Bologna: first Italian city for quality of life

This was stated by Il Sole 24 Ore in its 31st survey on the well-being of Italian cities.

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Bologna is the first Italian city in terms of quality of life, according to the data of the 31st survey published by the Sole 24 Ore.

The capital of Emilia-Romagna region moves up the 2019 ranking by 13 positions and is in first place followed by Bolzano (2) and Trento (3). The other cities of the Emilia-Romagna Region, Parma (8), Forlì-Cesena (14), Modena (15) and Reggio Emilia (17) also rank among the top 20.


The capital is in first place in terms of wealth and consumption, second in environment and services, third in culture and leisure, fourth in business and work.

Bologna is a solid area, which maintains its dimension as a city on a human scale, not forgetting the well-being of the surrounding provinces, but investing in the future and in innovation. Its success is in fact due to a mixture of factors: investments in innovation, continuous vocational training and technical skills, manufacturing excellence and wealth, quality of good governance. In particular, it stands out for schooling with the highest rate of graduates and is among the first cities for vocational training and education.


A resilient, open and innovative city: a fertile ground for business and investment.


A city where, despite the pandemic, work and cultural, sports, recreational, health and training offer find an almost perfect balance to ensure its citizens an everyday life and an optimal quality of life.

In particular, Bologna ranks at the top for income, household consumption, start-ups and job opportunities, it is the second city in Italy for employment rate and digital transformation, and the sixth for innovative startups.

Furthermore, despite the strong impact of the health and economic crisis, it is among the first cities to increase social spending, registering a per capita increase of 53.9% compared to the same period in 2019.

A new future, the one that is outlined for Bologna that every day invests more and more in training, innovation, employability and digital transformation.