The 24th edition of the ItaliaOggi-La Sapienza Quality of Life ranking sees Trento regain the podium. Last is still Crotone.
The province of Trento has come top of the 24th quality of life in Italy ranking compiled by Italia Oggi with Rome’s La Sapienza University and Cattolica Assicurazioni.
Trento is top for quality of life
Trento moved up from second place last year after registering levels of excellence on eight of the nine parameters used for the ranking (work and business; environment; education and training; income and wealth; social security; free time).
It replaces Parma at the top of the index after the Emilia-Romagna province dropped down to seventh. Trento province also represents the dynamic that distinguishes the other provinces of the Northeast, whose average score at the dimensional level exceeds the corresponding national average score.
In second and third position are Bolzano and Bologna go up a step compared to the last edition. Florence climbs two places, conquering fourth place, and Milan remains stable in fifth. Siena leapt from 12th to sixth.
The ranking showed a massive north-south diving in quality of life. No southern region made the top 32. The bottom of the ranking was dominated by southern provinces, with Crotone coming last out of 107.
Bottom of the list are all in the south
Crotone props up the table coming last in six out of nine areas (business and work; environment; education and training; income and wealth; social security; leisure).
Immediately above Crotone are Syracuse (106 from 104) and Caltanissetta (105 from 101). Naples improved slightly on the last edition rising from 106 to 104
Among the provinces that have lost the most positions is Turin, which becomes 54th, losing 35 places (it was 19th). Bene Como (30, from 62nd to 32nd); Pesaro Urbino (26, 30th from 56th) and Rimini (24, 37th from 61st).
Scrolling through the ranking, one of the phenomena detected by this latest survey catches the eye: the clear split between the centre-north, on the one hand, and the south and islands, on the other, especially with respect to recent events. In fact, no southern or island province is in the top 32.