What are the items that I should bring with me because they’re not available (or are too expensive) where I am going?
You can find nearly everything in the Venice area. Ethnic spices may not be widely available but you will get them from specialized shops.
Will anyone have particular trouble finding clothes that fit?
You are in Italy, the fashion capitals of the world -- no need to worry about finding clothes!
What grocery stores do expats in your city shop at?
Generally, expats frequent the big supermarkets or shopping malls outside Venice. Also you can enjoy shopping in small groceries throughout Venice, where you can find great variety of local products. Fish market and vegetable markets are usually very popular in Venice.
Where can other household items (such as cleaning materials and home furnishings) be found?
Cleaning items and home furnishings can be found in the supermarkets or shopping centres outside Venice.
What are factors that might affect my shopping habits in this country/city?
Shops in Venice open quite late in the morning, around 10 am. They are usually open during lunch time and they close around 7:30 pm. Shopping malls outside Venice are usually open from 9 am to 9 pm. Shops are closed on Sunday but they may stay open before Christmas.
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