The city of Trento (Trentino-Alto Adige) has been voted the best regional capital for quality of life by the Milan-based ASSIRM (Association of Market Research Study Centre) with the cooperation of the Milanese Bicocca University. The study is part of an initiative to analyse the standards of life and levels of satisfaction in the various Italian regional capitals in preparation for Expo 2015, scheduled to be held in Milan.
Rome and Perugia were classified next, followed by Milan and Bologna. The southern cities of Palermo, Bari and, lastly, Naples were at the bottom of the list. The main factors taken into consideration in preparing the report were: average income, gap between rich and poor, percentage of school attendance and diplomas obtained, average life expectancy of citizens, quality of service in the local institutions etc.
Info: www.assirm.it .