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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

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

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

Business Networking in Milan during Lockdown

Business Networking in Milan during Lockdown

It’s been a year since we have been in lockdown and for many of us, office jobs were instantly converted into remote jobs. This has both helped and hurt the way we communicate and keep in touch with clients and co-workers. While some of us have embraced working from home, for others it has not […]Read More

General Strikes March 2021

General Strikes March 2021

General strikefrom Sunday March 7th, 9 PM to Monday, March 8, 2021 Planes, trains and local transportation personnel will be on strike. Planes will strike for 24 hours, from 00:01 to 24:00. Trains will be on strike for 24 hours starting from 21:00 on March 7th. Local transportation for 24 hours with different starting times […]Read More

How to Get or Renew a Residence Permit in Italy –  Permesso di Soggiorno

How to Get or Renew a Residence Permit in Italy – Permesso di Soggiorno

Living in Italy Congratulations, you have made the decision to move to Italy!  One of the things you will have to become accustomed to in Italy is the red tape. Getting a residency card, Permesso di Soggiorno is one of the first things you will need. Things to know about submitting your residence permit, Permesso […]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

TCKs: What Does It Mean?

TCKs: What Does It Mean?

“There is a sense of being at home anywhere, and yet a lack of attachment to any one place, culture or group.” So many of us grew up with parents from the same country, although perhaps from different regions: parents who very often had different socioeconomic, political, religious and academic backgrounds, and who undoubtedly had […]Read More

Answering Questions for UK Nationals Moving to Italy

Answering Questions for UK Nationals Moving to Italy

A message from British Embassy Rome Thank you to everyone who joined our latest Q & A event for UK nationals. We focused our session on those newly arrived in Italy or thinking of moving to Italy. FAQs about Living in Italy You can find below a selection of the questions raised as well as […]Read More

How to track your mail-in ballot

How to track your mail-in ballot

November 3rd is Election Day in the United States. American expats living in Italy and the rest of world have already mailed in their ballots. Americans abroad are asking: Will my vote arrive on time? Will it be counted? How do I track my ballot? With absentee voting at an all-time high and delays caused […]Read More

AMERICANS IN ITALY :  Voting from Abroad is Your Right, and It Matters !

AMERICANS IN ITALY : Voting from Abroad is Your Right, and It Matters !

The U.S. election is approximately six weeks away, and there’s no doubt that the old cliché is true:  this really is the most important election of our lifetime, and perhaps the most consequential American election since the Civil War, both for the United States and for the entire planet.   And that’s why every vote […]Read More

When can I apply for Italian dual citizenship after residency?

When can I apply for Italian dual citizenship after residency?

One of our Easy Milano subscribers who has been living as a permanent resident in Milan wrote in asking: ” I obtained permanent residence in Italy in November 2016. When is the earliest date at which I can apply for dual citizenship?” The answer depends on your nationality or refugee status. If you are an […]Read More

Voting information for American Citizens Abroad

Voting information for American Citizens Abroad

Voting assistance for Service members, their families, and overseas citizensAbsentee Voting Overview Americans can vote. Wherever they are. FVAP – Federal Voting Assistance Program FVAP encourages the use of the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to start the absentee voting process as it is standardized for use across all states and will extend your eligibility […]Read More

A Call To Vote: Americans in Italy

A Call To Vote: Americans in Italy

If not now, when? A message from Democrats Abroad and Vote From Abroad What will determine the difference between Donald Trump winning or losing in the 2020 Presidential elections? The answer may surprise you. It won’t be the many scandals spawned by the Trump administration. It won’t be his disastrous foreign policy, his irresponsible tax […]Read More

Neighborhoods of Milan, Where Should I live?

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

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

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

U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad

U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad

If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, the rules for filing income, estate, and gift tax returns and paying estimated tax are generally the same whether you are in the United States or abroad. Your worldwide income is subject to U.S. income tax, regardless of where you reside. When to FileIf you are […]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

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

Emotional Hurdles of Studying Abroad

Emotional Hurdles of Studying Abroad

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 culture, and often, a new language. Some students carefully plan their studies around being able to manage a semester abroad, knowing […]Read More

Relocation: A Chance for Reinvention

Relocation: A Chance for Reinvention

There are times in life when we all wish we could have a clean slate, a kind of “do over.” For those of you who have moved abroad and begun a whole new life, you know that’s exactly what you get: a completely fresh start and a chance to be a whole new version of […]Read More

Italy: What’s Your Game Plan?

Italy: What’s Your Game Plan?

As part of my expat coaching program, my aim is to assist individuals who are relocating to Italy to gain as much clarity as possible, so that they can map out the most successful life possible for themselves here. Together with the expat, we delve into many aspects of life in Italy, as well as […]Read More

What is Town Hall Registration and Why Do You Need It

What is Town Hall Registration and Why Do You Need It

Regardless of whether you are an EU or a Non-EU citizen, if you are planning on living in Italy full-time, you will need to register at the Town Hall as a resident where you live. This is a vital step in your Italian immigration process and is required to keep you compliant while living here. […]Read More

Expats: How to Deal with Anxiety

Expats: How to Deal with Anxiety

As an expat, there is no shortage of challenges and stresses to manage and overcome. The logistical considerations of moving abroad – often with children in tow – automatically equal a dramatic increase in the amount of stress a family experiences. Add to that the emotional toll of leaving behind everything familiar and settling into […]Read More

Arrivederci – How to Leave Italy Stress Free!

Arrivederci – How to Leave Italy Stress Free!

  So, the time has come to leave Italy – maybe your assignment here has finished, or you may have decided to move somewhere else. In either case, certain steps must be taken to wind down your life in Italy to avoid having to deal with issues long after you leave, if your departure is […]Read More

The Lure of Italy: Where is the best place to live?

The Lure of Italy: Where is the best place to live?

The almost definitive guide to where to live in Italy. The lure of Italy is indisputable. History, culture, culinary tradition, stunning landscapes… and naturally so many beautiful people. You’re smitten, what’s not to like? A great dilemma for many considering a move to Italy is finding the right answer to “where is the best place […]Read More

Relocating to Italy – The Essential First Steps

Relocating to Italy – The Essential First Steps

Whether it has been your dream to move to live in Italy for a lifetime, or if you are moving here for another reason, below you will find a series of steps that you should ideally do before you arrive in Italy or immediately after you get here. Planning ahead of your permanent move to […]Read More

Cosmopolitan Identities

Cosmopolitan Identities

“In an era where global vision and cross-cultural competencies are critical to business success, multicultural upbringing can be far-reaching. Multilingual, highly-skilled and international experienced, they have unique skills and abilities that enable them to function more effectively in a global business environment.” Born in New York to parents of Chinese origin, Amie received her college […]Read More

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