About Erica

Erica Firpo is a freelance journalist and social media strategist living in Rome, Italy.  She’s contributing editor for Fathom , correspondent for Forbes Travel, BBC Travel’s Rome BBC Localite and ANSA in English, and hosts a travel blog on Huffington Post.  She’s contributed to  publications including Wired Italia, AFAR, New York Times Travel, BBC Travel, Yahoo Travel and Travel + Leisure, and Discovery Magazine.

Along with pen and paper, Erica combines a variety of social media platforms to create dynamic storytelling.  She has worked on social media campaigns for Unipol Banca, Unicredit, Lavazza and AlmaBologna . Additionally, she provides social media consulting for organizations such as American Institute of Roman Culture, and speaks  about social media in workshops and conferences (English/Italian).


Member of Italy’s Ordine dei Giornalisti.

Rome, April 2013, by Sam Horine
Brooklyn, November 2013, by Swerved (Adonis Arias)