About us

ABOUT

TOSCANA SUP is based in Florence with points of activity in Tuscany (Devil’s Bridge in Garfagnana, and Liguria at 5 Terre) available to anyone
who wants to have fun in water with SUP in Tuscany, in lakes, rivers or sea, in flat waters suitable for learning to paddle in peace of mind or in waves and rapids, along with qualified instructors, explore the various options that Stand Up Paddle (SUP) has to offer based on your skill
level and comfort zone.

We’ll provide you with a fun and easy outdoor water activity so you can feel what it’s like to walk on water. Leave your worries on land and let’s glide through the beautiful water of Tuscany.

We provide equipment (inflatable boards and wetsuit), instruction, and guidance to show you the beauty of Tuscany and Italy by water like you’ve never seen it before — from the unique perspective only stand up paddling can bring.

OUR STAFF

Toscanasup.org makes use of skilled professionals with multidisciplinary skills also to ensure the safe practice of SUP. All our guides are
professional SUP coaches with lifeguard and sup coach license.

TOMMASO

Graduated in Political Science, Ph.D in ICT, lifeguard, since 2012 SUP and SURF L2 International Surfing Association (ISA), Founder of Toscanasup.org to bring the aloha spirit in Florence and Tuscany, he knows every corner of his region in land, sea, rivers and lakes. Founder of Uffizi Sup Race, organizer of Florence Paddle Games. AS surf coach is member of the technical staff of national adaptive surf of Italy, with participations to the World Adaptive Surfing Championship di S. Diego and the European Championship in Portugal. He regularly organizes Adaptive Surf Camp within the project Surf 4 All.

ARIANNA

Certified SUP & Surf Instructor. Certified Lifeguard. Master’s degree in Musicology and Musical Heritage. Since 2017 SUP and surf volunteer coach for Surf4all (surf association for disabled people).  Working in sea, rivers and lakes in the SUP discipline of Flat Water and Surfing since 2017.  Surf and SUP Surfing addicted and water is her element.

JACOPO

Environmental hiking guide since 2010, a lifeguard since 2013. Supported by his Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture, leads enthusiasts wherever there is a beautiful landscape to interpret and in any “green” means of transport (SUP, feet or bicycle) in order to sustainably promote the local heritage of the area.

PHANU

Born in Thailand and raised in Italy. Ifor 15 years a professional athlete of kayak, licensed instructor and coach of the professional florentine team. In recent years approached SUP and competed as well in this specialty. Moreover, after years of SUP licensed as a SUP instructor as well. Nowadays I teach kayak and SUP to both adults, kids and persons with disabilities.

MARTINO

27 times Italian Champion in Wild Water and Flat Water canoe between 2004 to 2013, competing in World and European Championships on the Italian selection. Since 2013 and winning SUP races in different countries as GlaGla Race in France (2016), Dunkerbeck Challenge in Spain (2015-2016) Eilat Sup Tour in Israel (2018). In 2015 Italian Sup. Champion From 2016 to 2019 participanting on the cruelest race of sup panorama, the 11 City Tour, three times on the third place. 2019, 3rd at ICF World Championship Inflatable. In 2017 7h place at first ISA World Championships representing Italy

Our philosophy is simple: to offer guests unique, experiential tourism programs of the highest quality, which allow to connect with nature and get out of comfort zones.

We aim to foster connections with nature through extraordinary stand up paddle boarding experiences that promote respect for the environment, as well as creating space for our guests to connect with each other.

PROJECTS WE TAKE PART IN

FLORENCE PADDLE GAMES

Visit to Florence for The Florence Paddle Games. An intense three days of paddling, packed full of races and SUP activities . The Tuscan capital become the capital of the SUP for three days, welcoming the best athletes in the world and hundreds of enthusiasts

SURF 4 ALL PROJECT

Surf 4 ALL is a project to promote Adaptive Surf and SUP, a surf school for everyone, with qualified staff and innovative equipment adaptable to different types of disabilities. The SURF 4 ALL school is at the Bagno degli Americani in Tirrenia, 15 minutes from Pisa. Lorenzo Bini, Massimiliano Mattei, Chantal Pistelli, Matteo Salandri two SURF 4 ALL athletes accompanied by coach Tommaso Pucci are permanently part of the ITALY ADAPTIVE SURFING team, or the Italian national team, which since 2016 participates in the World Championships in La Jolla, San Diego, California.
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PLASTIC PATROL

was set up in 2016 and we have already made great strides to remove litter from over 80 countries around the world. We combine community action with disruptive technology to gather important data for scientific research into waste that escapes into nature. With your help we can continue our mission to stop pollution at the source. https://plasticpatrol.co.uk/about/

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Reviews

AirB&B

  •   paddling in the heart of Firenze, under the Ponte Vecchio... then having a cappuccino+croissant floating around... how more surreal can it be!!! Plus Tommaso is super friendly and knowledgeable about both his city and paddling. A unique experience that I... read more

    thumb Sylvain
    8/13/2019

      This experience was one of the highlights of my trip to Florence. My boyfriend and I booked a private experience for a morning paddle. Arianna met us at 9am and we got on the Arno shortly. She was a great... read more

    thumb Naomi
    9/16/2019

      This experience is INCREDIBLE!!! Such a unique view of Florence and so fun. From the start Tomasso was super communicative and our guide Arianna was professional, friendly and knowledgeable about the city of Florence. Seeing the city from the point... read more

    thumb Katie
    9/27/2019
  •   A great way to start a morning in Florence!

    thumb Cj
    7/01/2019

      È stata una esperienza straordinaria! Tommaso è simpaticissimo e molto professionale. Ci ha spiegato tutto perfettamente e siamo riuscite di goderci una mattina unica sul Arno con una vista su Firenze che come turista normale non si riuscirebbe mai ad... read more

    thumb Manuela
    4/23/2018

      Great experience with a great guide! Nice way to see the river area of Florence!

    thumb Chris
    7/01/2019
  •   It was just me and the guide, which made it possible for us to swap stories and have good conversation.

    I will never forget this experience. Being able to watch the sunset and see the lights come on... read more

    thumb Gina
    6/25/2019

      My daughter and I have been in Italy for almost a month. Rome, Florence, Lucca, Historic Farm in Tuscany ... of all the tours and activities we participated in, Thomaso’s SUP at sundown was by far the absolute BEST!! We... read more

    thumb Heather
    7/04/2019

      My tour was with Arianna whom I really enjoyed. It was really nice to get on the water and see Florence without the crowds. Arianna explained that Tommaso’s business was expanding and going through some changes that explained some differences... read more

    thumb Lisa
    6/21/2019

Personalize your experience

We regularly organize excursions, camps, expeditions and trips (see our activity schedule) to the sea or in lakes and rivers of Tuscany or other areas of Italy with a wide selection of beautiful destinations and itineraries for groups of all levels, from beginners to advanced. All the activities can be customized to fit your schedule, group size and confidence level.

Contact us, we are happy to organize an amazing special activity for you for some hours, a fully day, or an incredible multiday river or sea adventure.

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