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Best Parks in Milan for Outdoor Exercise

Best Parks in Milan for Outdoor Exercise

Milan has big plans to be one of Europe’s most eco-friendly cities and has already put the wheels in motions to become the most bike friendly city in Italy highlighting its excellent parks, bike paths and other sport facilities. In this article, we share the best parks in Milan for outdoor exercise. Whether you want […]Read More

Ophelia, Herb-woman: Bringing Elizabethan England to Milan

Ophelia, Herb-woman: Bringing Elizabethan England to Milan

Joan Field leads a double life (or maybe even a triple life). Her day job is that of herb-woman, out in the fields at dawn picking simples that she hawks in a basket to the country folk eager for natural remedies to treat all manner of illnesses. But she also moonlights as an actor, treading […]Read More

Rose Reilly, Footballer scores big at the Teatro Gerolamo, Milan

Rose Reilly, Footballer scores big at the Teatro Gerolamo, Milan

English Theatre Milan is on a roll. Continuing its mini-season of plays in English, with Rose Reilly, Footballer, the project scored big and won over the audience at the Teatro Gerolamo in P.za Beccaria with a surprising – and at times shocking – story of one woman’s struggle against pig-headed patriarchy and intransigence to finally […]Read More

Take a Walk on the Wilde Side: English Theatre in Milan brings the authentic voice of Oscar to the Gerolamo

Take a Walk on the Wilde Side: English Theatre in Milan brings the authentic voice of Oscar to the Gerolamo

This is becoming a habit. I’m sitting in a theatre in Milan watching a one-man show in English based on a classic literary text. A month ago I was left stunned and speechless by Guy Masterson-Mastroianni’s performance of Under Milk Wood at the Filodrammatici (J. Productions). Tonight, it was the turn of Gerard Logan at […]Read More

Affordable Milanese Style Décor

Affordable Milanese Style Décor

How to decorate your home with Milanese Style without breaking the bank Now that you live in Milan, you have probably started dressing and eating like a local, but have you applied your knowledge of Milanese style to your home?  Even if you don’t live here, you can make your home more Italian with these […]Read More

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 on her new culture with a touch of lighthearted humor. Living in Italy Aperitivos, flowing wine, beauty all around – you must be […]Read More

Under Milk Wood comes to Milan with a stunning performance to help Ukraine

Under Milk Wood comes to Milan with a stunning performance to help Ukraine

Milan April 6, 2022- It was was a rare opportunity in Milan: the chance to see the incredible Guy Masterson-Mastroianni performing all 69 roles of Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood in a special charity performance for Ukraine at the Filodrammatici Theatre in Milan, thanks to Julia Holden and J Productions.  Guy Masterson-Mastroianni was absolutely incredible, transforming himself physically […]Read More

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 business hub and a significant European base for multinational corporations like Edison and Microsoft. Milan has prestigious universities such as Bocconi, Università […]Read More

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 many towns that offer great value and lifestyle options. We have compiled a list of the best places to live in […]Read More

Expats in Italy: Karen Rigatti, Facing Challenges and Helping Others

Expats in Italy: Karen Rigatti, Facing Challenges and Helping Others

Karen Rigatti is American and has been living in Milan since 2008. Karen looks like a Macy’s catalog model with her apple pie smile and Californian blonde locks. One might think she came to Milan to walk the runways, but it was a job in a law firm and later, love, that brought her across […]Read More

The Ultimate Parent’s Guide to Studying in the UK

The Ultimate Parent’s Guide to Studying in the UK

For any young person, studying in the UK is an exciting opportunity. Going abroad, taking a risk and studying outside of their home country allows students to experience life in another culture and meet people from all over the world. However, the reality of moving to a new country and enrolling in a foreign university […]Read More

7 Steps to Successful Conference Planning in Milan

7 Steps to Successful Conference Planning in Milan

Milan is a fantastic location for business conferences. It’s a vibrant, dynamic city with a cosmopolitan feel that attracts both national and international business travelers. While some people are familiar with Milan, they may not know that it has so much to offer when it comes to business conventions, trade shows, meetings and networking events. […]Read More

Amie Louie, Founder of Easy Milano Chosen as Urban Queen Leader

Amie Louie, Founder of Easy Milano Chosen as Urban Queen Leader

We are delighted to announce that our very own Amie Louie, founder of Easy Milano and Global VP Fundraising for the Professional Women’s Network (PWN Global), has been selected by internationally renowned artist, Ramona Pintea as one of the 10 Urban Queens in her series of paintings created for the #WearYourCrown♥ Global Campaign to raise […]Read More

Carnevale Ambrosiano- Carnival in Milan

Carnevale Ambrosiano- Carnival in Milan

Carnival in Milan follows the Ambrosian rite Il Carnevale di Milano  is celebrated on the day before the beginning of Lent. Carnival in Milan follows the Ambrosian rite and is celebrated one week after Carnival in Venice which follows the Roman rite. What is Carnival? It’s the last day of celebrations before the forty-day period of Lent (a period of penitence and […]Read More

