Cinzia’s family is from Piemonte, but she was raised in a ski resort in the Valle d’Aosta. Cinzia grew up wearing skis and raced to a high level in her youth. Retail and customer service is in her blood, because her parents owned a hardware store, but she is never happier than bombing down a black run at full speed.
Her deep connection to her Alpine region inspired our first self-guided wine and walking itinerary, which we call Heart of the Italian Alps.
Cinzia studied Forestry and Environmental Science at the Università degli studi di Torino, where she wrote a thesis on the wild red squirrel population of the Gran Paradiso National Park.
As well as a Natural Scientist, ski-racer and walking guide, Cinzia is an accomplished cook and has a lifelong passion for cheese. That passion was born at her local weekly market, where she would go with her mother, and the cheese seller would sneak her a chunk of parmesan. It led her to build, at Cuculo Cheese & Wine, one of the best cheesemongers in the South East of England.