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From Success to Happiness: Being Happy is More Important than Being Special

From Success to Happiness: Being Happy is More Important than Being Special

People About Town, Expats in Italy Olya Novikova sat with Easy Milano and shared her story of leaving Russia, becoming a world ranking tennis pro, then a top executive at the Walt Disney corporation and finally finding the path that led her to fulfillment and happiness as an Ayurveda wellness consultant, therapist and life coach […]Read More

Speaking Dante a 24 Hour Reading of The Divine Comedy in Support of Refugees

Speaking Dante a 24 Hour Reading of The Divine Comedy in Support of Refugees

24 hours. 100 cantos. Live in Florence. Streamed across the world.  A once-in-a-lifetime live reading of The Divine Comedy marking the Dante 700 anniversary 13th-14th September 2021, Cinema la Compagnia, Florence, Italy and streamed online J. Productions, Milan in association with Cinema la Compagnia, Teatro della Pergola, the British Institute of Florence & The Florentine […]Read More

Who lives longer: grandparents or non-grandparents?

Who lives longer: grandparents or non-grandparents?

Grandchildren are generally regarded as enrichment for the life of older people, according to new research by the University of Cologne. The study, conducted by Professor Dr Lea Ellwardt, Karsten Hank, and Carlos Mendes de Leon, investigated whether life expectancy differs between people with and without grandchildren. The researchers analysed data of 27,463 people aged […]Read More

Covid-19 updates September 2021: information for tourists to Italy

Covid-19 updates September 2021: information for tourists to Italy

Regulations for visiting Italy Last updated: Sept. 1, 2021 In brief: Remember to complete a passenger locator form upon entry into Italy. A Green Pass, digital proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test, is required to enter most public buildings, venues and events. 5 day fiduciary quarantine for UK travelers to Italy has been lifted […]Read More

How to get the Green Pass for Travel to Italy and in EU Summer 2021 (September update)

How to get the Green Pass for Travel to Italy and in EU Summer 2021 (September update)

The Green Pass (new digital travel pass) From June 15, to travel to another region for non-essential reasons such tourism, travel between regions and to attend some events such as trade fairs, conferences and ceremonies (even weddings) will require  a “green pass” proving you have been vaccinated or recovered within the last 6 months or […]Read More

Italian Summer Wines

Italian Summer Wines

Italy is among the top romantic destinations in the world. It is a country where you can get swept away by pastoral countryside, quaint seaside villages, idyllic islands, ancient historical sites, and best of all, good wine. Romance awaits in Italy.  You do not need an explanation to see that Italians are very passionate about […]Read More

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-balanced leadership across business and society has elected Co-Presidents Nadine Castellani of Lyon and Virginia Otel of Bucharest to lead the network in its crucial post-pandemic journey ahead.    This […]Read More

How to Make Your Home More Italian

How to Make Your Home More Italian

Italian home décor is not really what you see in the glossy magazines. Although romantic and perfect for a summer vacation, most homes in Italy do not look like Tuscan country houses or Milanese lofts. Most residential homes in Italy are in towns and cities and living in an apartment is more common that owning […]Read More

Italy: Mandatory Green Pass & Extended State of Emergency

Italy: Mandatory Green Pass & Extended State of Emergency

23/07/2021 – After careful deliberation, and much debate, the Italian government has decided to make the “green pass” (digital proof of recovery, vaccination, or a negative Covid-19 test) mandatory to enter some public venues and events. The new rules were announced by the Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri (Presidency of the Council of Ministers) yesterday evening. From […]Read More

Online Poll Results: Possible Mandatory green pass, how do you feel about it?

Online Poll Results: Possible Mandatory green pass, how do you feel about it?

