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Ciao Bella

Feb 19, 2024

For five centuries, the Planeta family has been growing Sicily, Italy's largest island and a land of incredible wine, creativity and legend. Today, the 17-generation dynasty of Planeta is cultural hub of wine, food, contemporary art and hospitality. Travel to Menfi with Erica and meet Francesca Planeta for a...


Feb 5, 2024

Slow Food, Fast Cars, and an incredible, nourishing culture. Erica welcomes back the fabulous Lara Gilmore to talk Modena.  From the day Lara arrived in the Emilia Romagna city , it has been the source of inspiration for  her.  Lara and Erica catch up on her latest book Slow Food, Fast Cars, stories and recipes from...


Jan 22, 2024

From the outside looking in, there is a lot to be said about Italy, all of which changes when you've had the time to truly immerse yourself in the contemporary Bel Paese. In this episdoe, Ciao Bella production manager Jenna Spray turns the tables and grabs the mic for an interview with Erica and more about...


Dec 11, 2023

If you tell you me you don’t like panettone (aka the Italian Christmas cake), then I’ll tell you that you’ve never had a true, artisanal panettone. This episode is a crazy converstaion about what makes panettone the best, how to eat and why it is iconic. Join Erica with Italy's very best panettone bakers


Dec 4, 2023

Napoli's National Archaeological Museum (MANN) is one of the world’s most important archeological museums in the world and its collection of Ancient Roman artefacts is the very best. Join Erica as she talks with Director Paolo Giulierini about initiatives to bridge the gap between antiquity and modern-day...