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How the COVID-19 crisis inspired this major Italian city to transform its polluted streets – for good

How the COVID-19 crisis inspired this major Italian city to transform its polluted streets – for good

Milan wants to avoid going back to its polluted ways when the COVID-19 lockdown is lifted. The city is planning to build 35km of new cycle routes and to give pedestrians more space by widening pavements. Even the metro will get new measures to allow passengers to practise social distancing. Work on this ambitious transformation […] Read More

ATM and Phase 2: travel times and updates

ATM and Phase 2: travel times and updates

In light of the gradual restart of work activities scheduled for May 4, ATM informs commuters in order to use public transport, it will be necessary to wear a mask and gloves and respect the distance of 1 meter, which entails a drastic reduction in transport capacity: the vehicles will be able to guarantee approximately 25% […] Read More

5 Museums in Milan offering Virtual Tours

5 Museums in Milan offering Virtual Tours

Just because the museum is closed or you are far away, it doesn’t mean you can’t visit the best museums in Milan. Through the Arts & Culture Project managed by Google and launched in 2011, using their Street View technology we are now able to visit hundreds of museums throughout the world. Consult the image […] Read More

Coronavirus: Living in Milan

Coronavirus: Living in Milan

Dear Easy Milano Readers, The public ordinance in Lombardy has imposed school closures and suspensions of cultural activities. Although public opinion may believe the measures are extreme, it is wise to observe them and to follow the indications sent by WHO (World Health Organization) regarding avoiding contact and personal self care:   Wash hands frequently […] Read More

4 Feb, 2020- Milan Town Hall meeting for UK Nationals on Citizens’ Rights and Brexit

4 Feb, 2020- Milan Town Hall meeting for UK Nationals on Citizens’ Rights and Brexit

HM Consul General Catriona Graham would like to invite you to a Town Hall meeting for UK Nationals on Citizens’ Rights and Brexit on Tuesday 4 February 2020, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Address: British School of Milan Via Carlo Alberto Pisani Dossi, 16 Milan 20134 We encourage you to distribute this invitation to other British nationals in the area.  […] Read More

Val Tidone – a castle on every hilltop

Val Tidone – a castle on every hilltop

You know you’re in Val Tidone when you see a castle on practically every hilltop, when you find yourself surrounded by a literal sea of vineyards, and when the road winds lazily through one hamlet after another as it slowly rises, revealing breathtaking views of the hills and the valleys! When you have to slow […] Read More

Eating the Italian Way

Eating the Italian Way

For Italians food is something extremely special. It is connected with pleasure, tradition, family and leisure and must always be savored with gusto! In Italy, eating is synonymous with slow, so take your time and enjoy your meal! The MammamiaFamily will guide you on an exploration of Italian food habits; their peculiarities and secrets with […] Read More

Italy’s top spa destinations

Italy’s top spa destinations

Spa, or terme in Italian, have been known since the dawn of time for their healing powers, offering a range of treatments that include: bathing (hot springs – thermae hot tub, mud bath, hydro massage, sauna, sensation shower, steam bath), aromatherapy, massage, body wrap, beauty treatments (manicure, pedicure, waxing, exfoliating) and more. Check out these recommendations […] Read More

Italian Holidays

Italian Holidays

Moving to a new country has all sorts of novelties including a few new holidays to get used to. So before being the odd one racing to work on a day in which you could have stayed in bed, jot down these national holidays: January 1st– New Year’s Day or Capodanno January 6th– Epiphany or […] Read More

48 Hours in Milan

48 Hours in Milan

Italy’s fashion capital has recently become one of top destinations in Italy! Your first stop (mandatory for anyone visiting town) is Milan’s Cathedral, affectionately called Duomo (Piazza Duomo) in the city center. Admire at one of Italy’s finest examples of Gothic architecture and be sure to visit the rooftops (via stairs or elevator) for a […] Read More

The Lure of Italy: Where is the best place to live?

The Lure of Italy: Where is the best place to live?

