This village is a seaside community located in Italy, and is described by Jiminy Cricket as a "sleepy little town". Though seemingly ordinary and quaint, a number of fantastical occurrences have taken place here, with anthropomorphic animals, magical creatures, and legendary beasts being among its inhabitants and visitors.
It is located adjacent to Pleasure Island, a notoriously accursed island. In the village, there is a law forbidding citizens from visiting the island's shores.
Places of Interest
- Gepetto's Workshop: Home to the kindly woodcarver Geppetto and his family, the most notable of which being the puppet turned human, Pinocchio.
- The Red Lobster Inn: A seedy establishment (most resembling a pub) located near the docks. It is often visited by nefarious crooks such as the local con-artists, Honest John and Gideon.
- School: An unseen learning environment for children that Pinocchio attends during the day.
- The Village Square: An often crowded area located in the heart of the village. When visiting in his traveling caravan, the "master showman", Stromboli, tends to perform his puppet shows here.
The Village is first seen when Geppetto is in his workshop making Pinocchio and when the Blue Fairy brings Pinocchio to life. The Village is then seen when Pinocchio meets Honest John and Stromboli. It is then seen at the end of the film.
- According to the location of the original story, the Village is in Tuscany, Central Italy.
- However the mountains in the background, the clothes and the architectonic style of the houses suggest that the Village is located in South Tyrol, in Northern Italy near Austria.
- In the live-action film Geppetto, the village is known as Villaggio (Italian word that means "Village").
- The village was once slated to appear in Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days along with Pinocchio, Geppetto, Honest John and Gideon. Like the characters, however, the village was scrapped.