Publications/ the daily pencil grind

Most of my stories can be found on Contently, and please take a look below at the specifics.. .

The Guardian
The Telegraph Travel
Forbes Travel Guide
Huffington Post
Yahoo Travel
Travel + Lesiure
New York Times
Wired Italia


  • Fathom, April 2017 “Adventures in Love, Relationships, and Travel:  A Review of “How to Be Married”
  • Forbes, April 2017 “5 Things We Love About Hotel Eden”
  • Fathom, March 2017 “Where to go from Rome: an Art-and-Balsamic-fueled ride through Modena, Parma and Mantova”
  • Fathom, March 2017 “Who You Calling Champagne? Tasting Notes on Italy’s Best Bubbly?”
  • Forbes, March 2017 “7 New Restaurants in Rome Worth Sampling”
  • Fathom, March 2017 “When in Rome, Don’t Cheer at the Wrong Soccer Game”
  • Fathom, March 2017 “An Old Warehouse Complex is now Milan’s Art Playground”
  • Forbes,  February 2017, “The Cheapest Ways to Travel to the World’s Most Expensive Places”- mention
  • Forbes,  February 2017, “Your First Look Around Rome’s New Stylish Airport Terminal”
  • Fotografia Moderna, January 2017 “Intervista: Erica Firpo”
  • Forbes, January 2017, “What We Adore About Rome Right Now”
  • The Telegraph, January 2017 “European city breaks: our experts’ favourite hotels for 2017″
  • Huffington Post, December 2016 “Cloud on the Horizon, Rome’s newest contemporary project is [almost] ready for visitors”
  • Forbes, December 2016 “Brush With Greatness: 3 Things We Love About Italy’s La Galleria Nazionale”
  • The Guardian #guardiantravelsnaps Athens feature November 4 to 6, 2016
  • The Telegraph, November 2016 “Top 10: The Best hotels in Rome city centre”
  • Forbes, November 2016 “Spending Two Perfect Days in Athens”
  • Huffington Post, November 2016 “Find the ‘best’ hotel in Rome’
  • Meridian, October 2016 “I rode Hiroshima’s Epic, 70-km Bike Route”
  • Meridian, October 2016  “Visiting the shrines of Hiroshima”
  • Australia Financial Review, August 2016 “An insider’s guide to Rome”
  • Fathom, July 2016 “A taste of Catania”
  • The Guardian, July 2016 “Japan’s okonomiyaki – pancakes served as you like them”
  • Forbes Travel June 2016 “Famiglia Ties: Why Rome is the Ideal Destination for Children”
  • Fathom May 2016 “Tokyo’s Newest Celebration of Contemporary Japanese Design, Art and Architecture”
  • The Telegraph, April 2016:   The Best Budget Hotels in Rome
  • Forbes Travel, April 2016 “Pouring the Praise: 5 Great Cafes in Rome”
  • The Telegraph, April 2016 : The Best Five-Star Hotels in Rome
  • The Guardian, February 2016 “Starring Roll: High Art Paninis in a Roman cafe”
  • Forbes Travel, February 2016 “The Italian Destination Where You Should be Skiing”
  • Travel + Leisure, January 2016 “How to have the prefect holiday in Dubrovnik”
  • Fathom January 2016 “Where to Eat When Your Eyes Are Bigger Than Your Mouth” (Milan feature)


  • Travel + Leisure, October 2015 “Roman Forum Opens Imperial Ramp for First Time in History”
  • Travel + Leisure, October 2015 “Five Secret Streets to See in Rome”
  • Buzzfeed, September 2015 “How Italian Are You Really?”
  • Fathom, July 2015 “Highlights from the 56th Venice Biennale”
  • Oryx Magazine, May 2015 “My Favorite Street in Rome” an interview
  • Discovery Magazine, May 2015  “Milan’s Restaurant Revolution”
  • Huffington Post, April 2015 “Happy Birthday, Rome from the rank and file”
  • Wired Italia, April 2014 “Nella tana del bianconero con @TheRabbitProject”
  • BBC Travel March 9, 2015 “50 Reasons to #LoveTheWorld”, guest contributor, feature photo No. 21


  • CNN, December 2013 “CNN Instagram Challenge: The Stories behind Public Murals”
  • 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 June 9, 2013  “Capturing La Biennale” photo and mention
  • Discovery Magazine (Cathay Pacific), March 2013 “Secrets Uncovered”
  • Oryx Magazine, March 2013 “Luxe, Byblos Verona”

2012 and earlier

Insight Guide Rome Select 2010, author
Fodor’s Travel Guide Rome 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012
Fodor’s Travel Guide Italy 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Fodor’s Essential Italy 2009, 2011
Luxe City Guide Rome Vol 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, City Editor
National Geographic Personal Explorer 2008 (prototype Garmin guide)
Fodor’s Guide to the da Vinci Code 2006
Little Black Book Rome, 2005 publisher/author
Little Black Book Copenhagen, 2006 publisher/author
In addition to acting as editor of her own blog and several social media platforms Erica has consulted and worked with the following organizations and companies to build a strong digital presence. Contributions include editorial content, community building and digital media strategy: Nileguide, American Institute for Roman Culture and the Italian Ministry of Culture.