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Collodi Travel guide
Collodi : Michelin's recommendations
As well as being the name of a small village near Lucca and Pistoia, Collodi is also the nom de plume adopted by the Italian writer Carlo Lorenzini (1826-90), who created the storybook character of Pinocchio, the string puppet carved by the old carpenter Gepetto. Although much of the town of Collodi now seems to be dedicated to the famous wooden puppet, it is also worth visiting the town for the delightful Villa Garzoni gardens.
Tourist attractions Collodi : Things to see and do
V. Cartiere I - 51014 Collodi
The highly formal design of these 17C gardens feature fountains, waterfalls and terraced flowerbeds flanking flights of steps decorated with balustrades and vases or statues. Each step reveals another surprise, from huge round lily ponds and yew tree..
V. San-Gennaro 2 I - 51014 Collodi
This immense park-cum-maze, devoted to Pinocchio (and his author), takes visitors on a tour of the story's best known episodes. Bronze statues further embellish the pleasant path which ends in an exhibition devoted to the literary fame of this appeal..