Photo of Ji-Elle. 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, you never want to live in a small village lost in the mountains
Big cities guarantee more opportunities and solutions entertaining, but can be terribly stressful at times! All the more so if they have a number of inhabitants approaching one million. But which is the largest Italian city
Here is the official ranking of Italian municipalities by number of inhabitants

NB : The ranking is based on the most recent statistical data available on the ISTAT website
Citizens Densita Catania, Sicily 300.356 1.643 inhabitants per sq km
Bari, Puglia 317.205 2.702 inhabitants per sq km
Florence, Tuscany 368.419 3.601 inhabitants per sq km
Bologna, Emilia Romagna 391.686 2.781 inhabitants per sq km
Genoa, Liguria 566.410 2.357 inhabitants per sq km
Palermo, Sicily 637.885 3.972 inhabitants per sq km
Turin, Piedmont 858.205 6.598 inhabitants per sq km
Naples, Campania 922.094 7.752 inhabitants per sq km
Milan, Lombardy 1.374.582 7.566 inhabitants per sq km
Rome, Lazio 2.770.226 2.152 inhabitants per sq km

10 – Catania, Sicily: 0.30 million inhabitants
Photo by Ji-Elle. In short, to have a prescription written by your doctor in Cataniayou 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, a splendid example of Sicilian Baroque art .


9 – Bari, Puglia: 0.32 million inhabitants
Photo by salviF. In ninth position 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 Middle Eastern and Eastern European civilizations.

8 – Florence, Tuscany: 0.37 million inhabitants
The beautiful Florenceoccupies 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
Photo by Steffen Brinkmann, claimed to be Szs. Bologna is a historic university city, inhabited by a large number of students which make it a particularly lively cultural and social center. Alma Mater Studiorum , the oldest university in the world, is located here . 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.


Curiosity : In 2000 it was among the European Capitals of Culture

6 – Genoa, Liguria: 0.57 million inhabitants
The Municipality of Genoa has over half a million residents, but its urban agglomeration reaches a population of nearly 870 thousand inhabitants. Also known as “la Superba”, it was a very important Maritime Republic , giving birth to Christopher Columbus .

5 – Palermo, Sicily: 0.67 million inhabitants
Photo by Xerones. In top 5 Palermo , the capital of the Sicily region. Important civilizations of the past meet heresuch as Greeks, Phoenicians, Arabs and Normans; whose artistic and cultural traits are intertwined creating a truly unique atmosphere.

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

4 – Turin, Piedmont: 0.86 million inhabitants
Photo by torephoto. The first capital of the Kingdom of Italy , and the fourth city of the nation by number of inhabitants, as well as the third economic-productive center of the country. Nearly the podium with just under 900 thousand inhabitants. Still today Turin is a very important cultural, artistic, scientific and economic hub.

3 – Naples, Campania: 0.92 million inhabitants
Naples is the most populous city in southern Italy. “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 most beautiful stations in Europe : the Toledo station .
With such a beautiful metro station, traveling by public transport is no doubt less of a hassle.

2 – Milan, Lombardy: 1.37 million inhabitants
Photo by Conte di Cavour.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 cash desk for hours probably a little less
… is the city with the most inhabitants in Italy, its region, Lombardy, is by far the most populated.

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1 – Rome, Lazio: 2.77 million inhabitants
Photo by Oliver-Bonjoch. Romein 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 is equal to 2,874,038. Rome is one of the most beautiful Italian cities, very rich in history and art.


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