In the geography of dolce vita in Italy, the towns of the North of La Botte won hands down the ranking established by the Sole 24 Ore in 2021 on “Quality of life”. Milan takes 2nd place in the ranking of the most livable cities.
Well-being also depends on the city where you live. And according to the annual ranking on the Quality of life in Italy, established by the Sole 24 Ore, it is in Milan that everyday life is the most pleasant, after another city in the North, Trieste, and ahead of Trento.
It is a rebirth for the Lombard capital which in 2020, in the midst of Covid, had tumbled to 12th place in the annual survey, while it had kept its head for two years in a row, in 2018 and 2019 .
The in-depth investigation of Sole 24 Ore is based on 90 indicators divided into 6 categories.
Quality of life in Italy: the rebirth of Milan
Milan has recovered 12 positions, and this in particular thanks to its management of the pandemic. The northern capital regained its primacy in terms of “Wealth and consumption” as well as for “Business and work” in particular because of the average annual income of 30,595 euros against a national average of 19,000 euros. Milan also stands out for the impact of companies that have developed an e-commerce.
In the “Environment and Services” category, Milan falls to second place despite the increase in cycle paths by 13% compared to 2020.
Gray areas remain. The Lombard capital remains confined to the last places in terms of “Justice and Security” (with 4,886 complaints filed per 100,000 inhabitants).
Where do people live less well in Italy?
If the investigation of Sole 24 Ore raises the cities of the North and particularly of the North-East in the leading peloton of the places where one lives best in Italy, it also relegates most of the cities of the South of the Peninsula in the last part of the classification.
After Trieste and Milan, we find the cities of Trento, Parma, Bolzano or even Udine and Treviso.
On the other hand, the cities where life does not seem sweet in 2021, are Trapani, Foggia and Crotone, respectively at 105, 106 and 107 places.