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The Hub: Ideal Venue for a Corporate Event in Milan

The Hub: Ideal Venue for a Corporate Event in Milan

Your boss has just given you the task of finding a meeting venue and conference center in Milan to host the next corporate event for up to 200 people equipped with media support to broadcast the event live on digital streaming. We have found it for you! The Hub is a 600 Sq m multifunctional […]Read More

Business Networking in Milan during Lockdown

Business Networking in Milan during Lockdown

It’s been a year since we have been in lockdown and for many of us, office jobs were instantly converted into remote jobs. This has both helped and hurt the way we communicate and keep in touch with clients and co-workers. While some of us have embraced working from home, for others it has not […]Read More

COP26: Women in Green Growth

COP26: Women in Green Growth

 The Women in Green Growth webinar was held 17 March 2021 , organized by the British Embassy in Italy with  STEAMiamoci, a project launched in 2016 with the aim of reducing the gender gap, supporting the importance of women in the cultural and productive fabric, and to find and develop ways to increase inclusion and value. Part of the Women […]Read More

Take the Poll by British Embassy Rome for UK Nationals living in Italy

Take the Poll by British Embassy Rome for UK Nationals living in Italy

UK National living in Italy? We want to hear from you If you are a UK National living in Italy, please answer the following short questionnaire clicking here. The poll is strictly anonymous and will help us to tailor our engagement priorities and provide you with information on your rights as a UK National living in […]Read More

UK Nationals in Italy, Know Your Rights

UK Nationals in Italy, Know Your Rights

Many questions still remain unanswered for UK nationals living in Italy regarding the Withdrawal agreement. The British Embassy in Rome is persistently working to keep UK nationals in Italy informed. A new poster by The British Embassy in Rome for UK nationals living in Italy communicating their rights under the Withdrawal Agreement and resources for […]Read More

Leona Laviscount

Leona Laviscount

Our series “Celebrating Women” features stories about inspiring women. If there is an inspiring woman in your life, let us know and we will share her story!  My mother Leona Laviscount was the first Black American to share her unique heritage in Milan. She was a dancer, singer and performer. Leona Laviscount She was born […]Read More

The Significance of Mimosa on March 8th

The Significance of Mimosa on March 8th

Since 1977, March 8th has been celebrated as International Women’s Day, a United Nations sanctioned day of observance celebrating women’s contributions to society. In Italy, it is traditional to give a mimosa bud or small bouquet to women. International Women’s Day The history of International Women’s Day has several meaningful origins. The day is said […]Read More

Strengthened Orange Zone for All of Lombardy from March 5, 2021

Strengthened Orange Zone for All of Lombardy from March 5, 2021

(MILAN, March 7, 2021) As of March 6, 2021, an area will automatically be designated a high risk “Red Zone” when statistics indicate 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. At the moment Lombardy is “dark orange”, meaning there is strengthened enforcement, road blocks and schools are closed. (MILAN, March 4, 2021) Attilio Fontana, governor of Lombardy, […]Read More

Portraits of Italian Women

Portraits of Italian Women

Ritratti di Donne (Portraits of women) Present-day Italy told through the stories of ten women, protagonists of the Italian cultural and creative scene, a project by Italiana Language Creativity Culture in the World. Video portraits in Italian with English subtitles Present-day Italy through the voices and stories of protagonists of the contemporary Italian cultural scene, […]Read More

General Strikes March 2021

General Strikes March 2021

General strikefrom Sunday March 7th, 9 PM to Monday, March 8, 2021 Planes, trains and local transportation personnel will be on strike. Planes will strike for 24 hours, from 00:01 to 24:00. Trains will be on strike for 24 hours starting from 21:00 on March 7th. Local transportation for 24 hours with different starting times […]Read More

15 Things To Do in Lombardy

15 Things To Do in Lombardy

What kind of Italy traveler are you? Do you search for fine art, rich history and exciting adventures, or is fashion, design and luxury your destination? Italy truly has something for everyone and here in the region of Lombardy, culture thrives, the past intertwines with the present and the landscape is breathtaking. You don’t have […]Read More

