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Message for U.S. Citizens in Italy: Launch of Passport Renewal Online Fee Payment Program

Message for U.S. Citizens in Italy: Launch of Passport Renewal Online Fee Payment Program

Useful information for U.S. citizens living in Italy applying for passport renwals at the embassy or consulate. Also below, information on contacting U.S. consulates in Italy. The U.S. Mission to Italy is pleased to announce the launch of an online payment program for adult passport renewal for U.S. citizens resident in Italy. Qualified applicants will […]Read More

Ophelia, Herb-woman: Bringing Elizabethan England to Milan

Ophelia, Herb-woman: Bringing Elizabethan England to Milan

Joan Field leads a double life (or maybe even a triple life). Her day job is that of herb-woman, out in the fields at dawn picking simples that she hawks in a basket to the country folk eager for natural remedies to treat all manner of illnesses. But she also moonlights as an actor, treading […]Read More

Rose Reilly, Footballer scores big at the Teatro Gerolamo, Milan

Rose Reilly, Footballer scores big at the Teatro Gerolamo, Milan

English Theatre Milan is on a roll. Continuing its mini-season of plays in English, with Rose Reilly, Footballer, the project scored big and won over the audience at the Teatro Gerolamo in P.za Beccaria with a surprising – and at times shocking – story of one woman’s struggle against pig-headed patriarchy and intransigence to finally […]Read More

Take a Walk on the Wilde Side: English Theatre in Milan brings the authentic voice of Oscar to the Gerolamo

Take a Walk on the Wilde Side: English Theatre in Milan brings the authentic voice of Oscar to the Gerolamo

This is becoming a habit. I’m sitting in a theatre in Milan watching a one-man show in English based on a classic literary text. A month ago I was left stunned and speechless by Guy Masterson-Mastroianni’s performance of Under Milk Wood at the Filodrammatici (J. Productions). Tonight, it was the turn of Gerard Logan at […]Read More

Affordable Milanese Style Décor

Affordable Milanese Style Décor

How to decorate your home with Milanese Style without breaking the bank Now that you live in Milan, you have probably started dressing and eating like a local, but have you applied your knowledge of Milanese style to your home?  Even if you don’t live here, you can make your home more Italian with these […]Read More

Living in Italy is great, but it’s not always ‘la dolce vita’

Living in Italy is great, but it’s not always ‘la dolce vita’

Living in a new culture presents challenges and surprises. Mary Catherine Holcomb, writer, teacher and seasoned expat is now living in Milan, Italy. In this article, she shares her views and insights on her new culture with a touch of lighthearted humor. Living in Italy Aperitivos, flowing wine, beauty all around – you must be […]Read More

Under Milk Wood comes to Milan with a stunning performance to help Ukraine

Under Milk Wood comes to Milan with a stunning performance to help Ukraine

Milan April 6, 2022- It was was a rare opportunity in Milan: the chance to see the incredible Guy Masterson-Mastroianni performing all 69 roles of Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood in a special charity performance for Ukraine at the Filodrammatici Theatre in Milan, thanks to Julia Holden and J Productions.  Guy Masterson-Mastroianni was absolutely incredible, transforming himself physically […]Read More

How to celebrate Easter in Italy

How to celebrate Easter in Italy

Generally, Easter in Italy is celebrated for two days: Pasqua (Easter Sunday) and Pasquetta (Easter Monday). However, many other religious ceremonies are observed in the days and weeks leading up to Easter. Easter Sunday’s date varies because it falls on the Sunday following the first full moon of spring each year. This year Easter will […]Read More

A Quick Guide to Living in Milan, Italy

A Quick Guide to Living in Milan, Italy

Milan, Italy, is often described as the world’s fashion capital. In addition to being home to many global clothing and luxury brands, such as Bulgari, Prada and Versace, it is also Italy’s central business hub and a significant European base for multinational corporations like Edison and Microsoft. Milan has prestigious universities such as Bocconi, Università […]Read More

Living in Italy: Best Places to live in Lombardy

Living in Italy: Best Places to live in Lombardy

The Lombardy region is located in the northern part of Italy and is a popular destination for tourists for its museums and impressive architecture. If you are planning on living in Italy, Lombardy has many towns that offer great value and lifestyle options. We have compiled a list of the best places to live in […]Read More

Expats in Italy: Karen Rigatti, Facing Challenges and Helping Others

Expats in Italy: Karen Rigatti, Facing Challenges and Helping Others

Karen Rigatti is American and has been living in Milan since 2008. Karen looks like a Macy’s catalog model with her apple pie smile and Californian blonde locks. One might think she came to Milan to walk the runways, but it was a job in a law firm and later, love, that brought her across […]Read More

The Ultimate Parent’s Guide to Studying in the UK

The Ultimate Parent’s Guide to Studying in the UK

For any young person, studying in the UK is an exciting opportunity. Going abroad, taking a risk and studying outside of their home country allows students to experience life in another culture and meet people from all over the world. However, the reality of moving to a new country and enrolling in a foreign university […]Read More

7 Steps to Successful Conference Planning in Milan

7 Steps to Successful Conference Planning in Milan

Milan is a fantastic location for business conferences. It’s a vibrant, dynamic city with a cosmopolitan feel that attracts both national and international business travelers. While some people are familiar with Milan, they may not know that it has so much to offer when it comes to business conventions, trade shows, meetings and networking events. […]Read More

Amie Louie, Founder of Easy Milano Chosen as Urban Queen Leader

Amie Louie, Founder of Easy Milano Chosen as Urban Queen Leader

We are delighted to announce that our very own Amie Louie, founder of Easy Milano and Global VP Fundraising for the Professional Women’s Network (PWN Global), has been selected by internationally renowned artist, Ramona Pintea as one of the 10 Urban Queens in her series of paintings created for the #WearYourCrown♥ Global Campaign to raise […]Read More

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 after Carnival in Venice which follows the Roman rite. What is Carnival? It’s the last day of celebrations before the forty-day period of Lent (a period of penitence and […]Read More

Italy News in English

Do you find it hard to keep up to date with what’s going on in Italy? Although we are not a news site (and do not aim to be), we try to keep our readers and members informed on what matters. Get Easy Milano NotificationsClick “Allow” on entry or go to the browser bar, click […]Read More

The Best Neighborhoods of Milan, Where Should I live?

