Quality of life in Italy improved in 2013, poll says
Trento most livable city, Crotone least30 December, 12:08
The city of Trento in the northern region of Trentino-Alto Adige topped the ranking on quality of life, followed by Bolzano, also in the north. The top 10 cities included Aosta, Cuneo, Belluno, Pordenone, Verona, Treviso and Parma in the north and Siena in central Italy.
Crotone in the southern Calabria region ranked at the bottom of the poll, preceded by Enna in Sicily, and Vibo Valentia in Calabria.
Naples in the Campania region also ranked among the last.
The survey based its findings on nine factors in the categories of business and work, environment, crime, social and personal problems, free time, population, financial and educational services, healthcare and standard of living.
Overall, an inadequate standard of living was recorded only in southern cities, with a significant number of areas ''lacking any sort of improvement'' over the past year, the survey found.
The quality of life also declined in a number of major cities except for Milan, which ranked 37th.