Silvia worked as ITALY Magazine's Assistant Editor before deciding to return to a freelance career; she continues working with ITALY Magazine on a regular basis, contributing ideas and writing news and features. A Bologna native, Silvia graduated from the University of Bologna in Literature and studied Print & Broadcast Journalism at the University of California in Los Angeles, where she has lived, on and off, for several years. She began her career in journalism working for a Southern California news agency. She has written both in English and Italian for a variety of publications, including The Telegraph Travel, BBC Travel and Forbes Travel Guide; she has covered the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, where she had the chance to interview Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Pacino among others, and reported live from the Golden Globes for ANSA, Italy's biggest news agency. She now specializes in everything Italy-related. She writes about her hometown of Bologna and surrounding region of Emilia-Romagna on her blog, Bologna Uncovered.