We asked Easy Milano readers how they feel about the possible “green pass” for socializing in Italy. Here are the results. (MILAN – July 19, 2021) The Italian government is considering following in France’s footsteps and imposing the use of the “green pass” (digital proof of recovery, vaccination, or a negative Covid-19 test) not only […]Read More

Mariangela Zappia, Italian Ambassador to the United States & AmCham Honorary President

Mariangela Zappia, Italian Ambassador to the United States & AmCham Honorary President

Mariangela Zappia has been appointed as the first female Italian Ambassador to the United States of America.  Mariangela Zappia, 61, will be the new ambassador in Washington D.C., a key role for relations between Italy and the United States. Zappia had already made history as the first Italian woman to hold the position as ambassador to NATO […]Read More

Sunday July 11, 2021 Trenord Railway Strike in Lombardy

Sunday July 11, 2021 Trenord Railway Strike in Lombardy

The strike will disrupt weekend tourism. Do not make plans to travel by train on Sunday July 11, 2021. Trenord, the railway management company of trains and transportation in Lombardy will be on strike. Although Trenord principally manages the system in Lombardy, trains of other railway companies circulate on the railway network of our territory […]Read More

8 Best things about being an expat in Milan

8 Best things about being an expat in Milan

Living in Italy for many is a dream come true. After visiting the romantic villages of il bel paese, strolling the cobbled stoned streets of charming little hamlets of ancient, medieval towns or shopping in Milan the fashion capital of Italy, it’s hard not to fall in love with the country and its people. For […]Read More

Florence’s San Marco Museum, where mystical faith and classical knowledge meet

Florence’s San Marco Museum, where mystical faith and classical knowledge meet

Taking a step back in time to the Florentine renaissances and the heart of Italian art and mystical knowledge with principal fellow Joanna Mendelssohn of the University of Melbourne. In 1981, I visited the San Marco Museum on my very first visit to Italy. I had been totally overwhelmed by the volume and concentration of […]Read More

9 Ways to Learn and Improve Your Italian

9 Ways to Learn and Improve Your Italian

Italian is a complicated language, but it shouldn’t have to be an on-going struggle. Below we outlined some fun and useful ways to learn and improve your Italian language skills. Although Italian is necessary if you plan on living here, it is a fun language to learn even if you only want to stay temporarily. […]Read More

When to start teaching a second language to our children

When to start teaching a second language to our children

Yelly Hernandez, PhD of Linguistic Sciences at the University of Paris shares her studies and opinions as a mother and linguist to help answer the question “When should children start learning a second language?” Families of young children who emigrate to another country, who are going to spend a long time abroad or who are […]Read More

A Message from Jill Morris Her Majesty’s Ambassador British Embassy Rome (July 1, 2021)

A Message from Jill Morris Her Majesty’s Ambassador British Embassy Rome (July 1, 2021)

British Embassy Rome, Issue No. 25, Thursday 1 July 2021 Evidencing your lifelong rights in Italy as a UK national Accessing services and benefits or registering a work contract If you hold accredited status in Italy e.g. employee of an international organisation, diplomat or deployed under the NATO Status of Forces Agreement UK driving licences […]Read More

Italy: 24 Hour Air Transportation Strike July 6th

Italy: 24 Hour Air Transportation Strike July 6th

A 24 hour general strike has been called by Unions representing Italy’s air-transport workers on July 6, 2021. Worker unions Filt Cgil, Fit Cisl, Uiltrasporti and Ugl Trasporto Aereo have called the strike to support the protest of workers of airlines badly effected by the crisis caused by COVID-19, including Alitalia, Air Italy, Ernest, Blue […]Read More

Italy: Masks off from June 28th

Italy: Masks off from June 28th

Rome, June 25, 2021 – From Monday June 28, 2021 wearing a mask or protective covering will no longer be obligatory in open air and outdoor areas. Wearing a mask indoors, on public transportation and at public gatherings will still be required. Follow us on social media FB / IG / IN for updates or sign-up […]Read More

The Geopolitics of the Energy Transition

The Geopolitics of the Energy Transition

The virtual conference Geopolitics of the Energy Transition will be held on Thursday 24 June from 9.45 am , a moment of reflection wanted by the British Embassy in Rome , the Enel Foundation and ISPI as part of the ‘All4Climate-Italy2021’ program promoted by the Italian Ministry of Ecological Transition. , in view of the pre-COP and COP26 that this year Italy and the United Kingdom are organizing in partnership.  Discussing […]Read More

Travel Advisory Update for USA-ITALY Travel (June 2021)

Travel Advisory Update for USA-ITALY Travel (June 2021)

