Leading smart cities in Italy in 2019

In 2019, Milan was the leading smart city in Italy. This result was revealed in a study covering 107 provincial capital cities. The level of smartness of the cities was measured through the ICity Rate, which was determined combining 107 indicators related to the following thematic dimensions: economy, living, environment, people, mobility, governance and legality.  


Milan was also the provincial capital with the highest number of smart city projects implemented in 2018. More than half of the projects implemented in Milan were in the field of smart mobility, whereas 26 percent of the projects were about smart living. Lastly, 19 percent of the projects realized to make Milan smarter concerned the environment.   

Smart city projects

Most of the smart city projects carried out in Italy between 2015 and 2016 were about implementing tourist services. In 2017 the greatest share of projects was in the field of smart lighting. The share of smart projects regarding local public transport decreased from 15 to ten percent between 2015 and 2017.

Leading smart cities in Italy as of 2019

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November 2019



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