INSIDE: The Ultimate Guide to the Pinocchio Rome Store in Italy. Updated 2019.
When travelling with the kids, we regularly find ourselves shopping for small nicknacks and souvenirs to bring home our family, friends, the boy’s school teachers, and a few of their school friends too.
In Rome, we didn’t have to look far at all.
Just 25 metres from our quaint AirBNB apartment in a cobbled alleyway, we stumbled upon this sweet Pinocchio Toys shop.
Pinocchio Rome is very easy to find, as this Pinocchio Toy Store is also just metres away from one of Rome’s great icons, the Trevi Fountain.
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- 1 There’s a Life Size Pinocchio Doll at this Rome Toy Shop
- 2 Things to do in Rome with Kids? Visit Pinocchio Rome!
- 3 The perfect souvenir in Rome – An Italian Pinocchio Doll
- 4 Roam the Gnome’s Best Souvenirs In Rome
- 5 The Pinocchio Shop Online
- 6 Frequently asked questions about Pinocchio
- 7 The Inside Scoop – Pinocchio Store Rome
- 8 Map of Pinocchio Shop Rome on Via del Lavatore 93/94
- 9 How to get to the Pinocchio Toys Store
- 10 Toadstool Rating – Pinocchio Store in Rome
- 11 Looking for MORE SUPER DOOPER FUN things to do in Rome with kids (and shopping in Rome too)?
There’s a Life Size Pinocchio Doll at this Rome Toy Shop
Look out for the life-size Pinocchio sitting on the chair outside in Rome.
My boys were smitten at first sight – by the bigger-than-lifesize Pinocchio seated out front.
Ned made friends instantly!
But inside the shop was where the true treasure lay.
Take a look.
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Shelf, after shelf, after shelf, of wooden Pinocchio dolls, as far as the eye could see.
There were all kinds of Pinocchio souvenirs in stock.
If you are looking for Wooden Pinocchio dolls, a Pinocchio costume, or one-of-a-kind Pinocchio gifts, you will surely find them here.
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Here’s a few of the things we spotted:
- Pinocchio dolls in all shapes and sizes, from 10cm right up to almost two metres tall!
- Pinocchio postcards that were so beautiful, they warranted framing. (Two of mine hang in the bedroom.)
- Original Pinocchio dolls from the Pinocchio Maker in Collodi
- Pinocchio Money Banks
- Pinocchio Dolls that bounce above baby cots or bassinettes
- Pinocchio Jewellery Holders
- Pinocchio Baby Stackers
- Pinocchio stationery including pens, notebooks, and letter sets
- Pinocchio paperweights, and bottle openers too!
While most of the Pinocchio dolls and the Pinocchio toys for sale in the Pinocchio Toy shop were painted the traditional red and black, this Pinocchio Toy Store also kept a range of handmade natural Pinocchio dolls too.
These were unexpectedly enchanting!
The Pinocchio Toy shop also stocked a range of other toys too, including musical instruments, carved candle holders, rainbow coloured necklaces and bracelets for kids, and puzzles.
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We chose a Pinocchio wooden name plate for the door of Ned and Jack’s bedroom.
We also collected one of these for each of the children in our extended family.
In hindsight, I should have bought two separate door name plates – one for each child – as they no longer share a room. I’ve left it on Jack’s door as I still LOVE this souvenir from Rome.
I’ve got my eye on a life-size Pinocchio Wooden Doll on our next trip!
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The Pinocchio Shop Online
If you are not in Rome, but want to add to your collection of Pinocchio wooden dolls and Pinocchio toys, click this link to visit the online shop.
(You’ll also find 8 Fabulous Facts about Pinocchio that you might not yet know, plus interesting titbits about this puppet who turned into a real boy in the Pinocchio fairy tales)
But put a visit to this shop in Rome on your Family Travel Bucket list too.
Did you know Vecchia Falegnameria Pinocchietto was established in 1927?
This shop is almost 100 years old.
It’s super gorgeous in person and everyone needs to visit Rome at least once in this lifetime, surely!
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Frequently asked questions about Pinocchio
Why is Pinocchio so popular in Italy?
I couldn’t say it any better than the writer, Alessandro Gallenzi who wrote “Carlo Collodi’s story of a wooden puppet that dreams of being a real boy – and has a reputation for telling a few fibs – is imprinted in the soul of every Italian.”
Pinocchio has been read or told to Italian children since it’s release in 1883, and now every child around the world knows the story of Pinocchio, thanks to the animated feature film by Disney made in 1940.
It’s now the most adapted story of all time.
How do you say Pinocchio in Italian?
Have a listen.
What is the Pinocchio origin?
According to Wikipedia, Pinocchio is a fictional character and the protagonist (leading character) of the children’s novel The Adventures of Pinocchio, written in 1883 by Italian writer Carlo Collodi.
Pinocchio’s nose is his best-known characteristic. It grows in length when he tells a lie.
The story is set in a villa in Collodi, where Carol Collodi spent his youth, in 1826. This villa is now named Villa Pinocchio.
What is the Pinocchio Rome connection?
The author sent his manuscript to a newspaper editor friend in Rome to see if he would be interested in publishing it.
The story began.
Is Pinocchio from Rome?
No, Pinocchio is from Collodi. Carlo Collodi is the pen name of the author Carlo Lorenzini (1826-90). Collodi is the town where Carlo’s mother was born. Collodi is 3.5 hours north of Rome/
The Inside Scoop – Pinocchio Store Rome
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Address: Pinocchio Shop Rome – Via Del Lavatore, 93/94 ROMA
Telephone: 06 69924431
Website: Click here for details of the online shop
Entry fees: Free
- We believe, based on our own experiences, that this shop is open seven days a week.
- From experience, this shop seems to open from around 10-11am till late (7 – 8 pm)
But remember, this is Rome.
The Pinocchio Toys Shop was open every time we passed (early morning, noon, AND night) but we can’t guarantee the hours for 100% certain. The Pinocchio Rome shop staff were unable to clarify either.
It seems the opening hours may be somewhat flexible!
What we’d suggest is that if the Pinocchio toys shop is not open when you visit, enjoy a Nutella crepe or an Italian hot chocolate in one of the cafes in the same street, and try again in an hour or two.
(If you walk back to the Trevi, the cafe on the right hand corner just metres before the Trevi does AMAZING hot chocolate! We’ll be back.)
Where to Stay in Rome near Pinocchio shop?
PS: For those who are wondering, this is the AirBNB apartment we stayed in.
Map of Pinocchio Shop Rome on Via del Lavatore 93/94
How to get to the Pinocchio Toys Store
The first step to find the Pinocchio Toys Shop is to make your way to the Trevi Fountain.
A main road, Via Del Tritone, runs parallel to the Via del Lavatore street, and it takes just a few minutes to walk from the Trevi Fountain bus stop to the Trevi Fountain.
Plenty of buses run along this street, so you will have no trouble getting there.
Once at the Trevi Fountain, walk along the Via del Lavatore towards the Giardini del Quirinale for two blocks.
You will see the Pinocchio Toys shop on the second corner on your left.
Have fun in there!
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The most adorable shop in Rome deserves a visit. Pop in. Dare you to leave empty handed.
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