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Ciao Bella

May 16, 2024

Sara Maestrelli shares the journey from creation to design of Violino d'Oro, her family's new hotel in Venice. Hosts Erica Firpo  talks with Sara Maestrelli about the intricate process of transforming historical buildings into modern hospitality spaces while preserving their heritage.Tune in to discover the...

May 3, 2024

News Flash: Italy has finally greenlit the Digital Nomad Visa! Your dreams of living in Italy are about to become reality. In this short episode, Thea Duncan, Italy relocation expert, joins Erica to break down what the new digital nomad visa is and what it means to you.
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Apr 25, 2024

Murder, mayhem and Sicily, that's author Jo Piazza's stranger than fiction reality which inspired her to write her latest book "The Sicilian Inheritance".  In this episode, Jo joins Erica to talk hill towns a 100-year-old family tale, and the best things in being Italian American.

Apr 12, 2024

In an industry where the brightest stars fall the fastest, Campari has been a constant. A landmark of culture and pioneer of innovation, the brand’s trademark location in Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II embodies its legacy of quality, family, and, above all, italianità. Erica sits down with Tommaso Cecca,...

Apr 4, 2024

Panettone passion, it's a thing. And chef Roy Shvartzapel elevates this passion into a mission to liberate panettone from its Christmas confinement. From his Southern California panettone production ThisisfromRoy, chef Roy is transforming panettone into a perennial pleasure.  Grab a slice as Erica joins Roy to hear his...