Italian Food

Roscioli Caffè Pasticceria in Central Rome

How much is too much?? I thought of this when I entered Roscioli Caffè Pasticceria in Rome. On my Winter trip this year, I frequented this place a lot, thanks to excellent reviews by my friends in Rome. Everything lived up to the hype and I’d say Roscioli Caffè Pasticceria is a great place to eat in […]

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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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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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Learning Italian with Cinema- III

Learning Italian has become a lot more fun ever since I started watching movies to pace my journey. I love listening and understanding new words in Italian and movies offer all of that and more. I love how they also offer a peek on the local life, sitting at home in India. The way the […]

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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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