Josje van Oostrom Profondo

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About me

Occupation Italian wine and artspecialist, organizing & guiding tours, writing, lecturing, dj
Location Firenze/ Florence, Toscany/ Tuscana, Italy
Introduction My love for Italy began more than 25 years ago, when I did a tour of the country and was immediately struck by art, architecture, the beauty of everything, landscape, language and cuisine. At 20 I went to Rome for one year. Later on, I developed a deep interest in (special) wines such as those from Tuscany. I studied literature/ lettere at Utrecht University, where it was almost all about Italian Renaissance, mainly art, but also history, litterature etc. I did research in Florence for my thesis about a lost work by Michelangelo. Later on worked as a cultural tourguide and started for myself in 2007. In 2008 I followed the intensive course for Italian sommeliers by the AIS and in 2014 I decided to move back to Italy. I am here to do more research- aim is to explore all the wineterritories! And offcourse organizing and guiding tours for both individuals and groups.
Interests Sharing knowledge and passion- about Italian wines, Italian Renaissance art, Italian culture and food, music, filosophy. Michelangelo, Toscany, Rome, Piemont, Sicily etc