Italy

Confessions of a Passionate Blogger

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

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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, doesn’t it?? Because let’s face it- traveling can be expensive. But in Sicily, specifically, there’s a lot you can eat under €5 and the possibilities are all unique. If you are on a budget, Sicilian street food is the best because it is not only […]

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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 wanting to travel to Italy is how to apply for a visa from India. One needs a “Schengen Visa” to travel to Italy. There are 26 countries that fall under the Schengen Visa category. The Visa process is simplified by VFS Global -a third party that […]

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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, the doors seem to be one of a kind. They are not only gorgeous but also fascinating in many ways. Then there are the doors of Rome. Simply marvelous!! All the doors that I’ve spotted and walked past […]

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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. All you have to do is download […]

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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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Review of La Passione: How Italy Seduced the World

I was overjoyed when I received a copy of Dianne Hales “La Passione” (The Passion) last month. Dianne has been one of my favorite Italian language blogs and her previous book “La Bella Lingua” was one of my Favorite Italy reads. Dianne’s new book “La Passione” is a book about the Italian passion. She captures the […]

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