Women in…The Fight Against Illegal Wildlife Trade

Women in…The Fight Against Illegal Wildlife Trade

COP26: One Earth, One Future On the occasion of World Wildlife Day,  the webinar “Women in… the fight against the illegal wildlife trade”, women against the  illegal wildlife trade, was held today  March 3, 2021. Part of the series Women in … events  promoted by British Ambassador Jill Morris. Since her arrival in Rome in 2016, the event puts the spotlight on countries such as Kenya, Zimbabwe, […]Read More

Author Jennifer Anton Reveals Under the Light of the Italian Moon

Author Jennifer Anton Reveals Under the Light of the Italian Moon

I had the pleasure of speaking with Jennifer Anton, author of Under the Light of the Italian Moon, a biographical fiction set in rural Italy during the Mussolini Fascist Era.  The book will debut March 8, 2021 in honor of International Women’s Day. Apart from my interest in the book, I was intrigued by the […]Read More

How to Get or Renew a Residence Permit in Italy –  Permesso di Soggiorno

How to Get or Renew a Residence Permit in Italy – Permesso di Soggiorno

Living in Italy Congratulations, you have made the decision to move to Italy!  One of the things you will have to become accustomed to in Italy is the red tape. Getting a residency card, Permesso di Soggiorno is one of the first things you will need. Things to know about submitting your residence permit, Permesso […]Read More

Milan is in the Covid-19 Orange Zone (again), What Now?

Milan is in the Covid-19 Orange Zone (again), What Now?

(MILAN, updated February 27,2021) Italy was assigned a new color code classification system in November 2020 classifying the Covid-19 criticality of each region. Red, Orange or Yellow indicate what kind of lockdown or shelter in place restrictions are implemented. Color codes are assigned by the government and Minister of Health and will depend on the […]Read More

Milan Fashion Week 2021 and Fashion Museums in Lombardy

Milan Fashion Week 2021 and Fashion Museums in Lombardy

Phygital Milan Fashion Week From 23 February to 1 March 2021 Milan hosts the Milan Fashion Week dedicated to Women’s Fashion F / W 2021-2022. The event is one of the most important international events in the industry and expected by both professionals and fashion enthusiasts who are more attentive to emerging trends. This year’s edition is held […]Read More

Covid -19:  Local Red Zones in Lombardy

Covid -19: Local Red Zones in Lombardy

(MILAN) – With the rise of new cases and new coronavirus variants local lockdown restrictions have been instated in 4 cities of Lombardy. Four cities of Lombardy have been classified as “RED ZONES,” meaning there are more stringent lockdown restrictions and rules for those cities. Roadblocks are in place limiting entrance and exit to these […]Read More

Q&A with British Embassy Italy Session 04.02.21

Q&A with British Embassy Italy Session 04.02.21

We have tried to deal with the most frequently raised questions – please see our answers below. If you can’t find what you are looking for please do check our Living in Italy guide. You’ll find the very latest information on the Withdrawal Agreement and citizens’ rights in Italy. Have a question about moving to Italy […]Read More

COVID-19 Information from U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Italy

COVID-19 Information from U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Italy

Updated on February 11, 2021U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Italy websiteClick here here to ask the consulate a Covid-19 question Country-Specific Information: Italy has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The Department of State has issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory for Italy recommending that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Italy. In addition, the Centers for […]Read More

Carnevale Ambrosiano- Carnival in Milan

Carnevale Ambrosiano- Carnival in Milan

Carnival in Milan follows the Ambrosian rite Il Carnevale di Milano  is celebrated on the day before the beginning of Lent. Carnival in Milan follows the Ambrosian rite and is celebrated one week after Carnival in Venice which follows the Roman rite. What is Carnival? It’s the last day of celebrations before the forty-day period of Lent (a period of penitence and […]Read More

Art Comes Back to Life in Milan with Museum Openings

Art Comes Back to Life in Milan with Museum Openings

MILAN Feb 2021- Museums gradually reopen in the city: here you will find the timetables of those who have already published information on reopenings. This page will be updated as frequently as possible. For details visit the official websites of the museum. MUSEUMS OPENING IN MILAN AFTER LOCKDOWN DUOMO AND MUSEUM OF THE CATHEDRALFrom 11/02/2021Cathedral, Archaeological […]Read More

Milan is in the Covid-19 Yellow zone, what now?

