Collodi is a medieval village not far from Pescia. Evidence of the existence of the town dates back to the 12th century, while its recent history is strictly linked to the name of Carlo Lorenzini, the author of Pinocchio. The renowned writer spent part of his childhood here, and later in the years chose to sign his works with the pseudonym Carlo Collodi.
Collodi is the perfect spot both for adults and children. Nowadays the, the hamlet is best known for the park dedicated to Pinocchio, characterized by activities like literary itineraries, buildings and sculptures set amidst the greenery, exhibitions of art and illustrations, puppet-making workshops and more. In addition, the village boasts an ancient fortress and a villa that belonged to the aristocratic Garzoni family, with a large garden that masterfully combines symmetry, flora, fauna and sculpture.
Other must-sees are the Antica Rocca, an ancient fortress, and the beautiful church of San Bartolomeo, with a fabulous view.