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Living in Italy

Eating the Italian Way

Eating the Italian Way

For Italians food is something extremely special. It is connected with pleasure, tradition, family and leisure and must always be savored with gusto! In Italy, eating is synonymous with slow, so take your time and enjoy your meal! The MammamiaFamily will guide you on an exploration of Italian food habits; their peculiarities and secrets with […]Read More

Italy’s top spa destinations

Italy’s top spa destinations

Spa, or terme in Italian, have been known since the dawn of time for their healing powers, offering a range of treatments that include: bathing (hot springs – thermae hot tub, mud bath, hydro massage, sauna, sensation shower, steam bath), aromatherapy, massage, body wrap, beauty treatments (manicure, pedicure, waxing, exfoliating) and more. Check out these recommendations […]Read More

Tracy Roberts talks about new international crowdfunding project

Tracy Roberts talks about new international crowdfunding project

With over 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and over 48 million visitors per year, who doesn’t love Italy? It is this passion for Italy that has prompted Tracy Roberts fellow expat living in Italy for 33 years and partners have launched LoveItaly! But what exactly is LoveItaly!? “We are a non-profit organization. We want to […]Read More

Emotional Hurdles of Studying Abroad

Emotional Hurdles of Studying Abroad

For many university students, a highlight of the college years is the chance to live abroad for a semester – or even a year – and experience life and school in a completely new culture, and often, a new language. Some students carefully plan their studies around being able to manage a semester abroad, knowing […]Read More

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 these national holidays: January 1st– New Year’s Day or Capodanno January 6th– Epiphany or […]Read More

Day trips from Milan for families with kids!

Day trips from Milan for families with kids!

Ten destinations only one hour away by car from Milan. The best choices when you run out of ideas in town.  Castello di Gropparello 80 km from Milan Travel back in time for a fantastic family adventure in an authentic medieval fortress. Castello di Gropparello is located over a ravine above the Vezzeno stream. This […]Read More

48 Hours in Milan

48 Hours in Milan

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 (Piazza Duomo) in the city center. Admire at one of Italy’s finest examples of Gothic architecture and be sure to visit the rooftops (via stairs or elevator) for a […]Read More

Relocation: A Chance for Reinvention

Relocation: A Chance for Reinvention

There are times in life when we all wish we could have a clean slate, a kind of “do over.” For those of you who have moved abroad and begun a whole new life, you know that’s exactly what you get: a completely fresh start and a chance to be a whole new version of […]Read More

Understanding Italian coffee

Understanding Italian coffee

In Italy drinking coffee is a ritual. Italians love going to cafés for their coffee and if skipped they won’t survive the day. Before you order a coffee, let’s clarify first the difference between café and caffè. Well, coffee translates in Italian as “caffé“, while café is known as the “bar”, the place where you […]Read More

48 Hours in Turin

48 Hours in Turin

Although Turin is not your typical tourist destination when visiting Italy it does offer unexpected surprises to its visitors. First on our list, is the recently renovated Egyptian Museum (Via Accademia delle Scienze 6) that houses one of the largest collections of Egyptian artifacts in Europe including the Tomb of Kha and his wife Merit and […]Read More

Sea bass baked in a salt crust – “Branzino al Sale”

Sea bass baked in a salt crust – “Branzino al Sale”

Many of the recipes that Italian’s are most fond of are the simplest ones, like pasta al pomodoro e basilico (pasta with tomato sauce and basil), caprese di bufala (buffalo mozzarella topped with tomatoes) and carpaccio grana e rucola (thinly sliced raw meat with arugula salad and Parmesan cheese). In this recipe, you are going to learn […]Read More

Cooking with Laurel Evans

Cooking with Laurel Evans

Easy Milano had a quick chat with Laurel Evans, American foodie who’s been busy cooking up American treats in Milan since 2004. Evans a seventh generation Texan, followed her curiosity across the United States, or as she says ‘loving and hating its foods, cultures and contradictions.’ Love brought her to Milan where her passion for food […]Read More

Introduction to Italian Customs

Introduction to Italian Customs

Italian languageItaly, as we know it today, is a very young country, just over 150 years old. It was ultimately unified in 1861 following a campaign lead by Garibaldi. Before then, it was a peninsula with dozens of independent city-states, ruled by lords, kings and popes, with their own laws, dialects and customs. Yet, the […]Read More

Italy: What’s Your Game Plan?

Italy: What’s Your Game Plan?

