Beneath her, she noticed a four-man crew shell skimming across the water and passing under the bridge. The hull read SOCIETÀ CANOTTIERI FIRENZE / FLORENCE ROWING CLUB. The shell’s distinctive red-and-white oars rose and fell in perfect unison.
(Dan Brown, Inferno)
The bridge that Dan Brown refers to is the Ponte Vecchio, and the club is one of the glories of the Florentine sport.Details