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Francesca Thorley

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved exploring and discovering new places. You really needed to keep an eye on me as a small child as I was permanently scurrying off to find out what was behind the next corner.

As I grew older, I had the opportunity to expand my discoveries from ‘just around the corner’ to some of the most fascinating and beautiful places in the world. I have lived and worked in Greece and New York and spend any and all spare time dreaming of the next destination.

My love for all things active; skiing, hiking, horse riding to name but a few luckily counter balances the other big love of my life – food and drink. Having trained as a chef and spent a number of years working in the travel industry, launching Fleewinter Italy gave me the perfect opportunity to combine these great loves against the sophisticated culinary backdrop of Piedmont.

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Slightly windswept but very happy on the beach in Zanzibar.

Slightly windswept but very happy on the beach in Zanzibar.

Exploring the Mayan Ruins in Belize.

Exploring the Mayan Ruins in Belize.

A little sight-seeing in the beautiful Langhe region

A little sight-seeing in the beautiful Langhe region

Fall Colours in Central Park, New York.

Fall Colours in Central Park, New York.

Living the good life, sailing the Indian Ocean

Living the good life, sailing the Indian Ocean

Meeting another famous owner and hound in Washington DC.

Meeting another famous owner and hound in Washington DC.

Riding through the rain-forest of Belize.

Riding through the rain-forest of Belize.

Snapped just before my Victoria Falls Bungee Jump.

Snapped just before my Victoria Falls Bungee Jump.

Trying to understand the 'Golden' in Golden Gate Bridge.

Trying to understand the 'Golden' in Golden Gate Bridge.

Off to peddle Piedmont

Off to peddle Piedmont

Hanging with the Camels in Oman.

Hanging with the Camels in Oman.

Trying my hand at dune surfing... and failing.

Trying my hand at dune surfing... and failing.

Windsurfing on the clear blue waters in Mauritius.

Windsurfing on the clear blue waters in Mauritius.

'Working' and wine tasting

'Working' and wine tasting

Soaking in the last of the sun as it sets over the Alps.

Soaking in the last of the sun as it sets over the Alps.

“Remember to take time for yourself, to take in the view and completely relax. One should never need a holiday to recover from a holiday!” Francesca Thorley, Italy Specialist

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