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All You Need to Know If Travelling To or From Italy – Post COVID 19

Unrestricted travel to and from European countries, with no quarantine requirement, will start on June 3rd. No official word yet on when restrictions will be lifted on flights to and from countries outside of Europe – but the external borders of the EU remain closed to non-essential travel until June… READ MORE

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Best Guide on How to Take Public Transportation in Milan, New Fare Prices

Options for public transportation in Milan include the subway – popularly called metro here, bus, BikeMi (bike sharing system), and tram. There are different options for you, which depends largely on how many times you may need to use public transportation in Milan as a tourist or visitor. As a resident, you have better… READ MORE

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COVID 19 in Milan, What are the Comprehensive New Rules for Dining Out?

COVID 19 in Milan kept a lot of people at home and bored. Many people were tired of eating their own cooked meal and staying at home, so when the government eased the lockdown on May 4th, Navigli was full of people, nullifying the social distancing that is still in… READ MORE

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The Solution to an Expired Permesso di Soggiorno without Renewal

Expired permesso di soggiorno can be a pain in the butt. It’s time to queue up again and carry on with the endless paperwork. Since the current global pandemic (Covid-19) has forced everyone to be on a lockdown and offices to close, many questions have emerged from expats living in… READ MORE

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9 Quick Easy Steps to Apply for a Permesso di Soggiorno Provvisorio

Permesso di Soggiorno Provvisorio allows you to travel to other countries other than your home country while you are awaiting the renewal of your Permesso di Soggiorno. If you’ve currently submitted your application for the Permesso di Soggiorno at the Post Office or at a Patro Nato in Milan, your… READ MORE

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Eat Breakfast in Milan like a Local: The 10 Best Recommendations from a Foodie

Eating breakfast in Milan at local bars is still one of those experiences I can never get weary of.  There are many options for a delicious and or healthy breakfast in Milan. If you want to break away from the usual breakfast choices and opt for something more local, you… READ MORE

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9 Easy Steps to Convert Student Permit to Permesso di Soggiorno per Attesa Occupazione

Hurray! You’ve successfully completed your study and graduated in Italy. So what next? If your plan is to stay back in Milan or Italy to look for a job or live in Italy, the government has made a provision for you. The Permesso di Soggiorno per Attesa Occupazione also called… READ MORE

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February in Milan – Events to attend in Town

Happy Valentine’s day! – in two weeks. Is that really a thing here in Italy? What’s she talking about? Well, it’s Valentine’s month so allow me to ramble a bit on this topic – I’m curious. Thinking back to the two Valentines I’ve spent here, I don’t remember any frenzy as compared… READ MORE

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3 Swift & Simple Steps to Get a Residence Certificate in Milan | Dichiarazione di Residenza

The Dichiarazione di Residenza simply means a declaration of residence – that is officially stating where you live in Milan or Italy. You may not be aware that you also need to go to the Anagrafe to apply for a residence certificate in Milan, alongside the Permesso di Soggiorno. For non-EU citizens,… READ MORE

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50+ Top Frequently Asked Questions about Milan and Certified Answers

New in Milan or planning your adventure? Get started with these Frequently Asked Questions about Milan and the answers to kick off your experience! What country is Milan in? Italy What religion is widely practiced in Italy? Christianity (Catholic) Do locals speak English in Milan? Largely yes, compared to other… READ MORE

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5 Great Ideas for an Epic Bachelorette & Bachelor Party in Milan

Who else has noticed the bachelorette or bachelor party frenzy that has taken over the streets of Milan? Brides and grooms are taking to the streets to show off their soon-to-be-married faces in epic costumes that cannot go unnoticed. If you plan to throw a bachelorette or bachelor party in… READ MORE

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Is Milan Safe for Tourists? Read My Personal Experience

Is Milan safe for tourists? That is the question on the lips of many vacationers who are concerned about their well being before heading to the city of Milan. I remember when I was newly moving to Italy, my dad was very skeptical about my choice because of the high… READ MORE

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22 Archaeological Sites and Free Museums in Milan

