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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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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! 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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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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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 since I started loving Italy and her previous book “La Bella Lingua” was one of my Favorite Italy reads. Dianne’s new book “La Passione” is simply a book about […]

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