Tuscany

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 owned by Dr. Nora Kravis. An American goat whisperer who’s been living in Italy […]

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Offbeat Tuscany: The Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore

You’ve taken a trip to the region of Tuscany many times and are probably looking to see something apart from the usual Tuscan towns… Or you’ve never visited Tuscany but want to go off the tourist radar?? There’s always plenty to explore….. Just 36 kms away from Siena is The Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore. Founded […]

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Exploring Tuscany: A 3 Day Itinerary

It was my first time exploring Tuscany by car and not only was it a welcome change from the usual way I traveled in Italy (train) but also more relaxing!! There are many ways to see a place, but if you have the option, hiring a car is the best one. Not only will you […]

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Tuscan Dreams of Montestigliano

Tuscany is synonymous to wine tastings, hill top towns and cypress trees. But there’s so much more….. It’s the people and their hospitality that blows me away! In my humble 5 years of travel to Italy, in every region I have been to, I have been amazed by the kindness and love shown by the […]

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Most Instagram-able Spots in Florence

Our world revolves around Social Media nowadays and if you have read my post on Most Instagram-able Spots in Rome, you would know what I mean! While the whole of Italy is very Instagram-able, I think every city has certain spots where you can catch the best picture for the gram! The best Instagram Spots in Florence are […]

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Ispirazione: Sole Yoga Holidays Retreats

I’m proud to present my friend and fellow Italophilie Shari from SoleYogaHolidays as Italophilia’s guest for the Ispirazione Series. Shari is an entrepreneur running the “Sole Yoga Holidays”. Based out of Florence, Shari and I met on a cold winter day when she told me all about her Yoga and Wellness Retreats. Shari’s passion lies in […]

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How to Spend 3 Days in Florence

Visiting Florence for the first time but overwhelmed by the number of things to do?? I know the feeling! Florence is hard to leave your mind especially after seeing over a million pictures of the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore a.k.a The Duomo. Every time you look at it, you are blown away! My […]

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Where to Stay in Florence with a View of the Duomo

Looking for a place to stay in Florence with a view of the Duomo?? I got you covered! A stone’s throw away from the Duomo, in one of the best streets of the city is Asso’s Place- a luxury apartment in the heart of Florence. This 2nd floor apartment was my find on a dull […]

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Tips for Solo Female Travel in Italy

It is not easy being a solo female traveler.…Especially in India. There are many cultural and societal issues attached to it which I don’t want to get into. But around me, there are women who travel alone, who want to travel alone and many who admire others for doing it. Hence, I know there are […]

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Italy Travel: Things to Know

Before you travel to Italy, be mindful and respectful of the habits, culture and life there. Traveling to any country = understanding a new culture and if you are traveling to Italy, it is imperial to understand how your Italian travel can be more enjoyable. That is why I’ve collated a list of things to […]

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