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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!

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!

Location:

Italy

Description:

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!

Twitter:

@moscerina

Language:

English


Episodes

Curves and colours with Olimpia Zagnoli

2/15/2021
Curves, colours and a clever wit, welcome to the world of Olimpia Zagnoli. OZ is everywhere . . . on the walls of Uniqlo, Prada t-shirts, covers of the New Yorker, and boxes for Estee Lauder, Perugina and Barilla. Join Erica and Olimpia for a deep dive into OZ's technicolor designs. Guest: artist and designer Olimpia Zagnoli Ciao Bella podcasts Instagram: @ericafirpo Twitter: @moscerina

Duration:00:42:55

In the kitchen with Karime Lopez, Gucci Osteria

2/8/2021
Karime Lopez is amazing - chef du cuisine at Florence's Gucci Osteria, the first Mexican woman to receive a Michelin star, and an all-around cool woman. Join Erica and Karime to talk food, travel, Gucci and women in the kitchen. Guest: Karime Lopez, Chef du Cuisine, Gucci Osteria Ciao Bella podcasts Instagram: @ericafirpo Twitter: @moscerina

Duration:00:42:25

A tale of Chocolate and Torino

2/1/2021
Gianduja, Gianduiotto, Creminio, Bicerin. Torino is a chocolate lover's town. Join me and Sandra Salerno, food journalist and pen behind Un Tocco di Zenzero for some chocolatey history and insight on why your next winter wonderland visit is Torino and where you'll be enjoying your own bicerin and cioccolato caldo. Guest: Sandra Salerno, Un Tocco di Zenzero Ciao Bella podcasts Instagram: @ericafirpo Twitter: @moscerina

Duration:00:18:46

Winemaking in Tuscany's Castello di Montepò

1/25/2021
Biondi Santi is one of Italy's vineyard pioneers, trailblazing in Tuscany for decades but in this century, Biondi Santi is a whole new world. Join Erica at Castello di Montepò (in the hills near Scansano) with Tancredi Biondi Santi to talk wine, history, clones and terroir. Guest: Tancredi Biondi Santi Castello di Montepò Ciao Bella podcasts Instagram: @ericafirpo Twitter: @moscerina

Duration:00:33:27

On the art trail in Piemonte with Roberta Ceretto

1/18/2021
Art, wine and great food, the trifecta and Piemonte's Langhe has all of it. Roberta Ceretto of the wine family Ceretto shares her story about brining contemporary art to Barolo and more. Guest: Roberta Ceretto, Ceretto Ciao Bella podcasts Instagram: @ericafirpo Twitter: @moscerina

Duration:00:43:02

A Castle in Puglia

1/11/2021
Castello di Ugento is a love story, and no one knows better than Diana Bianchi and Massimo D'Amore, 21st century promessi sposi who've transformed the former fortress and Baroque castle into a beautiful home and hotel. Join me for a voyage to the very heel of Puglia - the Salento- for a conversation on history and hotel-making. Guest: Diana Bianchi, Massimo D'Amore Castello di Ugento Ciao Bella podcasts Instagram: @ericafirpo Twitter: @moscerina

Duration:00:36:07

Stilettos and sparkles in Venice

12/28/2020
There is a something about a beautiful shoe that can make you feel like a walking fairytale. Edoardo Cavovilla shares the stories behind René Caovilla, Venice's heritage, couture shoemaking atelier. Guest: Edoardo Caovilla, Rene Caovilla Ciao Bella podcasts Instagram: @ericafirpo Twitter: @moscerina

Duration:00:30:18

Teasing Tiramisu with Gaia Passi de Preposulo

12/21/2020
What’s soaked in coffee, slathered with mascarpone, and started off as a post-coital snack? Tiramisu, of course!Join Erica as she discovers what makes Tiramisu the pinnacle of Italian desserts with guest Gaia Passi de Preposulo. Guest: Gaia Passi de Preposulo, Eccetera Studio Ciao Bella podcasts Instagram: @ericafirpo Twitter: @moscerina

Duration:00:23:15

Venice and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

12/14/2020
Karole P.B.Vail, Director of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection has a personal relationship with Venice. Join us as we take in the Grand Canal with Karole from the gardens of the PGC to talk modern and contemporary art, Peggy and Venice, of course! Guest: Karole Vail, Peggy Guggenheim Collection Ciao Bella podcasts Instagram: @ericafirpo Twitter: @moscerina

