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THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO – Where lies have short and long nose

pinocchio1The Adventures of Pinocchio (Le avventure di Pinocchio), is a novel for children by Italian author Carlo Collodi. Reading you can discover the mischievous adventures of an animated marionette named Pinocchio and his father (a poor woodcarver named Geppetto). That novel it has been adapted in over 240 languages worldwide, making it among the most translated and widely read books ever written. The Adventures of Pinocchio, is a story about an animated puppet, boys who turn into donkeys and other fairy tale devices. Pinocchio is a naughty, pine-wood marionette who gains wisdom through a series of misadventures, which lead him to becoming a real human. Geppetto is an elderly woodcarver and the creator and thus father of Pinocchio. Inside the pages of the novel, you can know The Talking Cricket (il Grillo Parlante) and Mangiafuoco (the wealthy director of the Great Marionette Theater), the Fox and the Cat (la Volpe e il Gatto), the Fairy with Turquoise Hair (la Fata dai capelli turchini) and the Crow (il Corvo), but also the Judge (il Giudice) and the Serpent (il Serpente), with many others characters. Many concepts and situations expressed in the book have become proverbial, but Pinocchio has become synonymous for “liar”. We like choose “The long nose” (commonly attributed to those who tell lies). The fairy, says that “there are the lies that have short legs, and the lies that have the long nose“. In Pescia (Italy), the park “Parco di Pinocchio” was built in 1956, and waiting for you.

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