AGI is reporting:
ISTAT: ITALIANS LIVE LONGER, LONGEST IN FLORENCE (AGI) - Rome, Oct 24 - Italians live longer, people in Florence are the one reaching the highest average age. Italy takes the second place in the classification of longevity after Switzerland, even if the cold winter and hot summer of 2003 caused more people to die.
This is great news obviously - Italians in general seem to have a tremendous longevity. I can't understand though how the pervasive use of tobacco in this country hasn't worked against these statistics. Another article from the study notes that men in Florence have the longest average life span - 78.8 years.