F. A. Q.

“Curiosity killed the cat” is an old saying but very true! If you have been curious of my life, I’ve tried to answer the most frequently asked questions to help you to know me a little better….. 😉 Big thanks and a virtual hug to you for taking out the time to visit!


What’s your name and where are you from??

Hey there! As you probably know from the blog link (www.ishitasood.com) I’m Ishita Sood from India. My hometown is the gorgeous city of Shimla in the North of India. It was once the Summer Capital of the British Raj.

How did your love affair with Italy begin??

My love affair began years ago when I visited Italy on a girl’s trip for a few weeks. On returning home, I felt myself missing Italy, as if a piece of me was left there. There was obviously a deep connection with Italy that I always felt the need to return. I have been traveling every year since then. Read here to know more.

How did you start blogging about Italy??

It was by pure chance that I started blogging in 2013. I only wanted to keep a diary to write about my Italian sojourns so I thought why not make it digital??! Italophilia was a name I randomly picked because it suited me perfectly. Blogging has been a big part of my life ever since and I’m so grateful for the online connections that have led me to become what I am today.

Do you stay in Italy??

No, contrary to popular opinion, I don’t stay in Italy. I work and stay in Gurgaon, India.

How often do you travel to Italy??
Every chance I possibly get! I usually visit once every year to explore new towns and visit friends in Italy.

Are your travels sponsored??

By God’s grace and thanks to my readers for making this blog what it is, my travels are partly sponsored by various collaborators. Italophilia is graciously offered several properties to stay in so as to showcase their uniqueness on the blog. I am so happy that through Italophilia I can bridge the gap not only between India and Italy but also across the world. I love showcasing products and services of people across Italy.

Do you ever think of moving to Italy??

Maybe for a short while for sure – say 3 or 6 months, but not forever. India is my home and I plan to stay and enjoy Italy from here. I think I get the best of both worlds.

Can you help me plan a trip if I want to visit Italy??

Of course! I work as a Freelance Travel Consultant and help people plan their Italian trips for an authentic and unique experience. Contact me for your future Italian queries/suggestions/advice and I will share a quote!

What is the Disclosure policy on your blog??

The Disclosure Policy is simply a means to tell you that Italophilia is a participant of several affiliate advertising programs. The only way to make your blog grow and earn advertising fees is by linking to affiliates. In case any of you buy products listed on my blog from the links, I will receive a small commission (at no cost to you).

Hope these questions help. If you have more questions, drop me a message below!

Thanks for visiting Italophilia! 



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