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Moving to Sanremo, Italy

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 11, 2023

Summary: Moving to Sanremo, Italy? Expats talk about what you need to know before moving to Sanremo.

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What do I need to know before moving to Sanremo?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Sanremo, they said:

"Sanremo, is a beautiful city located on the Mediterranean coast of western Liguria in north-western Italy, known for its mild climate, stunning landscapes, and rich cultural heritage. Before moving to Sanremo, expats should be aware of several important factors. Firstly, the official language is Italian, and while English is spoken in many tourist areas, it is beneficial to learn some basic Italian phrases to help with day-to-day life. The cost of living in Sanremo is relatively high compared to other Italian cities, especially for housing and dining out, so it's important to budget accordingly. Sanremo is famous for its music festival, which attracts a large number of tourists every year, so be prepared for the city to be crowded during this time. The city has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm summers, making it a popular destination for those seeking a warm, coastal environment. Public transportation in Sanremo is reliable, with a good network of buses and trains connecting the city to other parts of Italy. However, owning a car can be beneficial for exploring the surrounding countryside and coastal areas. Healthcare in Italy is of a high standard, and Sanremo has several good hospitals and clinics. However, it's recommended to have comprehensive health insurance to cover any medical costs. The cuisine in Sanremo is typical of the Liguria region, with a focus on seafood, fresh vegetables, and olive oil. The city is also known for its vibrant nightlife, with numerous bars, clubs, and restaurants. It's important to note that Italy has a different work culture than many other countries, with a more relaxed pace and longer lunch breaks. Finally, it's worth noting that while Sanremo is generally safe, like any city, it's always important to be aware of your surroundings and take basic safety precautions," said one expat in Sanremo.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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