Happy Australia Day

Happy Australia Day

After arriving in Milan a month ago, I have found it to be an elegant, vibrant city. I can only imagine the very different experience my ancestors faced when they arrived in Australia in the 1790s. Au...

Have you met the Befana?

Have you met the Befana?

In Italy, January means epiphany and that means the Befana! (be’fa:na) which usually marks the end of the Christmas season. The Befana is a character from local folklore who makes her appearance durin...

How much do you know about Robert Burns?

How much do you know about Robert Burns?

Scotland is perhaps the only country in the world that regularly celebrates a poet: 25 January 2016 will mark the 257thanniversary of Robert Burns’ birth in 1759. Scots all over the world will get tog...

One card to visit 80 museums!

One card to visit 80 museums!

Before the beginning of Expo Milan 2015, the regions of Piemonte and Lombardy have decided to collaborate by promoting the culture and the tourism of our country thanks to one card! The goal is to rea...

Holiday Blues

Holiday Blues

The holiday season has begun, dear ones. Thanksgiving was just a few days ago, and for those of us living in Milan, we’re going to have holidays again in a few days (S. Ambrogio) and then… Christmas t...

Dressing for the Holidays

Dressing for the Holidays

December is a very social month. You may have the perfect outfit for Christmas day, however it won’t do to re-use the same outfit for New Year’s Eve which will require something even more spectacular....

A Message from Tim Flear, British Consul General in Milan

A Message from Tim Flear, British Consul General in Milan

Dear Easy Milano readers, It has been an eventful year for Milan. Indeed, hugely successful. With Expo 2015, the city came to feel almost like the centre of the universe from May to October. The world...

A chat with Clive Malcolm Griffiths

A chat with Clive Malcolm Griffiths

Clive Malcolm Griffiths has worn many hats along his road through life, but he is perhaps best known with his bowler hat on explaining lyrics of today’s top pop hits in Italian schools. He moved to It...

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

Dear Friends, Our most original American holiday, Thanksgiving, is a time for all of us to count our blessings. In this spirit, I must thank this exquisite city where we are celebrating the 150th anni...

Sara Everett, Director of the UK Pavilion describes ‘life’ at the UK Pavilion

Sara Everett, Director of the UK Pavilion describes ‘life’ at the UK Pavilion

As the hustle and bustle of Expo subsides Easy Milano had the wonderful opportunity of meeting up with the UK Pavilion’s Director, Sara Everett. Arriving in Milan only in April, Sara was responsible f...

Tizzy Beck an American in Milan

Tizzy Beck an American in Milan

Tizzy Beck a native New Yorker arrived to Milan some seven years ago as a fashion photographer. Since then she has made a drastic career move and opened her very own American diner in the heart of the...

VERY – Superstitious

VERY – Superstitious

We all know better than to open an umbrella indoors, walk underneath a ladder, break a mirror and stay away from black cats. However, Italy has a few additions to this list. To help you prepare for li...

Message from Canadian Ambassador Peter McGovern

Message from Canadian Ambassador Peter McGovern

Dear Canadians and Friends of Canada in Italy! Happy Thanksgiving! As Canada’s foliage is gaining its legendary colours, students of all ages are now settled into another school year. Here in Italy, t...

Risotto ai Funghi Porcini – Porcini risotto

Risotto ai Funghi Porcini – Porcini risotto

Porcini risotto is a classic Italian dish for the fall season. Time: 35 minutes Servings: 4 Difficulty: Easy Ingredients: 400 g Porcini mushrooms 320 g Carnaroli rice (or Arborio rice) 60 g butter 2 t...

Where is Waldo? Stuck in the toilet possibly!

Where is Waldo? Stuck in the toilet possibly!

We have all enjoyed playing where is Waldo and it’s quite amusing, but there is a time and a place for everything. Sure, Italians are creative and that is a good thing, mostly, but when flushing the t...

The traitorous “Colpo d’aria”

The traitorous “Colpo d’aria”

After ten years of living in Italy some things still surprise me. I recall the first time I’ve heard of “colpo d’aria”. It’s not a karate technique or a game, but a “rare disease” that, to the best of...

Dressing for the Occasion – The Workplace

Dressing for the Occasion – The Workplace

What should I wear? This is always a dreaded question, especially if you recently arrived to Italy for work. Don’t waste time staring at your closet; here are a few pointers to get you on the right tr...

Independence Day message from Ambassador Philip T. Reeker Consul General in Milan

Independence Day message from Ambassador Philip T. Reeker Consul General in Milan

Dear Friends, Happy Independence Day! Although Americans will celebrate our national day across the globe, Milan is THE place to be this year. The New York Times named Milan as its top travel destinat...

New Year’s Message from Simone Desmarchelier Australian Consul General in Milan

New Year’s Message from Simone Desmarchelier Australian Consul General in Milan

Dear Easy Milano readers Buon anno! Happy New Year! Thank you to Easy Milano for offering the Australian Consulate General the opportunity to pass on our best wishes for a happy, safe and healthy 2015...

A Message from Peter McGovern, Ambassador of Canada to Italy

A Message from Peter McGovern, Ambassador of Canada to Italy

Dear Canadians and friends of Canada, Happy Canada Day 2015! 2015 is a big year for Canada: it is the 50th anniversary of our National Flag, a particularly significant milestone as we prepare for the ...

Important Notice for US Passport Renewal

Important Notice for US Passport Renewal

Due to the increased rate of exchange of the US dollar against the Euro, effective March 18th, 2015 there will be a change in passport fees paid in local currency. Fees for Adult Passports First adult...

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

As the Irish Ambassador to Italy, I would like to extend my very best wishes to Easy Milano readers on the occasion of St. Patrick’s Day 2015. St. Patrick’s week is a period during which the large Iri...

UK National Day – One GREAT Day at Expo 2015 on June 17

UK National Day – One GREAT Day at Expo 2015 on June 17

UK participation at Expo presents a special opportunity to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday The UK National Day will be celebrated at Milan Expo on 17 June. It marks the official birthday of Her ...

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