Meet the La Malpensatina Team

See what the La Malpensatina Team can do to enhance your visit

Lawrence d’Almeida

La Malpensatina, Property Manager, Wine Tours

Lawrence is La Malpensatina’s Property Manager (as well as a wine expert and tour guide—see ‘Personalized Activities’ Link). He has lived in the area for 20 years, and is fluent in English, Italian, French, Spanish and German.

*Feel free to contact Lawrence with any with any questions before or during your stay regarding local activities, VIP wine tours, in-home meals, cooking classes…
PHONE: 011+39 348 603 5979

Uli Tiso

Groundskeeper & Handyman

Uli Tiso drove down from Germany a generation ago and like many Northern visitors could not resist Tuscany’s spell. He has been groundskeeper and handyman at several properties in the Chianti Hills over the years, and has been a member of the La Malpensatina team for over a decade. Uli, who lives above the town of Greve-in-Chianti, speaks German, Italian, and English.

In case of need if you cannot reach Lawrence, Uli’s contacts are: mobile 320 977 0574 and home 055 854 015

Iolanda Rosi


Iolanda is a native daughter of Radda-in-Chianti. She was born, hard to believe and harder to tell, over 80 years ago in the little village of Selvole, and has lived in Radda her entire adult life. Iolanda has been La Malpensatina’s housekeeper for 40 years, through three different owners. She readily confesses that La Malpensatina is the one place which brings her solace in life. Her love for the property is seen in the heartfelt care with which she keeps the farmhouse in the best condition for all guests to enjoy.