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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Italian Holidays

Italian Holidays

Moving to a new country has all sorts of novelties including a few new holidays to get used to. So before being the odd one racing to work on a day in which you could have stayed in bed, jot down thes...

Useful Contact Numbers in Italy

Useful Contact Numbers in Italy

Settling into a new country comes with its own set of challenges. We understand the importance of having quick access to essential services to make your transition smoother. We’ve put together a list ...

Finding A Sense of Community in Milan

Finding A Sense of Community in Milan

Moving to a new city can be both exciting and daunting. One of the most challenging aspects is navigating the culture and finding your place within its community. If you’re an expat looking to find yo...

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...

Italian Halloween Traditions & How to Celebrate in Milan

Italian Halloween Traditions & How to Celebrate in Milan

Halloween, celebrated October 31st, is a fairly new entry on the Italian festivities calendar. All Saint’s Day, celebrated on November 1st is a recognized holiday, therefore, shops, schools, banks and...

Back to Reality: the “Rientro”

Back to Reality: the “Rientro”

The holidays are over and everyone is returning to work, school or whatever they were doing before the break. In most countries, it’s a pretty straightforward affair, but in Italy, it’s so traumatic t...

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...

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...

Italian Holiday: Ferragosto, August 15

Italian Holiday: Ferragosto, August 15

Ferragosto is a public holiday celebrated on 15 August in all of Italy. It originates from Feriae Augusti, the festival of emperor Augustus, who made the 1st of August a day of rest after the weeks of...

The Ultimate Guide to Successfully Renting a Property in Italy

The Ultimate Guide to Successfully Renting a Property in Italy

Renting a property in Italy can be an exciting and rewarding experience. From picturesque coastal towns to vibrant city centers, Italy offers a diverse range of rental opportunities for both locals an...

Step by Step Guide to Italian Immigration

Step by Step Guide to Italian Immigration

Every year, Italy is always among the top ten countries that foreigners would like to move to. There are many reasons for this, including the country’s rich history, culture, and art scene, beautiful ...

Stop Looking for Workarounds in Italy

Stop Looking for Workarounds in Italy

There’s not a day that goes by that a foreigner does not post in an expat online group or forum asking for a workaround regarding Italy’s laws, rules, and regulations. The problem with this approach i...

The Significance of Mimosa on March 8th

The Significance of Mimosa on March 8th

Since 1977, March 8th has been celebrated as International Women’s Day, a United Nations sanctioned day of observance celebrating women’s contributions to society. In Italy, it is traditional to give ...

American Thanksgiving in Milan…Italian Style

American Thanksgiving in Milan…Italian Style

Americans celebrated Thanksgiving in Milan…Italian style! Milano Culture Club teamed up with DOT Chianti for a special Italo-Americano Thanksgiving Dinner. The private event took place on Nov. 24, 202...

When Can We Switch on the Heating in Italy?

When Can We Switch on the Heating in Italy?

This article has been updated to include new information about heating regulations in 2022 Switching on the heating in Italy is controlled by regional regulations for centralized systems. Residents wi...

5 Things Happy Expats in Italy Do

5 Things Happy Expats in Italy Do

Italy is a beautiful country with so much to offer. From the food to the culture, there are many things that make Italy a great place to live. However, there are also a few things that can be challeng...

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 It...

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. Expa...

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 ...

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 bus...

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...

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 wr...

Colorful Milanese Fashion for a Bright Winter

Colorful Milanese Fashion for a Bright Winter

Italian designers and the styles coming off the Milanese fashion runways have shown us that color is not only for summer! It’s time to break away from the traditional winter wardrobe of dark and neutr...

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