italy travel guide

Umbria Travel Guide: Things to Know

Umbria is a picturesque landlocked region of Italy that is often called the “Green Heart of Italy”. Umbria also happens to be Tuscany’s good old neighbor and although most of the tourism seems to be towards Tuscany, things are slowly changing now. People have started to appreciate the gorgeous region of Umbria and the many things […]

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11 Photos & Adjectives that Describe Lake Orta

You might have heard of Lake Como or Lake Garda but have you heard of Lake Orta?? When people travel to Italy, they usually skip this little gem of a town. Lake Orta or quite beautifully called Lago di Orta in Italian, is located in the Northern Italian region of Piemonte. Lake Orta is part […]

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7 Tips on Saving Money in Italy

Traveling to Italy can be expensive and for most of the people out there, a once in a lifetime opportunity. Then again if you are visiting Italy or any part of Europe from India (like me), everything gets multiplied to at least 75 times because the Euro is a lot higher than the Rupee (1 […]

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5 Gorgeous Small Towns in Italy

Sometimes I feel in this world of social media, where we are consuming information by the second, my Italian wishlist changes every day! I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing but there are far too many small towns, too many places, too many things to experience in the Bel Paese. […]

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Experience Italia: Mercatello sul Metauro in Le Marche

If you have read my previous post on Palazzo Donati, you know how much I loved living in Palazzo Donati. Continuing my experience, let me show you the town of Mercatello sul Metauro where Palazzo Donati is located. MERCATELLO SUL METAURO The town of Mercatello sul Metauro, centered aroun Piazza Garibaldi, is in the northern […]

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5 Beautiful Towns in Liguria (Beyond Cinque Terre)

I know most of you on Italophilia are regular travelers. And so many of you have requested to share more places from my past travel to Italy- a country that baffles me every time I visit. There are so many regions to choose from and each region more unique than the other. This past winter, […]

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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. But often the women who […]

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Winter in Rome with The Beehive

“Winter in Rome” is an annual Blogger Retreat and an excellent project by Linda and Steve of The Beehive, Rome. Bloggers come together and visit Rome in Winter with The Beehive. There are different activities and experiences planned by several local operators throughout the 4 day event. Winter in Italy wasn’t on my list since […]

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More Charming Towns in Italy

As if we needed more towns to fill our lengthy Italian list (we actually did, right??) here are some more Charming Small Towns in Italy: Alba: Alba is nestled in the region of Piemonte and is a perfect getaway from Turin/Milan. It is another charming town full of small shops selling a wide variety of truffles […]

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Italy Travel: Things to Know

Italy is a country full of wonderful people who go out of the way to help you. I have so many instances where I have been assisted by complete strangers. Incidences like these make travel memorable and also makes Italy the prime reasons for return. But traveling to any country = understanding a new culture […]

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