Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Italy, and I was struck by the coziness of small towns where tranquility and a special seaside atmosphere prevail. People are in no hurry; they sit in cafes in the morning and enjoy their coffee. I’ve encountered something similar in Montenegro perhaps all seaside towns share this characteristic.
But hold on, Italy is the 5th economy in Europe, so somewhere there must be factories, plants, and big cities where people work. Delving deeper, I prepared a publication: Top 10 Largest Cities in Italy.
1 Rome, 2,870
Rome – the capital and the largest city in Italy situated on the Tiber River. The administrative center of the Lazio region. One of the oldest cities in the world, founded in 753 BC. However, settlements in the area of Rome existed long before this officially recognized date.
2 Milan, 1,378 thousand people
Milan – the administrative center of the Lombardy region, the largest city in northern Italy, with its population surpassing that of Rome. A global capital of fashion and the financial center of Italy.
3 Naples, 956 thousand people
Naples – the administrative center of the Campania region, the largest city in southern Italy. To the east of Naples are the Vesuvius volcano and the city of Pompeii, affected by it.
4 Turin, 876 thousand people
Turin – a major city in northern Italy, an important business and cultural center. The city is known for the Shroud of Turin relic and the Juventus football club.
5 Palermo, 663 thousand people
Palermo – a city on the island of Sicily, the administrative center of the eponymous region. The city is famous for the Capuchin Catacombs, where the bodies of deceased residents are on public display.
6 Genoa, 580 thousand people
Genoa – the administrative center of the Liguria region, the sixth-largest city in Italy. Known as the hometown of Christopher Columbus.
7 Bologna, 388 thousand people
Bologna – the administrative center of the Emilia-Romagna region, a large city in central Italy. Thanks to its favorable location at a transport intersection, the city has the highest standard of living in Italy.
8 Florence, 382 thousand people
Florence – the administrative center of the Tuscany region. The city is known as the “Cradle of the Renaissance” for its outstanding contributions to art, science, and culture. Amerigo Vespucci, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Donatello, Niccolò Machiavelli, Dante, and Galileo – all hail from Florence.
9 Bari, 320 thousand people
Bari – the administrative center of the Apulia region, a port city in southern Italy. One of the oldest human settlements, with the first mentions dating back to 181 BC.
10 Catania, 310 thousand people
Catania – the administrative center of the territorial unit of Catania. The city is located on the eastern coast of the island of Sicily at the foot of Mount Etna.