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Easy Milano – What’s goin’ on November 2019

Easy Milano – What’s goin’ on November 2019

(Milan, Italy- Nov 14, 2019) We would like to keep you informed on events, new announcements and the latest classified ads. Follow our Facebook page or sign up for the newsletter and you will get updates in your inbox. Here’s a round-up of some events and announcements you might be interested in: Events Job Opportunities […] Read More

Queen’s Birthday Party: toast in honor of Her Majesty for the 100th anniversary of the British Consulate in Milan

Queen’s Birthday Party: toast in honor of Her Majesty for the 100th anniversary of the British Consulate in Milan

Welcome to GREAT Britain   · After three years, the event to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Milan returns to Villa Necchi · Together with Ambassador Jill Morris and Consul General Tim Flear, host of the Minister of Investment in the United Kingdom, Graham Stuart · To look to the future, spotlight on […] Read More

Message from Daniel Shillito, President of The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy

Message from Daniel Shillito, President of The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy

Dear Amie, Being an expatriate myself, and even more so since I have been appointed President of The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy, I understand and appreciate the efforts of those entities that help inform international residents on the issues that play an important role in their lives and in that of their families. […] Read More

Italy: What’s Your Game Plan?

Italy: What’s Your Game Plan?

As part of my expat coaching program, my aim is to assist individuals who are relocating to Italy to gain as much clarity as possible, so that they can map out the most successful life possible for themselves here. Together with the expat, we delve into many aspects of life in Italy, as well as […] Read More

Arrivederci – How to Leave Italy Stress Free!

Arrivederci – How to Leave Italy Stress Free!

  So, the time has come to leave Italy – maybe your assignment here has finished, or you may have decided to move somewhere else. In either case, certain steps must be taken to wind down your life in Italy to avoid having to deal with issues long after you leave, if your departure is […] Read More

Brexit: Dual Citizenship?

Brexit: Dual Citizenship?

Dual-citizenship will give you the right to live and work in both Italy and the UK, and also in the rest of the EU… Since the Brexit vote on 23 June 2016 there has been much discussion by British citizens living in Italy on how to protect their rights to continue living and working in […] Read More

Royal Relations with Italy

Royal Relations with Italy

Having turned 90 in 2016, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth is to mark her official birthday this year on 17 June with the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade in London. Already in 2017 there have been a number of Royal visits to Italy. Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The […] Read More

Relocating to Italy – The Essential First Steps

Relocating to Italy – The Essential First Steps

Whether it has been your dream to move to live in Italy for a lifetime, or if you are moving here for another reason, below you will find a series of steps that you should ideally do before you arrive in Italy or immediately after you get here. Planning ahead of your permanent move to […] Read More

Italy 101: Understanding the Housing Market

Italy 101: Understanding the Housing Market

The housing market in Italy is very different from other markets and many aspects of it often surprise foreigners relocating here. In order to fully understand how it works, and to avoid any unpleasant surprises, let’s take a look at the most important things to know: 1. Landlord’s Market– Italy, for the most part, is […] Read More

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit Italy and The Holy See

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit Italy and The Holy See

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit Europe to celebrate links between the UK and Romania, Italy, The Holy See and Austria The Tour will highlight the UK’s relationship with European partners in areas including social cohesion, military ties and combatting human trafficking. The British Government has asked The Prince of Wales […] Read More

Italy: Making a Living & How to Do it!

Italy: Making a Living & How to Do it!

When I first moved to Italy back in 1988, the employment situation and business landscape were very different, many opportunities that exist today, simply did not back then. Technology and the global market place being at our fingertips has had a lot to do with this. When it comes to finding work and making a […] Read More

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Bobby McDonagh, Ambassador of Ireland to Italy

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Bobby McDonagh, Ambassador of Ireland to Italy

It gives me great pleasure to extend my warmest wishes to Easy Milano readers on the occasion of St. Patrick’s Day 2017. 2016 was an important year for the Embassy as Ireland celebrated the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, which led to Irish independence, with a year-long programme of events at home and abroad. […] Read More

Overseas Voting Registration in 2017

Overseas Voting Registration in 2017

Just voted in November? Still traveling or living overseas? You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for federal office. Some states are also holding gubernatorial or other statewide elections this year. TheFederal Voting […] Read More

What is the right language for your resume?

What is the right language for your resume?

Some days ago, I found myself strenuously arguing for my view about the language that should be used when drawing a professional profile. My view is the following: whether we’re talking about a CV or a covering letter, your documents should be written in Italian first. Italy has its own culture and language; it hasn’t […] Read More

Top 10 Ski Locations in Italy

Top 10 Ski Locations in Italy

It’s winter and if that means snow, then pick up your gear and hit the slopes with our tips for the best slopes this winter season. Cormayeur (Val D’Aosta) Cormayeur is Europe’s highest mountain and if that is not reason enough for you to pick this location then consider the 100km of pistes with 18 lifts […] Read More

Italian Style Christmas

Italian Style Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And although you may be far from home, make the most of the season with our tips on how to celebrate an Italian Style Christmas. Your beginner’s kit should include first and foremost a Nativity Scene or presepe. These are essential during the holiday season and in […] Read More