As part of my expat coaching program, my aim is to assist individuals who are relocating to Italy to gain as much clarity as possible, so that they can map out the most successful life possible for themselves here. Together with the expat, we delve into many aspects of life in Italy, as well as […]Read More

I Knew I Had Become Italian When…

I Knew I Had Become Italian When…

As an American who has lived in Italy for over 30 years, my Italian friends and family often say to me “ah, you are Italian now.” My mental reply is always “nope, I’m not.” The July 4 celebrations in Milan organized by Easy Milano seem like a good time to share a lighthearted list of […]Read More

Feeling Italian – Sentirsi Italiani: Più di un libro fotografico

Feeling Italian – Sentirsi Italiani: Più di un libro fotografico

More than a photobook about what it means to feel Italian today . 89 photographs selected by an international jury show images of the Italy of today. A country in transformation in a global context, in terms of behaviors, customs and values and, at the same time, a country linked to traditions and elements of continuity with the […]Read More

Milan: Mixing Old with the New

Milan: Mixing Old with the New

As an American, one thing that strikes on your first trip to Europe is the history. The relative age of North America is nothing compared to that of the European continent. Buildings of historical significance here can easily be two or three times as old as the historical sites in the United States. The same […]Read More

48 Hours in Rome

48 Hours in Rome

Day 1 Rome is truly one of a kind. It is filled with incredible buildings and architecture, ancient ruins from the great Roman Empire, and some of the most important religious landmarks in the world. The most difficult part about a trip to Rome is narrowing down a list of the best things to see […]Read More

The Lure of Italy: Where is the best place to live?

The Lure of Italy: Where is the best place to live?

The almost definitive guide to where to live in Italy. The lure of Italy is indisputable. History, culture, culinary tradition, stunning landscapes… and naturally so many beautiful people. You’re smitten, what’s not to like? A great dilemma for many considering a move to Italy is finding the right answer to “where is the best place […]Read More

Language Matters

Language Matters

A month or so ago, I found myself wandering the streets of an unfamiliar town in northern Italy as I checked Google Maps on my phone for a specific address. As I rounded the corner in proximity to my destination, a sign caught my eye that made me stop in my tracks. I saw the […]Read More

Relocating to Italy – The Essential First Steps

Relocating to Italy – The Essential First Steps

Whether it has been your dream to move to live in Italy for a lifetime, or if you are moving here for another reason, below you will find a series of steps that you should ideally do before you arrive in Italy or immediately after you get here. Planning ahead of your permanent move to […]Read More

Cosmopolitan Identities

Cosmopolitan Identities

“In an era where global vision and cross-cultural competencies are critical to business success, multicultural upbringing can be far-reaching. Multilingual, highly-skilled and international experienced, they have unique skills and abilities that enable them to function more effectively in a global business environment.” Born in New York to parents of Chinese origin, Amie received her college […]Read More

History, wine and nature in a glass… or two!

History, wine and nature in a glass… or two!

As they say, life’s too short to drink bad wine, which is a perfect reason for visiting Val Tidone! Just an hour’s drive south of Milan will put you in the center of a landscape that is characterized by endless waves of vineyard creating glorious panoramas. The terroir of the Val Tidone is perfect for […]Read More

The Venice Carnival

The Venice Carnival

When thinking of the Carnival, two cities stand out from the rest of the world, Venice and Rio. Given the cold temperatures in Italy since the start of 2016, my pick would definitely be Rio, but as I live in Milan with my wife and two small children, let’s talk about a more realistic travel option, […]Read More

PWN Milan – Special Christmas Party – Viva la Vida

PWN Milan – Special Christmas Party – Viva la Vida

PWN MILAN SPECIAL CHRISTMAS PARTY – Viva la Vida WHEN:Thursday, December 13th,  7-9:00pm  WHERE: Fabbrica del Vapore, Va Procaccini 4 – Milan (MM5 Monumentale) Performance Viva la vida – Live performance from “Los Diarios de Frida” performed by Cetec Dentro/Fuori San Vittore Artistic Director Donatella Massimilla  Cetec is a project operating in the women’s section of San Vittore, […]Read More

Why women’s issues are everyone’s issues in Italy

Why women’s issues are everyone’s issues in Italy

Two years ago, I offered to take on the responsibility to set up and manage a series of conferences on ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ on behalf of the British Chamber of Commerce for Italy. Over the following eighteen months I had the opportunity to work with amazing people, among them an inspiring British diplomat, that happened […]Read More

Why do Scots hold a Burns supper?

Why do Scots hold a Burns supper?

Casa Scozia and The Milan Scottish Country Dancers will hold a Burns Supper followed by Scottish Country Dancing at All Saints Church, Via Solferino 17, Milan on Saturday, 27 January 2018. Places limited so booking essential by 20 January at latest through John Murphy (j.murphy@buroservice.com). Price €25 per head (€15 under 18 yrs) The Scottish […]Read More

Brexit? That missed long-term opportunity…

Brexit? That missed long-term opportunity…

Suppose for a while that the UK would not have taken the route of a referendum to part with the European Union; how do you think this Country would have found itself in 7-10 years’ time vis-à-vis to the EU? Well, oddly enough it would have found itself – or very close to – the […]Read More

A Male Au Pair in Milan

A Male Au Pair in Milan

With it being my last week in Milan, it allows me to reflect upon my time here. I came to Milan to be an au pair to a bilingual family, Italian father and American mother. Even though I would be considered both the wrong gender and age to be an au pair (male, 23), I […]Read More

New Italian resident non-dom regime

New Italian resident non-dom regime

1. What is the new regime? The new Italian resident non-dom regime is an incentive regime which aims to boost investments in Italy by attracting high-net-worth individuals to move their residence to Italy, and levying a flat rate €100,000 p.a. substitute tax (in place of Italian tax) on their non-Italian worldwide income and capital gains. […]Read More

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