Posts tagged: Pinocchio

C is for Carlo Collodi

Carlo Collodi was the Italian children’s story writer whose best remembered creation is Pinocchio, the puppet who became a boy, although his end was originally rather more gruesome than the familiar Disney version.

Collodi was born Carlo Lorenzini in Florence in 1826, the son of a cook and a maid who worked for the wealthy Ginori family in Collodi, the name he took and now known as one of the best small towns in Italy. Read more ›››