82 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!

    Contemporary Art in Rome

    Contemporary Art in Rome

    Contemporary art may be the last thing that comes to mind when you think of Rome, but gallerist Paulina Bebecka is out to change that.  In this episode, gallerist and director-at-large of the famed Postmasters Gallery, Bebecka joins Erica to talk contemporary art, NFTs, Rome and Italy.
     
    For show notes and more visit https://ciaobella.co/podcast



    Ciao Bella
    INSTAGRAM: @ericafirpo
    TWITTER  @moscerina

    • 35 min
    BRACE yourself with Chef Nicola Fanetti

    BRACE yourself with Chef Nicola Fanetti

    Erica steps out of Italy and into BRACE, chef Nicola Fanetti's Copenhagen restaurant, where Fanetti shares the similarities between Lombardi country culture and the New Nordic vibes.
     
    For show notes and more visit https://ciaobella.co/podcast



    Ciao Bella
    INSTAGRAM: @ericafirpo
    TWITTER  @moscerina

    • 40 min
    Magical Milan with Joann Tan

    Magical Milan with Joann Tan

    Milan is magical everywhere you walk thanks to Joann Tan, installation artist who has been creating wondrous worlds in the city's most iconic windows for more than two decades. Meet the incredible artist capitvating the sidewalks and showrooms of Italy's fashion capital.
     
    For show notes and more visit https://ciaobella.co/podcast



    Ciao Bella
    INSTAGRAM: @ericafirpo
    TWITTER  @moscerina

    • 37 min
    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
    INSTAGRAM: @ericafirpo
    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

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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