Silvia Baracchi lives by a passion for cooking, tradition, food and wine. She opened Il Falconiere restaurant in 1989 where she began to experiment with new dishes, and focus her life around cuisine and art. In 1993, with her husband Riccardo she opened the first nine rooms of their hotel. Today, there are 34 rooms, with a restaurant which has won many awards, as well as gaining one Michelin star.
She has participated in exchanges with chefs from all over the world, which have enhanced knowledge and experience greatly. Sivila has also been a guest on numerous international television programmes where she explained her method of cooking and presenting dishes. Her cookery school, Cooking Under the Tuscan Sun, takes its name from Frances Mayes’ famous book, and has a programme built around passion for food and the Tuscan lifestyle.