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St. Andrew’s Night Ball: A Scottish Celebration in Milan

St. Andrew’s Night Ball: A Scottish Celebration in Milan

The Milan Scottish Country Dancers celebrated St. Andrews Night with a formal ball on November 26, 2022. The event has been held annually for the past 30 years and was the first after a two-year break due to the pandemic. The evening included traditional Scottish country dancing, music, and food. It was a wonderful way […]Read More

Success is not about Accomplishments; it’s about the Journey with Joy

Success is not about Accomplishments; it’s about the Journey with Joy

Joy is defined as “a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.” You’ve probably also heard that happiness is “just a choice.”  So why then are there so many people in this world living their lives profoundly unhappy and lacking joy? Why don’t they just choose to be happy all the time?! Because it’s not so […]Read More

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 cuisine. Italy has all that you could hope for with Christmas markets, too! Some Christmas Markets in Italy […]Read More

American Thanksgiving in Milan…Italian Style

American Thanksgiving in Milan…Italian Style

Americans celebrated Thanksgiving in Milan…Italian style! Milano Culture Club teamed up with DOT Chianti for a special Italo-Americano Thanksgiving Dinner. The private event took place on Nov. 24, 2022, at the Tuscan restaurant in Milan, Dot Chianti. The evening started with an informal meet and greet followed by a sit-down meal at “family style” tables. […]Read More

Thanksgiving Message from Robert S. Needham, U S Consul General in Milan November 2022

Thanksgiving Message from Robert S. Needham, U S Consul General in Milan November 2022

Thanksgiving Message from Robert S. Needham, U S Consul General in Milan, for EasyMilano.comNovember 2022 It brings me great joy to wish the readers of EasyMilano a very happy Thanksgiving on behalf of everyone at the U.S. Consulate General in Milan. Two years ago, I wrote a Thanksgiving message here at a time when we […]Read More

The Milanese Work Wardrobe

The Milanese Work Wardrobe

No city in Italy matches Milan for its mélange of art, fashion and business. The city is known for being one of the “big four” of the global fashion scene; Paris, London, New York, and Milan, so it’s no surprise that Italians take their work wardrobe very seriously. This article looks at what Milanese professionals […]Read More

When Can We Switch on the Heating in Italy?

When Can We Switch on the Heating in Italy?

This article has been updated to include new information about heating regulations in 2022 Switching on the heating in Italy is controlled by regional regulations for centralized systems. Residents with autonomous heating should abide by the rules but have a bit more leeway.   It’s already October and temperatures have suddenly dropped. It’s cold and […]Read More

Jan Noble to read “A Poem for the Shelley Bicentennial” at Lago D’Orta

Jan Noble to read “A Poem for the Shelley Bicentennial” at Lago D’Orta

UK-based poet Jan Noble has been making a tour of Italy this year, marking the 200th anniversary of the death of Percy Bysshe Shelley off the coast of Viareggio in 1822. Jan has composed a special poem commemorating the life of the Romantic poet, who lived (and died) in self-imposed exile in Italy. He will be […]Read More

Daylight Savings Time in Italy

Daylight Savings Time in Italy

Italy is one of the many countries around the world that observes daylight savings time (DST). Referred to in Italian as “Ora Solare“, DST is the practice of changing the clocks forward an hour in the spring and back an hour in the fall. This allows for more sunlight in the evenings during the warmer […]Read More

Bilingual School or International school: which is better for your child?

Bilingual School or International school: which is better for your child?

Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. If you are considering a bilingual school in Milan or an international school, there are some key differences to consider. This article will explore the main differences between a school like MILE Bilingual School, and […]Read More

Alternative Music & Club Scene in Milan 2022

Alternative Music & Club Scene in Milan 2022

Concerts and events in Milan in clubs, discos and clubs: the most awaited shows of 2022-2023 Do you love the Alternative music scene? Discover emerging artists playing live in the clubs and discos of Milan and its province, and the best evenings of Milanese nightlife. Official tickets for all events can be found on Ticketmaster […]Read More

5 Things Happy Expats in Italy Do

5 Things Happy Expats in Italy Do

Italy is a beautiful country with so much to offer. From the food to the culture, there are many things that make Italy a great place to live. However, there are also a few things that can be challenging for expats. In this article, we will explore five things happy expats in Italy do to […]Read More

“Shelley. A Diet for Peace” – Preview

“Shelley. A Diet for Peace” – Preview

This year is the bicentenary of the death of Percy Bysshe Shelley, the Romantic poet and radical who drowned in a storm off the coast of Viareggio aboard his boat, the Don Juan, with his friend, Edward Williams, and their boat boy. Among the many events being held to mark the date and to celebrate […]Read More

Frances Mayes, Italy is Her Place in the World

Frances Mayes, Italy is Her Place in the World

Frances Mayes needs no introduction. Her New York Times bestselling memoir Under the Tuscan Sun, which was also made into a featured film starring Diane Lane, Sandra Oh and Raoul Bova has been read by most, if not all, expats living in Italy.  For many, it was the validation that the absurd idea, “I’m going […]Read More

