The contribution presents an analysis of the "BES reports" published by the ISTAT. It is not intended to examine the aspects of well-being in its complexity, or to analyse the individual indicators. The aim is to highlight cultural change in the approach to the BES concept. For this reason, before analyzing the twelve domains, a scheme was built to detect the indicators that have been added in the analysis over the years. The concept of BES, in fact, is a dynamic concept, expressed in values that could undergo changes by making different choices. The emphasis on some variables rather than others may lead to different results.
Keywords: BES; health; education; environment; indicators of well-being.