Le ragazze di San Frediano (English: The Girls of San Frediano) is a 1949 novel by Italian author Vasco Pratolini.
The novel is set in Florence at the end of the Second World War. The story follows the escapades of a Florentine mechanic, a local "Don Giovanni," who romances several women simultaneously and secretly. His multiple relationships come to the women's attention, and they conceive a plot to punish the mechanic for his behavior.
The novel has been adapted to film twice:
- In 1954, a cinematic adaptation directed by Valerio Zurlini was released. The film represented Zurlini's directorial debut, and was one of the first movies to be filmed in Florence. The 1954 film starred:
- In 2007, a television miniseries adaptation aired on Italian television channel Rai Uno. This adaptation was directed by Vittorio Sindoni and starred:
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