Duration:00:34:47

Loving Lambrusco with Julia Prestia of Venturini Baldini

12/7/2020
Everybody loves Lambrusco! Join Erica for a trip to Emilia Romagna to chat with Julia Prestia, co-owner of Venturini Baldini, a historic estate dating back to 16th century to talk about Lambrusco, organic wines and an ancient acetaia. Guest: Julia Prestia, Venturini Baldini Ciao Bella podcasts Instagram: @ericafirpo Twitter: @moscerina

Duration:00:38:44

TRAVEL BITE: Kiss Sicilian style - Il Bacio di Pantelleria

7/6/2020
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, Sicily. Guest: Salvatore Spatafora Ciao Bella podcasts Instagram: @ericafirpo Twitter: @moscerina

Duration:00:21:23

COFFEE: Caffe consigliere Damian Burgess on Italian coffee

6/29/2020
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 Burgess Ciao Bella podcasts Instagram: @ericafirpo Twitter: @moscerina

Duration:00:57:35

WINE: City limits in Rome's Fattoria di Fiorano

6/22/2020
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 Antinori CITY LIMITS AT ROME'S FATTORIA DI FIORANO Ciao Bella podcasts Instagram: @ericafirpo Twitter: @moscerina

Duration:00:33:30

Tortellini to Make The World Better

6/15/2020
There's nothing that tortellini in brodo can't fix, or at least make feel a little bit better. And that simple concept is what led Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore to create two community programs - Il Tortellante, the local Modena tortellini-focused alternative education program for special needs kids, and Food for Soul, soup kitchens across the globe that feed the community while fighting food waste. Guest: Lara Gilmore Tortellini to Make the World Better Ciao Bella podcasts Instagram:...

Duration:00:21:51

COCKTAILS: Florence's Negroni, or how I fell in love with cocktails

6/9/2020
Drink up, it’s Negroni time! Epicurean Coral Sisk of Curious Appetite Travel shares all about the Negroni - from its Florentine history and where in Florence to find the very best today, to the variants we love (and don’t love). Grab a high ball and join Erica and Coral discussing Italy's iconic cocktail. Guest: Coral Sisk Ciao Bella podcasts Instagram: @ericafirpo Twitter: @moscerina

Duration:00:40:34

COCKTAILS: The Negroni and Florence

6/8/2020
Drink up, it’s Negroni time! Epicurean Coral Sisk of Curious Appetite Travel shares all about the Negroni - from its Florentine history and where in Florence to find the very best today, to the variants we love (and don’t love). Grab a high ball and join Erica and Coral discussing Italy's iconic cocktail. Guest: Coral Sisk Ciao Bella podcasts Instagram: @ericafirpo Twitter: @moscerina

Duration:00:40:38

TRAVEL BITE: Liguria's Unforgettable Focaccia with Laurel Evans

6/1/2020
There is nothing like the very first bite of fresh focaccia (and then the next). Liguria and in particular Genova claim fame to making Italy's very best focaccia. Join Erica and foodwriter Laurel Evans as we talk about this unforgettable (and simple) street food. Guest: Laurel Evans Liguria's Unforgettable Focaccia Ciao Bella podcasts Instagram: @ericafirpo Twitter: @moscerina

Duration:00:17:07

DESIGN: Country Living at Casa Maria Luigia, Massimo Bottura's B&B

5/25/2020
Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore turn the tables with Casa Maria Luigia, their luxurious foodie and art retreat near Modena, Emilia Romagna. Join Erica and Lara with a glass of Lambrusco, talking about design, redefining the table, and country living. Guest: Lara Gilmore, Casa Maria Luigia Ciao Bella podcasts Instagram: @ericafirpo Twitter: @moscerina

Duration:00:52:31

FOOD: The ABCs of Italian Cheese with Eleonora Baldwin

5/17/2020
Did you know there are at least 600 different kinds of cheese in Italy, and Eleonora Baldwin has made it her mission to taste them all for her primetime hit ABCheese on Gambero Rosso Channel (Italy's top food network). In this episode, we focus on Italy's blues... because no one gives them the love they deserve. The ABCs of Italian Cheese Guest: Eleonora Baldwin, Casa Mia Tours Ciao Bella podcasts Instagram: @ericafirpo Twitter: @moscerina

Duration:01:11:35

TRAVEL BITE: Sweet and Savory, Cotechino for Breakfast in Modena

5/11/2020
Cotechino from Modena is a local favourite, a sausage so savoury it's a meal. But have you ever thought about it for breakfast? Casa MariaLuigia, Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore's country B&B did and chef Jessica Rosval has taken the savory to a level of unforgettably sweet. Ciao Bella website INSTAGRAM: @EricaFirpo TWITTER @moscerina

Duration:00:20:01