Italy has easily raised nearly €6 billion in two bond sales that saw interest rates drop to their lowest levels since late 2010.
The interest rate, or yield, paid for 10-year bonds dropped to 4.45% from 4.92% at the last such auction a month ago.
The Treasury said it sold €2.9 billion, slightly below the €3 billion sought, with a bids running 1.18 times demand.
Italy raised another €3 billion in 5-year bonds that saw rates drop to 3.23% from 3.8% last month.
The country has seen its borrowing costs fall since the European Central Bank unveiled its offer to buy short-term bonds in struggling countries. It has nearly completed its funding needs for the year.