We all have our different reasons sometimes, but same goal...health..compassion (for most people)...and to me quality of life in later years.
Have no fear. Your goals are achievable! (and you might be surprised the very tasty yet still vegan things we get to eat! With our local vegan group...been to probably 10-12 potlucks, various occasions and STILL surprised at all the flavors out there! Yet to sample something and go...ewwww)
What will be interesting to me will be differences in availability of things between here in USA and Italy. New friend I met on here, vegan from Tahiti...that is a challenge! Lots of fruit, nuts it seems, but little by way of green veg and some of the go-to products. Being in the EU you'll have lots more options, and with the climate of southern Europe probably good prices on veg year round!
Will be ready to help out!