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Staying calm: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Expat in Milan

Staying calm: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Expat in Milan

By Karen Rigatti, Certified Professional Counselor As if there weren’t already enough hurdles to navigate while living abroad, expats are now having to deal with the added stress, confusion and uncertainty of the coronavirus here in Italy. Being far from home and perhaps not speaking the language – and therefore not fully understanding the constantly […] Read More

Maneuvering in the Italian Health Care System

Maneuvering in the Italian Health Care System

Italians health care may not appear as efficient and well managed as other countries, but considering its comprehensiveness, low ‘out of pocket cost’ and overall quality, it probably should get more credit than it does. Even though Italians often complain about the Italian health care system, Italy ranks 2nd in the “World Health Organization ranking […] Read More

Coronavirus: Living in Milan

Coronavirus: Living in Milan

Dear Easy Milano Readers, The public ordinance in Lombardy has imposed school closures and suspensions of cultural activities. Although public opinion may believe the measures are extreme, it is wise to observe them and to follow the indications sent by WHO (World Health Organization) regarding avoiding contact and personal self care:   Wash hands frequently […] Read More

7 March, 2020  Civil Week Milano 2020 – Medical Choices and a Living Will – Workshop in English

7 March, 2020 Civil Week Milano 2020 – Medical Choices and a Living Will – Workshop in English

Many of you and many Italians may not know that in 2017 a law was passed to give everyone in Italy the freedom to decide how we want be treated in the case of a serious illness. The type of medical care and the chance to decide in advance if we want certain procédures or […] Read More

Feb 26, 2020 – UK Expats Facebook Q&A

Feb 26, 2020 – UK Expats Facebook Q&A

Are you a UK national living in Italy? Do you have a question about your rights after the UK’s exit from the EU? British Embassy staff will be hosting a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday 26 February between 13:00 – 13:45. During this time you can post a question on our Facebook channel. And we […] Read More

A Message to British Nationals in Italy from Jill Morris British Embassy Rome

A Message to British Nationals in Italy from Jill Morris British Embassy Rome

A MESSAGE FROM JILL MORRIS, HER MAJESTY’S AMBASSADOR British Embassy RomeIssue No. 14Friday 31 January 2020 To British Nationals in Italy, The UK is today leaving the EU with a Deal – a formal Exit Treaty, referred to as the Withdrawal Agreement. I would like to to set out again what this means for British […] Read More

48 Hours in Verona

48 Hours in Verona

What better way is there, than to spend Valentine’s Day in Verona, Italy’s city of love? Begin the tour at Castelvecchio (corso Castelvecchio 2). This medieval castle with its brick exterior and turrets is a wonderful architectural gem which houses an incredible collection of Medieval and Renaissance art. During your visit, take some time for […] Read More

4 Feb, 2020- Milan Town Hall meeting for UK Nationals on Citizens’ Rights and Brexit

4 Feb, 2020- Milan Town Hall meeting for UK Nationals on Citizens’ Rights and Brexit

HM Consul General Catriona Graham would like to invite you to a Town Hall meeting for UK Nationals on Citizens’ Rights and Brexit on Tuesday 4 February 2020, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Address: British School of Milan Via Carlo Alberto Pisani Dossi, 16 Milan 20134 We encourage you to distribute this invitation to other British nationals in the area.  […] Read More

What Not To Do for New Year Resolutions

What Not To Do for New Year Resolutions

Dear Easy Milano Readers, Happy New Year! I hope you have started 2020 with lots of zip and pizzazz! Have you made a New Year Resolution?Have you once and for all decided to eat well, go to the gym three times a week and meditate for 30 minutes a day? Although I know resolve means […] Read More

The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy – The President’s update

The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy – The President’s update

Official information from The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy Published on  easymilano.com  date 19/01/2020  Dear Friends, Brexit will happen at 23.00 GMT on 31 January 2020* After three and a half years of debate, delay and confusion – and whether you like the outcome or not – we can now finally say this with […] Read More

Town Hall meeting for UK Nationals on Citizens’ Rights and Brexit – Tuesday 21 January 2020 from 4:45pm to 6:15pm in Pavia

