Pinocchio Park (Parco di Pinocchio)
The endearing Pinocchio Park has remained virtually unchanged since it opened in the 1950s. An open-air homage to the classic children’s storyThe Adventures of Pinocchio, this spot is ideal for families with toddlers and young children. Attractions include a sculpture path, play structures inspired by characters and episodes from the story, merry-go-rounds and other rides dating from the park’s opening, a kid-sized adventure park with a zip-line, and puppet shows.
Things to Know Before You Go
The park’s original Ristorante Gambero Rosso still serves meals and snacks to visitors, and there is also a snack bar and picnic areas.
The sculpture path is partially accessible to wheelchair users, and there are detours in the places where the walkway includes steps or narrow passages. The vintage rides are not accessible.
There is a Pinocchio-inspired souvenir shop inside the park.
Book tickets in advance to avoid waiting in line at the entrance.
How to Get There
Pinocchio Park is located in the town of Collodi, along the A11 highway between Florence and Lucca. There is no public transportation to the park, so you’ll need to visit by car.
When to Get There
The park is open all week long from March through October and on weekends in the winter. The attractions are all outside, so choose a clear day with mild temperatures to visit.
The Garzoni Gardens and Butterfly House
Just steps from Pinocchio Park, Collodi’s Villa Garzoni Garden and Butterfly House are also popular destinations for families. The 16th-century gardens are part of the Garzoni Villa estate and feature fountains, lush greenery, and an elegant baroque design. The adjacent butterfly house is a fun stop for kids and adults and contains colorful specimens from across the globe.
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