The almost definitive guide to where to live in Italy. The lure of Italy is indisputable. History, culture, culinary tradition, stunning landscapes… and naturally so many beautiful people. You’re smitten, what’s not to like? A great dilemma for many considering a move to Italy is finding the right answer to “where is the best place […] Read More

The Venice Carnival

The Venice Carnival

When thinking of the Carnival, two cities stand out from the rest of the world, Venice and Rio. Given the cold temperatures in Italy since the start of 2016, my pick would definitely be Rio, but as I live in Milan with my wife and two small children, let’s talk about a more realistic travel option, […] 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

American Crunch – The American Food Store

American Crunch – The American Food Store

The first American Food Store in Milano Over 500 selected products imported directly from the United States of America – including iconic foods from Twinkies (from Woody Harrelson’s film Zombieland), Fruit Loops, Lucky Charms, Jack Daniel’s famous BBQ sauce to Pizza flavor Pringles. For homesick Americans, we carry peanut butter, Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups, Orignal Aunt […] Read More

British Council

British Council

The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organization for cultural relations. In Italy we have offices in Rome, Milan and Naples and we are active in many other cities with our programs and services in the fields of Arts, English, Education and Society. Our activities and programs in Italy are based on mutually beneficial relationships […] Read More

Event in Milan: Demonstrations/Marches Alert

Event in Milan: Demonstrations/Marches Alert

Multiple demonstrations/marches are planned this weekend (Saturday, 24 February 2018). Location 1: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to the following locations in Milan, Italy: Piazza Oberdan The march route includes: Corso Venezia Corso Matteotti Via Catena Via Santa Margherita Concluding at Piazza del Duomo Event: A demonstration/march sponsored by Lega Nord is scheduled […] Read More

Anzac Day 2017

Anzac Day 2017

A New Zealand and Australian Memorial Service will be held to commemorate ANZAC DAY Commonwealth War Cemetery Via Cascina Bellaria Parco Trenno, Milano Sunday 23thApril at 09.15am Followed by a Memorial Service at ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH Via Solferino, 17 – Milan at 10.30 am Refreshments will be served at Via Solferino, 17 – Milano NEW ZEALANDERS […] 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

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 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

Celebrating Halloween in Milan

Celebrating Halloween in Milan

Halloween, celebrated on October 31 every year, falls on a Monday this year. The following day, November 1stis All Saints Day (Tutti Santi), a bank holiday in Italy. Here are some ideas on how to celebrate the four day weekend! Get ready! Most major supermarkets and toys stores such as Toys Center will sell Halloween […] 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

Apartment Rental Prices (Milan)

Apartment Rental Prices (Milan)

Milan is a diverse city characterized by its unique mix of both history and the pathway into the future. There are areas rich with history such as the Piazza del Duomo and new modern areas such as the Piazza Gae Aulenti. The city offers many different types of areas to live, from the upbeat Navigli […] Read More

A Tale of Two Cultures

A Tale of Two Cultures

When coming from America to live in Italy there are many differences between the two countries to adjust to. There are obvious ones that are known before coming such as it being much hotter in Italy during the summer than most places (especially compared to my home in the Northeastern U.S.), but there are many […] Read More

July 4th message from Amb. Philip T. Reeker Consul General in Milan

July 4th message from Amb. Philip T. Reeker Consul General in Milan

Dear Friends, It’s my pleasure, on behalf of the whole U.S. Consulate General in Milan, to once again wish my fellow Americans a Happy Independence Day – and a happy 240th birthday to the United States of America! It has been quite a busy year.  12 months ago we were experiencing the incredible Expo Milano.  […] Read More

Who was Mr. Marino?

Who was Mr. Marino?

Where did the name Palazzo Marino came from? Here is the story… Right in front of the Teatro alla Scala you can see an important building – now hosting the headquarters of Milan’s Mayor and Deputy Mayor… and obviously all the other people who work with them. This is Palazzo Marino; named after its old owner, […] Read More

Did you know… the Devil lived in Corso di Porta Romana 3?

Did you know… the Devil lived in Corso di Porta Romana 3?

Among the numerous myths and legends about Milan there is a curious one that says that the devil lived in Corso di Porta Romana n. 3.  Why? From 1629 through 1631, in northern Italy, there were a series of outbreaks of Bubonic Plague. This epidemic, often referred to as Great Plague of Milan, claimed the lives of approximately […] Read More

Helpful tips on buying a property in Italy

Helpful tips on buying a property in Italy

Buying a property in Italy can unfortunately be a nerve-wracking process and there are plenty of potential pitfalls. What starts out as an exciting adventure can quite easily turn into an unpleasant and costly experience. This is however no reason to be put off. Just be sure to do your research and to seek the […] Read More

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