Row in Tuscany! The Rowing in Tuscany Academy


Interested in rowing? Interested in amazing food and breathtaking art? Do you like Tuscany or always wanted to go? Have a look at the Rowing in Tuscany Academy!


The Rowing in Tuscany Academy

I am Matteo Stefanini – a former Olympic athlete in the Italian rowing team. After 3 Olympic Games (1x, 4x, and 8+) and several medals in World Championships, I felt the need to mix my experience in rowing with the love for my homeland Tuscany. I did that not alone but with friends who also participated with me at the Olympics and with whom I shared all the great challenges in this amazing sport. That’s how The Rowing in Tuscany Academy with Olympic athletes was born.

The Academy offers world-class sculling instructions and our coaches, who are all former athletes at Olympics, are passionate about passing on all the knowledge they gained during a life-long experience in top rowing competitions.

We train both competitive and beginner rowers. Every participant gets a coaching tailored to their needs and set of skills.  You will experience the thrill to row on the same boat with certified and medalist winning, Olympic coaches, such as Simone Raineri and Luca Agamennoni.


The program of the Academy will be scheduled for 4 – 5 days and is focused on a small group of 4 – 5 people. So we can ensure the best training experience and the highest benefit for each rower. Rowing sessions are going to be 2-3 times per day, depending on the needs of the different groups. We will have a detailed daily video review and daily discussions of the technique for each participant. All trips and camps will be planned and specially prepared for you. Each session will focus on different aspects of the stroke. And you will get a new drill or even two everyday, to help you to improve your technique. Furthermore, you’ll have access to different Olympic workout programs and during our camp we will be hosted by rowing clubs all across Tuscany.

On top of it, we offer a complimentary remote workout/coaching after your experience in Tuscany. During the pandemic and different lockdowns, I’ve had the chance to coach several American athletes remotely. I prepared workout programs according to their need and goals, like the participation at National and World championships. This remote coaching worked so well, that I want to offer it as a special treat for you after participating here in the Academy.

You love Tuscany already and want to experience it in a new way? Or you you always wanted to come?

You will row on the river Arno. You will row through history, while you pass under the Ponte Vecchio in Florence and pass by the Leaning Tower of Pisa. You will experience the hills and mountains around Lake Roffia and San Miniato, where we are based. And after the rowing, we will enjoy everything Tuscany has to offer – the amazing food and wine, and wonderful landscapes.

We wait for you.

Rowing in Tuscany Academy

Note: This is a guest post by Matteo Stefanini. Rowperfect is not responsible for the content and any linked site.


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