Collodi & Pinocchio
Not far from Alma Toscana is the village of Collodi, home of Pinocchio.
It is a small neighborhood of Pescia in a mountain valley of its own that has Pinocchio Park, Villa Garzoni Garden, a Butterfly House and an unusual medieval castella which traverses a steep ridge into the forrest. 5 minutes away.
Villa Garzoni Garden in Collodi.
Pinocchio Park is across the street.
Parco di Pinocchio / Pinocchio Park
Delightful for kids and adults!
It was created as an experiential, educational theme park for children — not a tech amusement park — and an art garden for adults.
Our most famous world citizen is Pinocchio, created in 1881 by the Florentine author Carlo Lorenzini. His pen name, Carlo Collodi, was adopted because of nostalgic childhood times he spent in Collodi with his family.
Villa Garzoni Garden & The Butterfly House
Included in the price of admission to Pinocchio Park is the grand 17th century garden of Villa Garzoni, and the Butterfly House.