Entertainment and Activities
for your kids
Visit Pinocchio Park
The Adventures of Pinocchio , also simply known as Pinocchio, is a novel for children by Italian author Carlo Collodi, written in Pescia, charming town i n the province of Pistoia . It is about the mischievous adventures of an animated marionette named Pinocchio and his father, a poor woodcarver named Geppetto.
Enjoy and live a fairytale for a day: a park of art, architecture and fun for adults and children from all countries to discover a great book together. Pinocchio in Collodi has already welcomed over 7 million visitors and will be pleased to welcome you too!www.pinocchio.it/en
The Zoological Gardens of Pistoia
The Zoological Gardens of Pistoia is a 7-hectares zoo with more than 400 animals and is in continuous expansion. In a captivating world you will get to know the animals, the different ways to protect them, and you will learn how to respect the planet.
Thanks to its size and importance of its educational and conservation activities, this park has become one of the main zoological institutions in Italy. Zoo mission: to be a center that raises public awareness of biodiversity and its value to human life.www.zoodipistoia.it
The San Giorgio Library
The San Giorgio Library is the civic library of the municipality of Pistoia, one of the major public libraries in Tuscany hosted in a modern and luminous structure.
The children section is interesting and well organized. The new "You Lab Pistoia, an American Corner" it is a real "laboratory", where new methods of learning and teaching are adopted, innovative technological tools are used, and the possibility of creating new digital contents is experimented.http://www.sangiorgio.comune.pistoia.it/
Birdwatching - Fucecchio Wetlands
The Fucecchio Marshes cover an area of about 1,800 h, divided between the provinces of Pistoia and Florence and it’s Italy’s largest inland marshaind.
Almost 200 species of birds can be observed in the marshes over the year.
Info, visiting & guided tours:http://birdwatchinginitaly.com/padule-di-fucecchio/
The Montecatini Funicular
In Montecatini Terme, the very famous thermal town in the province of Pistoia, your kids will enjoy the “Montecatini Terme Funicular”, two trains that lead to and from the village of Montecatini Alto. Two unique names, Gigio and Gigia, once simply known as Number 1 and Number 2, the two red trains that are the Montecatini Terme Funicular run to from the historic village of Montecatini Alto.
This unique and characteristic transportation method hasn’t lost its charm since its inauguration on June 4, 1898, witnessed by Giuseppe Verdi himself. Because riding up on either one of the red cars, you discover that the atmosphere is just that: the wooden benches, the space to stand on the car’s exterior balcony, which has seen millions of views and millions of kisses, and the crossing of the trains half-way along the route, always exciting for children.Greeting one another when the ascent and descent reach the same point puts tourists of all ages and from every corner of the world in a good mood. The Montecatini Funicular has been modernized in the time since its very first journey, but its greatest characteristics have remained untouched. It’s a quick way to reach the village of Montecatini Alto from the thermal town below without having to use a car, just a short walk from the thermal baths in Viale Verdi; the marvellous journey offers an impressive panoramic view, dominating the Valdinievole and filling you with a profound emotion, memorable for this secret Tuscany, from Leonardo to Pinocchio.