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.

Coffee for All- Caffè Sospeso

The concept of Caffè Sospeso or Suspended Coffee started in Naples. Caffè Sospeso is simply an act of kindness where you pay for another person’s coffee in advance! It is an exceptionally generous way to offer a drink to another and to also share joy! I recently understood more on this concept in the Netflix […]

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Beautiful Italian Words to Brighten Your Day

Ciao a tutti!! Hope you’re staying home and adhering to the #IoRestoACasa #StayHomeStaySafe guidelines. Today I’m here to share 11 beautiful Italian words that trigger happiness, positivism and hope for all of us…..Because we all need that, don’t we?? These words will brighten your day to maybe even see that there is light at the […]

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Italy and Slow Living Among COVID-19

With the global outbreak and news of the Coronavirus every single second, whether you are in Italy or anywhere else in the world, everyone is serious, sombre and scared. #IoRestoACasa (IStayAtHome) As of March 9, 2020 entire Italy is under lockdown. If that doesn’t make you scared, what will?? But I’m not here to talk […]

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Top Three Books Set in Italy

I’ve been fairly behind on my reading in the past year but this doesn’t mean I didn’t read anything interesting. I read about 17 books based in Italy, 3 of which stood out for me completely and these unique books set in Italy are great for social distancing as well! Hope you enjoy reading them! […]

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Christmas Lights in Italy

Italy does the most gorgeous Christmas displays I have ever seen! There are no dearth of pretty streets in the country and to top it all, during Christmas there are streets with astounding displays of lights and decor! Last year when my husband and I were traveling on our honeymoon, we came across fabulous lights […]

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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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