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What’s on and events in Florence, Italy, including exhibitions, movies, music, travel and more.

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Caterina and Maria de’ Medici: Women in Power

Palazzo Strozzi's newest exhibit highlights the lives of two Florentine women who became queen of France. Call 055/2645155 or visit www.palazzostrozzi.org  

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Conference: The 2008 U.S. Presidential Election,

Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Sala Luca Giordano, via Cavour 1 Corriere della Sera journalist Francesco Colonna will moderate a discussion between distinguished panel members Professor Roberto D'Alimonte and Professor Federico Romero. For more information, see the Tuscan American Association website at www.toscanausa.org    

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Festival della Creativita’

Now in its third edition, this exciting festival celebrates creativity in its various forms. The festival's a rich program of 450 events include debates with the most renowned representatives of contemporary culture, including Nobel Prize winners, leading authorities in the world of art and design, and artists from the

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Gran Varieta’ Brachetti

The world-famous quick-change artist Arturo Brachetti entertains Florence. Call 055/212320 or  visit  www.teatroverdifirenze.it  

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Rinascimento Virtuale Contemporary Art Exhibition

Natural History Museum, via del Proconsolo 12 Part of the Festival della Creatività, this exhibit examines the cultural contrast between ethnography and anthropology through contemporary art created and live only in the various social media. For more information, call 055/2346760 or visit www.unifi.it/msn    

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Musica dei Popoli,

Don't miss the 33rd annual international music extravaganza featuring African, Asian, Latin American and European sounds. Join both traditional and modern artists as they celebrate this year's theme, Donne InCanto. For full program information, visit www.musicadeipopoli.com or call 055/487145.  

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Wine and Fashion Florence,

Wine, food and fashion take center stage at this two-week long event. For more information, see www.wineandfashion.it or call 055/8360206.    

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Book Cairn Installation,

As part of Ottobre, piovono libri the British Institute Harold Acton Library will exhibit an installation by young American artist Samuel McCune. Composed of books seldom borrowed from the library collection, by heightening the visibility of these books and encouraging their perusal, the cairn raises awareness that ideas are in

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Italian Challenge

Sport day event organized by California State University open to every Us program students in Florence   Events & Clothing/Equipment Needed:   1. CALCETTO (5-man/woman soccer): What to wear/bring: -        One dark and one light T-Shirt and a pair

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More than a traditional museum: Giotto’s house restored to welcome a new generation

On October 11, the new museum of Giotto's house will be inaugurated in Vicchio, a small village 35 km from Florence. The new museum is the result of an innovative programme of museological recovery that the Council has carried out with the contribution of Regione Toscana, Ente Cassa

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Pisa Book Festival

Book lovers, visit The Florentine's stand at this fair for independent publishers in Italy! We're at booth B044. Discover a world of new titles, meet publishers, attend seminars, meet authors and enjoy exciting workshops for children and adults alike. There will be a special conference on environmentally friendly

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Fiera di Scandicci

Scandicci comes to life with this huge market that takes over the city's central piazzas. Get household items, clothing, food, traditional local products and more. Not to be missed. See http://www.slowscan.it for more information.     

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Register to vote!

Check your state's requirements to register for an absentee ballot. Go to www.VoteFromAbroad.com or http://www.OverseasVoteFoundation.org for complete details and registration forms.     

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The places of Fattori: A retrospective of drawings, photos and objects,

Part of the year-long celebration of the centenary of Fattori's birth. See our review on page 18. For more information, call 055/243140 http://www.firenzeperfattori.it  

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Quizme!,

Students, don't miss your chance to win amazing prizes by participating in this once-in-a-lifetime quiz competition on Tuscan and American culture. Entry is FREE and all registered participants receive a t-shirt and treats from Mama's American bakery after the quiz. Don't miss the

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Creative Campus Kick-Off

Attention students! Looking for something fun, creative, and different to do with your evenings? Starting this month, Florence International Theatre Company begins a relationship with the Cultural Association UnPlugged to offer you a weekly event focused on the arts. Come to the kick-off to learn about the Art Crawl,

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Feast of Santa Reparata

Celebrate the annual feast day of one of Florence's patron saints, third-century virgin and martyr Saint Reparata. Guided visits of the saint's tomb in the Duomo's crypt are available during the day. A historic pageant follows at 5pm from the Palagio di Parte Guelfa, in the

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Via Francigena in Valdelsa,

Part of the pilgrim road that runs from Canterbury to Rome goes through Tuscany's Valdelsa region. The walk is celebrated during the first weekend in October with excursions, conferences and entertainment. See http://www.comune.csatelfiorentino.fi.it.    

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Ceramics Fair

Over 60 ceramic artists from all over Italy and Europe will display their work at this international exhibition of contemporary ceramics. The show will include functional ware, decorative objects, sculpture and jewellery. Workshops for children will be held both days. For more information, contact the Associazione Arte della Ceramica at

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Waterword

  Over 400 rubber duckies will take on the Arno’s currents to show the world just how splendid they really are. The action begins at 5pm on Lungarno Serristori and ...

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Boccaccesca

Enjoy Tuscan food and wine specialities against the backdrop of picturesque Certaldo, the medieval village home of Giovanni Boccaccio. Certaldo can be reached on the Florence-Siena train or bus line; a short cable car ride takes you to the upper town, where the festival is held. See www.boccaccesca.

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Florence City Musical

A series of three different musicals sure to get you moving in your seat. Check out www.florencecitymusical.com for more information.  

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Sovrani nel giardino d’Europa-Exhibition of Lorraine treasures (1737-1859)

Two centuries of politics and culture in Tuscany are on display at the royal palace museum in Pisa. You'll find documents and objects from the ruling family's courts and libraries. The exhibit's piece de resistance is Granduke Pietro Leopoldo's document abolishing the death penalty, the first

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Guerra e Pace-John Phillips Photography Exhibition

Works by one of the 20th century's most important photographers and the world's first ‘photo reporter'. Visit www.mnaf.it or call 055/216310 for more information.    

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