Pinocchio Park

The small Tuscan of Collodi was the birthplace of Carlo Lorenzin who was the author of the children's book Pinocchio. He changed his name to Collodi when the book was published. Since then the town has become a shrine to Pinocchio and contains a park dedicated the long-nosed puppet. The park tells the story with sculpture and mosaics and has a museum full of Pinocchio related items. Walt Disney's version of the story doesn't bare much relationship to the book, which is a much more dark and deep, so read it before you visit and it will all make much more sense. The park is 15km east of Lucca and is open all year round. Here are some pictures to give you an idea of the place.


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