Welcome to Ciao Bella, where travel writer Erica Firpo sits down with Italy's 21st century creators - contemporary artists and artisans, heritage brands and innovative aesthetes, chefs, experts and more who are defining, redefining and evolving Italy, and beyond. Fashion. Food. Art. Travel. Hotels. Galleries. Pizza. Aperitivi. Coffee. And more. Cocktail conversations and behind-the-scenes visits that will make you want to pack you bags and go! Episodes drop every Monday!
From Pliny the Younger and Napoleon to George Clooney and the Roys of Succession, Como is Italy's ultimate exclusive Italian lake destination, and no one knows it better than Bianca Passera, 3rd generation hotelier and CEO of Lario Hotels.
Incubator, Innovator, Educator. H Farm is the future of Italy in a state-of-the art eco sustainable campus in Treviso that has launched some of the world's most powerhouse start up and has a K-University academy for future Steve Jobs. Founder Riccardo Donadon shares the story of Italy's very own Sicilian Valley.
Gallerie d'Italia is Intesa San Paolo's incredible collection of 30,000 works of art across three incredible palaces in Milan, Vicenza and Napoli (and Torino soon). Intesa San Paolo Director Michele Coppola talks with Erica about The Grand Tour, temporary exhibits and events and the future of Gallerie d'Italia.
NFTs, Non-Fungible Tokens, we've heard all about them but does it mean to an artist? Erica talks with Alexander Van Glitch, Nano- and glitch artists on how NFTs are nurturing an emerging world of creativity.
Rome is a gorgeous palimpsest of history and no one knows that better than archaeologist Darius Arya and speleologist Adriano Morabito. Darius and Adriano join Erica for an afternoon chat about Rome.
There’s something about Modena. Italy’s Motor Valley is the nexus of creativity on the road and off, and every year the Motor Valley Fest showcases the amazing innovations. Join Erica with superstar guests chef Massimo Bottura, Energica creator Livia Cevolini, Horacio Pagani, Maserati’s Francesco Tonon and Dallara CEO Andrea Pontremoli to find out what revs Motor Valley.
Italian cuisine is far more than nonna's carbonara. Veteran journalist, food writer and baker Laura Lazzaroni sits down with Erica to share her journey through Italy to explore the new chefs, kitchens, restaurants, and farms reshaping Italy's culinary landscape.
Fresh pasta is delicious. But is it easy to make? Master pasta maker Julia Ficara shares the secrets from water and farina to 1 meter rolling pin, water and farina. Join in with Erica and Julia on making pasta in the Bologna tradition.
Bagels don't always equal Rome, but believe or not, they are the next best breakfast delight in the Eternal City thanks to Linda Martinez and Steve Brenner, husband-wife duo who've gone from the Beehive hostel to the beginnings of a bagel empire.
Sant'Eustachio il Caffe could be Rome's very best coffee bar. For nearly a century, the beloved caffe has charmed residents and visitors with great coffee drinks and an a yesteryear vibe. Federica Ricci joins Erica for the history and secrets of her family's coffee caffe.
The Uffizi is the Best. A must-visit museum in Italy, one of the world's most important and most visited, and with one of the largest and best known collections of Italian Renaissance art, there is nothing quite like it. Michelangelo, Leonardo, Botticelli and Uffizi director Eike Schmidt join Erica to talk about the amazing and every innovative Uffizi.
Everybody's dream is to move to a beautiful home in Italy, but what does it take? Interior designer Arlene Gibbs shares her story on building a career in interior in Italy, from Rome and a small Lazio town to around the world.
Where did Woman Woman go when she came to Italy? The Cilento, a beautiful area south of Napoli, known for its beautiful culture and landscape. Join Erica as she gets into Cilento with writer, art historian and Feast on History founder Danielle Oteri.
Curves, colours and a clever wit, welcome to the world of Olimpia Zagnoli. OZ is everywhere . . . on the walls of Uniqlo, Prada t-shirts, covers of the New Yorker, and boxes for Estee Lauder, Perugina and Barilla. Join Erica and Olimpia for a deep dive into OZ's technicolor designs.
Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.
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It’s a lighthearted nightmare in here, weirdos! Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist. Join us for a heavy dose of research with a dash of comedy thrown in for flavor.
If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.
Hosted by Laura Beil (Dr. Death, Bad Batch), Sympathy Pains is a six-part series from Neon Hum Media and iHeartRadio. For 20 years, Sarah Delashmit told people around her that she had cancer, muscular dystrophy, and other illnesses. She used a wheelchair and posted selfies from a hospital bed. She told friends and coworkers she was trapped in abusive relationships, or that she was the mother of children who had died. It was all a con. Sympathy was both her great need and her powerful weapon. But unlike most scams, she didn’t want people’s money. She was after something far more valuable.