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St. Andrew’s Night Ball: A Scottish Celebration in Milan

St. Andrew’s Night Ball: A Scottish Celebration in Milan

The Milan Scottish Country Dancers celebrated St. Andrews Night with a formal ball on November 26, 2022. The event has been held annually for the past 30 years and was the first after a two-year break due to the pandemic. The evening included traditional Scottish country dancing, music, and food. It was a wonderful way […]Read More

Best Christmas Markets in Italy

Best Christmas Markets in Italy

Christmas is a magical time of year that brings with it the joy and Christmas cheer of Christmas markets in regions of Italy. Italy is a country of romance and beautiful things, from its art to its cuisine. Italy has all that you could hope for with Christmas markets, too! Some Christmas Markets in Italy […]Read More

American Thanksgiving in Milan…Italian Style

American Thanksgiving in Milan…Italian Style

Americans celebrated Thanksgiving in Milan…Italian style! Milano Culture Club teamed up with DOT Chianti for a special Italo-Americano Thanksgiving Dinner. The private event took place on Nov. 24, 2022, at the Tuscan restaurant in Milan, Dot Chianti. The evening started with an informal meet and greet followed by a sit-down meal at “family style” tables. […]Read More

Thanksgiving Message from Robert S. Needham, U S Consul General in Milan November 2022

Thanksgiving Message from Robert S. Needham, U S Consul General in Milan November 2022

Thanksgiving Message from Robert S. Needham, U S Consul General in Milan, for EasyMilano.comNovember 2022 It brings me great joy to wish the readers of EasyMilano a very happy Thanksgiving on behalf of everyone at the U.S. Consulate General in Milan. Two years ago, I wrote a Thanksgiving message here at a time when we […]Read More

When Can We Switch on the Heating in Italy?

When Can We Switch on the Heating in Italy?

This article has been updated to include new information about heating regulations in 2022 Switching on the heating in Italy is controlled by regional regulations for centralized systems. Residents with autonomous heating should abide by the rules but have a bit more leeway.   It’s already October and temperatures have suddenly dropped. It’s cold and […]Read More

Daylight Savings Time in Italy

Daylight Savings Time in Italy

Italy is one of the many countries around the world that observes daylight savings time (DST). Referred to in Italian as “Ora Solare“, DST is the practice of changing the clocks forward an hour in the spring and back an hour in the fall. This allows for more sunlight in the evenings during the warmer […]Read More

Bilingual School or International school: which is better for your child?

Bilingual School or International school: which is better for your child?

Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. If you are considering a bilingual school in Milan or an international school, there are some key differences to consider. This article will explore the main differences between a school like MILE Bilingual School, and […]Read More

Alternative Music & Club Scene in Milan 2022

Alternative Music & Club Scene in Milan 2022

Concerts and events in Milan in clubs, discos and clubs: the most awaited shows of 2022-2023 Do you love the Alternative music scene? Discover emerging artists playing live in the clubs and discos of Milan and its province, and the best evenings of Milanese nightlife. Official tickets for all events can be found on Ticketmaster […]Read More

5 Things Happy Expats in Italy Do

5 Things Happy Expats in Italy Do

Italy is a beautiful country with so much to offer. From the food to the culture, there are many things that make Italy a great place to live. However, there are also a few things that can be challenging for expats. In this article, we will explore five things happy expats in Italy do to […]Read More

Frances Mayes, Italy is Her Place in the World

Frances Mayes, Italy is Her Place in the World

Frances Mayes needs no introduction. Her New York Times bestselling memoir Under the Tuscan Sun, which was also made into a featured film starring Diane Lane, Sandra Oh and Raoul Bova has been read by most, if not all, expats living in Italy.  For many, it was the validation that the absurd idea, “I’m going […]Read More

60 Years of Quality Education: The American School of Milan

60 Years of Quality Education: The American School of Milan

This year marks the 60th anniversary of The American School of Milan (ASM). The American School of Milan (ASM) was established in 1962 by a group of forward-thinking American expatriate parents. ASM was one of the first international schools in Milan and remains committed to its founding principles of diversity, inclusivity, and excellence in education. […]Read More

Italian Halloween Traditions & How to Celebrate in Milan

Italian Halloween Traditions & How to Celebrate in Milan

Halloween, celebrated October 31st, is a fairly new entry on the Italian festivities calendar. All Saint’s Day, celebrated on November 1st is a recognized holiday, therefore, shops, schools, banks and businesses are closed, making Halloween the perfect party night. Many say that Halloween celebrations in Italy started in the 80’s and 90’s when foreign students […]Read More

Home Design Trends: Neutral Colors, Reissues & Sustainablity For a New Way of Living

Home Design Trends: Neutral Colors, Reissues & Sustainablity For a New Way of Living

The most cutting-edge home design trends that will characterize modern life were spotted by Design Italy, the e-commerce platform for Italian design & furniture brands, at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair. They predict that these incredibly fanciful pieces of furniture and decor are sure bets to top the year’s online sales charts. An increasing number […]Read More

Italian Winter Wines You’ll love

Italian Winter Wines You’ll love

Let’s face it: when temperatures drop and it’s rainy and gray outside, there’s nothing better than spending evenings at home, maybe in front of a fireplace with a blanket, a good movie, and a glass full of good wine. In winter, food also changes, and on the table, there are dishes of greater structure and […]Read More

Top 10 Reasons Why Milano Is the Best Choice for a Long Weekend

Top 10 Reasons Why Milano Is the Best Choice for a Long Weekend

Milano, internationally known for fashion and design, is a city of nuances, a city that can be experienced in a thousand different ways. Here are the top 10 reasons by YesMilano – Milan’s official promotional agency, why spend some time in the gem of northern Italy. Visit Milan with friends, family or even solo. A Multicultural City Milano is […]Read More

Americans in Italy, it’s already election time!

