in Italy
Total population
150,000 (ISTAT: 2015)
Regions with significant populations
Roman Catholicism

Roma have been living in Italy since the 15th century.[1] The Sinti, who regard themselves as a subgroup distinct from the Roma, arrived from the north. Other Romani groups migrated from the Balkans and settled in Southern Italy and Central Italy.[2]


In 2015 in Italy there are at about 150,000 (70,000 Italian citizens) of Romani people origins. The three cities with most number of Romanis are: Rome, Milan and Naples.[3]

Life in Italy

A 2015 poll conducted by Pew Research found that 86% of Italians have unfavourable views of Romani people.[4]

Romanis in Italy

Further information: Category:Italian Romani people

See also


  1. ^ Illuzzi, Jennifer (2014). Gypsies in Germany and Italy, 1861-1914: Lives Outside the Law. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-13740-171-7.
  2. ^ Hooper, John (2015). The Italians. Penguin Books. p. 284. ISBN 978-0-525-42807-7.
  3. ^ "Il Sole 24 ore". Comuni (in Italian). 29 September 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Nine in ten Italians don't like Roma: survey". The Local Italy. Retrieved 4 July 2016.