Italian Food

My Experience of Learning Italian

In a side margin of a worn out diary I once wrote “Goals- to learn a foreign language”. Little did I know that the next year I would take a trip to Italy that would change my entire life. (Read more about me here). I started learning Italian in 2015 from the Italian Cultural Institute […]

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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. 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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Why You Should Visit Urbino in Le Marche

Years ago when I read abut the town of Urbino in Le Marche, I wanted to find a way to visit. It looked right out of a medieval history book! Although there are no dearth of hill top towns in Italy because of the diverse nature of the country, in Le Marche I especially recommend […]

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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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Confessions of a Passionate Blogger

There’s always more to life than meets the eye. From the outside, life of a blogger seems dreamy and beautiful, almost unreal, like the many Instagram shots. But more often than not the challenges it brings are forgotten. Blogging Confessions: Dealing with inner demons and self doubts Comparing yourself to others Having that pressure to […]

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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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Ispirazione: SpeakIta with Gloria from Pavia

Today on Italophilia, I’m pleased to welcome Gloria Spagnoli from SpeakIta.com. Gloria founded Speakita to share her passion for the Italian language. Originally from Pavia, Gloria loves being in touch with people and learn more about her own country- Italy!! That’s how we met on Instagram! Let’s learn more about the Italian language from this […]

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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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