Top 10 Mercatini di Natale in Italy

Top 10 Mercatini di Natale in Italy

It’s the holiday season and that means its time for the Mercatini di Natale or Christmas markets! This tradition, hailing from Germany where they are called Christkindlmarkt has over the years made its way to town centers all over Europe spreading the joy of the season with ornaments, toys and food specialties. Here are our picks […] Read More

A Message from Tim Flear, British Consul General in Milan

A Message from Tim Flear, British Consul General in Milan

It has been a momentous year for the United Kingdom. Of course, I am referring to the vote by the British people on 23 June to exit the European Union. We are leaving the EU but not Europe, it is important to stress. Italy like the other countries in Europe remains a key friend and ally. […] Read More

Achieving a Successful Checkout in Italy!

Achieving a Successful Checkout in Italy!

The last thing in Italy that you want is dilapidations! The judicial system moves at a glacial pace and it is normal for lawsuits to be settled after many, many years. Given this state of affairs, it behooves everyone to stay clear of a legal route and to aim for a hassle-free departure. How do […] Read More

Thanksgiving Message from Ambassador Philip T. Reeker U.S. Consul General in Milan

Thanksgiving Message from Ambassador Philip T. Reeker U.S. Consul General in Milan

Thanksgiving—that most American of holidays—is a time to reflect on the previous year, and to express gratitude.  I start by being grateful for the annual opportunity to write a Thanksgiving message to Easy Milano readers!  More broadly, from my office twelve floors above via Principe Amedeo, looking out on the ever-growing Milan skyline, I continue to […] Read More

Relocating To Italy: What You Need to Know Now!

Relocating To Italy: What You Need to Know Now!

You’ve just told your friends and coworkers that you have decided to move to Italy and every one is happy for you, even if, they are a little envious as they conjure up images of Italian apparel, wonderful wine, delicious cuisine, and magnificent seaside towns. Everything seems to be on track until you start hearing […] Read More

A Message from Australian Ambassador to Italy Dr. Greg French

A Message from Australian Ambassador to Italy Dr. Greg French

As Australia’s new ambassador to Italy, it’s an honour for me to greet the readers of Easy Milano. I also take this opportunity to warmly welcome Crispin Conroy, Senior Trade Commissioner and Consul General, who is commencing this week in Milan. Despite the physical distance between our countries, we are closer than we sometimes realise. […] Read More

As we prepare for the next U.S. President…

As we prepare for the next U.S. President…

From where we serve American Citizens, engage Italian institutions and publics, and represent U.S. interests across eight Regione of northern Italy. It’s been another busy year as continues its evolution as one Italy’s (and Europe’s) most vibrant locations. A truly global city, Milan has been named as Italy’s “smartest city” for the third consecutive year. […] Read More

Expats: Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Expats: Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Expats come in every color and stripe, and each one has a unique story to tell, an individual set of circumstances and a reason that brought them here. It may be a job, a spouse’s job, a relationship, an opportunity, or something else, and, depending on the reason, the length of an ex-pat’s stay can […] Read More

Movember 2016 in Italy

Movember 2016 in Italy

Movember the Month formerly known as November is back in Italy in numbers. For 30 days your moustache turns you into a walking, talking billboard for men’s health. In 2015 over 700,000 between moustache growing men (MO Bros) and daughters, sisters, girlfriends, wives (MO Sistas) were the catalyst for Billions of conversations on men’s health […] Read More

Be an Active Voter: Vote in the 2016 U.S. Elections!

Be an Active Voter: Vote in the 2016 U.S. Elections!

In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10.  For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local election officials by October 10.  In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed […] Read More

Happy Thanksgiving from Canadian Ambassador Peter McGovern

Happy Thanksgiving from Canadian Ambassador Peter McGovern

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadians and Friends of Canada in Italy! As summer time is fading, we are ready to get into a Fall rich in events with renewed enthusiasm. These months, Canada is in the spotlight of Italy’s cultural scene: musicians, dancers, authors and playwrights are drawing the media’s attention on Canada’s great […] Read More

Renting Your Italian Property

Renting Your Italian Property

As examined in Italian property purchase: what is it really going to cost?, being an owner-occupier (“residente”) comes with significant tax advantages, both in terms of the transfer taxes and ongoing expenses. If your time in Italy is instead limited to holidays and you wish to purchase an Italian property you can rent out for […] Read More

Apartment Leases in Italy

Apartment Leases in Italy

Signing contracts for an apartment and figuring out which option is best for you is an important part of living in Italy. When signing an apartment there is some key information that the renter should know first. Rental prices used to be restricted to a set price through the fair rent (equo canone) law, but […] Read More

The Stages of Cultural Adjustment (Part 3 of 3)

The Stages of Cultural Adjustment (Part 3 of 3)

In part two of the series, we left off discussing stage three of cultural adjustment, adaptation, in which you were beginning to reach a place of understanding and acceptance of your new culture, and you found yourself feeling more like the person you were back in your home country, but with a new twist. As […] Read More

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