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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Milan, Italy

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Milan, Italy

Location: French Consulate Milan – Intersection of Via Moscova and Via Turati Event:  A demonstration against the French government will occur on October 2, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. and is scheduled to conclude at 2:00 p.m.  Demonstrators will gather near the French Consulate Building at the intersection of Via Moscova and Via Turati.  Police expect between […]Read More

Covid Swab Testing Centers in Milan for Students & School Personnel

Covid Swab Testing Centers in Milan for Students & School Personnel

Source: Regione Lombardia, 18 September 2020 (Partial automated translation) The ATS and ASST allow, within the current supply network, access to the test (swab) without reservation, free of charge and with self-certification of motivation, both for students (starting from early childhood), and for teaching and non-teaching school staff, who present symptoms at school or outside the […]Read More

Americans Are Invited To A Virtual Voting Assistance Event

Americans Are Invited To A Virtual Voting Assistance Event

EVENT:  September 30, 2020, from 18:30 – 19:30 Virtual event on Zoom The U.S. Consulate General in Milan, in conjunction with the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP), is hosting a virtual voting assistance event for U.S. citizens in Italy.  We will provide information on the absentee voting process and other consular services and answer some frequently asked […]Read More

Mobility Bonus FAQs

Mobility Bonus FAQs

Last May, the municipality of Milan announced a new bike lane project for Milan and its intention on becoming the cleanest and most bike friendly city in Europe. The Environmental Minister of Italy also announced the “Bonus Mobilità 2020 – Mobility Voucher Program”, a special tax refund to anyone buying bikes, including pedal assisted bicycles, as well […]Read More

Readout of Residency and Registration FaceBook live event

Readout of Residency and Registration FaceBook live event

Thank you to everyone who joined our Facebook live event last week on residency and registration. Our panel included Greta Nonni of the International Organisation for Migration. IOM is our UK Nationals Support Fund implementing partner in Italy and are providing support to UK nationals in registering. We’ve included a selection of the questions raised […]Read More

AMERICANS IN ITALY :  Voting from Abroad is Your Right, and It Matters !

AMERICANS IN ITALY : Voting from Abroad is Your Right, and It Matters !

The U.S. election is approximately six weeks away, and there’s no doubt that the old cliché is true:  this really is the most important election of our lifetime, and perhaps the most consequential American election since the Civil War, both for the United States and for the entire planet.   And that’s why every vote […]Read More

U.S. Consulate General in Milan Notarial Services Are Now Available

U.S. Consulate General in Milan Notarial Services Are Now Available

The U.S. Consulate General in Milan is pleased to announce that routine notarial services are now available.  The Consular Section has limited capacity for notarial appointments, so please be patient if your preferred date is not available.  Visit https://it.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/notarial-services/ to schedule an appointment. The Consular Agencies in Venice and Genoa also offer notarial services – please contact the agency […]Read More

Readout of Future Mobility and Travel FaceBook live event

Readout of Future Mobility and Travel FaceBook live event

Thank you to everyone who joined us last week for our live Q & A event on ‘Future Travel and Mobility’. You’ll find below and here on our Facebook page a selection of some of the questions raised. Please look out for our next session coming soon on residency and registration. I live in the UK but […]Read More

When can I apply for Italian dual citizenship after residency?

When can I apply for Italian dual citizenship after residency?

One of our Easy Milano subscribers who has been living as a permanent resident in Milan wrote in asking: ” I obtained permanent residence in Italy in November 2016. When is the earliest date at which I can apply for dual citizenship?” The answer depends on your nationality or refugee status. If you are an […]Read More

Voting information for American Citizens Abroad

Voting information for American Citizens Abroad

Voting assistance for Service members, their families, and overseas citizensAbsentee Voting Overview Americans can vote. Wherever they are. FVAP – Federal Voting Assistance Program FVAP encourages the use of the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to start the absentee voting process as it is standardized for use across all states and will extend your eligibility […]Read More

Live Q & A Session with British Embassy Rome, 27 August 2020

Live Q & A Session with British Embassy Rome, 27 August 2020

UK National living in Italy? Do you have a question about your future travel and movement rights after the end of the transition period? The British Embassy Rome is hosting its next live Q & A session on Thursday 27 August between 17:00 – 18:00. During this time you can post a question about travel and […]Read More

A Family Shopping Day at Scalo Milano Outlet

A Family Shopping Day at Scalo Milano Outlet

Milano Moda  Milan is not only the backdrop for the fashion runways, but it is a shopping destination for anyone looking for true Milanese style.  There is a shopping district in Milan for every kind of moda. The Golden Quadrilateral is famous for high end boutiques like Valentino, Gucci, Prada and Dolce Gabbana. Corso Como […]Read More

U.K. Government Offers Assistance to Expats Living in Italy

U.K. Government Offers Assistance to Expats Living in Italy

UK GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES INFORMATION CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT UK NATIONALS IN ITALY ·       The UK Government’s Foreign Office launches a vital information campaign targeting more than one million Brits across Europe with support and advice on steps to protect their rights after the transition period ends on 31 December ·       The Foreign Office will also offer assistance to those […]Read More

A MESSAGE FROM JILL MORRIS, HER MAJESTY’S AMBASSADOR British Embassy Rome

A MESSAGE FROM JILL MORRIS, HER MAJESTY’S AMBASSADOR British Embassy Rome

Issue No. 19 – Thursday 30 July 2020 To British Nationals in Italy, Before many of us take a summer break with our friends and families, I wanted to provide a further update on Italy’s implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement and your citizens’ rights. Over the last few months, I and my team have engaged […]Read More

