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 ...

How to Legally Avoid US Tax on the Sale of your Non-US Home for Americans Abroad

How to Legally Avoid US Tax on the Sale of your Non-US Home for Americans Abroad

If you are a US citizen living outside the United States, under US tax law, you could be subject to US capital gains tax on the sale of your non-US home. It doesn’t matter where the sale of the home i...

Free Online US Tax Preparation Software Options for Americans Abroad

Free Online US Tax Preparation Software Options for Americans Abroad

Earlier this month, the IRS announced the 2024 tax filing season will open on January 29, I’ve already received emails from people asking about how to file their US tax return for this year. For Ameri...

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...

Voting in 2024 US Federal Elections

Voting in 2024 US Federal Elections

Your vote counts! Did you know that many U.S. federal elections for the House of Representatives and Senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  A...

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...

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...

What is a SPID Digital Identity in Italy

What is a SPID Digital Identity in Italy

If you are planning to move to Italy, you will find that there is a sea of bureaucracy to navigate. One item on the essentials list is a SPID ID. What is a SPID ID? SPID stands for Sistema Pubblico di...

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...

Why do Italians Eat Lentils on New Year’s Eve?

Why do Italians Eat Lentils on New Year’s Eve?

It’s an Italian tradition to eat lentils just after the stroke of midnight on Dec 31st. Go to any supermarket in Italy on Dec 31st and the shelf of lentils will be empty. They are sold out and not eve...

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 ...

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...

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...

Managing Holiday Stress by Managing Daily Habits

Managing Holiday Stress by Managing Daily Habits

Here we go again…the holidays!  For some, it really is the most wonderful time of the year, but for many of us, it’s more of a mixed bag: holiday stress, added expenses, family (with all the good and ...

60 Years of Quality Education: The American School of Milan

60 Years of Quality Education: The American School of Milan

The year 2022 marks the 60th anniversary of The American School of Milan (ASM). The American School of Milan (ASM) was established in 1962 by a group of forward-thinking American expatriate parents. A...

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...

Best Christmas Markets in Italy

Best Christmas Markets in Italy

Christmas is a magical time of year that brings with it the joy and Christmas cheer of Christmas markets in regions of Italy. Italy is a country of romance and beautiful things, from its art to its cu...

Essential Tips for Driving in Italy

Essential Tips for Driving in Italy

Like many aspects of living in Italy, driving a car requires navigating the country’s notoriously complex bureaucracy, as well as a few of its characteristic cultural peculiarities. In this article, w...

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...

Security Alert – WorldWide Caution

Security Alert – WorldWide Caution

October 20, 2023 Due to increased tensions in various locations around the world, the potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations or violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests, the Depart...

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...

Inauguration of the Canadian Consulate in Milan

Inauguration of the Canadian Consulate in Milan

New headquarters for the Canadian Consulate in Milan were inaugurated on 10 October, at Via Verziere 11, in the presence of the Canadian Ambassador of Italy, Elissa Golberg, and the Mayor of Milan, Gi...

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...

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...

Welcome to the New US Consul General Douglass Benning

Welcome to the New US Consul General Douglass Benning

Douglass Benning joined the Department of State in 1996 and is a member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor. From 2021 to 2023, Mr. Benning served as the Principal Deputy...

Daylight Savings Time in Italy

Daylight Savings Time in Italy

Italy, like many other countries, continues to adhere to the practice of Daylight Saving Time (DST), known in Italian as “Ora Solare.” DST involves the clock being set forward one hour in the spring a...

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...

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