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Expats in Italy: Saying Goodbye to the Queen

Expats in Italy: Saying Goodbye to the Queen

It was inevitable that the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II would be big news, but what was less predictable has been the depth of the emotional response it has triggered, not just in Britain and the Commonwealth, but around the world. Even here in Italy, people have been sending me (and other British […]Read More

United States Consulate General in Milan Celebrates the 4th of July

United States Consulate General in Milan Celebrates the 4th of July

The 4th of July is a special day for Americans all over the world, and that includes those of us living in Milan! The United States Consulate General in Milan hosted a special Independence Day celebration on Wednesday, complete with all the patriotic trimmings. There was food, music, and of course, the American flag prominently […]Read More

2022 Independence Day Message to Readers of Easy Milano 

2022 Independence Day Message to Readers of Easy Milano 

Dear fellow Americans and Friends,  Happy 4th of July! The United States’ Independence Day celebration is one of our country’s  most beloved. And though many of us are far from our home shores, if you’re like me, this day  reminds me of the many years of gathering with friends and family to grill hamburgers and […]Read More

Milan Celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Milan Celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

The Milanese celebrations of the Queen’s Birthday Party, the British National Day, the event that celebrates the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen of England Elizabeth II, took place yesterday June 16, in the enchanting setting of the Snai San Siro Hippodrome. This year, a very special anniversary was added to the traditional Garden Party, […]Read More

COVID-19 Travel Information for U.S.A. Summer 2022

COVID-19 Travel Information for U.S.A. Summer 2022

Pre-departure Testing Requirements for Air Travelers to the U.S. Lifted Effective June 12, 2022 June 12, 2022 – Air passengers to the U.S.A. will not need to get tested and show a negative COVID-19 test result or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19 prior to boarding a flight to the United States regardless of vaccination […]Read More

Marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in the UK and Italy

Marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in the UK and Italy

While the UK switched into full partying mode for the four days of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, celebrating her 70 glorious years on the throne, people around the world were keen to join in the festivities, with events taking place throughout the Commonwealth and in British expat communities, including those in Italy.  The eyes of […]Read More

U.S. Citizens Can Vote from Italy

U.S. Citizens Can Vote from Italy

Every American is able to cast a ballot and make his or her voice heard. Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) helps US citizens vote from wherever they are in the world. Upcoming Elections in 2022 The 2022 U.S. midterm elections are right around the corner!  The 2022 United States Senate elections will be held on […]Read More

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

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

Covid-19 Policies for Travel to U.S.A. from Italy

Covid-19 Policies for Travel to U.S.A. from Italy

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (November 4, 2021)  On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit us.  Effective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, […]Read More

The Department of State Announces Construction Award for the U.S. Consulate General in Milan

The Department of State Announces Construction Award for the U.S. Consulate General in Milan

The Department of State has awarded Caddell Construction Company LCC of Montgomery, Alabama the construction contract, managed by Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), for the new U.S. Consulate General in Milan, Italy.  SHoP Architects of New York is the architect. The approximately 10-acre campus will provide a secure, sustainable, and resilient platform for U.S. diplomacy in Milan and across northern Italy. In addition […]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

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

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

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

Italy Travel Advisory: Level 4: Do Not Travel

Italy Travel Advisory: Level 4: Do Not Travel

April 20, 2021 | Message from US Embassy and Consulates in Italy Do not travel to Italy due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to terrorism. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Italy due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 […]Read More

Health Alerts – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (2021)

Health Alerts – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (2021)

All Health Alert bulletins are from the U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy. For further information see embassy and consulate contact details at the end of the page. Italy Travel Advisory: Level 4: Do Not Travel April 20, 2021 Do not travel to Italy due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to terrorism. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you […]Read More

Demonstration Alert Milan April 16, 2021

Demonstration Alert Milan April 16, 2021

News provided by U. S. Consulate General Milan, Italy Location:  Piazza del Duomo, Milan, Italy Event:  On April 16, 2021, an authorized static demonstration will take place in Piazza del Duomo.  The demonstration is expected to begin at 16.00 hrs.  The number of participants is currently unknown.  This demonstration is organized by the “Movimento Imprese Italiane” (Italian Companies Movement) to […]Read More

Ben Greenwood, HM Acting Consul General Milan and Director DIT Italy

Ben Greenwood, HM Acting Consul General Milan and Director DIT Italy

I had the honour of speaking with Ben Greenwood, HM Acting Consul General Milan and Director of the Department of International Trade Italy at the British Consulate Milan. We met for an informal video call to chat about his experience living in Milan and about UK and Italy relations.   When the joyous news was announced […]Read More

