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    Travel Solo in Milan |The Best Solo Traveler’s Guide

    To travel solo in Milan can be quite boring – if you are not used to traveling alone. No one to take pictures with or share the laughs and momentary experiences. It takes a lot of guts to dare to travel alone. Especially if you plan to have fun and a glorious remembrance of your trip. Most people plan a solo trip because they need to get away from their environment and people, go far away from it so they can have time to think over an issue or come to terms with some life-changing developments.

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    Newbie,  Explore Milan,  Milan

    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 choices. So if you just recently moved to Milan and you are looking for the best options for you, then read on.

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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 Milan and Italy about the renewal of their expired or almost expiring Permesso di Soggiorno. The Minstero dell’ Interno has provided the needed information on the Poliziadistato website for expired permesso di soggiorno – the official national website that deals with matters on Permesso di Soggiorno and more. According to the press release: “All certificates, permits and authorisation documents expiring…

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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 appointment may be in three to six months from the day you’ve applied, or less – if you are very lucky. According to the Portale Immigrazione website, “those who have a residence permit being renewed can only travel between Italy and their country of origin, however showing the receipt of application along with the valid passport at the border“.

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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 “Atessa di Lavoro” gives a one year grace period to new graduates who are not Europeans to search for a job.

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    Explore Milan,  Milan,  Newbie

    3 Remarkable Must-Have Milan Apps for Everyone

    Living in Milan, one of the things I do not fancy is staying on long and almost endless queues. These Milan apps I discovered have made life a lot easier for me. If you have lived in Milano long enough, and most especially engaged in any sort of paperwork, you would be accustomed to the queue at the Post Office, Anagrafe and even the public hospitals (I had a horrid experience at a public hospital, where I spent 5 hours to be attended to, then canceled from the list – back in Palermo).

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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, the Permesso di Soggiorno is practically the only document you may have been told to get within 8 days on your arrival in Milan. 

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    Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan City Centre: Best and Cheapest Travel Routes

    Malpensa airport to Milan city centre is about an hour and a half drive. I spent a whopping €130 on a taxi from Malpensa to Piazza Cinque Giornate axis back in 2016 when I newly arrived in Milan. Not that I couldn’t have opted for a cheaper option – which is the bus, but I was too tired to ask for information after a long flight. I had zero clues on how things worked or where to turn.

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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 rate of crimes he had read about, particularly related to the Mafias. He gave me a long talk on how I should stay safe and avoid troubles. Truth is, I have come to realize the Mafias my dad even feared do not terrorize the citizens face-to-face, they do not roam the streets looking for whom to prey. They mostly operate…

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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 time in Milan. Yes, you can explore in just one day in Milan with a well-planned guide. That’s why I’m here. My recommendations are places I have spent quality time at and enjoyed greatly living in Milan. I have listed these places in order of proximity to make it easy for you to navigate.

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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 di soggiorno receipt as proof of your application. According to the Portale Immigrazione website, “those who have a residence permit being renewed can only travel between Italy and their country of origin, however showing the receipt of application along with the valid passport at the border“.

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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 slowly getting better and it remains one of those necessities of life in Italy as a foreigner.  A permesso di soggiorno will usually last for a year or longer.  Hence you may need to renew yearly or less frequently, for as long as you stay in Italy. Here is how you can get your very own Permesso di Soggiorno (Italian permit…

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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 in Italy:  Hello/Bye –> Ciao! What’s your name? –>Come si chiama? How are you? –> Come va? Fine –> Bene Do you speak English? –> Parla inglese? Thank you very much –>  Grazie mille. You’re welcome –>  Prego. Please –> Per favore. Yes –>  Sì. No –> No. Excuse me –> Mi scusi. I’m sorry –> Mi dispiace. I don’t understand –>  Non capisco. I don’t speak Italian –> Non parlo Italiano. I don’t speak Italian very well –> Non…

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