The US Consulate in Milan has updated travel advisories for Italy and information for US citizens living in Italy. Last updated: June 16, 2021 ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers […]Read More

Milan is in the Covid-19 White zone, what now? (Update June 2021)

Milan is in the Covid-19 White zone, what now? (Update June 2021)

Published Milan, June 15, 2021 White Zone for Lombardy from June 14, 2021 With the vaccination campaign actively making leeway, herd immunity is rapidly being reported and many regions have been designated as “White Zones” meaning that there is low risk and cases of Covid-19 have significantly decreased. Since last year, Italy has assigned a new […]Read More

How to Find Covid-19 Info for Italy

How to Find Covid-19 Info for Italy

Since November 2020 when the Italian government and Minister of Health implemented a color-coded tier system indicating Covid-19 criticality of each region, restrictions and regulations seem to change as frequently as the weather.   White – low risk areas, no restrictions, wearing a mask is obligatory Yellow – moderate risk areas with some restrictions Orange […]Read More

New M4 Metro Line to Linate to be Inaugurated

New M4 Metro Line to Linate to be Inaugurated

Milan, June 8, 2021– A ribbon cutting ceremony has inaugurated the new boarding area of Linate airport and the new Milano metro line M4 leading to Linate Airport is almost complete. This is great news for frequent travelers to Milan and international commuters.   The new improvements to the Linate Airport located only 15 minutes […]Read More

Agnolotti, bucatini and the innovative new ‘cascatelli’ – a brief history of pasta shapes

Agnolotti, bucatini and the innovative new ‘cascatelli’ – a brief history of pasta shapes

Associate Professor Jeffrey Miller, Hospitality Management and Food Historian of Colorado State University shares some modern novelties and a brief history of pasta. Cascatelli means ‘waterfall’ in Italian, hence its shape. Filibustre/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA There are at least 350 shapes of pasta you can buy. Food blogger Dan Pashman apparently thought we could use […]Read More

Living in Italy: Can I get a Covid-19 Vaccination?

Living in Italy: Can I get a Covid-19 Vaccination?

Update: June 3, 2021- Vaccines have opened to anyone over 12 years of age. Update: June 1, 2021- Non residents or anyone with temporary domicile aged 40 -79 can now book a vaccination by calling 800 894 545. (Read more below) You may also be interested in: From June 14th Lombardy is expected to be […]Read More

A Message from Jill Morris Her Majesty’s Ambassador  British Embassy Rome (May 14, 2021)

A Message from Jill Morris Her Majesty’s Ambassador British Embassy Rome (May 14, 2021)

For UK Nationals living and working in Italy Issue No. 24 – Friday 14 May 2021: The new Withdrawal Agreement biometric residency card Evidencing your rights under the Withdrawal Agreement in Italy Driving licences in Italy Hosting guests at your property Information for UK nationals living in Italy under accredited status Where to find more […]Read More

How Are You ‘Really’ Doing?

How Are You ‘Really’ Doing?

Karen Rigatti, Certified Professional Counselor in Milan shares her insights and some practical advice on how to self assess our mental and physical wellbeing with steps to take on how to deal with the aftermath of these last 15 months of living with Covid, uncertainty and confusion.   “How are you?” is a question most […]Read More

Milan is in the Covid-19 Yellow zone, what now? (Update May 2021)

Milan is in the Covid-19 Yellow zone, what now? (Update May 2021)

Updated May 3, 2021 Since November 2020 Italy was assigned a new color code classification system classifying the Covid-19 risk of each region. Red, Orange or Yellow indicate what kind of lockdown or shelter in place restrictions are implemented. White, indicating low risk had been introduced and applied briefly (in Sardinia) but was promptly removed. […]Read More

Can US citizens travel to Italy? Update May 2021

Can US citizens travel to Italy? Update May 2021

Readers want to know: Can US citizens travel to Italy? Update May 3, 2021 | Due to Covid-19 restrictions, non-essential travel (i.e., tourism) to Italy from most non-EU countries (and including the United States) is prohibited. Essential travel is allowed and includes students, businesspersons, EU residents, and relatives of Italian citizens. A 5-14 days of […]Read More

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