60 Years of Quality Education: The American School of Milan

60 Years of Quality Education: The American School of Milan

This year 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. ASM was one of the first international schools in Milan and remains committed to its founding principles of diversity, inclusivity, and excellence in education. […]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

Home Design Trends: Neutral Colors, Reissues & Sustainablity For a New Way of Living

Home Design Trends: Neutral Colors, Reissues & Sustainablity For a New Way of Living

The most cutting-edge home design trends that will characterize modern life were spotted by Design Italy, the e-commerce platform for Italian design & furniture brands, at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair. They predict that these incredibly fanciful pieces of furniture and decor are sure bets to top the year’s online sales charts. An increasing number […]Read More

Italian Winter Wines You’ll love

Italian Winter Wines You’ll love

Let’s face it: when temperatures drop and it’s rainy and gray outside, there’s nothing better than spending evenings at home, maybe in front of a fireplace with a blanket, a good movie, and a glass full of good wine. In winter, food also changes, and on the table, there are dishes of greater structure and […]Read More

7 Things to Know Before Buying Property in Italy

7 Things to Know Before Buying Property in Italy

Owning a villa overlooking the Amalfi Coast, a farmhouse in the Emilia-Romagna countryside or a chic apartment in the center of Milan are all possible with the right plan. If the dream of living in Italy has been on your mind and you are finally ready to make the move, there are a few things […]Read More

Expats in Italy: Saying Goodbye to the Queen

Expats in Italy: Saying Goodbye to the Queen

It was inevitable that the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II would be big news, but what was less predictable has been the depth of the emotional response it has triggered, not just in Britain and the Commonwealth, but around the world. Even here in Italy, people have been sending me (and other British […]Read More

Top 10 Reasons Why Milano Is the Best Choice for a Long Weekend

Top 10 Reasons Why Milano Is the Best Choice for a Long Weekend

Milano, internationally known for fashion and design, is a city of nuances, a city that can be experienced in a thousand different ways. Here are the top 10 reasons by YesMilano – Milan’s official promotional agency, why spend some time in the gem of northern Italy. Visit Milan with friends, family or even solo. A Multicultural City Milano is […]Read More

Americans in Italy, it’s already election time!

Americans in Italy, it’s already election time!

Article by Nancy Fina, National Chair at Democrats Abroad Italy Now is the time to request your ballot to vote in the November 8 midterms. All U.S. citizens can vote from Italy, but to do so you need to request an absentee ballot every election year. You can do this by filling out and submitting […]Read More

An Erasmus+ Experience in Milan

An Erasmus+ Experience in Milan

Josue Barone joined the Easy Milano team while he was here with the Erasmus+ program. Read more about his experience studying abroad in Italy. Italy is one of the countries that most attracts the attention of tourists from all over the world. Amid the ancient history of Rome, the canals of Venice, and the beauty […]Read More

Living in Italy: Fashion for kids it’s about more than style

Living in Italy: Fashion for kids it’s about more than style

You may not think that fashion for kids is important, but in fact, it is an integral part of society and social intelligence. Not just here in Italy, but everywhere. Whether we consciously teach them about fashion or not, kids learn at an early age key social cues such as what is appropriate to wear […]Read More

Top 10 Cities in Europe for Raising a family

Top 10 Cities in Europe for Raising a family

With the increase of telecommuting positions, employers seem to be less strict with parents and family commitments. This is good news for those looking to balance their demanding jobs with providing the best life possible for their children. The latest research by Preply, the online platform for language tutors, reveals the top European cities to […]Read More

Writing for Stage and Screen: English Theatre Milan Masterclass with Ann Marie Di Mambro

Writing for Stage and Screen: English Theatre Milan Masterclass with Ann Marie Di Mambro

English Theatre Milan recently organised an online Masterclass “Writing For Theatre And Television” led by the acclaimed Scottish theatre and TV dramatist Ann Marie Di Mambro, who explained the differences between writing for the two media, as well as film. About the speaker Ann Marie Di Mambro is a fine theatrical storyteller who deftly mixes […]Read More

United States Consulate General in Milan Celebrates the 4th of July

United States Consulate General in Milan Celebrates the 4th of July

The 4th of July is a special day for Americans all over the world, and that includes those of us living in Milan! The United States Consulate General in Milan hosted a special Independence Day celebration on Wednesday, complete with all the patriotic trimmings. There was food, music, and of course, the American flag prominently […]Read More

2022 Independence Day Message to Readers of Easy Milano 

2022 Independence Day Message to Readers of Easy Milano 

Dear fellow Americans and Friends,  Happy 4th of July! The United States’ Independence Day celebration is one of our country’s  most beloved. And though many of us are far from our home shores, if you’re like me, this day  reminds me of the many years of gathering with friends and family to grill hamburgers and […]Read More

Shopping for the Best Bargains in Milan

Shopping for the Best Bargains in Milan

Finding Bargains in Milan – How to find the best shopping in Milan Milan is one of the most expensive cities in Europe. But if you like bargain hunting, there are still plenty of ways to find great deals on food, fashion, and more. Shopping is more fun when you find a bargain or a […]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

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