Milan is in the Covid-19 Yellow zone, what now?

Italy was assigned a new color code classification system in November 2020 classifying the Covid-19 criticality of each region. Red, Orange or Yellow indicate what kind of lockdown or shelter in place restrictions are implemented. Color codes are assigned by the government and Minister of Health and will depend on the degree of risk and […]Read More

How a lost manuscript revealed the first poets of Italian literature

How a lost manuscript revealed the first poets of Italian literature

Maria Clotilde Camboni, University of Oxford and a team of researchers piece together a lost manuscript of rare early Italian renaissance poetry which had been originally commissioned by Lorenzo de’ Medici as a gift for Federico d’Aragona. Imagine a world where we knew the name of Homer, but the poetry of The Odyssey was lost […]Read More

A Conversation with Lisa Halliday, an American Writer in Milan

A Conversation with Lisa Halliday, an American Writer in Milan

The American writer Lisa Halliday, winner of a 2017 Whiting Award for Fiction, walks the cobblestoned streets and lanes of Milan pondering her work. Looking up at the golden Madonnina, or passing the imposing, marble-clad façade of the Palazzo di Giustizia, she considers alternative scenarios, her imagination traces new plots.    She returns to her sparsely […]Read More

A message to UK Nationals in Italy from Jill Morris, Her Majesty’s Ambassador – British Embassy Rome

A message to UK Nationals in Italy from Jill Morris, Her Majesty’s Ambassador – British Embassy Rome

In this message: The Withdrawal Agreement and the end of the Transition Period Healthcare access for those covered by the Withdrawal Agreement The new biometric residency card for UK nationals living in Italy Exiting and Entering Italy Coronavirus restrictions on entering Italy Travelling to the UK UK driving licences in Italy British Embassy RomeIssue No. […]Read More

Message for Italian companies from the British Ambassador

Message for Italian companies from the British Ambassador

Jill Morris, British Ambassador to Italy issued a message addressed to Italian companies on the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom. The original message in Italian was published and distributed on several media outlets in Italy such as giornalediplomatico.it, Gazzetta Ufficiale dell’Unione, and on the Assolombarda website. Message (31/12/2020) […]Read More

Why do Italians Eat Lentils on New Year’s Eve?

Why do Italians Eat Lentils on New Year’s Eve?

It’s an Italian tradition to eat lentils just after the stroke of midnight on Dec 31st. Go to any supermarket in Italy on Dec 31st and the shelf of lentils will be empty. They are sold out and not even the biggest of supermarkets can keep them in stock. Eating lentils is a tradition that […]Read More

November Cultural Events for the International Day against Violence against Women

November Cultural Events for the International Day against Violence against Women

Culture is once again at the forefront of the elimination of violence against women this year and, in collaboration with the Commission for Equal Opportunities and Civil Rights, promotes a series of events – shows, exhibitions, installations, performances, meetings – many of which are included in the city’s cultural schedule “The Talents of Women”. “The […]Read More

UK Gov Writes to Thousands of Brits Living in the EU to Prepare for the End of Transition Period

UK Gov Writes to Thousands of Brits Living in the EU to Prepare for the End of Transition Period

Brexit is coming to an end. The UK Government has sent thousands of letters to UK nationals abroad in efforts to support them in making a smooth transition.  One of the largest UK Government direct mail campaigns to UK Nationals living in EU and EFTA member states, with 365,000 customers on Department for Work and Pensions […]Read More

Thanksgiving Message from Robert S. Needham, U.S. Consul General in Milan November 2020

Thanksgiving Message from Robert S. Needham, U.S. Consul General in Milan November 2020

Thanksgiving Message from Robert S. Needham, U.S. Consul General in Milan, for EasyMilano.com, November 2020 On behalf of everyone at the U.S. Consulate General in Milan, it is a great pleasure for me to wish the readers of Easy Milano a very happy Thanksgiving.  For my family, like for so many of you, this is […]Read More

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