The other day we went up to a park in the hills called Villa di Pratolino.  It is home to the Appenine Colossus, which is the main reason we went.  But, just our luck, the statue was completely surrounded in scaffolding.  Basically we just saw a giant picture of the statue.  Luckily the park was absolutely beautiful and little pieces of it were bursting with autumn!

Family Travel Tips

  • When to go: The park is usually only open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00-19:30, but it differs depending on the time of year.  We found this website to be accurate for when we went.
  • What to bring: Bring a lunch!  The park is very large and there are benches and picnic tables all over, making it an ideal location for a meal or a snack.
  • Cost: € 0.  The park is free to enter, just make sure you know what days and times it is open.
  • Other things to note: The weather is several degrees cooler than the city since you are up in the hills.  There are some uphills throughout the park to work up a slight sweat, but if you tend to get chilly easily, you might want to bring a light sweater.  And it’s always to better to have more than less for the little ones!

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