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...

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 ...

Cassoeula Recipe

Cassoeula Recipe

Cassoeula  specialty typically from Milan, Lombardy. It is considered a ‘poor man’s dish,’ prepared with Savoy cabbage and pork, in fact it uses less choicer parts of the latter, but makes for a heart...

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 aft...

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 ...

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 smit...

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 ...

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 Fle...

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 progra...

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 it...

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 G...

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 evolut...

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,...

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 cele...

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...

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...

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 d...

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 State...

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 May...

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 seri...

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 a...

Outlawed gentleman – Stories and Legends of Milan

Outlawed gentleman – Stories and Legends of Milan

Ezio Barbieri and “La Banda della Aprilia Nera” A long time ago Milan’s neighborhood “Isola” (island) was isolated from the rest of the city – due to the railway crossing it – and it was inhabited by ...

Insider’s tips on Uffizi Virtual Experience

Insider’s tips on Uffizi Virtual Experience

Giorgia is a journalist based in Florence and always on the move.  As someone directly involved in the “Uffizi Virtual Experience”, a technologically groundbreaking art exhibition showcasing, in the h...

Sri Lanka opens its first consulate in Milan

Sri Lanka opens its first consulate in Milan

A message from Consul General Mrs. Pradeepa Saram To foster bilateral relations with Italy and serve the large Sri Lankan expatriate community, the Government of Sri Lanka established its Consulate Ge...

Two Worlds, One Relationship

Two Worlds, One Relationship

Are you in an intercultural relationship? Do you know firsthand the unique joys of having a partner who enriches your worldview, and the frustrations of having a partner with whom you are often on dif...

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...

Pizzoccheri Recipe

Pizzoccheri Recipe

“Pizzoccheri” is a phenomenal Italian recipe commonly found at ski resorts in northern Italy. This pasta dish, served generally in winter, is a tradition of Valtellina in Northern Lombardy. The recipe...

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...

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