79 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 • 42 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!

    Lorenzo Lisi Dreams In Cabernet

    Lorenzo Lisi Dreams In Cabernet

    Lorenzo Lisi dreams in cabernet and pinot noir. Known as the man behind PierLuigi, one of Rome's top restaurants, Lisi is also putting his guests to bed with bottles, vineyards and winemakers  and an enviable wine list at his boutique Hotel dei Ricci. Open your favorite appellation with Erica and Lorenzo.
     
    For show notes and more visit https://ciaobella.co/podcast



    Ciao Bella
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    TWITTER  @moscerina

    • 25 min
    Laudemio, Frescobaldi's Prestige Olive Oil

    Laudemio, Frescobaldi's Prestige Olive Oil

    Extra virgin olive oil is a dime a dozen in Tuscany, right? Think again. Quality EVOO is far more than olive harvests and press. It's all about prestige and no one does it better than Frescobaldi, Tuscany's  heritage wine making family with a fiefdom of olive groves all over the region. 30th generation Matteo Frescobaldi joins Erica for a little history and olive oil making.
     
    For show notes and more visit https://ciaobella.co/podcast



    Ciao Bella
    INSTAGRAM: @ericafirpo
    TWITTER  @moscerina

    • 25 min
    On the road again with Chef Valentino Cassanelli

    On the road again with Chef Valentino Cassanelli

    Passion, creativity and adventure are the key ingredients for Valentino Cassanelli, the super stellar chef at Lux Lucis, the Michelin star restaurant atop the hotel Principe Forte dei Marmi in Tuscany. Join Erica and Valentino for a sunrise talk about heading out on the road again in a culinary adventure while they enjoy the beach views at Forte dei Marmi.
     
     
    For show notes and more visit https://ciaobella.co/podcast



    Ciao Bella
    INSTAGRAM: @ericafirpo
    TWITTER  @moscerina

    • 49 min
    Debbie Travis on Joy and living in Italy

    Debbie Travis on Joy and living in Italy

    Debbie Travis has made a career of bringing joy to the home, and for the past ten years, she's brought you to her home for a little Tuscan joy. Her latest book Joy: Life Lessons from a Tuscan Villa gives you Italian life secrets to bring home. Join Erica and Debbie as they chat up on joy, Italy and life.
     
    For show notes and more visit https://ciaobella.co/podcast



    Ciao Bella
    INSTAGRAM: @ericafirpo
    TWITTER  @moscerina

    • 58 min
    Back to the Earth with Venice' Osti in Orto

    Back to the Earth with Venice' Osti in Orto

    Island life can mean importing, but a group of Venetian restaurants want to change that by going back to the earth.  Francesco Agopyan, owner of Antiche Carampane takes Erica to Sant’Erasmo, an archipelago satellite island, to experience Osti in Orto - the group fam that is cultivating and bringing local and heritage produce to 13 restaurants.  
     
    For show notes and more visit https://ciaobella.co/podcast



    Ciao Bella
    INSTAGRAM: @ericafirpo
    TWITTER  @moscerina

    • 26 min
    Spritz O'Clock in Venice with Select

    Spritz O'Clock in Venice with Select

    Every hour is Spritz O'Clock says Rudi Carraro, Select brand ambassador. Let's dive into the Spritz, a Venetian icon made with a  botanical-rich bitters - in this case, invented and made in Venice more than a century ago. 
    For show notes and more visit https://ciaobella.co/podcast



    Ciao Bella
    INSTAGRAM: @ericafirpo
    TWITTER  @moscerina

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

downinke ,

Fun and entertaining

I loved the Debbie Travis and Thea Duncan episodes but all are fun, educational and a sneak peak into Italy from here in Texas. I only wish it was more frequent!

sre you there ,

Great!

Erica—
Look forward to listening to your podcast.
You are full of information and deliver your podcast with great enthusiasm!
Thank you and Ciao Bella

VincentB68 ,

Thank you!

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

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