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The hometown of Pinocchio PDF Print E-mail


The town of Collodi, famous for giving its name as a pseudonym to Carlo Lorenzini, the author of “The adventures of Pinocchio”, is a picturesque village nestling in the hills above Pescia. One of the biggest attractions in Collodi is the Villa Garzoni with its magnificent Italianate garden, and the Butterfly House, a luxuriant tropical garden which is home to around a thousand butterflies which come from all over the world. Also not to be missed is the Parco di Pinocchio, a masterpiece of environmental art, where it is possible to retrace the story of the famous puppet through the works of famous 20th century artists such as Giovanni Michelucci, Emilio Greco, Venturino Venturi, Pietro Porcinai.

In this region Collodi, together with Cutigliano, has a Bandiera arancione, an orange flag, a mark of quality that the Touring Club Italiano awards to small inland communities that distinguish themselves by their excellent environmental tourism.  

Collodi by train: A new shuttle bus service will connect Pescia and Collodi. This free service will be available every Sunday from June until 13 September (including 15th August), and the route will be Pescia railway station – Pescia town centre – Collodi – Collodi Castello. Brochure of times and route