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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

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

Top Tips for Visiting Bergamo, Italy in a Day

Top Tips for Visiting Bergamo, Italy in a Day

If you are in Milan, planning a day trip to Bergamo is easy! In less than an hour you can visit this charming city. Here are some of our top tips on visiting Bergamo, Italy in a day. Visiting Bergamo You can’t go wrong when choosing Bergamo for a day trip from Milan. Bergamo has […]Read More

The Armed Man, A Mass for Peace

The Armed Man, A Mass for Peace

As Russia’s war in Ukraine continues to exact its appalling cost in terms of human lives and suffering, this was an opportune moment for hundreds of people in Milan to come together and demonstrate their solidarity and support for all victims of war and refugees through a deeply emotional shared musical experience.  Featured image: The […]Read More

Choosing a Family Doctor in Lombardy has just gotten easier

Choosing a Family Doctor in Lombardy has just gotten easier

From Tuesday, July 5,2022 residents and health card holders in Lombardy, Italy will be able to choose or change their family doctor (medico di base) or pediatrician at a pharmacy. Approved by the regional council vice president and councilor for welfare Letizia Moratti and signed in agreement by the Lombardy Region, Federfarma Lombardia and Assofarm […]Read More

Milan Celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Milan Celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

The Milanese celebrations of the Queen’s Birthday Party, the British National Day, the event that celebrates the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen of England Elizabeth II, took place yesterday June 16, in the enchanting setting of the Snai San Siro Hippodrome. This year, a very special anniversary was added to the traditional Garden Party, […]Read More

Cost of Living in Milan

Cost of Living in Milan

Anyone who has visited Italy will know the prices are high for most items, from holiday rentals to a cup of coffee. But is it the same for the cost of living in Italy? Here are our 2022 findings. Expats flock to Italy for various reasons; great weather, rich history, and of course, stunning scenery. […]Read More

COVID-19 Travel Information for U.S.A. Summer 2022

COVID-19 Travel Information for U.S.A. Summer 2022

Pre-departure Testing Requirements for Air Travelers to the U.S. Lifted Effective June 12, 2022 June 12, 2022 – Air passengers to the U.S.A. will not need to get tested and show a negative COVID-19 test result or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19 prior to boarding a flight to the United States regardless of vaccination […]Read More

Highlights of Salone del Mobile 2022

Highlights of Salone del Mobile 2022

Salone del Mobile 2002 is on! The city of Milan comes alive once again for the 60th edition of Salone del Mobile Milano. The Salone del Mobile is a celebration of design, culture color and style. The main events and trade fair is on at the Fiera Milano , Rho, this year from June 7- 12, 2022. The […]Read More

Marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in the UK and Italy

Marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in the UK and Italy

While the UK switched into full partying mode for the four days of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, celebrating her 70 glorious years on the throne, people around the world were keen to join in the festivities, with events taking place throughout the Commonwealth and in British expat communities, including those in Italy.  The eyes of […]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

U.S. Citizens Can Vote from Italy

U.S. Citizens Can Vote from Italy

Every American is able to cast a ballot and make his or her voice heard. Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) helps US citizens vote from wherever they are in the world. Upcoming Elections in 2022 The 2022 U.S. midterm elections are right around the corner!  The 2022 United States Senate elections will be held on […]Read More

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

Easy Milano Spring Cleaning

Easy Milano Spring Cleaning

Dear Readers, On June 13, 2022 we are scheduling a clean up of the EasyMilano.com classified ads database. All old classified ads and associated images will be archived or deleted. What does this mean for you? If you have ads or a promotional campaign managed for you by the Easy Milano Team, you do not […]Read More

Message for U.S. Citizens in Italy: Launch of Passport Renewal Online Fee Payment Program

Message for U.S. Citizens in Italy: Launch of Passport Renewal Online Fee Payment Program

Useful information for U.S. citizens living in Italy applying for passport renwals at the embassy or consulate. Also below, information on contacting U.S. consulates in Italy. The U.S. Mission to Italy is pleased to announce the launch of an online payment program for adult passport renewal for U.S. citizens resident in Italy. Qualified applicants will […]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

How to celebrate Easter in Italy

How to celebrate Easter in Italy

Generally, Easter in Italy is celebrated for two days: Pasqua (Easter Sunday) and Pasquetta (Easter Monday). However, many other religious ceremonies are observed in the days and weeks leading up to Easter. Easter Sunday’s date varies because it falls on the Sunday following the first full moon of spring each year. This year Easter will […]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

7 Inspiring Italian Women

7 Inspiring Italian Women

Italian women are recognized around the world for being passionate and resilient. It is a large part of their character. Throughout history, they had to deal with a society that has often pushed them aside. But their creativity and immense strength have empowered them to become leaders and role models for younger generations. History is […]Read More

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