Town Hall meeting for UK Nationals on Citizens’ Rights and Brexit – Tuesday 21 January 2020 from 4:45pm to 6:15pm in Pavia

The British Ambassador to Italy Jill Morris CMG would like to invite you to a Town Hall meeting for UK Nationals on Citizens’ Rights and Brexit. On Tuesday 21 January 2020, from 4:45pm to 6:15pm.Address:Palazzo del Broletto – Sala BrolettoVia Paratici 21Pavia 27100 We encourage you to distribute this invitation to other British nationals in […] Read More

South Africa Inspiring New Ways, Message from Consul-General Titi S Nxumalo

South Africa Inspiring New Ways, Message from Consul-General Titi S Nxumalo

Dear Readers, The third quarter of the 2019-2020 financial year is drawing to a close and we can now take the opportunity to reflect on all that we have done. This time in the administrative calendar of the South African Government also falls at a special time of the year when we celebrate Christmas and […] Read More

Val Tidone – a castle on every hilltop

Val Tidone – a castle on every hilltop

You know you’re in Val Tidone when you see a castle on practically every hilltop, when you find yourself surrounded by a literal sea of vineyards, and when the road winds lazily through one hamlet after another as it slowly rises, revealing breathtaking views of the hills and the valleys! When you have to slow […] Read More

British Embassy Recommendations for Citizens Abroad

British Embassy Recommendations for Citizens Abroad

Following the most recent Embassy Town Hall meetings with British Nationals in Italy, this is a reminder of our advice and guidance. We recommend UK Nationals should apply for residency and healthcare. Make sure you are registered with your local comune, and with your ASL for healthcare, exchange your driving licence, ensure that you request […] Read More

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

AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE INVITED TO AN “AMERICAN TOWN HALL” 

AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE INVITED TO AN “AMERICAN TOWN HALL” 

EVENT:  The U.S. Consulate General in Milan is hosting an “American Town Hall” event for U.S. citizens in northern Italy.  Consulate staff will provide information on consular services available to U.S. citizens and answer some frequently asked questions: How to register to vote overseas? How to document the birth/death of U.S. citizens overseas? What are safety and […] Read More

A message from HM Ambassador Jill Morris – Issue No. 12

A message from HM Ambassador Jill Morris – Issue No. 12

A MESSAGE FROM JILL MORRIS, HER MAJESTY’S AMBASSADOR British Embassy Rome Issue No. 12 Friday 11 October 2019 After my summer message in July I want to provide you with an update on Brexit and citizens’ rights. No Deal preparations As you may be aware, this week the Government published its ‘No-Deal Readiness Report‘. The report includes […] Read More

Q&A session for UK Nationals on Citizens’ Rights and Brexit – Thursday 17 October 2019, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm in Montebello di Bertona (PE)

Q&A session for UK Nationals on Citizens’ Rights and Brexit – Thursday 17 October 2019, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm in Montebello di Bertona (PE)

British Embassy staff would like to invite you to a Town Hall meeting for UK Nationals on Citizens’ Rights and Brexit. on Thursday 17 October 2019, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Address: Comune di Montebello di Bertona Piazza Sandro Pertini 1 Sala Consiliare Montebello di Bertona (PE) 65010, IT We encourage you to distribute this invitation to other British nationals […] Read More

Town Hall meeting for UK Nationals on Citizens’ Rights and Brexit

Town Hall meeting for UK Nationals on Citizens’ Rights and Brexit

HMA Jill Morris CMG would like to invite you to a Town Hall meeting for UK Nationals on Citizens’ Rights and Brexit on Tuesday 15 October 2019, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Address: All Saints Anglican Church Milan Via Solferino, 17 Closest metro station: Moscova (Green line) 20121, Milan We encourage you to distribute this invitation to other British nationals […] 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

News from the South African Consulate-General Milan, Italy

News from the South African Consulate-General Milan, Italy

Sharing news from Titi S. Nxumalo, South African Consulate-General Milan, Italy Dear Readers,   I would like to take the opportunity to welcome everybody back from the August holidays which I hope brought much needed rest to all. The Mission has indeed begun its work in full swing at the beginning of September and already […] 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

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