Ciao Bella is digital magazine and podcast focused on keen insider insight on contemporary Italy.

Consider Ciao Bella to be the next embrace of Italian hospitality and passion, with thoughtful and meaningful features, interviews, reviews and podcast episodes on Italy, Italian culture and the people behind it all. Explore the Mediterranean through real time and authentic stories on travel, heritage, hospitality, art, design and cuisine, and then listen to these incredible stories with Ciao Bella podcast.

Meet Erica Firpo

Erica Firpo is an experienced travel and lifestyle journalist, and podcaster based in Rome. Italian and American, Erica gets to the heart of culture in Ciao Bella, and contributes Washington Post, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, BBC Travel, The Guardian, Fathom, and more. She’s authored penned over a dozen travel books including Fodor’s, Insight Guides and Lonely Planet. Find more

Travel Consulting

Thanks to two decades of deep dive journalism and travel consulting experience. Erica knows the ins and outs of Italian culture, cuisine and hospitality – from off-beat adventures to luxury stays in 20 regions of Italy, as well as the Southern Mediterranean. With Darius Arya, an intrepid archaeologist and Ancient World expert, Erica curates insider experiences in the worlds of art, archaeology, fashion, food, and more and i s available for one-on-one consulting sessions. For more information, please visit UnlockedRome.