The little village of Collodi is home to one of the is famous throughout the world for having given its name to Carlo Collodi, the creator of Pinocchio. The story and the tradition have been preserved close to home, albeit in a very Italian way in the quaint little “Pinocchio Park”, named after the little wooden boy with the long nose.

Collodi is also home to the beautiful Garzoni gardens with it’s mythical statues and truly amazing butterfly conservatory. The pictures speak for themselves.

Villa Garzoni

Villa Garzoni

The real Pinochio

The real Pinochio

Stone pathway

Stone pathway

The Wolf and the Cat

The Wolf and the Cat

Come to me!

Come to me!

Crabby

Crabby

Butterfly 1 - Caligo Atreus

Butterfly 1 - Caligo Atreus

Butterfly 2 - Papilio Blumei

Butterfly 2 - Papilio Blumei

Butterfly 3 - Caligo Atreus again.

Butterfly 3 - Caligo Atreus again.

Butterfly 4 - Caligo Atreus

Butterfly 4 - Caligo Atreus

Butterfly 5 - Caligo Atreus

Butterfly 5 - Caligo Atreus

Moth 1 - Antheraea Polyphemus

Moth 1 -  Antheraea Polyphemus

Butterfly 6 - Caligo Atreus

Butterfly 6 - Caligo Atreus

Butterfly 7 - Hypolimnas bolina

Butterfly 7 - Hypolimnas bolina

Butterflies & the Banana

Butterflies & the Banana

Butterfly 8 - Papilio Blumei

Butterfly 8 - Papilio Blumei

Butterfly 9 - Papilio Blumei

Butterfly 9 - Papilio Blumei

Butterfly 10 - Hypolimnas bolina

Butterfly 10 - Hypolimnas bolina