Here’s a list of some of the links I have for Italy and Milan, geared mainly at people coming to Italy for long periods of time, or permanently. You’re welcome to Contact Me and let me know if I should add something!
Be sure and look at my Expat Blogs in Italy page for a huge list of blogs by people living Italy!
- Expat and International groups in Milan
- Websites & Publications about Milan
- Websites & Groups about living and traveling in Italy
- Italian News & Publications in English
- Finding what you need in Italy: Jobs & Classifieds
- International Food stores in Milan
Expat and International groups in Milan
- Professional Women of Milan – networking aperitivi and speakers. Apparently the member forum is a great resource as well (but costs to join).
- Girl Geek Dinners Italia – events for women in tech in Italy (I was organizer for Milan from 2008-2011) : Localized groups: GGD Milano
- BarCamp Italia – “non-conference” events organized around Italy
- MilanIn – A business networking group that spawned off the “local LinkedIn” group for Milan. They have regular networking events.
- American Business Group – a monthly lunch in Milan for English speakers.
- Benvenuto Club – events mainly during the day.
- Milan Hash Hound Harriers – a drinking group with a running problem.
- Toastmasters in Milan – public speaking and networking
- Internations in Milan – social network for expats often does events in Milan
- U.S. Consulate in Milan
- American Chamber of Commerce in Italy
- Democrats Abroad – in Milan, also active in Rome, Florence and Bologna.
Websites & Publications about Milan
- Comune di Milano – City of Milan official website and a direct link to all the street markets in Milan [in Italian]
- Hello Milano – A good event calendar available for the current month, and a list of Expat groups
- Easy Milano – Free Biweekly newsletter (in PDF online or paper around the city) – Good classified listings.
- Milano Style – in English
- Vivi Milano – Corriere della Sera’s site about what’s going on in Milan [in Italian]
- Milano da Bere – events, club listings, and nightlife in Milan [in Italian]
- Milano Tonight – reviews and listings of restaurants, bars, clubs, gelaterias [in Italian]
- Milano Expat – “The best links for expatriate life in Milano,” managed by an Expat herself
Websites & Groups about living and traveling in Italy
- Expats in Italy – thinking about moving over here? Great info on how-tos, bureaucracy, living in Italy – A direct link to the Expats in Italy forum
- Italy Explained – practical information for the tourist or expat learning the country
- Slow Travel: Italy – for those who prefer to travel Slow style, a few places for longer periods. For travelers – rentals, hotels, how-tos, etc. SlowTalk, the forum
- Parks.it, the site about Parks in Italy
- Rome Mama – groups for new mothers in Rome
- International Women’s Club of Torino (IWCT)
- Italy Newcomers – links to groups all over Italy
- Study in Italy – site for International students in higher education (a site by the Ministry of Education)
- Wikipedia’s Milan – info on the city
- Wiki Travel’s Milan – how to get there, what to see. Warning: restaurant and hotel recommendations are probably biased since it can be edited by anyone.
Italian News & Publications in English
- The American – A monthly for Italy and the World
- Corriere della Sera newspaper – Italian news in English
- ANSA Italian news agency – News in English
Finding what you need in Italy: Jobs & Classifieds
- Jobs for English-speaking professionals in Milan: www.jobsinmilan.com
- Job Rapido www.jobrapido.it – an aggregator of a bunch of job listings in Italy
- Lavori Creativi www.lavoricreativi.com – jobs for creative / communications
- English Yellow Pages – English-speaking businesses and professionals in Italy
- Bakeka.it (mostly Italian) or Casatraprivati (No agencies)
- Easy Stanza – Rooms and beds for rent all over Italy
- Craigslist – Free and useful classifieds in English – Milan – Rome – Florence – Naples – Sicily – Venice
International Food stores in Milan
Here’s a few suggestions if you’re hankering for international groceries in Milan:
- Via Poalo Sarpi street and area (near Moscova / Garibaldi / Sempione) have a ton of Asian grocery stores, many of which carry products from other countries like India, the Philippines, Thailand and USA.
- One of my favorites near Paolo Sarpi is Kathay International, on via Rosmini. There is a smaller Kathay store just steps from the Stazione Centrale, in P.za IV Novembre, 4.
- Natura Si is more of a “health food” chain of stores but will often have hard-to-find types of grains, gluten-free products, vegetarian and organic options you might want. Many locations throughout Milan.
- Superpolo, a small chain of stores that have organic and some international food, too. The location at Largo La Foppa is steps from the Moscova metro stop.