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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

7 Things to Know Before Buying Property in Italy

7 Things to Know Before Buying Property in Italy

Owning a villa overlooking the Amalfi Coast, a farmhouse in the Emilia-Romagna countryside or a chic apartment in the center of Milan are all possible with the right plan. If the dream of living in Italy has been on your mind and you are finally ready to make the move, there are a few things […]Read More

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

Top 10 Reasons Why Milano Is the Best Choice for a Long Weekend

Top 10 Reasons Why Milano Is the Best Choice for a Long Weekend

Milano, internationally known for fashion and design, is a city of nuances, a city that can be experienced in a thousand different ways. Here are the top 10 reasons by YesMilano – Milan’s official promotional agency, why spend some time in the gem of northern Italy. Visit Milan with friends, family or even solo. A Multicultural City Milano is […]Read More

Americans in Italy, it’s already election time!

Americans in Italy, it’s already election time!

Article by Nancy Fina, National Chair at Democrats Abroad Italy Now is the time to request your ballot to vote in the November 8 midterms. All U.S. citizens can vote from Italy, but to do so you need to request an absentee ballot every election year. You can do this by filling out and submitting […]Read More

An Erasmus+ Experience in Milan

An Erasmus+ Experience in Milan

Josue Barone joined the Easy Milano team while he was here with the Erasmus+ program. Read more about his experience studying abroad in Italy. Italy is one of the countries that most attracts the attention of tourists from all over the world. Amid the ancient history of Rome, the canals of Venice, and the beauty […]Read More

Living in Italy: Fashion for kids it’s about more than style

Living in Italy: Fashion for kids it’s about more than style

You may not think that fashion for kids is important, but in fact, it is an integral part of society and social intelligence. Not just here in Italy, but everywhere. Whether we consciously teach them about fashion or not, kids learn at an early age key social cues such as what is appropriate to wear […]Read More

Top 10 Cities in Europe for Raising a family

Top 10 Cities in Europe for Raising a family

With the increase of telecommuting positions, employers seem to be less strict with parents and family commitments. This is good news for those looking to balance their demanding jobs with providing the best life possible for their children. The latest research by Preply, the online platform for language tutors, reveals the top European cities to […]Read More

Writing for Stage and Screen: English Theatre Milan Masterclass with Ann Marie Di Mambro

Writing for Stage and Screen: English Theatre Milan Masterclass with Ann Marie Di Mambro

English Theatre Milan recently organised an online Masterclass “Writing For Theatre And Television” led by the acclaimed Scottish theatre and TV dramatist Ann Marie Di Mambro, who explained the differences between writing for the two media, as well as film. About the speaker Ann Marie Di Mambro is a fine theatrical storyteller who deftly mixes […]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

Shopping for the Best Bargains in Milan

Shopping for the Best Bargains in Milan

Finding Bargains in Milan – How to find the best shopping in Milan Milan is one of the most expensive cities in Europe. But if you like bargain hunting, there are still plenty of ways to find great deals on food, fashion, and more. Shopping is more fun when you find a bargain or a […]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

Choosing a Family Doctor in Lombardy has just gotten easier

Choosing a Family Doctor in Lombardy has just gotten easier

From Tuesday, July 5,2022 residents and health card holders in Lombardy, Italy will be able to choose or change their family doctor (medico di base) or pediatrician at a pharmacy. Approved by the regional council vice president and councilor for welfare Letizia Moratti and signed in agreement by the Lombardy Region, Federfarma Lombardia and Assofarm […]Read More

Cost of Living in Milan

Cost of Living in Milan

Anyone who has visited Italy will know the prices are high for most items, from holiday rentals to a cup of coffee. But is it the same for the cost of living in Italy? Here are our 2022 findings. Expats flock to Italy for various reasons; great weather, rich history, and of course, stunning scenery. […]Read More

Highlights of Salone del Mobile 2022

Highlights of Salone del Mobile 2022

Salone del Mobile 2002 is on! The city of Milan comes alive once again for the 60th edition of Salone del Mobile Milano. The Salone del Mobile is a celebration of design, culture color and style. The main events and trade fair is on at the Fiera Milano , Rho, this year from June 7- 12, 2022. The […]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

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

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

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

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

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