Things to do in Rome with Kids – Visit the Pinocchio Toys Shop
When travelling with the kids, one of the constant scenarios we find ourselves in is shopping for small souvenirs for our family and friends. In Rome, we didn’t have to look far at all. Just 25 metres from our quaint AirBNB apartment, we stumbled upon this sweet Pinocchio Toys shop. It’s easy to find, as this Pinocchio Toy Store is also just metres away from one of Rome’s great icons, the Trevi Fountain. Look out for the life-size Pinocchio sitting on the chair outside.
My boys were smitten at first sight – by the bigger-than-lifesize Pinocchio seated out front. Ned made friends instantly! But inside was where the true treasure lay. Shelf after shelf after shelf of wooden Pinocchio dolls, as far as the eye could see.
The perfect souvenir in Rome – An Italian Pinocchio Doll
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.
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
- 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 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.
Roam the Gnome’s souvenir finds
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. But I’ve got my eye on a life-size Pinocchio Wooden Doll on our next trip!
The Pinocchio Rome Toy Shop
If you are not in Rome, but want to add to your collection, click this link to visit the Pinocchio Wooden Dolls shop online..But put this place on your family travel bucket list too. It’s super gorgeous in person and everyone needs to visit Rome at least once in this lifetime, surely!
The Inside Scoop
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Opening Hours of Vecchia Falegnameria Pinocchietto
- We believe, based on our own experiences, that this shop is open seven days a week.
- Again, from experience, this shop seems to open from around 10-11am till late (7 – 8 pm)
The Pinocchio Toys Shop was open every time we passed (morning, noon and night) but we can’t guarantee the hours for certain, and the staff were unable to clarify for certain. (When in Rome…). 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.)
- Phone: 06 69924431
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shop Online – click here
Location and Map:
Via Del Lavatore, 93/94
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! Dare you to leave empty handed.
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