Pinocchio Movie Night

It’s #movienightfriday and we are traveling across the world to Italy to watch Pinocchio. We first began as we usually do with looking at the map of where the movie is set.

Specifically, Pinocchio is set in Collodi, now called Villa Pinocchio, where the original author Carlo Collodi grew up.

As that exploration was short, we explored more of Italy virtually.

Then we made traditional Italian dishes to enjoy our movie with, which we hope you do too.

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A slice of whipped strawberry pie

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