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.

Food & Wine Tours with Local Aromas

Today I  was attending a session of Women in Business and my mind immediately went to remember all those women in business that I know through Italy. One such example was Bennedetta Bianchini and Valeria Bianchini, two lovely ladies who founded the Roman organization Local Aromas. What is Local Aromas?? A local business from Rome that […]

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Delicious Bologna: More than just a Food Tour

No city is complete without its food but BOLOGNA = FOOD. Our honeymoon in Italy would be incomplete without a big mention to Mattia Tozzoli from Delicious Bologna. Delicious Bologna is a food company originating from Mattia’s love for his region- Emilia Romagna. Mattia, a zealous and warm person, loves meeting people from across the […]

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Where to Stay in Bologna City Centre

I got married to my best friend on 12.12.2018! It was a beautiful wedding in traditional Indian style. Needless to say we honeymoon’d in Italy…..! We chose Bologna as one of our first cities to travel together and while looking for places to stay in Bologna’s city centre, chanced upon L’8Boutique Apartments. View this post on Instagram […]

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Ispirazione: Italian Storytellers from Le Marche

Today on Italophilia, we have a special guest from the region of Le Marche!! Say hello to Eleonora Tramonti- the face behind the blog Italian Storytellers! Today, Eleonora will be sharing her thoughts about the Italian language and and inspire you to keep trying no matter where you are learning from. Let’s learn more about her […]

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Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm in Tuscany

I was blissfully unaware that there was such a thing called a Cashmere farming. Living in my own world, right?? Well thankfully I had Nora from Chianti Cashmere Goat Farms to help me. Chianti Cashmere is a privately owned goat farm by Dr. Nora Kravis- an American goat whisperer who’s been living in Italy since […]

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Castello della Pieve in Le Marche

On October 4, 1301, Carlo di Valois along with Corso Donati decreed the exile of Dante Alighieri in Castello della Pieve. But what and where is Castello della Pieve?? Only a few kilometers from the small town of Mercatello sul Metauro in Northern Le Marche is this tiny hamlet. It is mysterious, quiet and beautiful. […]

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How to Make Coffee in a Moka Pot

My love affair with the moka pot began 5 years back when in an Italian supermarket, among a row of ladles and utensils, a gleaming red Bialetti called out to me! It was terribly tiny and served coffee for just one! But to me it was the perfect gift for €10 and I was chuffed because […]

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Why You Should Visit Italy in Winter

The topic of this blog post is as simple as it sounds. I’ll give you one reason why you should visit Italy in Winter (hint: airfare) and that alone might be the deal breaker for you! But first I must ask you….Do you love Winter in general?? Do you prefer being in the outdoor and […]

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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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