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English Speakers Dis Mask Wearing Rules, Italian Speakers Obey

English Speakers Dis Mask Wearing Rules, Italian Speakers Obey

Italians are more likely to wear masks than Brits or Americans As the news of wearing a face covering in shops in England becomes mandatory from 24 July (with a fine of £100 for those who fail to comply) a new study shows that native English speakers are less likely to obey. A unique behavioral […]Read More

Canadians may enter Italy, Americans may not

Canadians may enter Italy, Americans may not

(July 17, 2020) The “safe list” for citizens of countries that may enter Italy has been updated and reconfirmed. The ban on citizens from the United States and most South American countries remains in force.   The only exception for Latin America is Uruguay and now Canadians may travel to Italy. The list was updated, Jul 16, 2020 by the […]Read More

Painting in the Pandemic Memories of Milan

Painting in the Pandemic Memories of Milan

Artist and painter Jerilyn Jurinek shares her work and memories of Milan and her travels in Italy which inspired her latest works, “Painting in the Pandemic”. As a member of the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) in New York, she stays connected to Italy and the art which inspires her most.                                                  By JERILYN JURINEK […]Read More

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (2020)

All Health Alert bulletins are from the U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy. For further information see embassy and consulate contact details at the end of the page. Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (Nov. 5, 2020) Communications from the U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (November 5, 2020) for all U.S. citizens living in Italy or planning […]Read More

Eu Opens Borders But Not For US Visitors

Eu Opens Borders But Not For US Visitors

(July 2, 2020) The European Union Member States have approved a draft list of 54 countries (see below), considered for Safe Entrance regarding measures taken during the Coronavirus crisis. The “safe list” will be used as a guide for member countries for opening their borders after the Covid-19 travel restrictions are lifted July 1. The United States is […]Read More

A Call To Vote: Americans in Italy

A Call To Vote: Americans in Italy

If not now, when? A message from Democrats Abroad and Vote From Abroad What will determine the difference between Donald Trump winning or losing in the 2020 Presidential elections? The answer may surprise you. It won’t be the many scandals spawned by the Trump administration. It won’t be his disastrous foreign policy, his irresponsible tax […]Read More

Social distancing time frames: How our expectations affect compliance

Social distancing time frames: How our expectations affect compliance

A collective study by Italian researchers published by the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA on society in Italy during the lockdown period has revealed surprising facts about compliance and behavior where individual compliance has collective benefits.  The study can provide insight to the international community on managing expectations during public health emergencies that […]Read More

Did a Volcanic Eruption in Alaska Help End the Roman Republic?

Did a Volcanic Eruption in Alaska Help End the Roman Republic?

As an expat in Italy, learning the history and culture of the country enriches both the experience and our personal knowledge. First a Republic, Rome (Italy) was ruled by a government with a senate until Julius Cesar declared himself Emperor. The Roman Empire is considered to have been the most enduring in history, ruling over continental Europe, […]Read More

For Italy Free Covid-19 Vaccines This Autumn

For Italy Free Covid-19 Vaccines This Autumn

Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza and ministers from Germany, France and the Netherlands met to sign an agreement with UK based bio-pharmaceutical company Astrazeneca for the supply of up to 400 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine developed at the University of Oxford. Deliveries are expected to start by the end of 2020. Minister of […]Read More

ATM Milan Transportation Strike Thursday 18 June 2020

ATM Milan Transportation Strike Thursday 18 June 2020

(Automated translation, source ATM) On Thursday 18 June, the Union Base Union (USB Private Work) proclaimed a 4-hour national strike on local public transport “to protect the health and safety of workers and the community in Phase 2; no measures to support LPT workers launched by the government; re-publication of essential services “. At a territorial level, USB […]Read More

Italy Enters Phase 3 After 97 Days of Lockdown

Italy Enters Phase 3 After 97 Days of Lockdown

Italy was one of the European countries most affected by the COVID-19 virus crisis officially recording over 34,000 victims.The country went into lockdown on March 10, 2020, almost 100 days ago. Although numbers continue to decrease, coronavirus cases are still being reported daily. Public safety and health measures that have already been implemented such as […]Read More

A MESSAGE FROM JILL MORRIS, HER MAJESTY’S AMBASSADOR British Embassy Rome

A MESSAGE FROM JILL MORRIS, HER MAJESTY’S AMBASSADOR British Embassy Rome

Issue No. 18 Tuesday 09 June 2020 To British Nationals in Italy, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide information on recent changes to the measures in place in Italy to manage the Covid-19 health emergency and the new entry requirements in the UK, as well as to update you on the implementation of the […]Read More

Neighborhoods of Milan, Where Should I live?

Neighborhoods of Milan, Where Should I live?

As our name implies, we at Easy Milano want to make your experience living in Milan as easy as possible. There are lots of reasons people move to Milan; study, work, adventure or love. Many readers write in asking questions BEFORE moving to Milan. One question came in about neighborhoods and living in Milan. Although […]Read More

Why flour is still missing from supermarket shelves

Why flour is still missing from supermarket shelves

Written by Brigit Busicchia, Macquarie University Extreme shortages of toilet paper, pasta and other pantry products defined the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic for many shoppers around the world. Availability of most these goods has returned to normal. But not for baking goods – flour in particular. In Britain the flour shortage has led […]Read More

Expressing Emotions in Italian

Expressing Emotions in Italian

Even if you have been living in Italy for a short time, you will have noticed that the Italian language is complex. It encompasses verbal, facial and gestural communication. Communicating feelings and emotions seems to come easy to Italians, but for those of us who come from more reserved cultures, we sometimes need to learn […]Read More

Milan The Most Bike Friendly City in Italy

Milan The Most Bike Friendly City in Italy

(Milan, May 2020) The city of Milan has plans to be the cleanest and most bike friendly city in Italy. The city press office has announced a new bike lane project for Milan with the intent of limiting the traffic and pollution it causes. This comes as the new measures of Phase 2 ‘Post COVID-19 […]Read More

What Will Italy Become Without Its Elders?

