My name is Paolo Miano and I was born in Syracuse, Sicily. 

After graduating from high school, I moved to Milan to study political science. My plans changed and I dropped out of university and started traveling in search of “something”.

I have lived in London, St. Barts, Catania, and Turin, where I attended the Holden School from which I graduated with a degree in “Narration Structure and Technique”.

In 1996, while living in Florence, I met Francesco Grasso, Tommaso’s father. I didn’t stay in Florence for long, leaving in 1999, only to return after a few years.

I inherited my love for Tuscany and for wine from my maternal grandfather who was originally from Bucine, near Arezzo. It was this love and passion that introduced me to the catering world.

After continuous pilgrimages, I returned to Florence in the early 2000s, and it was then that I really fell in love with this city. I began working at Golden View in 2002, the year it opened. 

In 2009 I moved back to Syracuse and took part in the opening of another restaurant, but I soon realized that I missed Brunello too much. So, in 2010 I decided to return to Florence, back to the world of Golden View.

Since then, I have been in charge of the cellar, our wine list, and internal and external events at the restaurant.

I define myself as a “narrator Sommelier”; I love to tell people, with passion, about what they eat and drink.

Some might say that I am moody and a bit confusing, two qualities I don’t deny having!