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Apartments in Venice: the secrets of the longevity of the Venetians

"In Italy, all things considered, we are not going badly." With these words, Elena Dogliotti, nutritionist biologist of the Umberto Veronesi Foundation, described to us some time ago a very comforting situation. Life expectancy in our country is among the highest in the world - around 83 years - and Venice ranks among the top 15 Italian cities to have earned the podium.

The most cynical claim that the city is moving towards slow depopulation. The fact is that the demand for houses and venice apartments for sale is growing year by year. It is here in fact that there are unique panoramas in the world, artistic, historical and archaeological treasures, but also a satisfying lifestyle and a satisfying employment rate. But is it really all here? We asked the people concerned, those who know and live the city day after day, to tell us the secrets of longevity.


We all know it as a city unique in the world, the city on water, the most romantic and characteristic place in Italy. But Venice is also a world apart, that only Venetians really know. Only they know how to avoid the main streets invaded by tourists, they meet on the streets less traveled, they recognize each other, and together they discover new glimpses of a city that has so much to offer.

As Arrigo Cipriani explained, an emblematic character of the lagoon city: "Venice is like a big house where walking through the corridors you meet, where turning around the streets cross people known; here you feel protected ”.


Eating well and being surrounded by friends, this is a fundamental rule for every self-respecting Venetian. This is why one of the essential appointments is the bacaro, the tavern where you can relax alone or more often in the company. Here you can never miss a good glass of wine and a taste of cicheti, fish snacks, cold cuts or vegetables.


After having refreshed ourselves properly, in any city in Italy our first thought would be to take the car (or call a taxi) to go home. But not in Venice, where distances are shortened, where you move a lot on foot and, only when you need to, by vaporetto.

A healthy life, in short, that of the Venetians, made of long and healthy walks.

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Once upon a time we met at the fountain for water supply. Today, from the apartments in Venice we move to the nearest bar, but with the same goal: to dedicate some time to ourselves, to friends, to have a carefree chat and laugh. Because despite the shouting of the thousand faces that populate the lagoon city, despite the pedestrians and rowers, the city has remained a village and its inhabitants always find a good reason to laugh and be happy.

How to blame him, moreover!

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