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Where should I setup a bank account in Portofino?

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We asked expats in Portofino what banks they use and there advice about banking. They advised...

"Portofino, is a small fishing village turned luxury resort town, known for its picturesque harbor and historical association with celebrity visitors. Before retiring in Portofino, expats should be aware that the cost of living is quite high, especially when it comes to housing and dining out. The official language is Italian, so learning the language would be beneficial, although English is also widely spoken due to the high number of tourists. The healthcare system in Italy is of a high standard, but it's recommended to have a comprehensive health insurance plan. The climate in Portofino is Mediterranean, with mild winters and warm, dry summers. The town is small, so getting around is easy, but owning a car can be expensive and unnecessary. Public transportation and walking are the most common ways to get around. Italian culture places a high value on enjoying life, with a focus on food, family, and leisure time. Expats should be prepared for a slower pace of life compared to what they might be used to. The Italian bureaucracy can be complex and slow, so patience is needed when dealing with administrative tasks. It's also important to note that Italy has a high tax rate, and understanding the tax system is crucial. Portofino is a popular tourist destination, so it can get crowded during the peak summer months. However, the off-season offers a more relaxed atmosphere. Finally, it's worth noting that while Portofino is a beautiful and luxurious place to live, it may not offer the same level of amenities or activities as a larger city. Therefore, it's important to visit and spend time in the town before making the decision to retire there," said another expat in Portofino, Italy.

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