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Pinocchio, a Tuscan story

Pinocchio di Collodi con Villa Campestri Olive Oil resort

Pinocchio is one of the most read books in the world, let’s discover together some curiosities and where it is possible to still live, in Tuscany, the magic of the most adventurous puppet in history!

Its author: Carlo Collodi

A curiosity is immediately discovered: the author of Pinocchio is called Carlo Lorenzini, Collodi is a pseudonym.

Carlo was born into a large family, they are ten brothers, in Florence at the beginning of the nineteenth century.

His parents were in the service of the Marquis Ginori in Florence but his maternal grandfather was instead the steward of a farm of the Marquis Garzoni Venturi on the outskirts of Collodi.

Carlo is linked to these two aristocratic families, thanks to the Ginori he will be able to study and takes his pseudonym from the place where his grandfather works and where he spends a lot of time.

The adventures of Pinocchio

Pinocchio is a wooden puppet who is followed by a thousand adventures and trials to overcome.

The first half of the novel had appeared in episodes in a Florentine newspaper, Collodi is both a writer and a journalist and only afterwards published as a complete novel for children.

The adventures of Pinocchio are universal moral teachings and for this reason the story has been translated into over 260 languages ​​and there have been theatrical, television and animated transpositions, including the most famous one by Walt Disney.

Pinocchio, a tale of all

Adults and children have listened to Pinocchio’s tale or seen a movie at least once.

Nowadays it is in common language the warning not to tell lies so as not to risk that the nose grows just like it happened to Pinocchio.

The adventures of Pinocchio are not only suitable for children in fact the readings and interpretations are many, the story of Pinocchio is a universal story.

The world of Pinocchio is a way of trials to be overcome with fairies, talking crickets and advice not to follow and we would all like to visit it and there is a place where all this is possible, namely Pinocchio park in Collodi!

Pinocchio Park in Collodi

A destination that never disappoints in Tuscany is the Collodi park, do not expect anything modern in Gardaland style but an elegant place almost frozen in time in the heart of Tuscany.

The park was built between 1956 and 1987 and is the most important attraction in the village of Collodi and is the perfect place to meet the various characters of the novel from the Blue Fairy to Geppetto and many others.

In the park you can also visit:

  • The Virtual Library of Pinocchio the Museum
  • The Osteria del Gambero Rosso
  • Didactic laboratories
  • Some play areas.

The visit to the park is perfect for children and nostalgic adults.

Not being very big we also recommend other attractions of this small medieval village:

  • Church of San Bartolomeo
  • Villa Garzoni
  • Garden of Villa Garzoni and Butterfly House

Tuscan treasures

Pinocchio park is one of the many Tuscan treasures and we are waiting for you at Villa Campestri to be able to show you all the wonders of our territory!

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