After completing the Italian “Maturità classica”, Silvia studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano. Her Bachelor dissertation titled “Un’architettura dei Semplici” investigated the peculiar historical and aesthetic meaning of the Botanical Garden of Padua, known to be the first example of design combination between an hortus simplicium and a Renaissance garden. During her Master in Architecture she moved to Paris to work with Alireza Razavi, whilst keeping a strong and active interest in the perception of landscape. She wrote her final dissertation about the evolution of the social role of public parks in Paris, focusing on the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont as a key case-study. She is currently envolved in the MA History and Critical Thinking at the Architectural Association in London.