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.

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. These unique books set in Italy are well worth a share with you all! 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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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. It is also the best way to […]

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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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