I am Sylvia, I was born in Holland and I live in Tuscany. A Dutch lady from Rotterdam with all kinds of work experiences to know Italy inside out: from waitress to professional sommelier.
I also give presentations and wine tastings where I discuss the history and the story behind the wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
I left my heart in Italy after a holiday in Umbria. To get to know the country better I decided in 2003 to backpack traveling from north to south Italy for 9 months.
After a break in the Netherlands where I actively participated in the Dante Alighieri association I packed up and went for a life in Italy in 2009.
I have worked in Trentino Alto Adige, Tuscany, and Venice. I started my job for Villa in Umbria at the end of 2013 in Umbria.
I am proud to be the person I am today. Happy to have done the things I wanted to do in my life, and still do…. living in Italy, running marathons, renting holiday houses and being a wine-expert.
My life is not standard. I am always looking for new challenges.