Italians are among the unhappiest people in the world, according to a survey of 40 countries conducted by the research institute Censis, with 26.4 percent dissatisfied with the quality of their lives compared with a global average of 18.7 percent. The highest proportion of unhappy Italians was found in big cities (28.2 percent), in the north-west (29.6 percent), among women (30.8 percent) and among those with only the most basic education (33.7 percent). The reasons given for this discontent were the stress of work and worries about health and social security. The family unit is still strong however; 51.4 percent of Italians live no more than 15 minutes from their mothers' houses. The happiest people, the survey found, are the Swiss, of whom only 3.6 percent were dissatisfied with their lives.
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Pinciano - via Donizetti - We have a very large and elegant apartment being remodeled which will be be renting in January 2018. Renting to non-residents & referenced individuals o...
Via Sante Bastiani, 73 - TORRINO / TRE PINI - We have a very beautiful and modern townhome just outside Rome's ring road (GRA) in Via Sante Bastiani renting to referenced individua...
Casal Palocco - Via Aristo di Ascalona - We have a fantastic semi-detached villa made up of 4 floors in a gated comunity with pool and tennis courts. Renting semi-furnished, only w...