For the People of Italy and Beyond

As I write this post, I feel a mixture of emotions. It is soul-rending feeling not be in Italy but at the same time I feel happy to remember all the moments I spent this summer in Bel Paese.

This post is to all the people of Italy and beyond who were part of my travels, who helped me when I was in the country, who touched my life in some way. Strangers who smiled at me and made me feel safe in a foreign land, a special thank you to you. 

hope someday I get to become a part of someone’s blog post just like these people have become a part of mine. Grazie mille to the couple at the train station who made sure I reached Perugia safely and provided me numbers of taxis in case I missed my connecting train. I couldn’t have been in Perugia without your help and guidance. 

I am grateful to the lady from Bologna who knew very little English but still helped me when I asked her the way.

Grazie to the people of Gubbio for helping me know more about Festa dei ceri. I am beaming thinking about the girl from Sicily who took a lovely picture of me amongst a horde of people in Gubbio. Thank you to the Baglioni Hotels for their love and support throughout my stay in Venice

I am indebted to my lovely host at my B&B in Trieste who made sure that every morning I had warm breakfast and coffee. 

Thanks to the man in the train who helped me with my luggage. I appreciate it. I loved the thoughtfulness of the woman who made sure I reached Orvieto safely. So sweet, cara.

I enjoyed munching chocolates with an Australian couple who shared their precious Perugina chocolates with me. 

I smile when I think of the caffe owner in Florence who made my day when he sang a song. 

Last but not the least, to all my lovely friends Margie, Victoria, Susan, Orna, Molly and Alexander whom I met for the first time in Italy but with whom I feel like I have a friendship of a lifetime. You guys are so important to me and I hope one day we all meet together.

Grazie mille, amici.. A presto!


Ishita is an Indian Blogger who is in love with all things Italian. Every year, Ishita seek’s new experiences and destinations in Italy; from the southernmost tip of Sicilia to the Northern most parts of Piemonte.

Ishita works and lives in Delhi.

46 thoughts on “For the People of Italy and Beyond

  1. What a great post, to look back on the people not just the places, sights and food! Made me stop and think of the people I encountered on my trip to Italy and realize that they played an important part in making my trip memorable too. Bravo!

  2. I had the same feeling when was visiting Italy, people kind and every holidays were amazing. Nowadays I’m living in Italy and still enjoying every little thing.
    Following you!;)
    Ps. this chocolate looks amazing! i’m sure it tasted so good as well!

  3. I can see why you fell in love with Italy after so many wonderful experiences. I hope you get to come back soon!

  4. Ciao Ishita!

    Many thanks for the “like” on my post!! …and noce to meet you!
    You cannot imagine I surprised I was to find your blog and discover that you love my country!!
    I am also really pleased to hear that you met such nice people in Italy!
    Buona serata!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: