Hi I am Sylvia!
I was born in Rotterdam and have lived in the Netherlands for many years. Since 2009 I live and work in Italy. In 2018 I moved to one of the most beautiful and romantic places in the world: Montepulciano.
Through different types of work experience, from waitress to professional FISAR sommelier, I got to know Italy’s gastronomy inside out.
I am a certified FISAR sommelier and I have successfully completed WSET level 2 Award in wines.
I also give presentations and wine tastings where I explain the history and the story behind the wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG.
I left my heart in Italy after a holiday in Umbria. To get to know the country better I decided in 2003 to go backpack travelling from north to south Italy for 9 months.
After a break in the Netherlands during which I actively participated in the Dante Alighieri Society, in 2009 I packed up and left for a new life in Italy.
Before I started working for Villa in Umbria at the end of 2013 I got all kinds of seasonal jobs in Trentino, Tuscany and Umbria to make ends meet.
I am proud of what I have achieved in my life. Don’t let anyone limit your dreams. Life is too beautiful!