Traveling Alone as a Female

Traveling Alone as a Female

The Dos and Don’ts of Traveling Alone as a Woman Traveling alone can be scary, no matter who you might be. It is intimidating to go places when you can only rely on yourself– especially if it is a pla...

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...

Codice Fiscale Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Codice Fiscale Guide: Everything You Need to Know

What Is a Codice Fiscale? A codice fiscale (fiscal code) is an essential Italian tax identification number, one of the key requirements for an Italian immigrant, among other things. It identifies fore...

The Benefits of Investing in Italian Real Estate

The Benefits of Investing in Italian Real Estate

Many are the qualities for which Italy is known around the world. Good food, art, fashion and, most of all, the so-called “dolce vita,” an expression that has already entered the world’s vocabulary an...

Scottish Country Dancing – Truly Something Magical

Scottish Country Dancing – Truly Something Magical

There really is something magical about Scottish Country Dancing (SCD). And that something has rubbed off on us, the Milan Scottish Country Dancers. What other activity can you do from the age of 8 to...

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 ...

Obtaining Italian Citizenship

Obtaining Italian Citizenship

The Benefits of Becoming Italian The process of obtaining Italian nationality can take some time, but once obtained, it provides access to a range of benefits and rights as an Italian citizen, includi...

Milan Pride Month

Milan Pride Month

Known as an extraordinary celebration of freedom, Milan Pride is the first display of LGBTQIA+ pride: gay, lesbian, bi+, transgender and non-binary, asexual, intersex, queer, and any other identity. W...

A Guide to Separation & Child Custody in Italy

A Guide to Separation & Child Custody in Italy

Family law in Italy is undergoing significant changes, recognizing the diverse needs of families going through separation. Courts are now open to solutions that benefit children, with the priority of ...

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...

A Guide to Car Sharing in Milan

A Guide to Car Sharing in Milan

Did you know that Milan has the biggest car-sharing system in Italy? This system has first been introduced in 2001 due to its easy convenience and is currently present with five operators offering thi...

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 ...

Benvenuto Soirée

Benvenuto Soirée

As Benvenuto Club wraps up another successful year, the club stands tall with 315 members, a testament to collective growth and engagement. Throughout this period, countless meaningful moments, nurtur...

What Are Expats & Where Do They Live?

What Are Expats & Where Do They Live?

What is an Expat? The word “expat”, short for “expatriate” literally means “outside your native country (ex patria)”, so expats are basically people who live abroad. Expats are often distinguished fro...

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...

Rientro dei Cervelli – Tax Break for Foreigners

Rientro dei Cervelli – Tax Break for Foreigners

Taxes – such a small word yet it can produce such intense emotions in many. Knowing that they can be a sore spot for many, Italy’s decision to entice more people to return – or enter – Italy by offeri...

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...

A Guide to Bike Sharing in Milan

A Guide to Bike Sharing in Milan

While Milan is an easily walkable city, and you can reach your destination quickly by foot, there are also various types of rental vehicles that you can use to get around the city. Bike-sharing is by ...

Top Places to Visit in the South of Italy

Top Places to Visit in the South of Italy

When one thinks of the south, images of oceans and refreshing cocktails coupled with the feeling of the sun on your skin spring to mind, right? Well, combine that with delicious food, stunning archite...

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...

What to Do for Easter in Italy

What to Do for Easter in Italy

Easter is a Christian holiday that commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Generally, Easter in Italy is celebrated for two days: Pasqua (Easter Sunday) and Pasquetta (Easter Monday). Even thou...

48 Hours in Genoa and Camogli

48 Hours in Genoa and Camogli

Escape for a getaway to the beautiful seaside region of Liguria and anchor yourself in historic Genoa (or Genova in Italian) to escape quaint fishing villages, art and culture, and of course the best ...

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...

How-To Guide to Getting Married in Italy

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 ...

The Most Romantic Place in the World: Italy

The Most Romantic Place in the World: Italy

In a recent study, Italy was top among the most loving countries in the world. Although the study focused on love, romance and environment were deciding factors. Here , we explore the top reasons we t...

48 Hours in Venice

48 Hours in Venice

Known for its never-ending canals and bridges (177 canals and more than 400 bridges to be exact), Venezia or Venice in English most likely springs to mind when one thinks of Italian romance. With swoo...

Useful Italian Phrases for Emergencies in Italy

Useful Italian Phrases for Emergencies in Italy

While we hope for a smooth experience during your time in Italy, it’s wise to be prepared for unexpected moments. Knowing how to communicate urgent needs in Italian can be invaluable. In this guide, w...

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