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#ItalophiliaPostcards

In the past 3-4 years of blogging and social media, I have fostered many online friendships. Some of them have turned into real life meetings in Italy/India and that is a testament to the amazing journey that blogging has given me. Improving online relationships and getting to know my followers/friends has been a lot of […]

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Ispirazione: Learning Italian through Instagram

I have a very special guest on Italophilia! We have known each other for over a year and been in touch thanks to none other than Instagram!! Peeps, say hello to my friend Elfin Waters! A passionate Italophilie who hails from Gaeta in Lazio, Elfin lives in Cremona and teaches English and Italian at Italki.  Today, […]

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What is Travel?? 

The word “travel” is used in everyday conversations more than ever before. The strange part is that what is travel to you might be travel to me. Travel is different to everyone and is also changing with each passing day. What is Travel to you?? For most of the people around me travel is unfortunately […]

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Learning Italian with Cinema- II

Its fun to share different ways to learn a new language and I am happy to say that watching movies has really helped improve my Italian. The last post on Cinema was useful to so many of you so here are some more movies to add to your kitty. Learning Italian has never been this fun! […]

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Colors of Naples and the Amalfi Coast by Margie Miklas

The month to be grateful continues. One person who I am most thankful for and who instantly comes to my mind for my Italian sojourns is Margie Miklas. A fellow Italophilie and author of 2 novels and a coffee table book, Margie is my confidante and guide. I chanced upon Margie’s blog about 2.5 years back while […]

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Mercato di Capo: A Legendary Market of Palermo

If you visit Palermo and do not see its historic markets you probably haven’t seen the city. Food is an important part of the Italian culture and being around it, would make you understand the passion behind it. Palermo is particularly known for its crazy markets and even though the fruit and vegetable might be […]

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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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Happy Birthday! But Why Italy??

As my blog turns 1, I would like to take an opportunity to highlight some of the questions that several people ask me. But first things first! I want to THANK YOU all who have diligently read my posts and appreciated my love for Italy- its places, people, food and culture. I couldn’t have been here without […]

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