Immigration Accommodation in Venice Canada
As a new immigrant arriving in Venice one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in Venice for you and your family.
Your first accommodation on arriving in Venice may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in Venice take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in Venice, while some are lucky enough to be able to stay with family or friends in the area. Most new arrivals take a short-term rental while they look for something long term. As with any city, it’s always easier to find someplace new to live once you are already there and Venice is no different.
Accommodation for newcomers in Venice Canada guide
You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen Venice as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. Venice is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.
Here is some background on Venice for new immigration arrivals.
Venice ( VEH-niss; Italian: Venezia [veˈnɛttsja] (listen); Venetian: Venesia or Venexia [veˈnɛsja]) is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is built on a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges. The islands are in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay lying between the mouths of the Po and the Piave rivers (more exactly between the Brenta and the Sile). In 2020, 258,685 people resided in the Comune di Venezia, of whom around 55,000 live in the historical city of Venice (centro storico). Together with Padua and Treviso, the city is included in the Padua-Treviso-Venice Metropolitan Area (PATREVE), which is considered a statistical metropolitan area, with a total population of 2.6 million.
The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century BC. The city was historically the capital of the Republic of Venice for over a millennium, from 697 to 1797. It was a major financial and maritime power during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and a staging area for the Crusades and the Battle of Lepanto, as well as an important center of commerce—especially silk, grain, and spice, and of art from the 13th century to the end of the 17th. The city-state of Venice is considered to have been the first real international financial center, emerging in the 9th century and reaching its greatest prominence in the 14th century. This made Venice a wealthy city throughout most of its history. After the Napoleonic Wars and the Congress of Vienna, the Republic was annexed by the Austrian Empire, until it became part of the Kingdom of Italy in 1866, following a referendum held as a result of the Third Italian War of Independence.
Venice has been known as “La Dominante”, “La Serenissima”, “Queen of the Adriatic”, “City of Water”, “City of Masks”, “City of Bridges”, “The Floating City”, and “City of Canals”. The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Parts of Venice are renowned for the beauty of their settings, their architecture, and artwork. Venice is known for several important artistic movements—especially during the Renaissance period—and has played an important role in the history of instrumental and operatic music, and is the birthplace of Baroque composers Tomaso Albinoni and Antonio Vivaldi.
Although the city is facing some challenges (including an excessive number of tourists and problems caused by pollution, tide peaks and cruise ships sailing too close to buildings), Venice remains a very popular tourist destination, a major cultural centre, and has been ranked many times the most beautiful city in the world. It has been described by the Times Online as one of Europe’s most romantic cities and by The New York Times as “undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man”.
Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Venice Canada
Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in Venice may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster Venice can be of great help.
What is the cost of short term accommodation in Venice
The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in Venice varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to Venice use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in Venice and also the option to book with confidence and security.
Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.
Rental accommodation in Venice for newcomers
One you decide to rent an apartment or house there are certain things specific to Canada to keep in mind. For example, make sure to agree who pays for utilities, and who is responsible for removing snow!
Property owners and landlords will usually require payslips or proof of income, bank statements and occasionally they may require references from previous landlords although lots of new immigrants to Venice were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater Venice area.
All renters in Venice have rights, so you need to familiarize yourself with those rights before you sign any agreement. Thankfully there are a number of Organizations set up in Venice to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service
Newcomer subletting in Venice Canada
Sometimes when a renter leaves for a few months they will sublet their accommodation. Quite often they leave some furnishings behind and for some newcomers to Venice this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.