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Caffè al Bicerin dal 1763

Want a little slice of heaven in Turin?? Consider having “Bicerin” from Caffè al Bicerin. What is Bicerin?? Bicerin is quite simply a drink of espresso, chocolate and cream. This sinful drink topped with a secret ingredient from Caffè al Bicerin is what makes it so special! This drink was invented by Caffè al Bicerin centuries […]

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Medieval Fermo and it's Historic Sites

Fermo is a medieval town in the southern part of Le Marche. Situated on top of a hill with a view of the surrounding villages, Fermo is possibly the richest of all Le Marche towns I have seen. Culturally speaking. Medieval Fermo in Le Marche Practically devoid of tourists, Fermo has the most beautiful and […]

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Lunch with a view at Aroma Restaurant, Rome

I had a surreal lunch at Aroma Restaurant in Palazzo Manfredi, Rome. Surreal because this restaurant is right opposite the Colosseum!! What a spot for anyone looking to have a meal with a view! If you are looking for a place to have a meal in Rome, visit Aroma Restaurant, Rome! Chef Giuseppe di Ioro and […]

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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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The Bookstores of Budapest

Budapest is a wonderful city with many bookstores and cafes. I was quite surprised actually because I didn’t expect them to be SO GOOD! Here are my two cents on exploring the bookstores of Budapest: The Bookstores of Budapest Atlantis Book Island: The first bookstore I visited was the Atlantis Book Island. I was probably the […]

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Some More Charming Italian Words that I Love

Continuing the series of Charming Italian Words I Love, here is a brand new list of Italian words that will make you fall in love with the language once again!.   Buona Lettura a tutti! –Innamorata/o: to be in love with someone <3 –Dai: One of my favorite words that I have been using often. […]

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My Tuscan Holiday- An Excursion to San Gimignano

I missed visiting the Tuscan town of San Gimignano (Pronounced: San Jimi Nya No) on my very first visit to Italy. Since then it was on my mind to see the place where Tea with Mussolini was shot. A picturesque town situated on the river Elsa, San Gimignano is probably one of the most touristy […]

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Castello di Miramare: Pearl of the Adriatic

Friuli-Venezia Giulia is a beautiful Italian region that touches the borders of Slovenia and Austria. However, it is often overlooked by the regular traveler to Italy. I wonder why….. Friuli’s capital city is Trieste and while I was in Trieste, I made a trip to see the lone castle on a cliff –Castello di Miramare. […]

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Visiting Assisi in the Enchanting Umbrian Hills

The town of Assisi is the birthplace of St. Francis and is a located in the enchanting Umbrian hills. Assisi is laden with multi colored gonfalons hanging and at least a hundred potted plants neatly arranged outside every house. It seems like a competition as to who has the best plants tied to the windows. […]

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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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