Author: Ishita

{Italophilia}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.

11 Amazing Songs to Help Learn Italian

Listening to music is one of the greatest joys while learning a new language. For me, learning Italian got to a whole other level thanks to the easy access of Italian songs though apps and websites. Not only am I now more accustomed to local parlance but also I can start to emulate the way […]

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Best Places for Gelato in Rome

The best part about visiting Italy (apart from the history, people and food….errr…everything) is that even after a heavy meal you can burn all those calories by walking. And that’s when you look for gelato! In Rome, it’s never far away. Every part of the eternal city is filled with great Gelaterie and there’s so […]

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What to Eat in Sicily Under €5

Sicilian food under €5?? Now that makes an enticing read! In Sicily, specifically, there’s a lot you can eat under €5 and the possibilities are delicious and unique to the region. If you are on a budget, Sicilian street food is the best because not only is it filling but also yumm! You can find […]

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How to Apply for a Visa to Italy from India

One of the most frequently asked questions I get from people traveling to Italy is how to apply for a visa from India! I’ll be straight to the point. One needs a “Schengen Visa” to travel to Italy. There are 26 countries that fall under the Schengen Visa zone/category. The Visa process is simplified by a third […]

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The Doors of Rome

I love finding unique and beautiful doors wherever I go. Every door tells a story and in Italy, there are a tad too many stories! The doors in Italy are not only gorgeous but also fascinating in many ways. But the doors in Rome, tell a whole other story. My oh my they are simply marvelous!! […]

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5 Podcasts for Learning Italian

If you’re learning Italian like I me and don’t live in Italy, I bet you are looking for ways to connect with the language. This is where podcasts come in picture! Learning Italian with podcasts is a great way to imbibe the language and culture while sitting at home. All you have to do is download […]

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Ispirazione: Italian Language Vacations in Bergamo

Today for the Ispirazione series I welcome Elena Arezio from Italian Language Vacations. Elena founded her Italian language homestay and language school 8 years ago!! How inspiring! I’m super stoked to be interviewing and presenting her lovely language homestay on Italophilia. *Drumrolls* Welcome, Elena!! Tell us how and when did Italian Language Vacations start?? Ciao […]

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What to do in Lerici, Liguria

Only 15 minutes from the gorgeous hamlet of Tellaro is a port town called Lerici. Extremely local and colorful, Lerici overlooks the sea. It has a great harbor and a small beach that also happens to be the place where the famous English poet Percy Shelley drowned in. Shelley’s home, Villa Magni, is only 10 […]

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Review of La Passione: How Italy Seduced the World

I was overjoyed when I received a copy of Dianne Hales “La Passione” (The Passion) last month. Dianne has been one of my favorite Italian language blogs since I started loving Italy and her previous book “La Bella Lingua” was one of my Favorite Italy reads. Dianne’s new book “La Passione” is simply a book about […]

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11 Pictures to Make You Fall in Love with Tellaro

I’ve kept a secret for too long. Yes, I’ve been selfish and protective and wanted this place only to myself. (Do you do that??) But a few weeks earlier I got carried away and shared some pictures 😛 I’m not proud of that decision…But then one thing led to another and here I am writing […]

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