UNESCO world heritage

The Holy Town of Loreto

On the occasion of my birthday today, I bring you all the holy town of Loreto -one of the most important pilgrimage town in Italy. The town attracts over 4 million visitors each year and holds the Holy House of Mary of Nazareth believed to have flown from Palestine by four angels. Although I am neither a Catholic nor […]

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Going Back in Time in Scicli

I have been watching the TV show “Inspector Montalbano” for more than a year now and can easily say I have a soft spot for Sicily. Based on the books by Andrea Camilleri, Inspector Montalbano has been shot in different Sicilian towns but the inspector’s main headquarters are shown to be in Scicli. A UNESCO World Heritage […]

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Postcard from Baroque Ragusa

I was in Ragusa only for a quick stop but the baroque town was nothing as I had imagined and seen on TV. Ragusa’s medieval styled architecture and piazzas with lack of tourists was enough to give me a high. It was raw and indescribable beauty. Andrea Camilleri’s Inspector Montalbano series is filmed in this […]

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The Historical Ambience of L'Orangerie, Modica

As many of you know I went to Sicily in April this year and haven’t stopped gushing about it since. I traveled to two different areas of the region- the Southern Eastern Sicily that includes the Val di Noto and Western Sicily that includes the capital Palermo. Where to Stay in Modica Andrea Camilleri’s books […]

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Visiting Italy for the Mantova Literature Festival

Visiting Italy several times since past so many years has given me an adrenaline rush. It pushes me to keep seeking, learning, traveling and creating. Yes I am going to Italy again! And this time I am traveling to Mantova for the Festivaletteratura! I will be a Guest and International Blogger/Journalist for the Mantova Literature Festival/Festivaletteratura. The […]

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An Excursion to Monreale: The Sicily You Don't Know

Five days is enough to get a “feel” of a city, so when I was in Palermo I felt the need to take a short break and see a new town. I packed a small picnic box of 2 arancini (fried stuffed rice balls) and fruits and decided to visit Monreale. A DAY TRIP TO MONREALE In about 15 […]

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My Tuscan Holiday- An Excursion to San Gimignano

I missed visiting the Tuscan town of San Gimignano (Pronounced: San Jimi Nya No) on my very first visit to Italy. Since then it was on my mind to see the place where Tea with Mussolini was shot. A picturesque town situated on the river Elsa, San Gimignano is probably one of the most touristy […]

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Leaning Tower of Pisa and Views from Above

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most famous (and touristy) monuments of Italy. Its beauty is universally acknowledged and honestly it is a quite a sight when you first see it because it leans (duh)!! The fact that it defies gravity is something very interesting. The stark white color of the tower […]

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