Europe's Nicest Cities Aren't Its Happiest Ones

Rome gets low marks from its residents. Belfast gets high ones.

What's not to like?

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Londoners tend to be pretty happy with their city. But I know few who haven't on occasion flirted with the idea of a life in an Italian city, a notion that conjures up sun-drenched piazzas, shaded arcades, gelato on tap and leaning towers. Judging from a newly released survey, many Italian city-dwellers would think them mad.

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