A villa near Florence that inspired the author of Pinocchio is on the market for 10.5 million euros ($14 million), a world away from the humble workshop where the marionette is born in the book.
The 3,000-square-metre (32,000 square feet) mansion has three hectares (seven acres) of garden including a lawn known as the "Field of Miracles" where a gardener famously found a hoard of coins in the 19th century -- a story that was included in "The Adventures of Pinocchio".
Pinocchio's author Carlo Collodi lived near the villa in Sesto Fiorentino, now a suburb of Florence, where his brother worked at a local porcelain manufacturing plant, and several other local sites also feature in his tale.
The "Field of Miracles" appears in Pinocchio as a place where a wily fox and cat persuade the gullible Pinocchio to bury his money, telling him that it will grow and multiply.
A former tavern near the villa is also in the book, as well as the neighbourhood itself -- referred to as the "Land of the Barn Owls", a nickname once given to local porcelain workers because of the dust they were covered in.
"It would be nice if the new owner was a Pinocchio fan!" said Garbarino, who is himself writing a book about Pinocchio and his local connections.
The historian said that currently only a few diehard Pinocchio fans come to visit -- as well as school groups -- but added that any new owner could make much more of the links with the still widely loved children's favourite.
Pinocchio was written in instalments in a children's journal between 1881 and 1883 and tells the story of a carpenter, Geppetto, who fashions a wooden marionette of a boy out of a walking stick.
The puppet's nose extends every time he tells a lie and his only dream is to become a human boy.
Any aficionados of the story who visit also have an extra treat in store -- a tiny falling-down house on the sprawling estate that elderly locals remember being told as children belonged to the fairy that helps Pinocchio in his wanderings.