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Erica Firpo
Ciao Bella
Welcome to Ciao Bella, where travel writer Erica Firpo sits down with Italy's 21st century creators - contemporary artists and artisans, heritage brands and innovative aesthetes, chefs, experts and more who are defining, redefining and evolving Italy, and beyond. Fashion. Food. Art. Travel. Hotels. Galleries. Pizza. Aperitivi. Coffee. And more. Cocktail conversations and behind-the-scenes visits that will make you want to pack you bags and go! Episodes drop every Monday!
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 29 ratings
Essential Listening
Erica knows Italy. Period.
harnz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/06/20
Great window into Italian culture
I have loved listening to Ciao Bella, especially now during social distancing. Each of the topics are interesting—fashion, hotels, design, and FOOD. Erica has chosen fantastic people to interview, and she has a great way of making people open up and share their professional and personal stories....Read full review »
Texan Italophile via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/27/20
So Cal girl dreaming of Italy
Wow! Erica’s podcast is really amazing. Her interviews make me feel like I’m actually sitting in the restaurants with her! Listening to Michelin star chef’s and hoteliers… This is truly a dream for someone who loves to travel and continues to dream of traveling to the far corners of the earth....Read full review »
surfNewport via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/27/20
Recent Episodes
Sicily is a cornucopia of incredible and unforgettable treats and sweets but there is nothing like il bacio di Pantelleria, an unforgettable pastry only to be found on the Black Pearl of the Mediterranean. Join Erica and food writer Salvatore Spatafora to discover food and culture in Pantelleria,...
Published 07/06/20
Is Italian coffee really the best?  Caffe consultant, co-founder of 3 Coffee Guys, long-time Piemonte resident and all-around coffee expert Damian Burgess spills the beans on what makes Italian caffe and coffee culture so beloved. Guest:  Damian...
Published 06/29/20
Alessia Antinori has seven hundred years of wine flowing through her veins, but it's recent history that keeps the wine maker in Rome at Fattoria di Fiorano.  Vineyards in the Eternal City?! You bet. Lazio wines, Italy and more. Guest:  Alessia...
Published 06/22/20
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