Flip Side/ Interviews, Brand Collaborations, Featured Mentions

Along with creating the news, I’ve had the pleasure of being featured in a few great stories from magazines and newspapers around the world that I’m happy to share with you.  And lately, I’ve blushing from the amazing compliment that La Repubblica gave to me by considering me one of its eight top digital media influencers in all of Italy (scroll down the article for the slide show)
EasyJet Traveller, April 2017, 24 Hours in Rome, Instagrammer and Journalist (page 100)
Fotografia Moderna, January 31, 2017 Interview:  Erica Firpo
La Repubblica, August 22, 2016, Featured story: 8 Top Digital Media Influencers in Italy
La Repubblica, May 22, 2016, Feature video:La presa del Colle: L’invasione degli Instagrammers al Quirinale
    *I appear at 1 minute 25 seconds
La Repubblica, May 22, 2016  Feature story: Il Quirinale “segreto” negli scatti di Instagrammers
La Repubblica, December 12, 2015 Featured story:  Solitudine dell’Arte
Condè Nast TravelerOctober 29, 2015 Featured story: #Blessed, Lucky Tourists Get to Photograph Empty Vatican
Catholic Herald October 30, 2015 Featured story: Instagrammers reveal what the Vatican looks like with no one in it
The GuardianOctober 29, 2015 Featured story: Instagrammers get the Vatican to themselves
La Repubblica October 6, 2015 Featured story: Italy’s Instagram Pioneers
All the Pretty Birds: Tamu TV September 2015 Guest on Web TV series series
BBC Travel, March 27, 2015 “#AskaLocalite” feature interview
BBC Travel March 9, 2015 “50 Reasons to #LoveTheWorld”, guest contributor, feature photo No. 21
IgersAcademy, March 10, 2015 “#EmptyMet and #EmptyMuseo”, featured speaker
City of Alba, February 20, 2015 Panel speaker for the representation of the city’s candidacy to UNESCO Creative Cities
The Guardian #guardiantravelsnaps Instagram feature December 25, 2014 – guest contributor, feature photo
#Iocominciobene Colazione italo-americana: intervista a Erica Firpo December 2014 – feature interview (Italian)
@Ink361 + @AMPT presents @EricaFirpo November 2014 – Instagram feature
BMW Italia #mademyday October 2014 – Instagram project
Banca Unipol: #myunipol on the set of “Sei mai stata sulla luna” September, October 2014 – Instagram project
Fathom Instameet in Rome October 2014, Fathom founder Pavia Rosati joined Contributing Editor Erica Firpo for an instameet
BBC Localite: sharing real life Rome for BBC Travel on going Twitter and Instagram project
Ristorazione: Bellavista, New Air on Wine and Instagram February 16, 2014 – Instagram project
Lavazza EspressgoDecember 2013 – Instagram and Twitter project
Saluting The World’s Best Sandwiches (Fathomaway.com) November 3, 2013- featured photograph
Shoot & Share Roma, September 26, 2013, featured speaker
SFGate, September 2013, “Travel Vine of the Week”, featured vine
Mashable, August 2013, “15 Photos that Pop with Color” featured photo

Instagram: Capturing la Biennale di Venezia, June 10 2013

“Be sure to follow these Instagrammers: Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (@aiww), Brazilian artist Vik Muniz (@vikmuniz), American artist Tom Sachs (@tomsachs), French artist JR (@jr) and freelance journalist Erica Firpo (@moscerina).”

Hidden Vatican Gems (Endlessvacation.com), by Andrew Sessa, May 2013

“Many people think the Vatican Museums look only to the past. But Rome-based writer, art historian and guide Erica Firpo points visitors to its Collection of Modern Religious Art. . .”

Erica Photo by Sam Horine, April 2013

Top picks in My Best Souvenir for Fathom (www.fathomaway.com) January 2013

“Why is it so special? The snow globe sums up exactly why we love Italy: It’s serendipitous, just like snow at the beach in southern Italy.”

Fathomaway.com Fathom Questionnaire: Erica Firpo (August 2012).