The Best Neighborhoods of Milan, Where Should I live?

As our name implies, we at Easy Milano want to make your experience living in Milan as easy as possible. There are lots of reasons people move to Milan; study, work, adventure or love. Many readers write in asking questions BEFORE moving to Milan. One question came in about neighborhoods and living in Milan. Although […]Read More

Italian Winter Wines You’ll love

Italian Winter Wines You’ll love

Let’s face it: when temperatures drop and it’s rainy and gray outside, there’s nothing better than spending evenings at home, maybe in front of a fireplace with a blanket, a good movie, and a glass full of good wine. In winter, food also changes, and on the table, there are dishes of greater structure and […]Read More

Easy How-To Guide to Getting Married in Italy

Easy 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 on a terrace looking out to the Amalfi Coast. However, Italy is known for its bureaucracy and the documents needed to […]Read More

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.Little did she know. When you grow up in the United States, you assume that a proposal will involve a man with a ring on […]Read More

Yes, your dog can understand what you’re saying — to a point

Yes, your dog can understand what you’re saying — to a point

As expats interested in culture and language learning, we thought this would be fun reading for the weekend. Sophie Jacques, Associate Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience, at Dalhousie University explains how language acquisition for humans dogs have parallels in perceiving, learning and responding to specific words. Although canine behavior and language studies may be a new […]Read More

The Best Times to Look for Work in Italy

The Best Times to Look for Work in Italy

When is the best time of the year to look for a new job? And which are the worst months in which to send your curriculum vitae? Timing is also important when it comes to looking for a new job, so we asked the opinion of some experts to understand something more. “There are no absolute rules that prohibit or discourage the sending […]Read More

Green Pass, Super Pass, Mega Pass: More Covid-19 Regulations in Italy (February update)

Green Pass, Super Pass, Mega Pass: More Covid-19 Regulations in Italy (February update)

MILAN- updated 03/02/2022 –  About one million and 680 thousand people, have not yet received the first dose of the vaccine in Italy despite the efforts of the national vaccine campaign. The Omicron variant of the covid-19 virus has spread in recent weeks through Italy. Although reports tell the story of a “less life-threatening” covid-19 […]Read More

Learn Something New in 2022

Learn Something New in 2022

January is always a time for making new year resolutions. Unfortunately, following through on resolutions is often frustrating and discouraging. Too frequently, people set their goals based on what others expect of them but soon find that their determination quickly dwindles.  This year, rather than making an empty promise like “lose weight” or “get in […]Read More

Colorful Milanese Fashion for a Bright Winter

Colorful Milanese Fashion for a Bright Winter

Italian designers and the styles coming off the Milanese fashion runways have shown us that color is not only for summer! It’s time to break away from the traditional winter wardrobe of dark and neutral colors like gray, brown, and dark blue. From January 5th, the winter sales are on in Lombardy. Take advantage of […]Read More

Poem: A Rose Has Thorns

Poem: A Rose Has Thorns

A homage to all the women who have lost their lives at the hands of the men they loved. A Rose Has Thorns by Brenda Shoreman Our eyes met across a crowded roomThe smile he gave me made my heart go zoomIt wasn’t long before he was standing by my side,Our conversation was deep and […]Read More

Guidance for UK drivers in Italy

Guidance for UK drivers in Italy

Update Nov. 22, 2021 Source: Gov.uk Guidance for UK drivers in Italy Italy You will need to take a test to exchange your licence. If you have been resident in Italy for more than 12 months then you can continue to use your valid UK licence until 31 December 2021. If you are resident in Italy after […]Read More

Going With the Flow of the Holidays

Going With the Flow of the Holidays

Karen Rigatti, Certified Professional Counselor in Milan shares her insights and some tips on keeping calm during the holiday season. Some welcomed wisdom, especially appreciated in the current, topsy-turvy era of dealing with Covid-19. The song tells us, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the hap-happiest season of all.” It’s the holidays!! Are you ready? […]Read More

Photo Gallery: The Colors of Autumn Day Trip to Lake Como from Milan

Photo Gallery: The Colors of Autumn Day Trip to Lake Como from Milan

The Milano Culture Club by Easy Milano & Milano Style organized a fun, autumn event. On Novemebr 21, 2021 we went for an easy hike in the hills above Lake Como along the legendary Sentiero del Viandante, The Wayfares’ Trail with qualified excursion guide and host Elena Pettinicchio of Taste & Travel Italy. The Wayfares’ Trail is […]Read More

Living in Italy: Third Dose of the Covid-19 vaccination

Living in Italy: Third Dose of the Covid-19 vaccination

Our inbox is full! As an online publication for expats living in Italy, vaccinations for foreigners, the green pass, and questions about the covid-19 third dose come to us frequently. In this article, we try to answer some of your questions. This is not intended as medical advice, always consult a physician. Click here to […]Read More

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