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Rome scenery   The capital Rome is the largest Italian city, as regards the inhabitants of its municipality, which is also the widest in the country.

   Taking into consideration the entire urban agglomeration, Milan is instead the city with the most inhabitants of the Peninsula, its municipality is in fact decidedly less large than that of Rome, but many neighboring cities and towns are all togheter with the Lombard capital.

   In Italy there are 2 cities over a million inhabitants and 6 with at least half a million people, while there are four agglomerations over a million, corresponding to the first cities in this ranking.

   The region with the most cities over 100,000 inhabitants is Emilia-Romagna with 9, while there are not even one in Basilicata, Marche, Molise and Aosta Valley; the only non-provincial capital on the list is Giugliano in Campania.


City Population Municipality area Elevation Region
Rome 2,783,800 1,287 Kmē 20 m. Lazio
Milan 1,397,700 182 Kmē 122 m. Lombardy
Naples 940,900 119 Kmē 17 m. Campania
Turin 848,200 130 Kmē 239 m. Piedmont
Palermo 640,700 161 Kmē 14 m. Sicily
Genoa 558,900 240 Kmē 19 m. Liguria
Bologna 394,500 141 Kmē 54 m. Emilia-Romagna
Florence 359,800 102 Kmē 50 m. Tuscany
Bari 313,000 117 Kmē 5 m. Apulia
Catania 294,300 183 Kmē 7 m. Sicily
Verona 257,800 199 Kmē 59 m. Veneto
Venice 255,600 416 Kmē 2 m. Veneto
Messina 225,500 214 Kmē 3 m. Sicily
Padua 208,300 93 Kmē 12 m. Veneto
Parma 200,200 261 Kmē 57 m. Emilia-Romagna
Trieste 199,800 85 Kmē 2 m. Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Brescia 195,100 90 Kmē 149 m. Lombardy
Prato 193,600 97 Kmē 61 m. Tuscany
Taranto 189,400 250 Kmē 15 m. Apulia
Modena 188,000 183 Kmē 34 m. Emilia-Romagna
Reggio di Calabria 173,500 239 Kmē 31 m. Calabria
Reggio nell'Emilia 169,800 231 Kmē 58 m. Emilia-Romagna
Perugia 164,100 450 Kmē 493 m. Umbria
Ravenna 157,400 654 Kmē 4 m. Emilia-Romagna
Livorno 156,000 104 Kmē 3 m. Tuscany
Cagliari 149,500 85 Kmē 6 m. Sardinia
Rimini 148,700 136 Kmē 5 m. Emilia-Romagna
Foggia 148,300 509 Kmē 76 m. Apulia
Ferrara 132,300 405 Kmē 9 m. Emilia-Romagna
Salerno 130,200 60 Kmē 4 m. Campania
Latina 126,600 278 Kmē 21 m. Lazio
Sassari 124,100 547 Kmē 225 m. Sardinia
Monza 124,000 33 Kmē 162 m. Lombardy
Trento 120,500 158 Kmē 194 m. Trentino-South Tyrol
Bergamo 119,700 40 Kmē 249 m. Lombardy
Pescara 119,500 34 Kmē 4 m. Abruzzo
Giugliano in Campania 118,900 95 Kmē 97 m. Campania
Syracuse 118,100 208 Kmē 17 m. Sicily
Forlė 117,500 228 Kmē 34 m. Emilia-Romagna
Terni 109,300 212 Kmē 130 m. Umbria
Vicenza 109,300 81 Kmē 39 m. Veneto
Bolzano / Bozen 107,800 52 Kmē 262 m. Trentino-South Tyrol
Piacenza 103,300 118 Kmē 61 m. Emilia-Romagna
Novara 101,900 103 Kmē 162 m. Piedmont

* data updated to 1 January 2021 - source ISTAT




   In the following table the 10 urban agglomerations with at least half a million inhabitants, the data refer to urban areas, not to be confused with metropolitan ones, as cities with urban contiguity are taken into consideration, not those with administrative or infrastructure and transport correlation.

City Urban aggl. Other municipalities Region
Milan 4,994,000 Monza, Sesto San Giovanni, Busto Arsizio, Cinisello Balsamo, Legnano, Gallarate, Rho Lombardy
Naples 3,303,000 Giugliano in Campania, Torre del Greco, Pozzuoli, Casoria, Castellamare di Stabia, Afragola Campania
Rome 3,207,000 Guidonia Montecelio, Fiumicino, Pomezia, Tivoli Lazio
Turin 1,431,000 Moncalieri, Collegno, Rivoli, Nichelino, Settimo Torinese Piedmont
Florence 770,000 Prato, Scandicci, Sesto Fiorentino, Campi Bisenzio Tuscany
Palermo 737,000 Monreale Sicily
Catania 647,000 Acireale, Misterbianco Sicily
Bologna 532,000 Casalecchio di Reno, San Lazzaro di Savena Emilia-Romagna
Genoa 531,000 Recco Liguria
Bergamo 508,000 Seriate, Dalmine Lombardy

* 2021 estimates - source DEMOGRAPHIA WORLD URBAN AREAS