In this year’s Quality of Life in Italy report, a positive outcome emerged for Friuli Venezia Giulia’s town of Pordenone, as revealed by the annual survey conducted by ItaliaOggi in collaboration with La Sapienza University of Rome.
In the 25th edition of the survey, Bolzano claimed the top spot in the rankings, displacing Trento, which held the first position in the previous year and now finds itself in fourth place in 2023. Milan secured the second position on the Quality of Life list, climbing from fifth place last year and taking the spot previously held by Bolzano. Bologna maintained its third-place position.
Following Trento in the rankings are Florence in fifth place, Padua (6), Parma (7), Monza and Brianza (8), Aosta (9), and our region’s Pordenone (10).
Conversely, at the bottom of the list of 107 provinces surveyed is Crotone in southern Calabria, followed by Caltanissetta (106) and Messina (105), with Naples occupying the 99th place.
The findings of the report once again highlight a regional divide, with the northern provinces generally receiving higher ratings for quality of life compared to their counterparts in the south and islands. The index evaluates a province’s quality of life based on indicators related to public services, health and the environment, demographics, leisure time, law and order, standard of living, and business and employment.
Trieste, on the other hand, jumped from 9th to 30th place.