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Ispirazione: Smitten with A Merry Feast

There are some people whom you’ve never met in real life, yet you think you have. Does that happen with you?? Heather of a Merry Feast is one such example for me. Heather and I connected over our mutual Italy love many years ago and have been in touch through emails and Facebook messages ever […]

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Some More Favorite Books on Italy

Literature is a wonderful way to know another culture. Don’t you think?? In the past few years, having read several books based in Italy and/or by Italian authors, I have managed to make a list of many books and will continue to do so. The thirst to read and learn doesn’t satiate and so continuing […]

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All in a Day: Belvedere Gardens to Austrian Library

The weather in Vienna is so unpredictable! I wasn’t lucky both the times and my clothing choices turned out to be poor because I didn’t pack enough layers. Being the last day in the city I was on the verge of finishing my cash but since I was in no mood to withdraw more euros, […]

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Charming Italian Sentences I Love

Many of you who have stuck around on Italophilia for long know that I did posts on Charming Italian Words. Those posts were a hit because they connected with people who are either in Italy or Italians or just fellow Italophilies like me! Today I go a notch higher to see some phrases/sentences that I love using. I have […]

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Visiting the Castle Hill in Budapest

Did I say how much I loved Budapest?? Okay I probably did but here’s another post to prove my point 😉 The Fisherman’s Bastion at the Buda side of the city is situated on Castle Hill. It is a unique monument whose name comes from the fishermen who defended the walls in the Middle Ages. The […]

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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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Things I Love About Travel

-Discovering new places, cuisines, history, culture ….   -Breaking mundane routines and making your own. -Challenging yourself to things you never imagined. -Sharing travel stories with strangers. -Making check list and ticking each one as it’s achieved. -Learning words of the local language. -Knowing others’ point of view for a new vision -Enjoying a cake twice a […]

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Ten Favorite Books on Italy

Many a times I am asked to suggest books on “Italy” and often find myself confused because it is impossible to mention just one book. Seriously the choices are plenty (not to mention fantastic) which is why it is really tough to pick just one book out of the universe. There are books on travel in Italy, it’s […]

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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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