The province Bolzano First place in terms of quality of life, after last year’s silver medal. This emerges from the 2023 annual quality of life ranking prepared by ItaliaOggi and Ital Communications, in collaboration with lSapienza University of Romenow in its 25th edition.
Next on the podium are the metropolises Milanwhich rises from fifth place in 2022, with the only exception that the capital of Lombardy comes last in the “Crime and Security” category. Bologna is third. you follow Trent and Florence. It is last, in 107th place Crotone in Calabria, as had already happened in 2022. They are in the queue together with the province of Calabria Messina105., e Caltanissetta106.
“The commitment is great, we have a budget without debt for the city and a great ability to achieve the goals and, above all, to spend the money well, which, I would like to dispel the cliché, does not come from Rome,” specifies the mayor from Bolzano, Renzo Caramaschi – because the province of Bolzano contributes around 400 million a year to reducing the national debt.”
Economy and work, environment, education and training, population, crime, income and wealth, social security, health and leisure system are the analyzed dimensions on which the survey is based. With a further 14 sub-dimensions and 92 basic indicators.
This year the life quality was found to be good or acceptable in 63 out of 107 Italian provinces, “in line with the last two years”: 64 in 2022 and again 63 in 2021. According to the research, 21 million 909 thousand inhabitants therefore live “in areas with poor or inadequate Quality of life”, 37.2% of the Italian population. Last year it was 21 million 789 thousand, so there is a slight decrease compared to 2022. In addition, the research also confirms “The break between the center and the north, which is more capable and resilient, and southern and island Italy, which is characterized by persistent vulnerability.”
In the central-northern provinces and metropolises that belong to the “metropolitan” cluster, a “strong recovery” has been observed in the last two years. “Post-Covid” trend which is well represented by the second place of the Lombard capital, by the data of Bologna and Florence, but also by the performance of Turin (31st) and Rome (33rd)which will increase by around twenty places compared to 2022.”
Statistically considered a province, Aosta – and therefore the entire regional area – is in 9th place out of 107 provinces examined, it was in 17th place, but in terms of the environment it is in 75th place (a year ago it was 76th).
In areas of the south “The social and personal areas of hardship are increasing.” The provinces of South and the islands appear in groups 3 and 4 of the survey, which assess quality of life bad or inadequate.
The Sicilian provincial capitals are at the bottom of the ranking prepared by ItaliaOggi and Ital Communications in collaboration with the Sapienza University of Rome, which is now in its 25th edition. Of the 107 provinces examined, seven are in the last ten places: Caltanissetta is in 106th place with the record of being the worst capital on the island. A little bit higher Ragusa (88.) e Trapani (93.).
Especially for the category “Business and Work”, the Lazio region It ranks in the top ten, with the majority of provinces being in northern Italy. Rome is in 64th place. Viterbo in the 67th there too Sicily region is outside the top ten places. Ragusa is in 76th place. In the area of male unemployment (in the age group between 15 and 64 years), Sicily with the first province, again Ragusa, is in 77th place, while with the Women’s unemployment, Catania is in 97th place. Lazio, with its first province, Latina, ranks 52nd, while Rome ranks 54th for female unemployment. In the Health system Rome is in tenth place. In general, i.e Health Services They are mainly concentrated in the provinces where there is a large urban center.