Author: Ishita

Exploring the Remnants of Ancient Rome

While going through old pictures of Ancient Rome from my very first trip to Italy, I realized I needed to make a post of my favorite Roman monuments from Ancient Rome! We all know that the Roman Empire was one of the longest reigning empires in history, having lasted for an impressive 844 years. At its […]

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Offbeat Tuscany: The Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore

You’ve taken a trip to the region of Tuscany many times and are probably looking to see something apart from the usual Tuscan towns… Or you’ve never visited Tuscany but want to go off the tourist radar?? There’s always plenty to explore….. Just 36 kms away from Siena is The Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore. Founded […]

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From India to Italy: Culture Shocks!

Everyone has shock moments traveling to a new country. I had my fair share of culture shock moments traveling from India in Italy. I love Italy..I absolutely do….. but I too have to say I still have a lot of WTF moments in Italy. There were some things that I could not understand, some things I […]

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Umbria Travel Guide: Things to Know

Umbria is a picturesque landlocked region of Italy that is often called the “Green Heart of Italy”. Umbria also happens to be Tuscany’s good old neighbor and although most of the tourism seems to be towards Tuscany, things are slowly changing now. People have started to appreciate the gorgeous region of Umbria and the many things […]

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11 Photos & Adjectives that Describe Lake Orta

You might have heard of Lake Como or Lake Garda but have you heard of Lake Orta?? When people travel to Italy, they usually skip this little gem of a town. Lake Orta or quite beautifully called Lago di Orta in Italian, is located in the Northern Italian region of Piemonte. Lake Orta is part […]

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7 Tips on Saving Money in Italy

Traveling to Italy can be expensive and for most of the people out there, a once in a lifetime opportunity. Then again if you are visiting Italy or any part of Europe from India (like me), everything gets multiplied to at least 75 times because the Euro is a lot higher than the Rupee (1 […]

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Favorite TV Shows Based in Italy

I’ve been blogging for 4 years now but it took me a while to find my own voice and also understand what my audience wants. I realized no one wants to read my diary but posts packed with information to plan trips to Italy and offer inspiration and ideas. That is the reason why you […]

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How I fell in love with Genova

A few months back I explored the region of Liguria in Italy and had a fabulous time. You can read more about it here. I stayed with my friends in San Bartolomeo and visited Genova for a few hours from there. If there’s one thing I can say after spending time in this historic port city, […]

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Exploring Tuscany: A 3 Day Itinerary

It was my first time exploring Tuscany by car and not only was it a welcome change from the usual way I traveled in Italy (train) but also more relaxing!! There are many ways to see a place, but if you have the option, hiring a car is the best one. Not only will you […]

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Tuscan Dreams of Montestigliano

Tuscany is synonymous to wine tastings, hill top towns and cypress trees. But there’s so much more….. It’s the people and their hospitality that blows me away! In my humble 5 years of travel to Italy, in every region I have been to, I have been amazed by the kindness and love shown by the […]

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