Americans in Italy, it’s already election time!

Article by Nancy Fina, National Chair at Democrats Abroad Italy Now is the time to request your ballot to vote in the November 8 midterms. All U.S. citizens can vote from Italy, but to do so you need to request an absentee ballot every election year. You can do this by filling out and submitting […]Read More

An Erasmus+ Experience in Milan

An Erasmus+ Experience in Milan

Josue Barone joined the Easy Milano team while he was here with the Erasmus+ program. Read more about his experience studying abroad in Italy. Italy is one of the countries that most attracts the attention of tourists from all over the world. Amid the ancient history of Rome, the canals of Venice, and the beauty […]Read More

Top 10 Cities in Europe for Raising a family

Top 10 Cities in Europe for Raising a family

With the increase of telecommuting positions, employers seem to be less strict with parents and family commitments. This is good news for those looking to balance their demanding jobs with providing the best life possible for their children. The latest research by Preply, the online platform for language tutors, reveals the top European cities to […]Read More

Writing for Stage and Screen: English Theatre Milan Masterclass with Ann Marie Di Mambro

Writing for Stage and Screen: English Theatre Milan Masterclass with Ann Marie Di Mambro

English Theatre Milan recently organised an online Masterclass “Writing For Theatre And Television” led by the acclaimed Scottish theatre and TV dramatist Ann Marie Di Mambro, who explained the differences between writing for the two media, as well as film. About the speaker Ann Marie Di Mambro is a fine theatrical storyteller who deftly mixes […]Read More

2022 Independence Day Message to Readers of Easy Milano 

2022 Independence Day Message to Readers of Easy Milano 

Dear fellow Americans and Friends,  Happy 4th of July! The United States’ Independence Day celebration is one of our country’s  most beloved. And though many of us are far from our home shores, if you’re like me, this day  reminds me of the many years of gathering with friends and family to grill hamburgers and […]Read More

The Armed Man, A Mass for Peace

The Armed Man, A Mass for Peace

As Russia’s war in Ukraine continues to exact its appalling cost in terms of human lives and suffering, this was an opportune moment for hundreds of people in Milan to come together and demonstrate their solidarity and support for all victims of war and refugees through a deeply emotional shared musical experience.  Featured image: The […]Read More

Choosing a Family Doctor in Lombardy has just gotten easier

Choosing a Family Doctor in Lombardy has just gotten easier

From Tuesday, July 5,2022 residents and health card holders in Lombardy, Italy will be able to choose or change their family doctor (medico di base) or pediatrician at a pharmacy. Approved by the regional council vice president and councilor for welfare Letizia Moratti and signed in agreement by the Lombardy Region, Federfarma Lombardia and Assofarm […]Read More

Milan Celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Milan Celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

The Milanese celebrations of the Queen’s Birthday Party, the British National Day, the event that celebrates the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen of England Elizabeth II, took place yesterday June 16, in the enchanting setting of the Snai San Siro Hippodrome. This year, a very special anniversary was added to the traditional Garden Party, […]Read More

Cost of Living in Milan

Cost of Living in Milan

Anyone who has visited Italy will know the prices are high for most items, from holiday rentals to a cup of coffee. But is it the same for the cost of living in Italy? Here are our 2022 findings. Expats flock to Italy for various reasons; great weather, rich history, and of course, stunning scenery. […]Read More

COVID-19 Travel Information for U.S.A. Summer 2022

COVID-19 Travel Information for U.S.A. Summer 2022

Pre-departure Testing Requirements for Air Travelers to the U.S. Lifted Effective June 12, 2022 June 12, 2022 – Air passengers to the U.S.A. will not need to get tested and show a negative COVID-19 test result or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19 prior to boarding a flight to the United States regardless of vaccination […]Read More

Highlights of Salone del Mobile 2022

Highlights of Salone del Mobile 2022

Salone del Mobile 2002 is on! The city of Milan comes alive once again for the 60th edition of Salone del Mobile Milano. The Salone del Mobile is a celebration of design, culture color and style. The main events and trade fair is on at the Fiera Milano , Rho, this year from June 7- 12, 2022. The […]Read More

Marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in the UK and Italy

Marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in the UK and Italy

While the UK switched into full partying mode for the four days of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, celebrating her 70 glorious years on the throne, people around the world were keen to join in the festivities, with events taking place throughout the Commonwealth and in British expat communities, including those in Italy.  The eyes of […]Read More

U.S. Citizens Can Vote from Italy

U.S. Citizens Can Vote from Italy

Every American is able to cast a ballot and make his or her voice heard. Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) helps US citizens vote from wherever they are in the world. Upcoming Elections in 2022 The 2022 U.S. midterm elections are right around the corner!  The 2022 United States Senate elections will be held on […]Read More

Best Parks in Milan for Outdoor Exercise

Best Parks in Milan for Outdoor Exercise

Milan has big plans to be one of Europe’s most eco-friendly cities and has already put the wheels in motions to become the most bike friendly city in Italy highlighting its excellent parks, bike paths and other sport facilities. In this article, we share the best parks in Milan for outdoor exercise. Whether you want […]Read More

Easy Milano Spring Cleaning

Easy Milano Spring Cleaning

Dear Readers, On June 13, 2022 we are scheduling a clean up of the EasyMilano.com classified ads database. All old classified ads and associated images will be archived or deleted. What does this mean for you? If you have ads or a promotional campaign managed for you by the Easy Milano Team, you do not […]Read More

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