About Sylvia

Mi presento

Ciao sono Sylvia!

I was born in Rotterdam and I 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 am agent for several top wineries in Italy and I organize a Wine and Food experience and a Brunello Wine and Food tour in Tuscany.

I also give presentations and wine tastings where I explain the history and the story behind the wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG.

Un po’ di storia

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.

La vita è bella!