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For more than 15 years, Erica Firpo curates a career on the overlap and nuances of journalism and digital media.  A packed punch of traditional journalism and passion for words with a keen and curious expertise in social and visual content, Erica is a regular contributor to publications including Fathom, Luxe City Guide Rome Expert, Meridian, Forbes Travel, Travel + Leisure, The Guardian, The Telegraph, AFAR, and more. 

With the flip of an iPhone, from July 2014 to January 2017, Erica was the voice of Rome for BBC Travel as the Eternal City’s BBC Localite,  communicating with a Twitter and Instagram audience of over 1.2 million followers.  Since 2014, Erica, along with Darius Arya, have a volunteer collaboration with Italy's Ministry of Culture to help promote culture heritage via social media.

In 2016, Erica was cited by Italy’s world recognized newspaper La Repubblica as one of the top eight Digital Media Influencers in Italy, as well as one of the country’s of top ten Instagram pioneers.  In 2017, Peroni featured her in an in-depth interview discussing her travel writing and social media experience.

Member of Italy’s Ordine dei Giornalisti and the Society of American Travel Writers.