COP26: Women in Green Growth

COP26: Women in Green Growth

 The Women in Green Growth webinar was held 17 March 2021 , organized by the British Embassy in Italy with  STEAMiamoci, a project launched in 2016 with the aim of reducing the gender gap, supporting the importance of women in the cultural and productive fabric, and to find and develop ways to increase inclusion and value. Part of the Women […]Read More

Take the Poll by British Embassy Rome for UK Nationals living in Italy

Take the Poll by British Embassy Rome for UK Nationals living in Italy

UK National living in Italy? We want to hear from you If you are a UK National living in Italy, please answer the following short questionnaire clicking here. The poll is strictly anonymous and will help us to tailor our engagement priorities and provide you with information on your rights as a UK National living in […]Read More

UK Nationals in Italy, Know Your Rights

UK Nationals in Italy, Know Your Rights

Many questions still remain unanswered for UK nationals living in Italy regarding the Withdrawal agreement. The British Embassy in Rome is persistently working to keep UK nationals in Italy informed. A new poster by The British Embassy in Rome for UK nationals living in Italy communicating their rights under the Withdrawal Agreement and resources for […]Read More

Women in…The Fight Against Illegal Wildlife Trade

Women in…The Fight Against Illegal Wildlife Trade

COP26: One Earth, One Future On the occasion of World Wildlife Day,  the webinar “Women in… the fight against the illegal wildlife trade”, women against the  illegal wildlife trade, was held today  March 3, 2021. Part of the series Women in … events  promoted by British Ambassador Jill Morris. Since her arrival in Rome in 2016, the event puts the spotlight on countries such as Kenya, Zimbabwe, […]Read More

Q&A with British Embassy Italy Session 04.02.21

Q&A with British Embassy Italy Session 04.02.21

We have tried to deal with the most frequently raised questions – please see our answers below. If you can’t find what you are looking for please do check our Living in Italy guide. You’ll find the very latest information on the Withdrawal Agreement and citizens’ rights in Italy. Have a question about moving to Italy […]Read More

COVID-19 Information from U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Italy

COVID-19 Information from U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Italy

Updated on February 11, 2021U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Italy websiteClick here here to ask the consulate a Covid-19 question Country-Specific Information: Italy has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The Department of State has issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory for Italy recommending that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Italy. In addition, the Centers for […]Read More

A message to UK Nationals in Italy from Jill Morris, Her Majesty’s Ambassador – British Embassy Rome

A message to UK Nationals in Italy from Jill Morris, Her Majesty’s Ambassador – British Embassy Rome

In this message: The Withdrawal Agreement and the end of the Transition Period Healthcare access for those covered by the Withdrawal Agreement The new biometric residency card for UK nationals living in Italy Exiting and Entering Italy Coronavirus restrictions on entering Italy Travelling to the UK UK driving licences in Italy British Embassy RomeIssue No. […]Read More

Message for Italian companies from the British Ambassador

Message for Italian companies from the British Ambassador

Jill Morris, British Ambassador to Italy issued a message addressed to Italian companies on the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom. The original message in Italian was published and distributed on several media outlets in Italy such as giornalediplomatico.it, Gazzetta Ufficiale dell’Unione, and on the Assolombarda website. Message (31/12/2020) […]Read More

UK Gov Writes to Thousands of Brits Living in the EU to Prepare for the End of Transition Period

UK Gov Writes to Thousands of Brits Living in the EU to Prepare for the End of Transition Period

Brexit is coming to an end. The UK Government has sent thousands of letters to UK nationals abroad in efforts to support them in making a smooth transition.  One of the largest UK Government direct mail campaigns to UK Nationals living in EU and EFTA member states, with 365,000 customers on Department for Work and Pensions […]Read More

Thanksgiving Message from Robert S. Needham, U.S. Consul General in Milan November 2020

Thanksgiving Message from Robert S. Needham, U.S. Consul General in Milan November 2020

Thanksgiving Message from Robert S. Needham, U.S. Consul General in Milan, for EasyMilano.com, November 2020 On behalf of everyone at the U.S. Consulate General in Milan, it is a great pleasure for me to wish the readers of Easy Milano a very happy Thanksgiving.  For my family, like for so many of you, this is […]Read More

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