Emotional Planning for Studying Abroad

Emotional Planning for Studying Abroad

Emotional Prep 101 For many university students, a highlight of the college years is the chance to live abroad for a semester – or even a year – and experience life and school in a completely new cult...

Tips for Traveling with Kids

Tips for Traveling with Kids

Like international couples, my wife and I travel abroad frequently, often to spend time with family and friends. For expats, traveling is like brushing your teeth, something you do on autopilot withou...

Italian Holidays

Italian Holidays

Moving to a new country has all sorts of novelties including a few new holidays to get used to. So before being the odd one racing to work on a day in which you could have stayed in bed, jot down thes...

Top 10 Ski Resorts and Locations in Italy

Top 10 Ski Resorts and Locations in Italy

It’s winter and if that means snow, then pick up your gear and hit the slopes with our tips for the best slopes this winter season. Ski Resorts in Val D’Aosta Courmayeur Courmayeur is Europe’s highest...

Managing Holiday Stress by Managing Daily Habits

Managing Holiday Stress by Managing Daily Habits

Here we go again…the holidays!  For some, it really is the most wonderful time of the year, but for many of us, it’s more of a mixed bag: holiday stress, added expenses, family (with all the good and ...

Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes

Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes

In 1620, a boat filled with more than 100 Pilgrims set sailed away from England across the Atlantic in search for a new land. They landed on present day Massachusetts and began a new life. The Pilgrim...

Tax Simplification for Americans Abroad Act

Tax Simplification for Americans Abroad Act

We are excited to announce that H.R. 5432 Tax Simplification for Americans Abroad Act has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Join us for a webinar with the sponsor of the bill, Cong...

Milano 18th Photo Festival

Milano 18th Photo Festival

Photofestival 18th Edition Milan and Lombardy | 15.09 – 31.10.2023 Opening Up the World: Photography as a Civil Commitment Dedicated to photography as a civil commitment, the 18th edition of Photofest...

Jimmy Nelson Exhibition ‘Humanity’ Comes to Milano

Jimmy Nelson Exhibition ‘Humanity’ Comes to Milano

From 20 September 2023 to 21 January 2024, Palazzo Reale, Milan, will be hosting JIMMY NELSON. Humanity, a photography exhibition promoted by Comune Milano – Cultura, produced by Palazzo Reale and Ski...

Back to Reality: the “Rientro”

Back to Reality: the “Rientro”

The holidays are over and everyone is returning to work, school or whatever they were doing before the break. In most countries, it’s a pretty straightforward affair, but in Italy, it’s so traumatic t...

The Milan Scottish Country Dancers Start a New Year

The Milan Scottish Country Dancers Start a New Year

Our financial year runs from 1 July to 30 June, so given that we don’t do anything in July and August (except for those who flee the heat to attend the RSCDS Summer School in much cooler St Andrews, S...

48 Hours in Milan

48 Hours in Milan

Day 1 Itinerary Italy’s fashion capital has recently become one of top destinations in Italy! Your first stop (mandatory for anyone visiting town) is Milan’s Cathedral, affectionately called Duomo (Pi...

48 Hours in Turin

48 Hours in Turin

Day 1 Itinerary Although Turin is not your typical tourist destination when visiting Italy, it does offer unexpected surprises to its visitors. First on our list, is the recently renovated Egyptian Mu...

Italy: Are Rents Going Down?

Italy: Are Rents Going Down?

As many of the stories written about Italy often focus on doom and gloom, such as rising public debt, high unemployment, and an economy that is essentially struggling, I am often asked if this has aff...

48 Hours in Rome

48 Hours in Rome

Day 1 Itinerary Rome is truly one of a kind. It is filled with incredible buildings and architecture, ancient ruins from the great Roman Empire, and some of the most important religious landmarks in t...

48 Hours in Verona

48 Hours in Verona

Day 1 Itinerary What better way is there, than to spend Valentine’s Day in Verona, Italy’s city of love? Begin the tour at Castelvecchio (corso Castelvecchio 2). This medieval castle with its brick ex...

