A Guide to Car Sharing in Milan

A Guide to Car Sharing in Milan

Did you know that Milan has the biggest car-sharing system in Italy? This system has first been introduced in 2001 due to its easy convenience and is currently present with five operators offering thi...

48 Hours in Modena and Maranello

48 Hours in Modena and Maranello

Milan is known for its beautiful sights around the city, but it is also the perfect home-base to depart from for day and weekend trips. One quick and easy weekend trip is to the cities of Modena and M...

A Guide to Bike Sharing in Milan

A Guide to Bike Sharing in Milan

While Milan is an easily walkable city, and you can reach your destination quickly by foot, there are also various types of rental vehicles that you can use to get around the city. Bike-sharing is by ...

Top Places to Visit in the South of Italy

Top Places to Visit in the South of Italy

When one thinks of the south, images of oceans and refreshing cocktails coupled with the feeling of the sun on your skin spring to mind, right? Well, combine that with delicious food, stunning archite...

Exploring Milano NoLo District

Exploring Milano NoLo District

NoLo: Milan’s Coolest “New” Quarter Milan is constantly changing: former run-down and abandoned industrial areas, such as Porta Nuova, Portello and P.ta Genova have been infused with new life and have...

What to Do for Easter in Italy

What to Do for Easter in Italy

Easter is a Christian holiday that commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Generally, Easter in Italy is celebrated for two days: Pasqua (Easter Sunday) and Pasquetta (Easter Monday). Even thou...

How to Legally Avoid US Tax on the Sale of your Non-US Home for Americans Abroad

How to Legally Avoid US Tax on the Sale of your Non-US Home for Americans Abroad

If you are a US citizen living outside the United States, under US tax law, you could be subject to US capital gains tax on the sale of your non-US home. It doesn’t matter where the sale of the home i...

Free Online US Tax Preparation Software Options for Americans Abroad

Free Online US Tax Preparation Software Options for Americans Abroad

Earlier this month, the IRS announced the 2024 tax filing season will open on January 29, I’ve already received emails from people asking about how to file their US tax return for this year. For Ameri...

Useful Italian Phrases for Emergencies in Italy

Useful Italian Phrases for Emergencies in Italy

While we hope for a smooth experience during your time in Italy, it’s wise to be prepared for unexpected moments. Knowing how to communicate urgent needs in Italian can be invaluable. In this guide, w...

48 Hours in the Dolomites

48 Hours in the Dolomites

One of, if not the most gorgeous of all landscapes in northern Italy, is the Dolomites in the Italian Alps. This 18-peak mountain range that rises above 10,000 feet is a Unesco World Heritage site tha...

Useful Contact Numbers in Italy

Useful Contact Numbers in Italy

Settling into a new country comes with its own set of challenges. We understand the importance of having quick access to essential services to make your transition smoother. We’ve put together a list ...

Exploring Milano CityLife District

Exploring Milano CityLife District

Probably the most interesting thing about the three skyscrapers known as “le Tre Torre” (the three towers) of CityLife is something that you can’t see from the ground – and which you might easily neve...

Finding A Sense of Community in Milan

Finding A Sense of Community in Milan

Moving to a new city can be both exciting and daunting. One of the most challenging aspects is navigating the culture and finding your place within its community. If you’re an expat looking to find yo...

Managing Holiday Stress by Managing Daily Habits

Managing Holiday Stress by Managing Daily Habits

Here we go again…the holidays!  For some, it really is the most wonderful time of the year, but for many of us, it’s more of a mixed bag: holiday stress, added expenses, family (with all the good and ...

Security Alert – WorldWide Caution

Security Alert – WorldWide Caution

October 20, 2023 Due to increased tensions in various locations around the world, the potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations or violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests, the Depart...

The Story of Saint Andrew

The Story of Saint Andrew

According to Christian tradition, Saint Andrew was born in 7 or 6 BC in Galilee. In 30 AD, Andrew and his brother Peter were summoned by Jesus to give up their trade as fishermen to become “fishers of...

Inauguration of the Canadian Consulate in Milan

Inauguration of the Canadian Consulate in Milan

New headquarters for the Canadian Consulate in Milan were inaugurated on 10 October, at Via Verziere 11, in the presence of the Canadian Ambassador of Italy, Elissa Golberg, and the Mayor of Milan, Gi...

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...

Welcome to the New US Consul General Douglass Benning

Welcome to the New US Consul General Douglass Benning

Douglass Benning joined the Department of State in 1996 and is a member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor. From 2021 to 2023, Mr. Benning served as the Principal Deputy...

Back to Reality: the “Rientro”

Back to Reality: the “Rientro”

The holidays are over and everyone is returning to work, school or whatever they were doing before the break. In most countries, it’s a pretty straightforward affair, but in Italy, it’s so traumatic t...

How to Get a SPID Digital Identity in Italy

How to Get a SPID Digital Identity in Italy

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. If you would like to know more about what a SPID Digit...

The Ultimate Guide to Successfully Renting a Property in Italy

The Ultimate Guide to Successfully Renting a Property in Italy

Renting a property in Italy can be an exciting and rewarding experience. From picturesque coastal towns to vibrant city centers, Italy offers a diverse range of rental opportunities for both locals an...

The “Shop, Sip & Save” Event Unfolds a Day of Exquisite Cultural Indulgence

The “Shop, Sip & Save” Event Unfolds a Day of Exquisite Cultural Indulgence

Milan, Italy – – Serravalle Designer Outlet and Easy Milano international expat community, in collaboration with the Benvenuto Club of Milan, successfully hosted the highly anticipated “Sip, Shop & S...

The Secrets of Italian Women – revealed in Alessandra Repini’s book ‘The Italian Lady’

The Secrets of Italian Women – revealed in Alessandra Repini’s book ‘The Italian Lady’

As Alessandra Repini’s great hero, Desmond Morris, once observed, “Biologically speaking, if something bites you, it is more likely to be female.” Having spoken to Alessandra and read her book The Ita...

Stop Looking for Workarounds in Italy

Stop Looking for Workarounds in Italy

There’s not a day that goes by that a foreigner does not post in an expat online group or forum asking for a workaround regarding Italy’s laws, rules, and regulations. The problem with this approach i...

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 wi...

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 It...

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 ...

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 ...

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 bus...

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