Photo of Patrizia Guasti.

Patrizia Guasti

Patrizia was born and raised in Florence; there she attended school for tourism where she graduated in 1991.  Since then she has done many jobs including shop manager, financial advisor, and truck and bus driver instructor.

She has always been passionate about good food and quality wine and is currently living in the UK giving Italian cooking lessons and selling a small production of very high quality Italian wine.  Her Italian connection led her to teach the Italian language as well.

Since she discovered sea kayaking, she realized it has always been in her soul. It happened when she was 25, when she went with friends on a one-week vacation to do the circumnavigation of Elba Island in Tuscany.  From then on wherever she goes, she kayaks:  Liguira, Sardinia, Tuscany, Malta, Spain, Greece and now the UK is her seasonal business.

Patrizia is a qualified kayak guide with the British Canoe Union, an open water swimming safety kayaker, and when she has time, she tries to improve her paragliding skills!  Maybe in Monterosso we will see some of her friends flying…how cool is that!