Pinocchio and Leonardo da Vinci themed Italian cultural village to open next month

연합뉴스 / 2021-04-27 15:22:59
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▲ This photo provided by Petite France shows the Pinocchio and Leonardo da Vinci themed Italian cultural village. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)
▲ This photo provided by Petite France shows the Pinocchio and Leonardo da Vinci themed Italian cultural village. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)
▲ This photo provided by Petite France shows the Pinocchio and Leonardo da Vinci themed Italian cultural village. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

 

 

SEOUL, April 27 (Yonhap) -- In Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, a Pinocchio and Leonardo da Vinci-themed Italian cultural village will open on May 1st.

Petite France, a French culture village inspired by "The Little Prince," created the Italian village nearby.

Petite France explained that the soon-to-be-opened village is the first and only Italian cultural village in Korea.

According to Petite France on the 27th, Pinocchio da Vinci, the Italian cultural village, is situated on 30,000 square meters of Goseong-ri, in Gapyeong County.

The buildings within the Italian cultural village was inspired by Tuscany in Italy, a place recognized for its Renaissance art and architecture. Visitors can see and experience various exhibits and performances based on Pinocchio and Leonardo Da Vinci.

In order to carry out this task, Petite France signed a license agreement on Pinocchio with Te National Collodi Foundation as well.

A 10.8-meter-high Pinocchio statue will be installed at the entrance to the village to greet visitors.

Six buildings (labeled A~F) resemble ancient castles from the medieval period will have large and small exhibition halls and theaters within the village.

Building A will be decorated based on stories and scenes from the fairy tale "The Adventures of Pinocchio," while Building B displays inventions and work done by da Vinci.

In particular, visitors will be able to see antiques and moving dolls in music boxes transported from traditional houses in Tuscany, Italy at Building E. 

 

In Building F, people can see landscaped facilities which resemble the village in Venice.

Additionally, theaters with a capacity of 150 people, outdoor concert halls with 300 people and galleries are set up throughout the village.

The operating hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and admission fees range from 9,000 to 18,000 won.

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