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
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain11,542 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 May 11, 2020
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MustTravel
Lucca, Italy114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 October 6, 2020
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Adam B
Heswall, UK46 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 August 23, 2019
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Anna M
Surrey14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013
Actually refused to pay the extortionate 13 EURO ENTRY FEE! Unbelievable! Peered through fence and was unimpressed with what we saw. Seriously, don't bother. Drive an hour to visit, based on photos, almost impossible to find, and then the shock of the entry fee meant we wasted a whole day.
Written August 5, 2013
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Lionguy
Roswell, GA71 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013
This place is the worst rip off I have experienced in all of Italy. We saw the pictures of the "water gardens"' drove an hour out of the way and found the place closed off to see from the street. We went in and asked how much just to see the water gardens, we were told 26 Euros for 2 people. I tried to pay with a credit card, but they wouldn't take one because they knew people would dispute the charges. We paid cash and walked in and were immediately disappointed. No water falls, no water features, ONE fountain with a swan in it. It looked like it had not been cared for in over 100 years. We asked where the water was, and were told they are having a problem with the water. We demanded our money back, and suddenly the lady spoke no English and started telling us "no Bosso" which I assume means , I'm not the boss. She then directed to WRITE for a refund at the address on the pamphlet they give you when you pay, which also shows water flowing everywhere. THIS PLACE IS TERRIBLE!!!!! In its hey day it looks like it could have been nice.
Written July 15, 2013
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Mingara13
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Friends
This should not be open to paying visitors. It's a take, costing 10 Euros to see shoddy gardens that have been left to rot. There are weeds everywhere, it is overgrown, there is stagnant dirty water, non-working fountains, and a rude ticket collector. The whole town of Collodi is depressing and has seen better days. Don't go.
Written July 10, 2013
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amedeo1999
Neuss, Germany809 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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 August 7, 2019
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Wannabee-writer
North Kent Coast20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Had wanted to visit this garden for a long time and to be honest it was a little difficult to find in the busy streets of Collodi but it is definitely worth it. Some reviewers lament the fact that it has suffered from a lack of upkeep but as a gardener I recognise the mammoth task of keeping a garden in this climate immaculate and they have certainly concentrated their efforts on key areas. There are plenty of areas to explore - by far our favourite was the bamboo garden - just spectacular.
Written July 31, 2019
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19chelsea70
Eastbourne, UK306 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
This is a great tonic, after visiting the Pinocchio park. Breathtaking gardens. The majestic stairway is the centre piece , which includes grottoes. The inviting stairs lead up to a statue of fame and a chain of waterfalls. Pathways tempt you to enter different areas of the garden. Not to be misssed.
Written August 16, 2018
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Clive R
Aberdeen, UK29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
If you have young kids then this makes the perfect day out from Lucca. One ticket will get you into the Pinocchio park, the gardens and the butterfly house. We went as a couple and so skipped Pinocchio! However as a fan of architecture, both of buildings and landscape - I loved exploring these gardens and even enjoyed the butterfly house. The views looking up from the bottom and looking down from the top are lovely. Again even something for kids here with the monkey statues pulling all kinds of faces, a few exotic birds, goats and the giant vulture/creature statues. If you went when the fountains were going at full pelt it would be tremendous. Also for once, a cafe on site - very welcome.
Written August 31, 2016
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