The Garzoni Garden and the Butterfly House in Collodi

If you’re travelling to Tuscany with your kids, maybe you should consider including in your itinerary the Pinocchio Park in Collodi, not far from Pistoia: an enchanting place where fantasy flies! While there you can visit other two attractions: the Garzoni Garden and the Butterfly House.
Garzoni Garden [Photo Credits: Giuseppe Moscato]
Garzoni Garden [Photo Credits: Giuseppe Moscato]

The Garzoni Garden

The Garzoni Garden is considered one of the most beautiful gardens in Italy and is the result of a work that lasted two centuries, began in the sixteenth century, to transform a simple garden, next to the residence of the Counts Garzoni, in a monumental garden with plants, water and statues. What will you find in this fantastic garden? Suggestive artificial caves, theatres carved out of box hedges, statues of satyrs, gods and goddesses, animals and bamboo groves. To be mentioned also the fountains with water games and small waterfalls, the walkways that lead you to picturesque spots and the Labyrinth, recommended in particular to couples, because it is said that it ensures a long-lasting love story! The garden has been restored in 2007, it is partly accessible for disabled and you can visit it with a combined ticket (Pinocchio Park + Garzoni Garden) or a single ticket and different prices depending on the season. Have a look at this billboard.
The stairs of Garzoni Garden [Photo Credits: Mathias Liebing]
The stairs of Garzoni Garden [Photo Credits: Mathias Liebing]

Info

Address: Piazza della Vittoria, 3, Collodi Telephone: +39 0572 427314 Email: giardinogarzoni@pinocchio.it Website: http://www.pinocchio.it/
A detail of the Garzoni Garden [Photo Credits: mstefano80]
A detail of the Garzoni Garden [Photo Credits: mstefano80]

The Butterfly House

Inside the Garzoni Garden you can visit the Butterfly House, a large greenhouse with an exotic garden with thousands of tropical butterflies. It is a stone and glass building, accessible to disabled, that houses over 40 types of butterflies from all over the world, living and reproducing freely in a perfect recreated ecosystem.
Butterfly House [Photo Credits: Lorenzo Blangiardi]
Butterfly House [Photo Credits: Lorenzo Blangiardi]

How to reach Collodi

Collodi is a small hamlet with few public means of transportation, for this reason the easiest way to reach it is by car. If you arrive by the highway, exit at Chiesina Uzzanese and then follow the signs to Collodi. The nearest train station is “Pescia” and from there you can take a bus to Collodi.