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Yes, your dog can understand what you’re saying — to a point

Yes, your dog can understand what you’re saying — to a point

As expats interested in culture and language learning, we thought this would be fun reading for the weekend. Sophie Jacques, Associate Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience, at Dalhousie University explains how language acquisition for humans dogs have parallels in perceiving, learning and responding to specific words. Although canine behavior and language studies may be a new […]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

Green Pass, Super Pass, Mega Pass: More Covid-19 Regulations in Italy

MILAN Jan. 10, 2022 – 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 virus, the number of hospitalizations is rapidly increasing, and a new chapter of the pandemic has begun. Get […]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

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

4-hour National Strike, Friday 3 December 

Source ATM Milan metro Traffic and Transportation On Friday 3 December the National Secretariats of the UGL Autoferro and UGL Ferrovieri trade union organizations proclaimed a 4-hour multi-sector political strike at the national level of the mobility sector to which the territorial structure of UGL Autoferro joined for the local public transport sector. ATM lines […]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

Guidance for UK drivers in Italy

Guidance for UK drivers in Italy

Update Nov. 22, 2021 Source: Gov.uk Guidance for UK drivers in Italy Italy You will need to take a test to exchange your licence. If you have been resident in Italy for more than 12 months then you can continue to use your valid UK licence until 31 December 2021. If you are resident in Italy after […]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

Photo Gallery: The Colors of Autumn Day Trip to Lake Como from Milan

Photo Gallery: The Colors of Autumn Day Trip to Lake Como from Milan

The Milano Culture Club by Easy Milano & Milano Style organized a fun, autumn event. On Novemebr 21, 2021 we went for an easy hike in the hills above Lake Como along the legendary Sentiero del Viandante, The Wayfares’ Trail with qualified excursion guide and host Elena Pettinicchio of Taste & Travel Italy. The Wayfares’ Trail is […]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

Covid-19 Policies for Travel to U.S.A. from Italy

Covid-19 Policies for Travel to U.S.A. from Italy

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (November 4, 2021)  On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit us.  Effective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, […]Read More

Expats in Italy: John Murphy, the most Scottish Italian in town

Expats in Italy: John Murphy, the most Scottish Italian in town

John Murphy has lived in Italy for over 45 years. He has seen history unfold and has overcome the obstacles many expats face while trying to integrate into Italian society. He built a career, raised a family, reinvented himself and was the first to publish an expat guide in English for international residents living in […]Read More

Reader Questions: Can I go to San Siro Stadium with my CDC certificate?

Reader Questions: Can I go to San Siro Stadium with my CDC certificate?

Dear Easy Milano, Hello! I have a doubt regarding entrance into San Siro Stadium with my CDC card. Although all the Italian official health authorities have validated the American CDC card as an equivalent to their green pass it still doesn’t have a QR code. I am going in November to Milano to watch some […]Read More

The Department of State Announces Construction Award for the U.S. Consulate General in Milan

The Department of State Announces Construction Award for the U.S. Consulate General in Milan

The Department of State has awarded Caddell Construction Company LCC of Montgomery, Alabama the construction contract, managed by Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), for the new U.S. Consulate General in Milan, Italy.  SHoP Architects of New York is the architect. The approximately 10-acre campus will provide a secure, sustainable, and resilient platform for U.S. diplomacy in Milan and across northern Italy. In addition […]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

From Success to Happiness: Being Happy is More Important than Being Special

From Success to Happiness: Being Happy is More Important than Being Special

People About Town, Expats in Italy Olya Novikova sat with Easy Milano and shared her story of leaving Russia, becoming a world ranking tennis pro, then a top executive at the Walt Disney corporation and finally finding the path that led her to fulfillment and happiness as an Ayurveda wellness consultant, therapist and life coach […]Read More

Speaking Dante a 24 Hour Reading of The Divine Comedy in Support of Refugees

Speaking Dante a 24 Hour Reading of The Divine Comedy in Support of Refugees

24 hours. 100 cantos. Live in Florence. Streamed across the world.  A once-in-a-lifetime live reading of The Divine Comedy marking the Dante 700 anniversary 13th-14th September 2021, Cinema la Compagnia, Florence, Italy and streamed online J. Productions, Milan in association with Cinema la Compagnia, Teatro della Pergola, the British Institute of Florence & The Florentine […]Read More

Who lives longer: grandparents or non-grandparents?

Who lives longer: grandparents or non-grandparents?

Grandchildren are generally regarded as enrichment for the life of older people, according to new research by the University of Cologne. The study, conducted by Professor Dr Lea Ellwardt, Karsten Hank, and Carlos Mendes de Leon, investigated whether life expectancy differs between people with and without grandchildren. The researchers analysed data of 27,463 people aged […]Read More

Covid-19 updates September 2021: information for tourists to Italy

Covid-19 updates September 2021: information for tourists to Italy

Regulations for visiting Italy Last updated: Sept. 1, 2021 In brief: Remember to complete a passenger locator form upon entry into Italy. A Green Pass, digital proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test, is required to enter most public buildings, venues and events. 5 day fiduciary quarantine for UK travelers to Italy has been lifted […]Read More

Lake Como Floods & Sicily Fires

Lake Como Floods & Sicily Fires

Extreme weather conditions in both the north and the south of Italy Main photo by Vigili del Fuoco via Twitter @emergenzavvf Since last week, heavy rains have caused major flooding and landslides in the Lake Como area. The towns from Como to Laglio suffered damage but fortunately there were no casualties. Other popular resort towns such […]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

French & Romanian female business leaders join forces to advance Gender-Balanced Leadership with global network

French & Romanian female business leaders join forces to advance Gender-Balanced Leadership with global network

French & Romanian female business leaders join forces to advance Gender-Balanced Leadership with global network PWN Global, the leading global organization of female professionals advancing gender-balanced leadership across business and society has elected Co-Presidents Nadine Castellani of Lyon and Virginia Otel of Bucharest to lead the network in its crucial post-pandemic journey ahead.    This […]Read More

How to Make Your Home More Italian

How to Make Your Home More Italian

Italian home décor is not really what you see in the glossy magazines. Although romantic and perfect for a summer vacation, most homes in Italy do not look like Tuscan country houses or Milanese lofts. Most residential homes in Italy are in towns and cities and living in an apartment is more common that owning […]Read More

Italy: Mandatory Green Pass & Extended State of Emergency

Italy: Mandatory Green Pass & Extended State of Emergency

23/07/2021 – After careful deliberation, and much debate, the Italian government has decided to make the “green pass” (digital proof of recovery, vaccination, or a negative Covid-19 test) mandatory to enter some public venues and events. The new rules were announced by the Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri (Presidency of the Council of Ministers) yesterday evening. From […]Read More

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