Best Outdoor Events in Milan this July

Best Outdoor Events in Milan this July

The unseasonably wet and windy weather of June has (hopefully) passed: Bring on the sunshine and warm summer evenings! Milan, at this time of year, always has a lot of outdoor events on offer: from mu...

What to Say in a Job Interview in English

What to Say in a Job Interview in English

Getting a job can be difficult, especially if your interview is English! Let’s try and make things a bit easier! In this article we will look at some typical questions you might be asked in your inter...

Overcoming the Language Barrier

Overcoming the Language Barrier

Moving to Milan brings excitement but also the challenge of adapting to a new language environment. This guide aims to provide insights and recommendations for those recently arrived in Milan and deal...

Gluten-Free and Lactose-Free Places in Milan

Gluten-Free and Lactose-Free Places in Milan

Following on from our last article about finding vegetarian and vegan options in Milan, this month we look at mainly gluten-free options in the city, as well as some lactose-free choices. This can be ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Exploring Milano Palazzo Lombardia

Exploring Milano Palazzo Lombardia

Tall Tales and Italy’s Obsession with Height WARNING: Given that’s there only so much you can say about the various configurations of glass, steel and concrete without running the risk of sounding sli...

Exploring Milano CityLife District

Exploring Milano CityLife District

Probably the most interesting thing about the three skyscrapers known as “le Tre Torre” (the three towers) of CityLife is something that you can’t see from the ground – and which you might easily neve...

International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

In 2009, Mexican artist Elina Chauvet introduced the powerful symbol of red shoes. Red shoes were initially intended as an art work that condemned femicide and the mistreatment of women. Since then, t...

Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes

Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes

In 1620, a boat filled with more than 100 Pilgrims set sailed away from England across the Atlantic in search for a new land. They landed on present day Massachusetts and began a new life. The Pilgrim...

The Story of Saint Andrew

The Story of Saint Andrew

According to Christian tradition, Saint Andrew was born in 7 or 6 BC in Galilee. In 30 AD, Andrew and his brother Peter were summoned by Jesus to give up their trade as fishermen to become “fishers of...

Milano Skyline: the Ever-Changing Landscape

Milano Skyline: the Ever-Changing Landscape

This is the first in a series of articles about the most exciting modern architecture in Milan. Milan’s best-known building is its statue-encrusted Gothic cathedral, the Duomo (started in 1386 and com...

Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good

Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good

Thanksgiving Day or Jour de l’action de grace is an annual Canadian holiday held on the second Monday in October. It has been officially celebrated since November 6, 1879, when Parliament declared a n...

Balzare all’Occhio: Italian Style and Eyewear

Balzare all’Occhio: Italian Style and Eyewear

The Italian expression balzare all’occhio means to attract someone’s attention, to be noticeable. Italians are known for having a great sense of style, and their eyewear is no exception. Italy has a l...

Milano 18th Photo Festival

Milano 18th Photo Festival

Photofestival 18th Edition Milan and Lombardy | 15.09 – 31.10.2023 Opening Up the World: Photography as a Civil Commitment Dedicated to photography as a civil commitment, the 18th edition of Photofest...

Jimmy Nelson Exhibition ‘Humanity’ Comes to Milano

Jimmy Nelson Exhibition ‘Humanity’ Comes to Milano

From 20 September 2023 to 21 January 2024, Palazzo Reale, Milan, will be hosting JIMMY NELSON. Humanity, a photography exhibition promoted by Comune Milano – Cultura, produced by Palazzo Reale and Ski...

The Milan Scottish Country Dancers Start a New Year

The Milan Scottish Country Dancers Start a New Year

Our financial year runs from 1 July to 30 June, so given that we don’t do anything in July and August (except for those who flee the heat to attend the RSCDS Summer School in much cooler St Andrews, S...

48 Hours in Milan

48 Hours in Milan

Day 1 Itinerary Italy’s fashion capital has recently become one of top destinations in Italy! Your first stop (mandatory for anyone visiting town) is Milan’s Cathedral, affectionately called Duomo (Pi...

Dress Italian Style with these 7 items

Dress Italian Style with these 7 items

The key to Italian style is to strike a balance by incorporating bright colors without excess. Italians are known for their chic style, which is immediately recognizable. But how is it that they alway...

An Amazing Year for the Milan Scottish Country Dancers

An Amazing Year for the Milan Scottish Country Dancers

The main reason why this has been an amazing year for the Milan Scottish Country Dancers (MSCD) is obvious: 2022-2023 was the first complete period of normal activity after the tiresome Covid restrict...

Movie Locations in Milan to Explore this Summer

Movie Locations in Milan to Explore this Summer

While the streets of Milan may not be as familiar to international cinema audiences as those of New York, London or Paris, there are still plenty of places that have been used as the setting for Holly...

American Fashion Brands That Italians Love

American Fashion Brands That Italians Love

This month, American expats in Italy will be commemorating the 247th year of our nation’s Declaration of Independence. As much as we love to integrate into our adopted culture, on close assessment, ma...

The “Shop, Sip & Save” Event Unfolds a Day of Exquisite Cultural Indulgence

The “Shop, Sip & Save” Event Unfolds a Day of Exquisite Cultural Indulgence

Milan, Italy – – Serravalle Designer Outlet and Easy Milano international expat community, in collaboration with the Benvenuto Club of Milan, successfully hosted the highly anticipated “Sip, Shop & S...

<strong>Single and Ready to Mingle in Milan</strong>

Single and Ready to Mingle in Milan

Milan is just the place for first dates, and a second, and a third, of course! With all of the options to choose from on where to go, you never have to worry about going to the same place repeatedly o...

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