Free Museums in Milan refers to the tradition of opening public museums for free every first Sunday of each month. You can get a chance to see your favourite arts like the painting of ‘The last supper’ for free. This is also a good chance to see a lot of… READ MORE

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Nightlife in Milan, Great 8 Places to Hangout

Nightlife in Milan is top like Italians would refer to anything they truly love. One of the common activities to engage in on a night out in Milan is an aperitivo, also called aperitif or happy hour. The traditional Italian aperitivo is majorly made up of selected snacks like pizzetta… READ MORE

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Best 10 Local Milanese Food in Milan To Eat

If you want to uncover the Milanese culture, one way to do it is through the culinary experience, and as a local. Take interest in trying the local Milanese food in Milan and do not fall for the charade of eating randomly. One of the best places you can experience homemade unrefined… READ MORE

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House Hunting in Milan: Personal Story + Best Insider Tips

When I think about the house hunting in Milan and the costs, I simply grip my heart in despair. My short-lived frugal moment in Palermo opened my eyes to the extravagant costs I overlooked while I was initially living in Milan. I mean, in Palermo, I had a decent and… READ MORE

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10 Best Beaches Near Milan for a Day trip

Best beaches near Milan take as little as 1 hour to as much as 5 hours to reach. That said, how are you coping with the summer ‘hotness’? I classify July and especially August as the still-air period in Milan. It becomes so humid and as a friend described, you… READ MORE

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Complete One Day in Milan Blog + Best Visual Guided Map

A search like “one day in Milan” will return dozens of things you can do. While it’s impossible to visit all the museums, places of interest and famous landmarks in one day in Milan, with careful planning and the help of my recommendations, you can make the most of your… READ MORE

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What to do in Milan for June 2018: Personal Recommendations for an Enjoyable Month

As spring is finally paving the way for summer, there are more outdoor activities you can engage without the worry of catching a cold. I will forever be a strong advocate of the warmer months because I get to finally eat gelato and also for the fact that I get… READ MORE

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48 Hours in Florence, Tuscany’s Paradise

Florence is known as the “cradle of the Renaissance”, la culla del Rinascimento in Italian and it is no doubt one of the most visited towns in the Tuscany region. I have seen a lot of blogs and websites add Florence to the list of places you should take a day trip to… READ MORE

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Milan Fashion Week AW 2018 | Charming Chanel Joan Elkayam Collection

After days of deliberating what angle to take on my experience at the recently concluded Milan Fashion Week A/W edition, I decided to tell it exactly how I experienced it.  The runway show opened with a dreamy song pouring over the speakers. I felt the goosebumps rise and I was immediately… READ MORE

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Can you travel with the Permesso di Soggiorno Receipt? Best Answer and Solution

If you’ve currently submitted your application for the Permesso di Soggiorno at the Post Office or at a Patro Nato in Milan, your appointment may be in three to six months from the day you’ve applied, or less – if you are very lucky. Hence you have only your permesso… READ MORE

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Racial Discrimination – Living as an African in Italy

Racial discrimination, this is a very touchy topic many Africans would not dare to thread. Who wants to be reminded that their forefathers were tortured and sold to slavery? It doesn’t only sting the heart but has left a stigma. When you are moving to a new country – especially… READ MORE

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Remarkable Memoirs from the Sicily Street Food Festival 2017

The Sicily Street Food Festival at Cefalu held in September.  There were a lot of traditional Sicilian snacks and food. From Panella to Arancina to contemporary snacks like burger (panino) but made in the Sicilian way – with swordfish shaped in the form of a sausage. An event that has the… READ MORE

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10 hours in Charming Cefalù: Watch Highlights from My Day Trip

Cefalù is a coastal city in northern Sicily, Italy well known for the beautiful beach. It’s known for its Norman cathedral, a 12th-century fortress-like structure with elaborate Byzantine mosaics and soaring twin towers. Nearby, the Mandralisca Museum is home to archaeological exhibits and a picture gallery with a portrait by Antonello… READ MORE

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Visiting La Madre Pietra Farmhouse in Travo, Emilia Romagna Region

