The Adventures by Pinocchio (Le avventure di Pinocchio) is an Italian classic novel written by Carlo Collodi in 1883. It tells the story of a wooden puppet, carved by the woodcarver Geppetto in the Italian region Tuscany. Pinocchio dreams of becoming a real boy one day and you might all know that his nose is growing long whenever he lies (don’t try this at home).

The name Pinocchio is a combination of the Italian words pino (pine), and occhio (eye).

Pinocchio is the most famous Italian fictional character and while the original story might be a bit scary, there are several adaptations that are suitable for all ages. We are sure that most of you have seen the Disney movie or another version of it.

English Version
Italian Version


Italian is the seventh most widely spoken language in Europe. The standard, modern Italian most of us are familiar with has been introduced with the Unification of Italy in 1861 and is mostly based on the variant of Tuscan spoken in Florence (the dialect used by Carlo Collodi). However, there are several dialects and almost every region in Italy has their own widely used variations of Italian.

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Find the next location: Clue #4

Find the longest corridor in Newman, you might say it is a ‘never-ending’ one.

Hint: Follow the black line leading to its very end and stop in front of the brown doors.

Other books translated from Italian and recommended by staff in SLCL

1. Calimero