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Giardino Zoologico di Pistoia

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Features Animals
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Address: Via Pieve a Celle Nuova 160/A, 51100 Pistoia, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 0573 911219
09:30 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Best zoo I've been to in Europe

Lots of great animals in A beautiful setting. I didn't give it a 5 because it would have been nice to have more animal shows or interaction with the animals. I think this was off... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Melissa J
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Riga, Latvia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and lovely visit. Very green surroundings, nice atmosphere. Also good restaurant. Our kids were satisfied!

Thank Arta1315
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Lots of great animals in A beautiful setting. I didn't give it a 5 because it would have been nice to have more animal shows or interaction with the animals. I think this was off season so there may be more of that in the summer months! My girls (ages 5/9) loved this zoo and enjoyed the playground. All employees... More 

Thank Melissa J
ZoodiPistoia, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Giardino Zoologico di Pistoia, responded to this review

That's great! Thank you for your review! all the best! More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

It was one of the worse zoos I have ever been to. The cages were tiny and smelly.it was a long way from Florence and definitely not worth the trip.i read the reviews before going and couldn't believe I was in the same place I read the reviews from.

Thank Marie J
ZoodiPistoia, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Giardino Zoologico di Pistoia, responded to this review

Dear Marie J, we're sorry you find the zoo so bad. The distance from Florence is forty minutes by car and an hour by train more or less. We've a lot of visitors that comes also from longer distances. Your review is only based on impressions; to improve the quality of the garden (according to your review...) we would appreciate... More 

New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Nice zoo. Some enclosures felt a little small. Fun being able to interact with elephants and giraffes. Highlight for my son the baby goats. Missed seeing the wolves, not sure if they were even there. Great that you can picnic, very nice playground. Saw the zookeeper talk with parrots which was entertaining (only in italian)

Thank abzjantony
Quarrata, Italy
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10 reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

It's very beatifull and with many many differnt animals, very fine garden to walk around, to make picnic, to have a very great day expecially with all family.

Thank francesco260271
ZoodiPistoia, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Giardino Zoologico di Pistoia, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! 5 stars is very great for us! We hope you should come back again! All the best. More 

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53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This was an excellent trip. It was my wife, my 20month son and I. The park has lots of shade, a good range of animals (lion, bear, tiger, elephant, giraffe, etc). The enclosures seemed a decent size and the animals happy(to my untrained eye). The park is small enough that it is a comfortable size to walk around but as... More 

Thank Harribo45
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This was a nice & pleasant place to visit which offers a nice ambience for the various animals which are hosted in it! The animals seem to be very well kept & the giraffe & elephants were very friendly too!! Hehe!! The place seems to be family run and the staff are very jolly & helpful!! Definitely a place worth... More 

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Chippenham, UK
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59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is a great little zoo to spend a few hours at. Lots of variety of animals - lions, tigers, reptiles, elephants, giraffes, hippos, plenty of monkeys, and a farmyard area. Decent kids playground and cafe, plus several picnic areas. Given the Tuscan sun, it's also great that the vast majority of the zoo is shady. Nice destination for kids... More 

Thank JamesSkinner
Pistoia, Italy
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33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely walk in the zoo that is stroller friendly. We went on a Monday ....few people, free parking. There are some areas under construction for the Penguins but overall great outing especially the Tibetan panda area and central playground. Zoo keepers should take more care of maintenance as trash cans were rather full probably a result of more flow over... More 

Thank Ellen050
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Great alternate day out in Tuscany. Kids loved it. As in previous reviews. Cafe really good but there are lots of shady tables dotted around if you wanted take your own food.

Thank Jools6999

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