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...

French & Romanian female business leaders join forces to advance Gender-Balanced Leadership with global network

French & Romanian female business leaders join forces to advance Gender-Balanced Leadership with global network

French & Romanian female business leaders join forces to advance Gender-Balanced Leadership with global network PWN Global, the leading global organization of female professionals advancing gender-bal...

TCKs: What Does It Mean?

TCKs: What Does It Mean?

“There is a sense of being at home anywhere, and yet a lack of attachment to any one place, culture or group.” So many of us grew up with parents from the same country, although perhaps from different...

Italian Style Christmas

Italian Style Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And although you may be far from home, make the most of the season with our tips on how to celebrate an Italian Style Christmas. Your beginner’s kit should...

Christmas Cake: An English Tradition

Christmas Cake: An English Tradition

Christmas cake is an English tradition that began as plum porridge. People ate the porridge on Christmas Eve, using it to line their stomachs after a day of fasting. Soon dried fruit, spices and honey...

Readout of Future Mobility and Travel FaceBook live event

Readout of Future Mobility and Travel FaceBook live event

Thank you to everyone who joined us last week for our live Q & A event on ‘Future Travel and Mobility’. You’ll find below and here on our Facebook page a selection of some of the questions raised. Ple...

Adventure Parks in Italy – great time for friends and family!

Adventure Parks in Italy – great time for friends and family!

Adventure parks (parchi avventura) are a fairly new phenomenon in Italy, but there are quite a few that are really worth visiting. Apart from being great places where everybody, children and grown ups...

How the COVID-19 crisis inspired this major Italian city to transform its polluted streets – for good

How the COVID-19 crisis inspired this major Italian city to transform its polluted streets – for good

Milan wants to avoid going back to its polluted ways when the COVID-19 lockdown is lifted. The city is planning to build 35km of new cycle routes and to give pedestrians more space by widening pavemen...

US Citizens – Absentee Voting Overview

US Citizens – Absentee Voting Overview

Start the process as soon as possible with an FPCA Most States require you to register to vote to start the absentee voting process. We encourage you use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). The ...

ATM and Phase 2: travel times and updates

ATM and Phase 2: travel times and updates

In light of the gradual restart of work activities scheduled for May 4, ATM informs commuters in order to use public transport, it will be necessary to wear a mask and gloves and respect the distance ...

Lockdown Phase 2 – 4th May 2020: List of shops and services opening

Lockdown Phase 2 – 4th May 2020: List of shops and services opening

The Decree DPCM April 26 2020 identifies in Annexes 1 and 2 the commercial activities allowed to open as from  May 4th 2020. These measures will remain valid until May 17th . The following list includ...

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. 17 Thursday 30 April 2020 To British Nationals in Italy, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide information on the measures still in place in Italy to manage the Covid-19 health emerge...

IOM in Italy to support British Nationals who want to regulate their status in Italy

IOM in Italy to support British Nationals who want to regulate their status in Italy

Rome, 18 April 2020  – Supporting British Nationals with the necessary local procedures to obtain and maintain their right to be resident in Italy after the end of the transition period. This is the o...

Prime Minister Conte signs decree to kick off phase two: “If you love Italy, keep your distance”

Prime Minister Conte signs decree to kick off phase two: “If you love Italy, keep your distance”

Premier Giuseppe Conte announced that “phase two is starting, now it’s time to live together with the virus” during a press conference from his office at Palazzo Chigi. “The responsible conduct of eve...

U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad

U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad

If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, the rules for filing income, estate, and gift tax returns and paying estimated tax are generally the same whether you are in the United States or abroad. Y...

Rockers in pajamas

Rockers in pajamas

The music doesn’t stop, let alone rock !!! Take part in the contest “Rockers in pajamas” .  From 7 April 2020 the first performances. How ?  It’s very simple to play 4 pieces live from home, which wil...

