Erica Firpo is a Rome-based travel and lifestyle journalist, author, content strategist, and podcaster with a deep passion for words and a curious eye. She is Editor of Content of ISSIMO, an Italy-focused lifestyle platform, and an ongoing contributor to the Washington Post, Fathom, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, BBC Travel, The Guardian, and more, covering travel, art, design, culture, hotels, food and wine. As author, she has penned over a dozen travel books for Fodor’s, Insight Guides and Lonely Planet. Check out her recent work, and find all of her articles on Contently.
Erica’s keen expertise on Italy inspired Ciao Bella – website, newsletter, and podcast. Additionally, Erica enjoys partnering on social media campaigns with brands and entities such as Whirlpool, Italy’s Ministry of Culture and Japanese Tourism Board.For more information, visit her Media Kit.
Ciao Bella celebrates all things Italy in website, newsletter, and podcast. Consider Ciao Bella an infinite treasure chest revealing the boot’s most captivating personaggi, hidden landmarks, coolest design haunts, chic art venues, and the best in-the-know spots to sip, chat and chew.
Ciao Bella podcast features the most innovative creators living in the Bel Paese including contemporary artists and artisans, heritage brands and cutting-edge aesthetes, chefs, experts and more who are defining, redefining and evolving today’s Italy. Recent guests include Eike Schmidt (Director of Uffizi Galleries), Lara Gilmore Bottura, Chef Norbert Niederkofler, and Alessia Antinori.