There were more than 267,000 real estate executions in Italy in 2016, with an increase of over 18% over the previous year. You can read it in the second edition of the report published by real estate auctions Astasy.
Most of the auctions has been concentrated in Lombardia (+ 20% y/y). Sicily is second with a share of 9%.
Reasoning for areas in northern Italy falls 46% of all auctions.