The story of Pinocchio is known by children all over the world, but only a few know that there is a park entirely dedicated to the wooden marionette. The park is in Collodi, Tuscany, the birthplace of Carlo Lorenzetti, the author who first invented Pinocchio’s incredible adventures. Little did the writer know, when brought his character to life in 1881 through a woodcarver named Geppetto, how successful the entertaining and instructive storyline would be. Forget the technological games of modern playgrounds. In this fairytale park you’ll live magical experiences that will make your mind travel in a creative dimension. Amongst statues and mazes, you’ll find that the most important figures in the novel are all there: the whale, the theatre, and the blue fairy's house.
On your way back to Florence after a day of fantasy and imagination, stop at the artisan bakery of Luca Mannori, one of the most famous chocolate makers in the world. Don't miss out on the Setteveli (the dessert which won the Lyon Pastry World Cup in 1997), or on the Spreadable Ocumare 72% cream or even the Nicalisio bar. This is a must stop for those who want to live an unforgettable sensorial experience, where understanding the perfect harmony between raw materials becomes the tangible secret which underlies signature recipes, that have marked the recent history of international baking.
Dates and Opening Hours
1- 31 March 2020 | 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Monday - Sunday
Last admission at 4.00 pm
Via San Gennaro, 3 | 51012 Collodi PT
Pastry shop by Luca Mannori
Via Alessandro Lazzerini, 2 | 59100 Prato PO
+39 0572 429342
+39 0574 21628