Author: Italophilia

Ishita Sood {Italophilia}Ishita is an Indian Blogger in love with all things Italian. Every year, Ishita seek's new experiences and destinations in Italy; from the southernmost region of Sicilia to the Northern most parts of Piemonte. Ishita works and lives in Gurugram, India.

My Experience of Learning Italian

In a side margin of a worn out diary I once wrote “Goals- to learn a foreign language”. Little did I know that the next year I would take a trip to Italy that would change my entire life. (Read more about me here). I started learning Italian in 2015 from the Italian Cultural Institute […]

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Why You Should Visit Urbino in Le Marche

Years ago when I read abut the town of Urbino in Le Marche, I wanted to find a way to visit. It looked right out of a medieval history book! Although there are no dearth of hill top towns in Italy because of the diverse nature of the country, in Le Marche I especially recommend […]

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Confessions of a Passionate Blogger

There’s always more to life than meets the eye. From the outside, life of a blogger seems dreamy and beautiful, almost unreal, like the many Instagram shots. But more often than not the challenges it brings are forgotten. Blogging Confessions: Dealing with inner demons and self doubts Comparing yourself to others Having that pressure to […]

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Ispirazione: SpeakIta with Gloria from Pavia

Today on Italophilia, I’m pleased to welcome Gloria Spagnoli from SpeakIta.com. Gloria founded Speakita to share her passion for the Italian language. Originally from Pavia, Gloria loves being in touch with people and learn more about her own country- Italy!! That’s how we met on Instagram! Let’s learn more about the Italian language from this […]

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What to See in Parma

If you only have a couple of days and are looking for things to see and do in Parma here’s a walk you could take in the historic centre. Parma is a compact town and you can see the main sights in a short time. There’s a lot left to see but then that’s a […]

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Where to Stay in Parma, Italy

My pal Saskia from Ciao tutti recommended me to stay at B&B Al Battistero D’Oro in Parma. The B&B is situated in the city centre and has all the comforts of a modern home! Not only is it a 3 minute walk from the Piazza Duomo but also very close to the train station. To be honest, […]

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Ispirazione: The Italian Midday from Calabria

Buongiorno a tutti! Today for the Ispirazione Series let’s welcome Emanuela Aliberti on Italophilia! Emanuela is from Calabria in the South of Italy and loves writing and exploring about her country. She studied Journalism and Languages and started the Italian Midday as a way to get people understand the Italian language and culture. Let’s know […]

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Celebration of Festa della Befana in Urbania

Every year from the 4th to 6th of January, the town of Urbania becomes a fairy tale because of La Befana! This is an Italian tradition celebrated on January 6th where it is believed that Befana- an old witch fills the socks of children with delicious treats. The town of Urbania celebrates this day in […]

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The breathtaking San Giovanni Battista of Cervo

If you are looking to go off the beaten track around Cinque Terre, consider visiting Cervo. This gorgeous colored town on the Ligurian coast, is stunning village and I wrote more about it here. But today I’ll take you to see the even more stunning San Giovanni Battista dei Corallini (Church of San Giovanni) -the […]

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A Cold Afternoon in Ormea, Piemonte

When you’re traveling from Turin to Liguria, pick Ristorante Italia as your place to eat. Located in Ormea, Piemonte, the restaurant is situated between the mountains. It is small and antique. Ormea is a very small town so there is a very slim chance to find anything open there in the Winter! It was a blessing […]

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