For all those who wish, dream, to live in Italy, here's an Italian classification of the best places to consider.
Here's an excerpt:
"Mantua is Italy’s paradise and Vibo Valentia the country’s “inferno”. That was the verdict of the Legambiente survey to classify of cities and towns in Italy by their quality of environment. The results sum up the two main trends highlighted by “Ecosistema urbano 2006” (Urban Ecosystem 2006), the environmentalist association’s annual study. People live increasingly well in small to medium-sized towns, and worse in the cities. The contentment gap between provinces and big cities is growing, as is the rift between the improving North and a worsening South."