Italy Beer Week

Italy Beer Week

Italy Beer Week represents the evolution of Craft Beer Week, which had been the foremost national celebration in the sector for a decade. For many Italians, craft beer is no longer a new discovery, in...

MIA Photo Fair

MIA Photo Fair

MIA Photo Fair is an annual event known as one of the most important art fairs dedicated to photography in Italy, created with the aim of highlighting the transverse role that photography has to play ...

MIART

MIART

Held annually in April and organised by Fiera Milano and directed by Nicola Ricciardi, Miart – Milan’s International Modern and Contemporary Art Fair – is the exhibition that presents the largest chro...

Milano Summer Festival

Milano Summer Festival

Milano Summer Festival is an annual event that brings the city to life with a vibrant line-up of music and experiences. Held during the summer months, this festival showcases the big names of both the...

Milano Latin Festival

Milano Latin Festival

The Milano Latin Festival is an ideal journey into the Latin American scene, a festival that has been part of the Milanese summer for over 30 years. You can experience the rich cultures, traditions, c...

The Social Walking Festival

The Social Walking Festival

The Social Walking Festival is a celebration of the art of walking, emphasizing the concept of ‘Social Walking’ to promote thought provoking travel and garner a sense of territorial understanding thro...

Teatro alla Scala

Teatro alla Scala

Nestled in the heart of the city, La Scala, Milan’s renowned opera house, is considered among the most prestigious theaters in Milan. For over two centuries, it has captivated its audience through wor...

Milano Fashion Week

Milano Fashion Week

Milan Fashion Week stands as one of the most important international events in the fashion industry, and is expected by both professionals and fashion enthusiasts who are more attentive to emerging tr...

Free Sunday Museums: Domenica al Museo

Free Sunday Museums: Domenica al Museo

Milan offers residents and visitors alike a unique opportunity to delve into its cultural heritage. Every first Sunday of the month, Milan opens its door to art enthusiasts, history lovers, or just cu...

Gluten-Free and Lactose-Free Places in Milan

Gluten-Free and Lactose-Free Places in Milan

Following on from our last article about finding vegetarian and vegan options in Milan, this month we look at mainly gluten-free options in the city, as well as some lactose-free choices. This can be ...

A Guide to Separation & Child Custody in Italy

A Guide to Separation & Child Custody in Italy

Family law in Italy is undergoing significant changes, recognizing the diverse needs of families going through separation. Courts are now open to solutions that benefit children, with the priority of ...

British Citizens Voting From Overseas

British Citizens Voting From Overseas

The 𝗱𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 for registering 𝗶𝘀 𝟭𝟭:𝟱𝟵𝗣𝗠 𝗕𝗦𝗧 𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟭𝟴 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲. If you are a British or eligible Irish citizen living abroad who has previously lived in the UK or been registered to vote in the UK, yo...

Top Lunch Spots in Milan

Top Lunch Spots in Milan

Italy is synonymous with good food, but it is also a place that is known to savor their breaks – especially lunch breaks! Of course, pasta and pizza are usually the top two lunch choices, but Milan is...

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...

Overcoming the Language Barrier

Overcoming the Language Barrier

Moving to Milan brings excitement but also the challenge of adapting to a new language environment. This guide aims to provide insights and recommendations for those recently arrived in Milan and deal...

Benvenuto Soirée

Benvenuto Soirée

As Benvenuto Club wraps up another successful year, the club stands tall with 315 members, a testament to collective growth and engagement. Throughout this period, countless meaningful moments, nurtur...

Formal vs Informal English

Formal vs Informal English

How to find the right tone when speaking English When I talk in English to Italians (something I do a lot because of my job), I am always struck by the fact that people here are either too formal in t...

What Are Expats & Where Do They Live?

What Are Expats & Where Do They Live?

What is an Expat? The word “expat”, short for “expatriate” literally means “outside your native country (ex patria)”, so expats are basically people who live abroad. Expats are often distinguished fro...

Vegetarian and Vegan Places in Milan

Vegetarian and Vegan Places in Milan

Every vegetarian and vegan in Italy has a story to tell that involves going to a restaurant or bar, asking about the veggie options and ends with the bemused waiter shrugging and offering them a salad...

Emotional Planning for Studying Abroad

Emotional Planning for Studying Abroad

Emotional Prep 101 For many university students, a highlight of the college years is the chance to live abroad for a semester – or even a year – and experience life and school in a completely new cult...

Exploring Milano Porta Romana

Exploring Milano Porta Romana

It is generally agreed by both inhabitants of Milan and visitors that Porta Romana is one of the most charming areas of the city. The district is a mix of the old and the new with elegant, mainly resi...

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 ...

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 is a SPID Digital Identity in Italy

What is 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. What is a SPID ID? SPID stands for Sistema Pubblico di...

Exploring Milano Palazzo Lombardia

Exploring Milano Palazzo Lombardia

Tall Tales and Italy’s Obsession with Height WARNING: Given that’s there only so much you can say about the various configurations of glass, steel and concrete without running the risk of sounding sli...

Top Places to Visit in North Italy

Top Places to Visit in North Italy

If you are well-versed about Italy, then you will know that the northern and southern regions of Italy are as different to each other as a glass of a full-bodied red wine is to a flute of bubbly Prose...

60 Years of Quality Education: The American School of Milan

60 Years of Quality Education: The American School of Milan

The year 2022 marks the 60th anniversary of The American School of Milan (ASM). The American School of Milan (ASM) was established in 1962 by a group of forward-thinking American expatriate parents. A...

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...

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...

Milano Skyline: the Ever-Changing Landscape

Milano Skyline: the Ever-Changing Landscape

This is the first in a series of articles about the most exciting modern architecture in Milan. Milan’s best-known building is its statue-encrusted Gothic cathedral, the Duomo (started in 1386 and com...

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