Le ragazze di San Frediano

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.[1]

Film adaptations

The novel has been adapted to film twice:


  1. Peter Burke (1997). Varieties of Cultural History. Cornell University Press. pp. 92–93. ISBN 0-8014-8492-8.
  2. "Zurlini Valerio: Biography". RAI International. Archived from the original on 2007-11-14.
  3. Sofia Novello (2005-07-21). "Stealing Beauty". The Florentine. Retrieved 2009-04-10.
  4. "Le ragazze di San Frediano arriva in tv" (in Italian). La Repubblica. 2007-03-08. Retrieved 2009-04-10.

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