48 Hours in Florence

48 Hours in Florence

Day 1 Itinerary In the heart of Tuscany, Florence is where the Renaissance movement began. It is filled with art galleries, museums, and buildings that need to be seen during any visit. The first stop...

Driving in Italy: A Little Wisdom Goes A Long Way

Driving in Italy: A Little Wisdom Goes A Long Way

Sometimes, wisdom is simply having the good sense to just listen to valid information so that you can save yourself a lot of major issues and headaches. Let me explain: a few years ago, I relocated a ...

An Amazing Year for the Milan Scottish Country Dancers

An Amazing Year for the Milan Scottish Country Dancers

The main reason why this has been an amazing year for the Milan Scottish Country Dancers (MSCD) is obvious: 2022-2023 was the first complete period of normal activity after the tiresome Covid restrict...

The Ultimate Guide to Successfully Renting a Property in Italy

The Ultimate Guide to Successfully Renting a Property in Italy

Renting a property in Italy can be an exciting and rewarding experience. From picturesque coastal towns to vibrant city centers, Italy offers a diverse range of rental opportunities for both locals an...

CIG Arcigay Milano Announces Milano Pride Month

CIG Arcigay Milano Announces Milano Pride Month

On the occasion of World Day Against Homophobia, CIG Arcigay Milano announces Milano Pride Month Milan, 17 May 2023.  “ILGA, the international and non-governmental organization that fights for the saf...

Step by Step Guide to Italian Immigration

Step by Step Guide to Italian Immigration

Every year, Italy is always among the top ten countries that foreigners would like to move to. There are many reasons for this, including the country’s rich history, culture, and art scene, beautiful ...

AMBASSADOR FOR A DAY 2023

AMBASSADOR FOR A DAY 2023

Competition for young students aged between 16 and 19 years old What is Ambassador for a Day? Ambassador for a Day exists to empower young people from 16 to 19 years old with the skills they need to b...

Cosmopolitan Identities

Cosmopolitan Identities

“In an era where global vision and cross-cultural competencies are critical to business success, multicultural upbringing can be far-reaching. Multilingual, highly-skilled and international experience...

Stop Looking for Workarounds in Italy

Stop Looking for Workarounds in Italy

There’s not a day that goes by that a foreigner does not post in an expat online group or forum asking for a workaround regarding Italy’s laws, rules, and regulations. The problem with this approach i...

<strong>Gerard Logan Makes the Audience’s Hair Stand on End at the Menotti Theatre</strong>

Gerard Logan Makes the Audience’s Hair Stand on End at the Menotti Theatre

It’s been a while, but it was well worth the wait. Watching Gerard Logan on stage again in Milan in “Night Terrors” at the Teatro Menotti was as much a treat as it was last time, when he played Oscar ...

HM Consul General in Milan will be competing in the StraMilano Half Marathon on 19 March to support a school of The Citizens Foundation

HM Consul General in Milan will be competing in the StraMilano Half Marathon on 19 March to support a school of The Citizens Foundation

Mike Nithavrianakis is a diplomat currently serving in Italy, where he is the British Consul General in Milan and Director of Trade & Investment Italy. Before that, he was Deputy High Commissioner in ...

The Best City To Study Photography In Italy: Milan

The Best City To Study Photography In Italy: Milan

Do you want to study photography in Italy but don’t know which city offers the best photography courses? Milan, Rome, Turin and Venice all have unique qualities, but when it comes to photography, we b...

Maneuvering in the Italian Health Care System

Maneuvering in the Italian Health Care System

Italians health care may not appear as efficient and well managed as other countries, but considering its comprehensiveness, low ‘out of pocket cost’ and overall quality, it probably should get more c...

The Octopus and the Wedding Proposal

The Octopus and the Wedding Proposal

“How did Salvatore propose?” a friend asked recently, referring to my Italian husband. When I told her that we’d decided to get married in Positano, she said that sounded breathtakingly romantic.Littl...

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