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as spring is in full swing and you can smell the summer ahead, the rowers on the arno aren’t hard to spot.

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but the rowers aren’t just nice to look at – the ‘canottieri’ society is a true florentine institution which has been around since the late 19th century. the club house is situated just under the uffizi, in the heart of the city centre itself, a location which speaks volumes about the role and significance of this rowing club. the many awards that the florentine rowing club has accumulated over the years, as well as the solidarity it showed when 300 members dug out the club from layers of mud during the 1966 flood, reminds us that florence is not just about renaissance art – its also about water sports.

canottieri society

http://www.canottierifirenze.it/

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