„There was once upon a time … “A king!” my little readers will say all at once.
No, children, you are mistaken. Once upon a time there was a piece of wood.”
Thus begins one of the most beloved fairy tales in the world: that of a wooden puppet who becomes a child.
After more than 100 years, the story of Pinocchio has become a timeless fairytale, captivating entire generations of children.
The Adventures of Pinocchio is a work of the writer Carlo Lorenzini, known as Carlo Collodi.
It has been translated into more than 240 languages and is considered one of the most important works of Italian and children’s literature.
ANYWAYS EXPERIENCE: WORKSHOP, THE WOODEN PUPPET
Once upon a time, over half a century ago, there was a family of turners able to transform wood into any object. As in the past, the current generation of artisans carries on the tradition in a Piedmontese laboratory, in the province of Verbania.
In this laboratory all the objects that are created, whether they are wooden toys or decorations for the home, have a single source of inspiration: Pinocchio.
This workshop – Pinocchio, the wooden puppet – is dedicated to the sense of touch, woodworking and one of the protagonists of Italian culture and literature.
“Mastro Giuseppe”, our passionate craftsman, and his family will accompany you in the manufacture of a wooden Pinocchio, sharing with you moments of creativity, craftsmanship and local craft tradition.
Create your Pinocchio! Let yourself be fascinated by this timeless fairy tale and be a child again for a day.
Upon request, the experience can be accompanied by a tasting of local products.
What are you waiting for? Take part in our workshop – Pinocchio, the wooden puppet.
Children of all ages are welcome.
And if you can’t go to Pinocchio, Pinocchio will come to you:
order your handmade Pinocchio and welcome home the most famous wooden puppet in the world.