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What to do in Todi with children?!? Good question!
I have been asked very often by tourists – both Italian and foreigners – for information about “nice places” to go with kids in Todi and its surroundings.
Well, first of all I can mention the 2 major city parks:
1) The Rocca Park, directly in the historic center, a few steps from San Fortunato church, with a children playground.
2) Portafratta Park, with a playground smaller than the Rocca and located close to Portafratta Gate and the Cocchi school.
The Rocca Park
3) LEO WILD PARK
Last year, at end of September, I was invited by a very good friend of mine to join him and some other families for a Sunday trip and a barbeque at “animal park” in Collevalenza, about 7km from Todi.
I had already heard something about this place, but never been there before. Well, it definitely was a great surprise!!!
On the park’s brochure you can read “This park was born thanks to the love of a child for animals: the love of this child became his reason of life”.
The name of the child was Leonardo Boccanera and the name of his dream is LEO WILD PARK.
A big green area with a central lake and a nice path all around it, and animals animals animals everywhere! Zebras, ostrichs, donkeys, different species of birds, horses, sheeps, goats, dromedaries, llamas… and no cages, just fenced areas!
Before walking throughout the park, we fired up the barbeque and roasted sausages, pork chops, ribs and some vegetables. We had lunch all together – 5 families with lots of hungry kids – and then we enjoyed the nature and the peace of LEO WILD PARK.
Some INFO (please check them directly with the owner because they could change for many reasons…):
-The park is open on Sunday from spring to autumn (no need of reservation) €5 per person
-Upon reservation, the park can be opened every day with a flat rate of €50 (up to 10 people)
-There is the possibility of fishing from 9:30 to sunset
-Free use of the barbeque: you just need to bring your favorite food and come just a bit earlier to occupy the place.
-An area of the park may be reserved to celebrate birthdays and other events
How to get there:
Coming from the motorway E45: Todi San Damiano exit and follow the signs to Collevalenza and Relais Todini/Leo Wild Park
Coming from Todi: follow the signs to Collevalenza and Relais Todini/Leo Wild Park
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