Online Learning Resources for Parents During Lockdown

Online Learning Resources for Parents During Lockdown

Dear Parents, Are you are struggling to find ways to entertain and keep your kids occupied while quarantined? Many of you are already organized with online lessons from school but some of you may need...

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. 15 Wednesday 04 March 2020 To British Nationals in Italy,  The UK has left the EU with a Deal – a formal Exit Treaty, referred to as the Withdrawal Agreement, and has just entered negotiatio...

Live Q&A – Facebook session summary

Live Q&A – Facebook session summary

Summary from British Embassy Virtual Town Hall event. We have summarised the main issues below for those who were unable to participate. There will be further opportunities to raise a question when we...

Staying calm: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Expat in Milan

Staying calm: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Expat in Milan

By Karen Rigatti, Certified Professional Counselor As if there weren’t already enough hurdles to navigate while living abroad, expats are now having to deal with the added stress, confusion and uncert...

Town Hall meeting for UK Nationals on Citizens’ Rights and Brexit – Tuesday 21 January 2020 from 4:45pm to 6:15pm in Pavia

Town Hall meeting for UK Nationals on Citizens’ Rights and Brexit – Tuesday 21 January 2020 from 4:45pm to 6:15pm in Pavia

The British Ambassador to Italy Jill Morris CMG would like to invite you to a Town Hall meeting for UK Nationals on Citizens’ Rights and Brexit. On Tuesday 21 January 2020, from 4:45pm to 6:15pm.Addre...

South Africa Inspiring New Ways, Message from Consul-General Titi S Nxumalo

South Africa Inspiring New Ways, Message from Consul-General Titi S Nxumalo

Dear Readers, The third quarter of the 2019-2020 financial year is drawing to a close and we can now take the opportunity to reflect on all that we have done. This time in the administrative calendar ...

“First the music and then the words” – Teatro alla Scala from 6 to 19 July 2019

For the 2018-2019 season, the Accademia Project doubles up, presenting three new titles. In fact, before the summer break Ádám Fischer will lead the orchestra and the young soloists of the Accademia i...

Cassoeula Recipe

Cassoeula Recipe

Cassoeula  specialty typically from Milan, Lombardy. It is considered a ‘poor man’s dish,’ prepared with Savoy cabbage and pork, in fact it uses less choicer parts of the latter, but makes for a heart...

Val Tidone – a castle on every hilltop

Val Tidone – a castle on every hilltop

You know you’re in Val Tidone when you see a castle on practically every hilltop, when you find yourself surrounded by a literal sea of vineyards, and when the road winds lazily through one hamlet aft...

British Embassy Recommendations for Citizens Abroad

British Embassy Recommendations for Citizens Abroad

Following the most recent Embassy Town Hall meetings with British Nationals in Italy, this is a reminder of our advice and guidance. We recommend UK Nationals should apply for residency and healthcare...

Eating the Italian Way

Eating the Italian Way

For Italians food is something extremely special. It is connected with pleasure, tradition, family and leisure and must always be savored with gusto! In Italy, eating is synonymous with slow, so take ...

Tracy Roberts talks about new international crowdfunding project

Tracy Roberts talks about new international crowdfunding project

With over 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and over 48 million visitors per year, who doesn’t love Italy? It is this passion for Italy that has prompted Tracy Roberts fellow expat living in Italy for 33...

AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE INVITED TO AN “AMERICAN TOWN HALL” 

AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE INVITED TO AN “AMERICAN TOWN HALL” 

EVENT:  The U.S. Consulate General in Milan is hosting an “American Town Hall” event for U.S. citizens in northern Italy.  Consulate staff will provide information on consular services available to U....

A message from HM Ambassador Jill Morris – Issue No. 12

A message from HM Ambassador Jill Morris – Issue No. 12

A MESSAGE FROM JILL MORRIS, HER MAJESTY’S AMBASSADOR British Embassy Rome Issue No. 12 Friday 11 October 2019 After my summer message in July I want to provide you with an update on Brexit and citizen...

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