57 episodes

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!

Ciao Bella Erica Firpo

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 38 Ratings

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!

    Pasta-tively amazing with Julia Ficara

    Pasta-tively amazing with Julia Ficara

    Fresh pasta is delicious. But is it easy to make? Master pasta maker Julia Ficara shares the secrets from water and farina to 1 meter rolling pin, water and farina. Join in with Erica and Julia on making pasta in the Bologna tradition.

    Guest:  Julia Ficara
    www.grano-farina.com

    www.CiaoBella.co
    www.instagram.com/ericafirpo
    www.twitter.com/moscerina

    • 35 min
    Bagels in Rome, believe it

    Bagels in Rome, believe it

    Bagels don't always equal Rome, but believe or not, they are the next best breakfast delight in the Eternal City thanks to Linda Martinez and Steve Brenner, husband-wife duo who've gone from the Beehive hostel to the beginnings of a bagel empire.  

    Guest:  Steve Brenner, Linda Martina
    www.beehivebagels.com
    www.the-beehive.com

    www.CiaoBella.co
    www.instagram.com/ericafirpo
    www.twitter.com/moscerina

    • 51 min
    Sant'Eustachio, Rome's historic caffe

    Sant'Eustachio, Rome's historic caffe

    Sant'Eustachio il Caffe could be Rome's very best coffee bar. For nearly a century, the beloved caffe has charmed residents and visitors with great coffee drinks and an a yesteryear vibe. Federica Ricci joins Erica for the history and secrets of her family's coffee caffe.

    Guest:  Federica Ricci, Sant'Eustachio il Caffe
    www.santeustachioilcaffe.it

    www.CiaoBella.co
    www.instagram.com/ericafirpo
    www.twitter.com/moscerina

    • 45 min
    Inside The Uffizi with Director Eike Schmidt

    Inside The Uffizi with Director Eike Schmidt

    The Uffizi is the Best. A must-visit, one of the world's most important and most visited, and with one of the largest and best known collections of Italian Renaissance art, there is nothing quite like it.  Michelangelo, Leonardo, Botticelli and Uffizi director Eike Schmidt join Erica to talk about the amazing and every innovative Uffizi. Location: Florence

    Guest:  Eike Schmidt, Director of the Uffizi
    www.uffizi.it

    www.CiaoBella.co
    www.instagram.com/ericafirpo
    www.twitter.com/moscerina

    • 24 min
    Designing La Dolce Vita with Arlene Gibbs

    Designing La Dolce Vita with Arlene Gibbs

    Everybody's dream is to move to a beautiful home in Italy, but what does it take? Interior designer Arlene Gibbs shares her story on building a career in interior in Italy, from Rome and a small Lazio town to building beautiful homes around the world. 

    Guest: Arlene Gibbs, www.arlenegibbsdecor.com

    www.CiaoBella.co
    www.instagram.com/ericafirpo
    www.twitter.com/moscerina

    • 39 min
    Feasting on the Cilento with Danielle Oteri

    Feasting on the Cilento with Danielle Oteri

    Where did Woman Woman go when she came to Italy? The Cilento, a beautiful area south of Napoli, known for its beautiful culture and landscape.  Join Erica as she gets into Cilento with writer, art historian and Feast on History founder Danielle Oteri. Location:  Cilento, Campania

    Guest: Danielle Oteri, www.feastonhistory.com

    www.CiaoBella.co
    www.instagram.com/ericafirpo
    www.twitter.com/moscerina

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

VincentB68 ,

Thank you!

Thanks for making us travel in the Bel Paese, meet fantastic people and feel immersed in the Italian culture.

harnz ,

Essential Listening

Erica knows Italy. Period.

Texan Italophile ,

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. I look forward to all the new episodes!

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