offbeat italy

How I fell in love with Genova

A few months back I explored the region of Liguria in Italy and had a fabulous time. You can read more about it here. I stayed with my friends in San Bartolomeo and visited Genova for a few hours from there. If there’s one thing I can say after spending time in this historic port city, […]

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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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Experience Italia: Palazzo Donati in Le Marche

Imagine yourself in a characteristic small Italian town surrounded by classy beautiful interiors, delicious food and friendly people. This was my experience staying at Palazzo Donati in the untouched region of Le Marche. Where is Palazzo Donati?? Palazzo Donati is located in the town of Mercatello sul Metauro (the name is a handful but to […]

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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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The Sleepy Little Town of Castelfidardo

You know the Italian town that makes the best hand made Accordions?? It is Castelfidardo in Le Marche. I never knew about it until I went there this summer! However, Castelfidardo wasn’t really for me. If there’s one Italian town that I didn’t like, its Casteldidadro. It does not come in my “must see” sights of Le […]

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Numana, Le Marche: A Jewel of the Adriatic

I am completely blown away by the eastern region of Le Marche in Italy. After years of my Italian sojourns, I finally made it there thanks to the lovely ladies from DiscoverMarche. They not only gave me the initial push to plan a trip but also showed me around the best places in the region. […]

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10 Photos to Inspire A Visit to Mantova

Mantua (Mantova in Italian) is a little gem in North Italy. It is one of Italy’s UNESCO World Heritage sites and was also the European Capital of Culture in 2016. Only 2.5 hours away from Milan and 35 minutes from Verona, Mantua is a great base to explore other towns of Northern Italy. Visit Mantua […]

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Step Inside Teatro Bibiena of Mantova

During the Festivaletteratura I had a chance to visit Mantova’s Teatro Bibiena designed by Antonio Galli Bibiena. Built in the 18th century, the bell shaped theater, is a breathtaking sight! It is a beautifully lit up theater with life like statues of Mantova’s poets. Bibiena was inaugurated on Dec 3, 1769 and is known to be […]

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Castello di Montegiove- Umbria’s Best Kept Secret

If you are visiting Italy and looking for offbeat recommendations then I’d suggest you to head to Castello di Montegiove in Montegiove, Umbria. The 13th castle is owned and run by Lorenzo Misciattelli and his family since 4 centuries and is perched on a hill facing the stunning Apennine mountains. The castle and its surroundings give […]

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