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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

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 pavements. Even the metro will get new measures to allow passengers to practise social distancing. Work on this ambitious transformation […] 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

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 FPCA is a form you can use to register to vote and request absentee ballots for the year. We suggest that you […] Read More

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 of 1 meter, which entails a drastic reduction in transport capacity: the vehicles will be able to guarantee approximately 25% […] Read More

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 includes the establishments which shall be allowed to open: Retail business activities Hypermarkets  Supermarkets  Discount supermarkets  Convenience stores and other grocery stores  Frozen […] 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. 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 emergency, as well as to update you on our work on citizens’ rights in Italy.  Coronavirus and Phase II The Italian […] Read More

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (April 29, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (April 29, 2020)

Location:  Italy Event:  The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  The CDC advises travelers to avoid all nonessential international travel.   On April 26, the Italian government released a new health decree.  It clarifies that as of May 4, travel within the same region for work, health reasons, emergencies, or visits to immediate family members […] 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

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 objective of a new programme launched by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) with funding from the UK Government. The British Embassy in Rome will be supporting IOM as it carries out this important work. The programme is part […] Read More

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 every one of us will be fundamentally important,” he said. “One must never get too close, the safety distance must be at least […] 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

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 will be voted by a jury of music professionals, you don’t necessarily have to be in pajamas ( although playing in pajamas […] Read More

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 some extra resources to keep the little ones busy. Also if your kids are going to Italian schools, the resources […] 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

U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy Health Alert

U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy Health Alert

(March 10, 2020) Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy Location:  Italy Event:  Due to reduced staffing that went into effect March 11, only emergency American Citizen Services and emergency visa services are available at the U.S. Embassy in Rome and Consulates General Milan, Naples, and Florence.    The CDC advises travelers to avoid nonessential travel to Italy and State Department […] 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. 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 negotiations with the EU over the future relationship. I would like to update you on what this means for […] Read More

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 continue our series of virtual town halls throughout this year. ➡️The Ministry of Interior has announced that a new attestazione is available […] Read More

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 uncertainty of the coronavirus here in Italy. Being far from home and perhaps not speaking the language – and therefore not fully understanding the constantly […] Read More

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 credit than it does. Even though Italians often complain about the Italian health care system, Italy ranks 2nd in the “World Health Organization ranking […] 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

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