PISTOIA – Collodi, Pinocchio Park

la balena di pinocchioTo reach the Pinocchio Park starting from Agriturismo I Pitti it is necessary to have a car. Starting instead from Casa Rowe B&B or from the Cosy Apartment in Florence it is possible to take the train to Pescia and then reach Collodi by bus which leaves regularly from Pescia station.

Inaugurated in 1956, the Pinocchio Park is no ordinary theme park, but rather a precious masterpiece created by artists of great character working together.

The literary itinerary, marked out by mosaics, buildings and sculptures set amidst the greenery, emerges from an inspired combination of art and nature. The path is winding, and the dense vegetation means that every stage on the route comes as an unexpected surprise, with the very plants and trees contributing to create the atmosphere and the episodes in the story of the Adventures of Pinocchio.

In this place an attempt has been made to make visitors feel like they’re reliving the famous fairytale through paths among the greenery and Pinocchio-related statues.
There are works designed by Emilio Greco, Venturino Venturi, Giovanni Michelucci and Pietro Consagra. Tell your kids not to expect a theme park!

The Park itself is the site of constantly renewed cultural activities that are always mindful of its roots: exhibitions of art and illustrations inspired by children’s literature and the Story of Pinocchio, puppet-making workshops, puppet and marionette shows and minstrels enliven the visit to the Park, depending on the season.

The park is equipped with tables and chairs where to eat a packed lunch. One can spend an entire day in a shady and cool place dedicated to Pinocchio.

Combined ticket for the visit of Pinocchio Park and Garden of Villa Garzoni with Butterfly house.

Reduced entrance ticket for guests of Agriturismo I Pitti, Casa Rowe B&B and Cosy Apartment in Florence.

See entrance fee on www.pinocchio.it

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