Collodi is the small town where Carlo Lorenzini, the writer of the children's story 'Le avventure di Pinocchio', spent his childhood: later, he used the name of the town as his own pseudonym.
The local authorities had the original idea for the Pinoccchio Park in 1951, to mark the seventieth anniversary of the publication of the first episode of the Pinocchio Story: it was created between 1956 and 1987.
It is designed to give young visitors the impression of being part of an animated fairy tale in a setting that blends art and nature.
A national competition was launched for the park and the sculputures it was to contain, and eighty-four sculptors took part. It was won jointly by Emilio Greco and Venturino Venturi. Over the years, new features have been added to the park.
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