As I learn Italian I hope to one day read the story about Pinocchio in Italian. As I read about the author it appears that the story was more than just a children's story. Carlo Collodi, the author of the story of Pinocchio, was actually the pen name of Carlo Lorenzini, who was born and grew up in Florence. The "Collodi" of his pen name was the name of the Tuscan village where Lorenzini's mother was born.
Ascolta Questo: Una delle mie storie d'infanzia preferite è Pinocchio. Come la mia capacità di leggere italiano migliorata spero di un giorno leggere Pinocchio in italiano.
I'm looking forward to seeing the characters in the adventures of Pinocchio come to life in Italian.