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

"Venice is a city built on water, so getting around will often involve boats, whether it's the public vaporetto service or private water taxis. The city is divided into six districts, or "sestieri", each with its own unique character and charm. The cost of living in Venice is quite high, with groceries, dining, and housing all tending to be more expensive than in other Italian cities. Venice is a popular tourist destination, so it can get crowded, especially during the peak summer months. The city's population is declining, and many locals speak English, but learning Italian will help you integrate and understand the culture better. The healthcare system in Italy is good, but it's advisable to have comprehensive health insurance. Venice is prone to flooding, especially in the autumn months, so it's important to be prepared for this. The city has a rich and vibrant cultural scene, with plenty of museums, galleries, and festivals taking place throughout the year. Despite being a small city, Venice has a diverse food scene, with plenty of seafood and local Venetian dishes to try. Venice has a humid subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers and cold, wet winters. The city is very safe, but like any tourist destination, it's important to be aware of pickpockets. Finally, while Venice is a beautiful and unique city to live in, it's also fragile and faces numerous environmental challenges, so it's important to live sustainably and respect the city's rules and regulations," explained one expat living in Venice, Italy.

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