Italy News in English

Do you find it hard to keep up to date with what’s going on in Italy? Although we are not a news site (and do not aim to be), we try to keep our readers and members informed on what matters. Get Easy Milano NotificationsClick “Allow” on entry or go to the browser bar, click […]Read More

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 write in asking questions BEFORE moving to Milan. One question came in about neighborhoods and living in Milan. Although […]Read More

Easy How-To Guide to Getting Married in Italy

Easy 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 on a terrace looking out to the Amalfi Coast. However, Italy is known for its bureaucracy and the documents needed to […]Read More

The Best Times to Look for Work in Italy

The Best Times to Look for Work in Italy

When is the best time of the year to look for a new job? And which are the worst months in which to send your curriculum vitae? Timing is also important when it comes to looking for a new job, so we asked the opinion of some experts to understand something more. “There are no absolute rules that prohibit or discourage the sending […]Read More

Green Pass, Super Pass, Mega Pass: More Covid-19 Regulations in Italy (February update)

Green Pass, Super Pass, Mega Pass: More Covid-19 Regulations in Italy (February update)

MILAN- updated 03/02/2022 –  About one million and 680 thousand people, have not yet received the first dose of the vaccine in Italy despite the efforts of the national vaccine campaign. The Omicron variant of the covid-19 virus has spread in recent weeks through Italy. Although reports tell the story of a “less life-threatening” covid-19 […]Read More

Learn Something New in 2022

Learn Something New in 2022

January is always a time for making new year resolutions. Unfortunately, following through on resolutions is often frustrating and discouraging. Too frequently, people set their goals based on what others expect of them but soon find that their determination quickly dwindles.  This year, rather than making an empty promise like “lose weight” or “get in […]Read More

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 neutral colors like gray, brown, and dark blue. From January 5th, the winter sales are on in Lombardy. Take advantage of […]Read More

Poem: A Rose Has Thorns

Poem: A Rose Has Thorns

A homage to all the women who have lost their lives at the hands of the men they loved. A Rose Has Thorns by Brenda Shoreman Our eyes met across a crowded roomThe smile he gave me made my heart go zoomIt wasn’t long before he was standing by my side,Our conversation was deep and […]Read More

Going With the Flow of the Holidays

Going With the Flow of the Holidays

Karen Rigatti, Certified Professional Counselor in Milan shares her insights and some tips on keeping calm during the holiday season. Some welcomed wisdom, especially appreciated in the current, topsy-turvy era of dealing with Covid-19. The song tells us, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the hap-happiest season of all.” It’s the holidays!! Are you ready? […]Read More

Living in Italy: Third Dose of the Covid-19 vaccination

Living in Italy: Third Dose of the Covid-19 vaccination

Our inbox is full! As an online publication for expats living in Italy, vaccinations for foreigners, the green pass, and questions about the covid-19 third dose come to us frequently. In this article, we try to answer some of your questions. This is not intended as medical advice, always consult a physician. Click here to […]Read More

5 tips on How to Adapt to Italian Culture

5 tips on How to Adapt to Italian Culture

Moving to a new country can be tough for anyone, but it’s especially hard if you don’t know the culture. Adapting to living in Italy can be a rollercoaster of emotions and experiences. Italians are labelled as being loud, expressive with their hands and late to appointments, but guess what – expats are stereotyped too! […]Read More

How to get the Green Pass for Travel to Italy and in EU 2021 (October update)

How to get the Green Pass for Travel to Italy and in EU 2021 (October update)

updated 14/10/2021 The Green Pass (digital travel pass) Since June 15, within Italy to travel to another EU region for non-essential reasons such tourism, travel between regions and to attend some events such as trade fairs, conferences and ceremonies (even weddings) will require  a “green pass” proving you have been vaccinated or recovered within the […]Read More

5 Fashion Accessories for an Italian Look

5 Fashion Accessories for an Italian Look

Living in Italy, not only in Milan where fashion and design are prominent, you will notice that Italians have a natural sense of style. As an expat coming from a culture that values comfort over couture, it is normal to feel like you don’t “fit in”, especially when you show up to a party in […]Read More

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 businesses are closed, making Halloween the perfect party night. Many say that Halloween celebrations in Italy started in the 80’s and 90’s when foreign students […]Read More

Living in Italy: You’ll need to get a SPID digital identity

Living in Italy: You’ll need to get a SPID digital identity

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 SPID? SPID stands for Sistema Pubblico di Identità Digitale (SPID), Public Digital Identity System and is a digital identity. Made up of an […]Read More

Italian Summer Wines

Italian Summer Wines

Italy is among the top romantic destinations in the world. It is a country where you can get swept away by pastoral countryside, quaint seaside villages, idyllic islands, ancient historical sites, and best of all, good wine. Romance awaits in Italy.  You do not need an explanation to see that Italians are very passionate about […]Read More

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