Bizarre travel rituals: I call it the Die Hard meditation: Whenever I get where I am going, I have to walk around barefoot. Or maybe I just don’t like shoes. In-flight relaxation regime: Solving the day’s crossword or sudoku before take-off. Always in carry-on: Red lipstick, moisturizer, notepad, thin-point Sharpie, and my severely myopic glasses.

CNTraveler.cm “Mark Zuckerberg fails to tip, should you?” by Sean O’Neill (May 2012).

“Chiming in from Rome, longtime resident Erica Firpo, city editor for Luxe City Guide Rome, notes that, as at Nonna Betta, most Italian waiters hand customers a slip with the price of the meal, without leaving a line for a customer to write in a tip. So patrons paying by credit card need to have small change to make the tip separately, which is different than the custom in the United States.”

Yahoo UK Lifestyle “Weirdest Christmas Traditions from Around the World” (November 2011).

La Befana is an old woman who looks like a witch who brings sweets to children during the epiphany (6 Jan),” says writer Erica Firpo, from Rome. Originally, the Befana brought sweets to the good children and only left charcoal for the naughty ones, in a similar tradition to Father Christmas, but this has evolved and now every child gets a sweet called carbone, a charcoal made of sugar. Usually depicted riding a broomstick and wearing a black shawl, it seems more like a scary Halloween story than Christmas tale.

BBC -Lonely Planet Travel Stephen Evans (August 2011).

Rome: “They forget it’s a modern city. While looking for the ‘authentic Roman’ experience, tourists accept poor service and bad manners when they should say ‘basta’ [enough]!” — Erica Firpo, moscerina.com

Interview at EyeOnItaly (February 2011).

Erica Firpo says she “grew up in Philadelphia, grew immature in Los Angeles, got culture in Venice, and got to business in Southeast Asia.” She’s a collector of things as well as words and information, got her writing start with The American Magazine talking about bringing pets on your travels, and she has authored or co-authored several books about Rome – including her self-published Little Black Book Rome and city guides for Luxe, National Geographic, and Fodors. Her newest book is Rome Select, published by Insight Guides.

Interview with host Kathy McCabe on DreamOfItaly #ItalyChat (January 2011).

Today’s special guest is Erica Firpo (@NileGuide) and the topic for the hour-long chat is Rome – anything and everything about traveling to Rome and living there as an expat. Erica’s personal blog is Moscerina and she is the Rome blogger for Nile Guide. Erica is both Italian and American. Her mother is from Rome. Erica and her husband Darius Arya, archaeologist and classics professor, and their children have been living full-time in Rome since 2003. Erica has also worked at the Guggenheim in Venice.

Guest host for ZipSet Go’s Viva Italy #TNI Traveler’s Night In (April 2011).

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Los Angeles Times Rome’s Gelato is Heaven in Cup by Susan Spano (August 7, 2008).

Erica Firpo, co-author of “Rome: Little Black Book: A Dining and Entertainment Guide,” is an expert who went through a spell some years back when she ate gelato for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Chicagoan came to Rome in 2003 and began her gelato studies. I recently met her at Ciampini on the Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucino to find out about Italian ice cream.

New York Times Travel La Dolce Vita, Both Day and Night (February 12, 2008).

Go to Orso 80, near Piazza Navona (Via dell’ Orso; 39-06-686-4904), for amazing fish. I also suggest Taverna Trilussa (Via del Politeama, 23; 39-06-581-8918) for a fun Roman night. Abundant servings. And my favorite? Santa Lucia (Largo Febo, 12; 39-06-6880-2427), for a romantic evening under the stars and trees.

Top picks in Instyle.co.uk [my Rome Luxe Guide picks in their new Travel review].

The vibe Oh, hello, romance. Forget Florence and its room with a view: from its vantage point on the top floor of the Rome Cavalieri, itself perched atop one of Rome’s famous hills, La Pergola is the restaurant with a view – and possibly the most beautiful view in the world.

Jetsetter.com Top Ten Rome Picks (August 2010).

10. Sip. Finally, enjoy some of the finest Roman food the city has to offer at cantina Casa Bleve. Erica swears by their wine tasting.