Elderly people contribute to the construction of a personal and social sense of identity through the story of their life. The sense of identity is strongly related to the sense of belonging to a neighbourhood. This study was aimed at investigating the sense of belonging to a neighbourhood and of identity among elderly people living in a big city in the North-West of Italy. The sample is composed by 27 subjects (2 men, 25 women), aged 68-92. Data were collected through three focus groups. The qualitative data analyses with Alceste have shown five classes. The first class, called “The customs of the past”, is characterized by the following words: tram, cinema, friends, flag, hamlet, Sunday, ice-cream, ice, we went, we did, on foot, in the old days, in the past. The customs of the past and the old-time Turin places come up. The second class, called “The changes in customs and the immigration”, is about the change of life habits in the neighbourhood due to the presence of immigrant people and the impossibility of doing the same old things. This class is characterized by the following words: people, many, now, immigrants, change, integration, habit, they have, they do, to protect themselves. The third class, called “The places of own personal memory”, refers to intimate events such as the own birth, the marriage, the children’ birth. The sense of belonging to the neighbourhood is expressed by the following words: born, mine, husband, nephew, here, always, I am, I live, married. The fourth class, called “The yesterday’s places compared to the today’s ones”, refers to the physical and geographical changes (e.g. the closure of some factories) and to change of habits (e.g. from local shops to supermarkets) that have affected the neighbourhood. Such class is characterized by the following words: places, today, it lacks, changed, “Martini”, “Lancia”, skyscraper, current, differences, shop, supermarket, shopkeeper. The last class, called “The importance of the Memory for young people”, is about the elderly people’ wish to tell young people their story and to hand down the pride of belonging to Cit Turin to them. The distinctive words are: memories, story, generations, meaning, young people, told. Our results underline the important role played by the place in which the subject lives in defining its own identity. Elderly people have told the story of their life, that is strongly connected with the Cit Turin district.