Storico Giardino Garzoni - Casa delle Farfalle

Storico Giardino Garzoni - Casa delle Farfalle

Storico Giardino Garzoni - Casa delle Farfalle
3.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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ellier205
Edinburgh, UK34 contributions
Travelled specially to visit the garden. On arrival we were informed that it was no longer possible to buy a ticket only to visit the garden. The only way to visit the garden was to pay €25 each for a ticket that also gave us entry to the Pinocchio attraction. We had a fluent Italian speaker in the group who checked the information that we had been given and again asked about a single ticket so this was not a language problem. The only way to see a glimpse of the garden is to visit the fancy and for this area, pretty expensive restaurant where huge metal shutters have been put up so you can't see into the garden until indoors and upstairs!
Written 28 September 2022
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy696 contributions
Aug 2022
The garden is not-so-well-kept, it should be improved and more valorized. But the biggest surprise for me is the House of Butterflies, the reconstruction of a tropical forest inhabited by exotic birds, bugs and butterflies.
Written 7 August 2022
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Worldtraveller428
Los Angeles, CA192 contributions
Jun 2022
Note: The garden is nice to walk in. BUT, it doesn't open at 10, per this and other websites (at least on the Sunday we went in June). The ticket office opens at 10, but the garden opens at 11, which means it's baking hot. And very important: you CANNOT buy a ticket for the garden only. You have to buy a ticket for the garden and the Pinocchio amusement park, which is very expensive--25 euros per person. The Pinocchio park opens at 10, so we walked through it, but it has ZERO interest for adults (and I think pretty shabby for kids). So it's a mandatory ticket, for opposite audiences. Sad to say, the garden alone is not worth 25 euros, but it is indeed worth a visit. They should split the tickets and open earlier as to avoid the mid-day heat.
Written 27 June 2022
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A_Light_Sleeper
Little Rock, AR228 contributions
May 2022
Who would think you'd find this in the heart of Tuscany. Not your typical adventure here but certainly one worth making a side trip for.
Written 6 June 2022
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MustTravel
Lucca, Italy114 contributions
Aug 2020
It was a pleasure visiting Storico Giardino. Beautiful statues and huge garden with lots of different kinds of trees, scrubs, flowers and more. Maintenance was needed but in fairness we visited just after it operend again after a long Covid period. The butterfly house is smaller than I thought but saw lovely butterflies and birds. The views from this garden is super.
Written 6 October 2020
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain11,475 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Storico Giardino Garzoni - Casa delle Farfalle (Garzoni Historical Gardens - House of butterflies, in English) is located in Collodi, the little town known for Pinocchio children's park, in Tuscany Region, in Italy. It is a typical Italian Garden of Renaissance with a lot of stairs and fountains with stone statues. Really, it is a very nice place to walk, relax, see trees and plants during 1 or 2 hours. Also, there is inside the gardens, the house of butterflies, a place, where you can touch, see or play (especially of you come here with children after Pinocchio Park) with them. Very beautiful and nice relaxing place.
(See also Parco di Pinocchio)
Written 11 May 2020
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Gareth W
16 contributions
Aug 2019
Visited in August on a baking hot day. Apart from us, there was only one other family in the gardens. I naively assumed that the expensive 13 euro ticket price included access to the grand house as well as the gardens. Sadly all your 13 euros gets you is access to a beautiful but poorly maintained garden and the interesting but bijou butterfly house. With all the splendours Tuscany has to offer this really isn't worth any kind of detour. I'd recommend only visiting the ancient village of Collodi which winds its way up a steep hill to the rear of the gardens. That doesn't cost you a cent.
Written 18 September 2019
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Arramattic
Yorkshire, UK774 contributions
Sept 2019
yes, its a bit run down, yes, the statues are made of concrete, and broken, but I loved it. We spent quite a few hours here discovering the walkways & the secret places. I wished the fountains were all working, but I know this would be a waste of precious water in september. I thought the entrance price was OK.
There is a butterfly house there too, with some finches & budgerigars too.
Written 10 September 2019
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Adam B
Heswall, UK46 contributions
Aug 2019
Overpriced, yes. A little unkempt, yes. Needs investment, yes.
However, having wanted a day out from our Lucca base, and having driven up the mountains to explore the 10 Castellas including Collodi, we decided to take the 37 Euro hit (2 adults, one teen) on the chin.
The garden indeed looks grand from the lower entrance as you take in the full Vista on leaving the ticket office, and the lower planted section and fish/lily ponds are. But as you climb the staircases, you realise that the garden is very much part ruin and in a state of faded decadence. The giant sculptures are nevertheless impressive and although water spouts from the horn of the largest at the crown of the garden, the cascading falls beneath are long dried up and mossy. You can't help but imagine though how spectacular it would have been in its heyday. We scaled the outer paths and explored the impressive bamboo garden before scaling down the centre staircase and finding some shade in the underground caved seated areas. The garden is still interesting to explore in its faded glory but needs more money, and a bigger gardening team! The butterfly house is cool though and you can easily spend 20-30 mins in there, with giant species flying around you, small sparrow-like birds feeding up close, love birds and budgies, all in a mini indoor jungle. Having brought lunch, we passed our visit out and enjoyed a bite to eat on one of the terraces. For those struggling to find it, it's less than 100 yards past the Pinnochio place on the opposite side of the road - look for a wall with Garzoni painted on it in faded lettering (no surprise!)
Written 23 August 2019
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amedeo1999
Neuss, Germany809 contributions
The garden is nice even if since long no one has invested to restore it. For this the prices are too high. It is something to spend 20-30 min and no more. Unfortunately it is not possible to visit the Villa.
Written 7 August 2019
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