Publications/ the daily pencil grind

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

Or else enjoy a selection of my most recent articles:


  • 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, July 2016 “An inside look at St. Regis Rome’s most-requested suite”
  • Fathom, May 2016 “A Roman Walking Tour for Know-it-alls of all ages”
  • 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”
  • Forbes Travel, February 2016 “4 New Rome Restaurants We Can’t Wait to Try”
  • Forbes Travel, January 2016 “Your Guide to Winter in Rome”
  • Fathom January 2016 “Where to Eat When Your Eyes Are Bigger Than Your Mouth”


  • Fathom December 2015 “What’s New in Old Rome”
  • 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?”
  • Horizon Magazine, September 2015
  • The Telegraph, August 2015 Hotel Review: Gran Melia Villa Agrippina
  • The Telegraph, August 2015 Hotel Review:  Hotel Raphael
  • The Telegraph, August 2015 Hotel Review: Hotel Hassler
  • The Telegraph, August 2015 Hotel Review:  Babuino 181
  • Fathom, July 2015 “Highlights from the 56th Venice Biennale”
  • Forbes Travel, July 2015 “3 New Rome Restaurants”
  • Forbes Travel, June 2015  “Where To Find Milan Expo’s Top Bites”
  • Forbes Travel, June 2015  “An Inside Look at St. Regis Grand European Expansion”
  • Oryx Magazine, May 2015 “My Favorite Street in Rome” an interview
  • Discovery Magazine, May 2015  “Milan’s Restaurant Revolution”
  • Fathom, May 2015 “Milan is having a Pot Luck”
  • Huffington Post, April 2015 “Happy Birthday, Rome from the rank and file”
  • Wired Italia, April 2014 “Nella tana del bianconero con @TheRabbitProject”
  • Fathom, April 2015 “The Birth of #EmptyMuseo in Rome”
  • 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, 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, 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.