If you are a lover of countrysides and serenity, you had love Travo. This little town, nestled up against the hills in Emilia Romagna region is one and a half hour drive away from Milan. Travo is best known for Agricultural Tourism (called Agriturismo in Italian) and hiking. You can find… READ MORE

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12 Finest Budget-Friendly Countries Near Milan, Italy You Can Visit

Christmas is around the corner. The holiday bells will jingle soon. The countdown has begun. I am getting prepped for the holidays. What about you? If you are thinking of the cheapest countries near Milan to visit this holiday, well, we are together. I also travel, but without the need to… READ MORE

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Lecco Blog | Here’s Why You Should Take A Day Trip From Milan To Lecco

Lecco is a lake city with a lot of attractions and things to offer. Rocky, colourful and serene are three words that can perfectly describe the city. This lake city is in the same region as Milan – Lombardy. It is a perfect choice if you looking to escape Milan… READ MORE

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Mondello, the City of Crystal Blue Sea has My LEAST FAVOURITE Beach Around Palermo

Mondello is a little posh town located in Southern Italy. The fact that this little posh town is a 10 minutes drive from the centre of the Capital City – Palermo, makes it one of the most visited destinations for tourists – and locals too. In Mondello, you would find… READ MORE

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Palermo vs Milan: 10 Top Guaranteed Reasons To Live In Palermo

People often walk up to me to ask, compare your living experiences in Milan and Palermo. Which do you prefer? I will often answer with, there are a lot of reasons to choose Palermo over Milan but two reasons not to. Based on my experience living in these two cities, I would… READ MORE

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Monza Makes A Perfect Day & Budget Trip From Milan

Monza is the third-largest city of Lombardy Region in Italy. It is a city on the River Lambro and just about 15 kilometres (9 miles) northeast of Milan. The proximity of the city to Milan puts it on the list of one of the places to take a day trip to from… READ MORE

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How to Obtain a Permesso di Soggiorno ‘Residence Stay Permit’ in Milan

Permesso di Soggiorno is a paperwork most foreigners dread most in Italy, it is never done. The first frustration is the language, especially if you have no knowledge of Italian. You need to start looking for information from every nook and cranny of the internet in English.However, the process is… READ MORE

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25 Basic Italian Phrases For Tourists Visiting Italy

If you are planning to visit any part of Italy, then you are probably aware it may be difficult to communicate with the locals or get around if you don’t speak the official language of the country – Italian. Catch up some few popularly used Italian Phrases before your arrival… READ MORE

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I Explored all the Famous Places in Turin City Under 13 hours – Day Trip

A friend told me, you don’t have to spend a fortune to travel – you don’t have to go bankrupt. All you need to do is to search the best deals online, make a budget and stick to it! Following this advice, at the spur of the moment, I decided… READ MORE

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Milano Carnival 2017 at Piazza Duomo

Milano Carnival starts after the Italian Carnival ends. It is typically called “Carnevale Ambrosiano”. Usually, in Milan there is a day parade and a night party in Piazza Duomo. The Carnival holds every year in March, with a whirlwind of beautiful costumes worn by both adults and children. The sweetest aroma of… READ MORE

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A Christmas in the City of Love: Paris

Making a last minute decision to go to Paris for Christmas is a choice I’m glad I made. Paris has always been on my bucket list of places to visit in Europe. The world-renowned city of love – Paris, is known for its romantic charm in endearing lovers and tourists… READ MORE

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A Perfect Day Trip to Como Lago from Milan

I can never forget my excitement about my trip to Como Lago, it was my first time with new friends in Milan. Como is a city at the southern tip of Lake Como in northern Italy and home to American actor – George Clooney and other celebrities like Donatella Versace and… READ MORE

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Living in Milan, Terrific First Days in the City

Moving from Nigeria to Milan. Recounting my first days experiences. “Are you sure you don’t need to take more food stuff?” My mum asked for the third time that morning. “No Mum. My luggage will be over weighed.” I countered. She retreated and hurried me to get ready for the… READ MORE