On July 7, 1881, the first two chapters of “The Adventures of Pinocchio” were published. The author Carlo Lorenzini, aka Collodi, had sent the text to the publisher shortly before, accompanied by the following note:
“I am sending you this childish thing, do whatever you like with it; but if you print it, pay me well to make me want to follow on it”.
Neither he nor the publisher of the Giornale per i Bambini could imagine that Pinocchio would quickly become the most famous Italian book in the world.
The exhibition traces the genesis of the work, its suggestions and emotions, and leads the viewer to feel the universal values that have made the story unique in its genre.
A book that led to the discovery of Tuscany in the late 1800s, poverty, values of the era, combined with the imaginary and at times impressive universe. The main characters are analyzed, what they represent and how they were functional to the development of the themes values of the story. Even the abstract places of the story will be described as a possible link to the author's childhood.
The visitor will find himself moving in the fascinating reality of the most famous puppet of all time, and will discover or rediscover with his eyes a story that has conquered young and old.
The experience will be to feel identified with the character of Pinocchio, to retrace his adventures and to relive the process of growth and education.
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