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 hard work of the agricultural sector. It became a custom for the workers to wish their employers “buon ferragosto” and they would get […]Read More

Living Milanese Style

Living Milanese Style

What it means to be Milanese and how we as expats can adopt a Milanese lifestyle. If you do an image search for “Stile Milanese”, Google will show you a collage of elegant male models, expensive watches and chic women clinking prosecco glasses. However, wearing a designer jacket, drinking aperitvi and shopping in Milan does […]Read More

English Speakers Dis Mask Wearing Rules, Italian Speakers Obey

English Speakers Dis Mask Wearing Rules, Italian Speakers Obey

Italians are more likely to wear masks than Brits or Americans As the news of wearing a face covering in shops in England becomes mandatory from 24 July (with a fine of £100 for those who fail to comply) a new study shows that native English speakers are less likely to obey. A unique behavioral […]Read More

Canadians may enter Italy, Americans may not

Canadians may enter Italy, Americans may not

(July 17, 2020) The “safe list” for citizens of countries that may enter Italy has been updated and reconfirmed. The ban on citizens from the United States and most South American countries remains in force.   The only exception for Latin America is Uruguay and now Canadians may travel to Italy. The list was updated, Jul 16, 2020 by the […]Read More

Painting in the Pandemic Memories of Milan

Painting in the Pandemic Memories of Milan

Artist and painter Jerilyn Jurinek shares her work and memories of Milan and her travels in Italy which inspired her latest works, “Painting in the Pandemic”. As a member of the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) in New York, she stays connected to Italy and the art which inspires her most.                                                  By JERILYN JURINEK […]Read More

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (2020)

All Health Alert bulletins are from the U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy. For further information see embassy and consulate contact details at the end of the page. Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (Nov. 5, 2020) Communications from the U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (November 5, 2020) for all U.S. citizens living in Italy or planning […]Read More

Eu Opens Borders But Not For US Visitors

Eu Opens Borders But Not For US Visitors

(July 2, 2020) The European Union Member States have approved a draft list of 54 countries (see below), considered for Safe Entrance regarding measures taken during the Coronavirus crisis. The “safe list” will be used as a guide for member countries for opening their borders after the Covid-19 travel restrictions are lifted July 1. The United States is […]Read More

A Call To Vote: Americans in Italy

A Call To Vote: Americans in Italy

If not now, when? A message from Democrats Abroad and Vote From Abroad What will determine the difference between Donald Trump winning or losing in the 2020 Presidential elections? The answer may surprise you. It won’t be the many scandals spawned by the Trump administration. It won’t be his disastrous foreign policy, his irresponsible tax […]Read More

Adventure Parks in Italy – great time for friends and family!

Adventure Parks in Italy – great time for friends and family!

Adventure parks (parchi avventura) are a fairly new phenomenon in Italy, but there are quite a few that are really worth visiting. Apart from being great places where everybody, children and grown ups can have fun, they will give you the chance to see Italy in a different light. Have lots of fun, feel the […]Read More

Social distancing time frames: How our expectations affect compliance

Social distancing time frames: How our expectations affect compliance

A collective study by Italian researchers published by the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA on society in Italy during the lockdown period has revealed surprising facts about compliance and behavior where individual compliance has collective benefits.  The study can provide insight to the international community on managing expectations during public health emergencies that […]Read More

Did a Volcanic Eruption in Alaska Help End the Roman Republic?

Did a Volcanic Eruption in Alaska Help End the Roman Republic?

As an expat in Italy, learning the history and culture of the country enriches both the experience and our personal knowledge. First a Republic, Rome (Italy) was ruled by a government with a senate until Julius Cesar declared himself Emperor. The Roman Empire is considered to have been the most enduring in history, ruling over continental Europe, […]Read More

For Italy Free Covid-19 Vaccines This Autumn

For Italy Free Covid-19 Vaccines This Autumn

Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza and ministers from Germany, France and the Netherlands met to sign an agreement with UK based bio-pharmaceutical company Astrazeneca for the supply of up to 400 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine developed at the University of Oxford. Deliveries are expected to start by the end of 2020. Minister of […]Read More

Italy Enters Phase 3 After 97 Days of Lockdown

Italy Enters Phase 3 After 97 Days of Lockdown

Italy was one of the European countries most affected by the COVID-19 virus crisis officially recording over 34,000 victims.The country went into lockdown on March 10, 2020, almost 100 days ago. Although numbers continue to decrease, coronavirus cases are still being reported daily. Public safety and health measures that have already been implemented such as […]Read More

A MESSAGE FROM JILL MORRIS, HER MAJESTY’S AMBASSADOR British Embassy Rome

A MESSAGE FROM JILL MORRIS, HER MAJESTY’S AMBASSADOR British Embassy Rome

Issue No. 18 Tuesday 09 June 2020 To British Nationals in Italy, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide information on recent changes to the measures in place in Italy to manage the Covid-19 health emergency and the new entry requirements in the UK, as well as to update you on the implementation of the […]Read More

Neighborhoods of Milan, Where Should I live?

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

Why flour is still missing from supermarket shelves

Why flour is still missing from supermarket shelves

Written by Brigit Busicchia, Macquarie University Extreme shortages of toilet paper, pasta and other pantry products defined the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic for many shoppers around the world. Availability of most these goods has returned to normal. But not for baking goods – flour in particular. In Britain the flour shortage has led […]Read More

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