Top Lunch Spots in Milan

Top Lunch Spots in Milan

Italy is synonymous with good food, but it is also a place that is known to savor their breaks – especially lunch breaks! Of course, pasta and pizza are usually the top two lunch choices, but Milan is...

A Guide to Car Sharing in Milan

A Guide to Car Sharing in Milan

Did you know that Milan has the biggest car-sharing system in Italy? This system has first been introduced in 2001 due to its easy convenience and is currently present with five operators offering thi...

Luxury Getaway from Milan: Wine, Shopping, & Culture

Luxury Getaway from Milan: Wine, Shopping, & Culture

After you have explored Milan’s city center and familiarize yourself with its immediate surroundings, it’s time for a weekend getaway to the tranquil countryside. One of our favorite destinations for ...

Benvenuto Soirée

Benvenuto Soirée

As Benvenuto Club wraps up another successful year, the club stands tall with 315 members, a testament to collective growth and engagement. Throughout this period, countless meaningful moments, nurtur...

Formal vs Informal English

Formal vs Informal English

How to find the right tone when speaking English When I talk in English to Italians (something I do a lot because of my job), I am always struck by the fact that people here are either too formal in t...

What Are Expats & Where Do They Live?

What Are Expats & Where Do They Live?

What is an Expat? The word “expat”, short for “expatriate” literally means “outside your native country (ex patria)”, so expats are basically people who live abroad. Expats are often distinguished fro...

Vegetarian and Vegan Places in Milan

Vegetarian and Vegan Places in Milan

Every vegetarian and vegan in Italy has a story to tell that involves going to a restaurant or bar, asking about the veggie options and ends with the bemused waiter shrugging and offering them a salad...

Rientro dei Cervelli – Tax Break for Foreigners

Rientro dei Cervelli – Tax Break for Foreigners

Taxes – such a small word yet it can produce such intense emotions in many. Knowing that they can be a sore spot for many, Italy’s decision to entice more people to return – or enter – Italy by offeri...

48 Hours in Modena and Maranello

48 Hours in Modena and Maranello

Milan is known for its beautiful sights around the city, but it is also the perfect home-base to depart from for day and weekend trips. One quick and easy weekend trip is to the cities of Modena and M...

Message for U.S. Citizens: Online Fee Payment for DS-11 Adult and Minor Passport Applications

Message for U.S. Citizens: Online Fee Payment for DS-11 Adult and Minor Passport Applications

The Department of State is pleased to announce that U.S. Embassy Rome and Consulates General Milan, Naples and Florence will begin supporting online payments for: U.S. citizens applying for their firs...

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...

Exploring Milano Porta Romana

Exploring Milano Porta Romana

It is generally agreed by both inhabitants of Milan and visitors that Porta Romana is one of the most charming areas of the city. The district is a mix of the old and the new with elegant, mainly resi...

A Guide to Bike Sharing in Milan

A Guide to Bike Sharing in Milan

While Milan is an easily walkable city, and you can reach your destination quickly by foot, there are also various types of rental vehicles that you can use to get around the city. Bike-sharing is by ...

Top Places to Visit in the South of Italy

Top Places to Visit in the South of Italy

When one thinks of the south, images of oceans and refreshing cocktails coupled with the feeling of the sun on your skin spring to mind, right? Well, combine that with delicious food, stunning archite...

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...

New York-Style Living in Milan’s Green Border

New York-Style Living in Milan’s Green Border

In 1927 the great Modernist architect Le Corbusier wrote: “A house is a machine for living in”. Just over a hundred years later, this sentence is still true, except that nowadays buyers expect that ma...

Exploring Milano NoLo District

Exploring Milano NoLo District

NoLo: Milan’s Coolest “New” Quarter Milan is constantly changing: former run-down and abandoned industrial areas, such as Porta Nuova, Portello and P.ta Genova have been infused with new life and have...

What to Do for Easter in Italy

What to Do for Easter in Italy

Easter is a Christian holiday that commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Generally, Easter in Italy is celebrated for two days: Pasqua (Easter Sunday) and Pasquetta (Easter Monday). Even thou...

48 Hours in Genoa and Camogli

48 Hours in Genoa and Camogli

Escape for a getaway to the beautiful seaside region of Liguria and anchor yourself in historic Genoa (or Genova in Italian) to escape quaint fishing villages, art and culture, and of course the best ...

How to Legally Avoid US Tax on the Sale of your Non-US Home for Americans Abroad

How to Legally Avoid US Tax on the Sale of your Non-US Home for Americans Abroad

If you are a US citizen living outside the United States, under US tax law, you could be subject to US capital gains tax on the sale of your non-US home. It doesn’t matter where the sale of the home i...

Free Online US Tax Preparation Software Options for Americans Abroad

Free Online US Tax Preparation Software Options for Americans Abroad

Earlier this month, the IRS announced the 2024 tax filing season will open on January 29, I’ve already received emails from people asking about how to file their US tax return for this year. For Ameri...

Exploring Milano Portello District

Exploring Milano Portello District

In this article, Robert continues his exploration of some of Milan’s newest iconic architecture and reveals the links between the city’s industrial past and its present as a vibrant business, financia...

How-To Guide to Getting Married in Italy

How-To Guide to Getting Married in Italy

Italy is one of the most popular locations for destination weddings. When planning your dream wedding, you want it to be perfect. Just imagine a lakeside wedding at Lake Como or an intimate gathering ...

Carnevale Ambrosiano- Carnival in Milan

Carnevale Ambrosiano- Carnival in Milan

Carnival in Milan follows the Ambrosian rite Il Carnevale di Milano  is celebrated on the day before the beginning of Lent. Carnival in Milan follows the Ambrosian rite and is celebrated one week afte...

The Most Romantic Place in the World: Italy

The Most Romantic Place in the World: Italy

In a recent study, Italy was top among the most loving countries in the world. Although the study focused on love, romance and environment were deciding factors. Here , we explore the top reasons we t...

Voting in 2024 US Federal Elections

Voting in 2024 US Federal Elections

Your vote counts! Did you know that many U.S. federal elections for the House of Representatives and Senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  A...

48 Hours in Venice

48 Hours in Venice

Known for its never-ending canals and bridges (177 canals and more than 400 bridges to be exact), Venezia or Venice in English most likely springs to mind when one thinks of Italian romance. With swoo...

Useful Italian Phrases for Emergencies in Italy

Useful Italian Phrases for Emergencies in Italy

While we hope for a smooth experience during your time in Italy, it’s wise to be prepared for unexpected moments. Knowing how to communicate urgent needs in Italian can be invaluable. In this guide, w...

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...

What is a SPID Digital Identity in Italy

What is a SPID Digital Identity in Italy

If you are planning to move to Italy, you will find that there is a sea of bureaucracy to navigate. One item on the essentials list is a SPID ID. What is a SPID ID? SPID stands for Sistema Pubblico di...

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