Episode 32: Rome Select with Erica Firpo

Hosts Sara, Jessica & Michelle discuss the latest news in the Berlusconi sex scandals, and we get a recap on the 5th annual World Nutella Day. Then we talk with Rome guidebook author Erica Firpo about her new book and some of the things she loves about the Italian capital city.

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Special Guest
Erica Firpo says she “grew up in Philadelphia, grew immature in Los Angeles, got culture in Venice, and got to business in Southeast Asia.” She’s a collector of things as well as words and information, got her writing start with The American Magazine talking about bringing pets on your travels, and she has authored or co-authored several books about Rome – including her self-published Little Black Book Rome and city guides for Luxe, National Geographic, and Fodors. Her newest book is Rome Select, published by Insight Guides.

Erica has lived in Rome for about 10 years, keeps a personal blog called Moscerina, is the NileGuide local expert for Rome, and is on Twitter as @NG_Rome and @moscerina.

Eye on Italy Angolo d’Italiano:

  • fidarsi – fiducia
    • to trust someone, trust

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