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What do I need to know before retiring in Venice?

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Venice, they said...

"Before retiring in Venice, expats should know that the cost of living can be quite high, especially in the more touristy areas. They should also be aware that Venice is a city built on water, so flooding can be a regular occurrence, especially during the autumn and winter months. Expats should understand that while English is spoken in many tourist areas, learning Italian can greatly enhance their experience and make daily life easier. They should also be prepared for a slower pace of life, as Italians value a work-life balance and often take long lunch breaks and siestas. Healthcare in Italy is of a high standard, but it's important for expats to secure the appropriate health insurance or to ensure they are eligible for Italy's national health service. Venice is a city rich in culture and history, and expats should be respectful of local customs and traditions. This includes dressing appropriately when visiting religious sites and being mindful of noise levels during the city's quiet hours. Venice's unique layout, with its many canals and bridges, can make getting around a challenge. Expats should familiarize themselves with the city's public transportation system, which includes water buses and taxis. Finally, expats should be aware that Venice can be very crowded with tourists, especially during the summer months. However, living in less touristy neighborhoods or on the nearby islands can provide a more authentic Venetian experience," remarked another expat who made the move to Venice, Italy.

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