Top 10 Most Populous Cities in Italy

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When you are in line at the post office or bank, when you wait for your turn at the doctor, or when you get stuck in traffic, do you ever want to live in a small village lost in the mountains?
Big cities guarantee more opportunities and entertaining options, but sometimes they can be terribly stressful! All the more so if they count a number of inhabitants approaching one million. But which is the largest Italian city? Here she is official ranking of Italian municipalities by number of inhabitantsEtc.

NB: The ranking is based on the most recent statistical data available on the ISTAT website

10 - Catania, Sicily: 0.31 million inhabitants

In short, to have a prescription written by your doctor a Catania you risk losing an entire morning. Let me be clear, however, beyond some typically Italian organizational problems, Catania remains one of the most beautiful cities in the nation, splendid example of Sicilian Baroque art.

9 - Bari, Puglia: 0.32 million inhabitants

In ninth position here is the fabulous Bari, a city of sea and faith inhabited by over 321 thousand people. Bari is a mercantile city, historically in close contact with the Middle Eastern and Eastern European civilizations.

8 - Florence, Tuscany: 0.38 million inhabitants

The beautiful Firenze occupies the eighth square. Together with Prato and Pistoia, it constitutes a metropolitan area that has over one and a half million inhabitants. In the 70s the municipality reached its demographic peak, reaching 458 thousand residents.

7 - Bologna, Emilia Romagna: 0.39 million inhabitants

Bologna is a historic university city, inhabited by a large number of students which make it a particularly lively cultural and social center. This is where the Alma Mater Studiorum, the oldest university in the world. Bologna is also particularly appreciated from a tourist point of view, not only for its artistic and monumental riches but also for its traditional cuisine.

6 - Genoa, Liguria: 0.58 million inhabitants

The City of Genoa it has over half a million residents, but its urban agglomeration has a population of almost 870 thousand inhabitants. Also known as "la Superba", it was a very important one Maritime Republic, giving birth to Christopher Columbus.

5 - Palermo, Sicily: 0.67 million inhabitants

In top 5 Palermo, capital of the Sicily region. Here they meet important civilizations of the past such as Greeks, Phoenicians, Arabs and Normans; whose artistic and cultural features are intertwined creating a truly unique atmosphere.

The city turns out to be as beautiful as it is chaotic, especially as regards street traffic. Driving in Palermo is truly hell!

4 - Turin, Piedmont: 0.88 million inhabitants

La first capital of the Kingdom of Italy, is the fourth largest city in the nation by number of inhabitants, as well as the third economic-productive center of the country. Nearly the podium with just under 900 inhabitants. Today again Torino it is a very important cultural, artistic, scientific and economic hub.

3 - Naples, Campania: 0.96 million inhabitants

The most populous city in the Italian south. "See Naples and then die" so the Neapolitans say. And in fact it is truly something magnificent: the Campania capital really makes you dream. Here, too, the streets are busy with motorists accustomed to driving rather recklessly, but fortunately citizens can count on the metropolitan transport network, which boasts one of the stations most beautiful in Europe: the Toledo station.

With such a beautiful metro station, traveling by public transport is arguably less hassle.

2 - Milan, Lombardy: 1.36 million inhabitants

Milan is the second Italian city by number of inhabitants with 1.33 million residents. It is considered the economic capital of the beautiful country, a commercial center for the fashion and industrial design sector. It is the only Italian global city, and like all metropolises in the world it is full of strengths and weaknesses: shopping in Corso Buenos Aires is fantastic, waiting in line at the checkout for hours probably a little less ...
Although Milan is not the city with the most inhabitants in Italy, its region, Lombardy, is by far the most populated.

1 - Rome, Lazio: 2.87 million inhabitants

Rome in addition to being the most populated of the Italian cities, it ranks fourth among the most populated in Europe immediately after London, Berlin and Madrid.
According to the 2014 census, the number of inhabitants was 2.874.038. Rome is one of the most beautiful Italian cities, very rich in history and art.

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