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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

Contemporary Art in Rome

8/29/2022
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

Duration:00:35:18

BRACE yourself with Chef Nicola Fanetti

8/22/2022
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

Duration:00:40:10

Magic in Milan with Joann Tan

8/17/2022
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

Duration:00:37:33

Lorenzo Lisi Dreams In Cabernet

7/25/2022
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

Duration:00:25:49

Laudemio, Frescobaldi's Prestige Olive Oil

7/18/2022
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...

Duration:00:25:06

On the road again with Chef Valentino Cassanelli

7/11/2022
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

Duration:00:49:08

Debbie Travis on Joy and living in Italy

7/4/2022
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

Duration:00:58:46

Back to the Earth with Venice' Osti in Orto

6/20/2022
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

Duration:00:26:38

Spritz O'Clock in Venice with Select

6/13/2022
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

Duration:00:30:12

21st century La Serenissima with Inside Venice

6/6/2022
Venice is an archipelago of the best kept secrets to uncover and no one knows that better that Gioellei Romanelli, Venetian for centuries, notelier and founder of Inside Venice. While most focus on the floating cities illustrious history, Romanelli and Inside Venice love to share 21st century Venice. He joins Erica to talk about Inside Venice's initiatives to promote a contemporary look at the city. For show notes and more visit https://ciaobella.co/podcast Ciao Bella INSTAGRAM:...

Duration:00:36:34

Doing Italy with Thea Duncan

5/30/2022
Dreams of moving to Italy and nightmares about beaurocracy, Thea Duncan irons out the truths, tales and paperwork in her company Doing Italy, and shares the story with Erica. For show notes and more visit https://ciaobella.co/podcast Ciao Bella INSTAGRAM: @ericafirpo TWITTER @moscerina

Duration:00:28:42

The Bella behind Ciao Bella

5/24/2022
Ciao Bella, did you miss me? Welcome back to Italy. Ciao Bella flips the table (and the frittata) and puts host Erica Firpo behind the mic to share the story of Ciao Bella with guest host Alison Sager. For show notes and more visit https://ciaobella.co/podcast Ciao Bella INSTAGRAM: @ericafirpo TWITTER @moscerina

Duration:00:33:38

Bottling Green in Montepulciano with Salcheto

12/20/2021
A certified carbon footprint of a bottle of wine? Eno-sustainability champion Michele Manelli pioneers a more sustainable landscape of enoculture in Montepulciano Ciao Bella INSTAGRAM: @ericafirpo TWITTER @moscerina

Duration:00:42:47

Loving Lago di Como with Bianca Passera

12/20/2021
From Pliny the Younger and Napoleon to George Clooney and the Roys of Succession, Como is Italy's ultimate exclusive Italian lake destination, and no one knows it better than Bianca Passera, 3rd generation hotelier and CEO of Lario Hotels. Lario Hotels Ciao Bella INSTAGRAM: @ericafirpo TWITTER @moscerina

Duration:00:37:58

H Farm innovates the future in Treviso

12/6/2021
Incubator, Innovator, Educator. H Farm is the future of Italy in a state-of-the art eco sustainable campus in Treviso that has launched some of the world's most powerhouse start up and has a K-University academy for future Steve Jobs. Founder Riccardo Donadon shares the story of Italy's very own Sicilian Valley. H Farm Ciao Bella INSTAGRAM: @ericafirpo TWITTER @moscerina

Duration:00:30:32

Exploring the Gallerie d'Italia with Michele Coppola

11/29/2021
Gallerie d'Italia is Intesa San Paolo's incredible collection of 30,000 works of art across three incredible palaces in Milan, Vicenza and Napoli (and Torino soon). Intesa San Paolo Director Michele Coppola talks with Erica about The Grand Tour, temporary exhibits and events and the future of Gallerie d'Italia. Gallerie d'Italia Ciao Bella INSTAGRAM: @ericafirpo TWITTER @moscerina

Duration:00:32:09

Fast motorcycles, sustainable energy and Energica's Livia Cevolini

11/22/2021
Hot motorcycles and smart women. Livia Cevolini revs up the roads as CEO of Energica and talks with Erica about women in tech. Energica Ciao Bella INSTAGRAM: @ericafirpo TWITTER @moscerina

Duration:00:15:58

NFTs, Art and Alexander Van Glitch

11/15/2021
NFTs, Non-Fungible Tokens, we've heard all about them but does it mean to an artist? Erica talks with Alexander Van Glitch, Nano- and glitch artists on how NFTs are nurturing an emerging world of creativity. Alexander Van Glitch on Makers Place Ciao Bella INSTAGRAM: @ericafirpo TWITTER @moscerina

Duration:00:34:58

Tod's Walter Chiapponi and clothes with culture

11/1/2021
In this episode, Walter Chiapponi, Creative Director of Tuscany luxury brand Tod's, talks with Erica about endless inspiration, traditional Italian craftsmanship, sustainability and sensibility. Tod's Ciao Bella INSTAGRAM: @ericafirpo TWITTER @moscerina

Duration:00:31:48

Making good and sustainable fashion with Goooders

10/25/2021
Eva Geraldine Fontanelli aims to make the world as sustainable as possible with her Italy-based, ethical fashion company Goooders. Yep, three Os- find out her story with Erica. Goooders Ciao Bella INSTAGRAM: @ericafirpo TWITTER @moscerina

Duration:00:31:35