What Will Italy Become Without Its Elders?

Luisa Cortesi is an environmental anthropologist at Cornell University. Here she shares a poignant insider view of the COVID-19 pandemic as seen from her hometown Bergamo, Italy. Her insights into the loss of our elders not only reflect upon society but are heart-felt and touching. By Luisa Cortesi Our elders are dying one by one, oak […]Read More

Information Guide for UK nationals living in Italy

Information Guide for UK nationals living in Italy

Dear UK National in Italy, We are pleased to inform you that the British Embassy in Rome and the British Consulate in Milan have produced anew Information Guide for UK nationals living in Italy. It provides details on how to regulate your status here in Italy before the end of the transition period and on the […]Read More

FAQs on the Italian Government’s Phase 2

FAQs on the Italian Government’s Phase 2

2020-05-04  The office of the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has published the English version of FAQs. View original CHANGES SINCE THE ORIGINAL 26 APRIL 2020 DECREE What’s new since the 26 April decree?The 26 April decree introduces, from the 4 May, a few new provisions, including for, example, the possibility of […]Read More

How to Separate Waste for Recycling in Milan

How to Separate Waste for Recycling in Milan

Waste Recycling Management in Milan The first recycling laws in Italy were established in 1997, but it really wasn’t until the early 2000’s that cities in Italy implemented recycling plans. Recycling in Milan starts with each resident separating waste in the home. This means having at least four different bins/bags for plastic, paper organic waste […]Read More

How to Teach English Online

How to Teach English Online

You have moved abroad following your dream of living in Italy and are looking for ways to make money to support your travels and new lifestyle. Teaching English Online is an excellent option but before you start, you will need to be trained, prepared, organized and have the right tools. In this article, we will […]Read More

Message for British Nationals in Italy from Jill Morris, Her Majesty’s Ambassador

Message for British Nationals in Italy from Jill Morris, Her Majesty’s Ambassador

To British Nationals in Italy, Coronavirus and local measures I know this is a worrying and difficult time for many of you. The Coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented situation and Italy has been hit hard. As you know, the Italian government introduced measures to limit the spread of the virus with schools, universities and most businesses […]Read More

5 Museums in Milan offering Virtual Tours

5 Museums in Milan offering Virtual Tours

Just because the museum is closed or you are far away, it doesn’t mean you can’t visit the best museums in Milan. Through the Arts & Culture Project managed by Google and launched in 2011, using their Street View technology we are now able to visit hundreds of museums throughout the world. Consult the image […]Read More

Coronavirus: Living in Milan

Coronavirus: Living in Milan

Dear Easy Milano Readers, The public ordinance in Lombardy has imposed school closures and suspensions of cultural activities. Although public opinion may believe the measures are extreme, it is wise to observe them and to follow the indications sent by WHO (World Health Organization) regarding avoiding contact and personal self care:   Wash hands frequently […]Read More

7 March, 2020  Civil Week Milano 2020 – Medical Choices and a Living Will – Workshop in English

7 March, 2020 Civil Week Milano 2020 – Medical Choices and a Living Will – Workshop in English

Many of you and many Italians may not know that in 2017 a law was passed to give everyone in Italy the freedom to decide how we want be treated in the case of a serious illness. The type of medical care and the chance to decide in advance if we want certain procédures or […]Read More

Feb 26, 2020 – UK Expats Facebook Q&A

Feb 26, 2020 – UK Expats Facebook Q&A

Are you a UK national living in Italy? Do you have a question about your rights after the UK’s exit from the EU? British Embassy staff will be hosting a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday 26 February between 13:00 – 13:45. During this time you can post a question on our Facebook channel. And we […]Read More

A Message to British Nationals in Italy from Jill Morris British Embassy Rome

A Message to British Nationals in Italy from Jill Morris British Embassy Rome

A MESSAGE FROM JILL MORRIS, HER MAJESTY’S AMBASSADOR British Embassy RomeIssue No. 14Friday 31 January 2020 To British Nationals in Italy, The UK is today leaving the EU with a Deal – a formal Exit Treaty, referred to as the Withdrawal Agreement. I would like to to set out again what this means for British […]Read More

4 Feb, 2020- Milan Town Hall meeting for UK Nationals on Citizens’ Rights and Brexit

4 Feb, 2020- Milan Town Hall meeting for UK Nationals on Citizens’ Rights and Brexit

HM Consul General Catriona Graham would like to invite you to a Town Hall meeting for UK Nationals on Citizens’ Rights and Brexit on Tuesday 4 February 2020, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Address: British School of Milan Via Carlo Alberto Pisani Dossi, 16 Milan 20134 We encourage you to distribute this invitation to other British nationals in the area.  […]Read More

What Not To Do for New Year Resolutions

What Not To Do for New Year Resolutions

Dear Easy Milano Readers, Happy New Year! I hope you have started 2020 with lots of zip and pizzazz! Have you made a New Year Resolution?Have you once and for all decided to eat well, go to the gym three times a week and meditate for 30 minutes a day? Although I know resolve means […]Read More

US Voters Start Now: 2020 Primary Election / Caucus Voting Checklist

US Voters Start Now: 2020 Primary Election / Caucus Voting Checklist

Start Now: 2020 Primary Election / Caucus Voting ChecklistBeing an active voter means never taking your rights or your current status on the voter roll for granted. Choosing which candidate is your party’s nominee is the most crucial decision of the 2020 election. Make sure you weigh-in with your vote. Make this a “no surprises” voting […]Read More

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