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

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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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FREeSHOUT!? Expressive Young Fest,

Join young designers, illustrators, photographers, musicians, djs, video artists, chefs, writers, sculptors and more at this unique forum for creative expression taking place in Prato. Twenty cubes have been redesigned and recreated by artists from different backgrounds, and each with very different instruments and solutions. The exhibition space will serve

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Florence Wine Event

All the best wine producers in Tuscany come out for this wine tasting festival in Florence's Oltrarno district. Santo Spirito, Pitti and Piazza della Passera come to life with stands filled with wineries' tastiest bottles, all ripe for the drinking.  For more information, visit www.florencewinevent.com  

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Corri la Vita Race 2008

Participate in Florence's annual run to fight breast cancer by signing up for the 5k walk or 12k run. Minimum donation is 10 euro and includes the official race t-shirt designed by Ferragamo. Register early or sign up the day of the race in Piazza Santa Croce. Registration

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September in Piazza della Passera

September 8-12 Piazza della Passera (near piazza Pitti)   One of Florence’s most charming piazzas becomes even more vibrant during the second week of September. Stefano Di Puccio of 4 ...

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Fragranze: Artistic perfumery on stage

September 13 Palazzo Corsini, via della Scala 15   Pitti Immagine presents its sixth edition of this unique tradeshow, which focuses on the most exclusive perfumes, timeless fragrances, beauty and ...

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Gian Gastone: Discovering the last Medici Granduke

Until November 2 Medici Chapels, Florence   Though history has assigned Gian Gastone the label ‘depraved leader' surrounded by inept, power-hungry advisers, this exhibit offers a different look at the last Medici ruler. For more information call 055/2654321 or visit www.polomuseale.firenze.it  

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

September 17-November 15 Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence   Part of the year-long celebration of the centenary of Fattori's birth. For more information, call 055/243140 www.firenzeperfattori.it

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An American in Florence: Jules Maidoff

September 13-October 15 Marino Marini Museum, Piazza San Pancrazio, Florence   Noted American artist Jules Maidoff opens his latest exhibit, Art as Totem, at the Marino Marini museum.  The show, curated by Giuliano Serafini, will feature 70 works, including paintings, drawings and ceramics. For more information, visit www.

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Nextech Festival,

September 18-20 Stazione Leopolda   International electronic music takes center stage at this year's Nextech Festival, the ideal place to check out the latest artists to have emerged on the global electronic music scene. Look for rock and gospel crossovers, club music, soundtracks and more. Call 055/287347

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