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Italy is the best. Art, Fashion, Food, Design, Innovation, Heritage, you name it, the Bel Paese is built on millennia of creativity and is teaming with innovators. Ciao Bella and host Erica Firpo talks with the creative forces behind Italy today - artists, designers, chefs, experts and aficionados. Cocktail conversations and behind-the-scenes visits that will make you want to pack your bags and go!

Ciao Bella Erica Firpo

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 44 Ratings

Italy is the best. Art, Fashion, Food, Design, Innovation, Heritage, you name it, the Bel Paese is built on millennia of creativity and is teaming with innovators. Ciao Bella and host Erica Firpo talks with the creative forces behind Italy today - artists, designers, chefs, experts and aficionados. Cocktail conversations and behind-the-scenes visits that will make you want to pack your bags and go!

    Tommaso Cecca and the Culture of Campari

    Tommaso Cecca and the Culture of Campari

    In an industry where the brightest stars fall the fastest, Campari has been a constant. A landmark of culture and pioneer of innovation, the brand’s trademark location in Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II embodies its legacy of quality, family, and, above all, italianità. Erica sits down with Tommaso Cecca, head mixologist of Camparino in Galleria, for a conversation on Campari’s unmatched history, its role in aperitivo culture, and the recent opening of its underground speakeasy, Sala Gaspare. 
    For show notes and more visit Ciao Bella 
    INSTAGRAM: @ericafirpo

    TWITTER  @moscerina

     
     

    • 52 min
    The Year-Round Vibe of Panettone With Chef Roy

    The Year-Round Vibe of Panettone With Chef Roy

    Panettone passion, it's a thing. And chef Roy Shvartzapel elevates this passion into a mission to liberate panettone from its Christmas confinement. From his Southern California panettone production ThisisfromRoy, chef Roy is transforming panettone into a perennial pleasure.  Grab a slice as Erica joins Roy to hear his panettone story and how he is making the Italian Christmas cake a year-round vibe.
    #It’sNotAboutThePanettone 
     
    For show notes and more visit Ciao Bella 
    INSTAGRAM: @ericafirpo

    TWITTER  @moscerina

     

    • 33 min
    Building Art Futures at Florence's Palazzo Strozzi

    Building Art Futures at Florence's Palazzo Strozzi

    Palazzo Strozzi is an amazing Renaissance monument, and since the 2006 opening as Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, it's an destination for blockbuster exhibits with a lean towards contemporary art. In this episode, Erica talks with General Director Arturo Galansino about Palazzo Strozzi, the importance of today's art in Florence, and the mesmerising Fallen Angels show by Anselm Kiefer.
     
    For show notes and more visit Ciao Bella 
    INSTAGRAM: @ericafirpo

    TWITTER  @moscerina

     

    • 23 min
    Davines' Davide Bollati Talks Sustainability and Beauty

    Davines' Davide Bollati Talks Sustainability and Beauty

    Davide Bollati, the visionary behind Davines, shares the inspiring journey of transforming haircare to a sustainabiliity pioneer. With a passion for both beauty and environmental consciousness, Davide has redefined industry standards, pioneering eco-friendly practices and natural ingredients. Through his leadership, Davines has become synonymous with innovation, ethics, and social responsibility. Join Erica at Davines headquarters in Parma, Italk with Davide about Davines's remarkable story.
     
     
    For show notes and more visit Ciao Bella 
    INSTAGRAM: @ericafirpo

    TWITTER  @moscerina

     

    • 31 min
    Alpine Aperitivi with Meredith Erickson of DolaDira

    Alpine Aperitivi with Meredith Erickson of DolaDira

    On the heels of her celebrated cookbook, Alpine Cooking, author Meredith Erickson spent six years researching and conjuring a Dolomites-inspired aperitivo. The result is DolaDira, rhubarb  and all natural Alpine ingredients inlcuding gentian and elderflower, plus a gorgeous visual campaign that captivated Erica from its corrugated bottle and vintage typeface. Join Erica and Meredith for a conversation on Alpine aperitivi.
    For show notes and more visit Ciao Bella 
    INSTAGRAM: @ericafirpo

    TWITTER  @moscerina

     

    • 29 min
    Pioneering Sicily's Wine With Planeta

    Pioneering Sicily's Wine With Planeta

    For five centuries, the Planeta family has been growing Sicily, Italy's largest island and a land of incredible wine, creativity and legend. Today, the 17-generation dynasty of Planeta is cultural hub of wine, food, contemporary art and hospitality. Travel to Menfi with Erica and meet Francesca Planeta for a conversation on family, winemaking and 360 sustainability.
     
    For show notes and more visit Ciao Bella 
    INSTAGRAM: @ericafirpo

    TWITTER  @moscerina

     

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 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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