Antonio Pasqualino International Puppet Museum

Piazza Antonio Pasqualino, 5, 90133 Palermo PA, Italia

Simona Bertolaso

Palermo

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Arte, Teatri e Musei
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Inglese
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Food, Tickets, Equiphment

Description

The historic Sicilian tradition of the marionette theatre, the Opera dei Pupi (Opera of the Puppets) began in the mid-nineteenth century. The “pupi”, were marionettes created to stage plays inspired by the great epic tales of chivalry. While in Palermo, make sure to visit the richest collection of at the Antonio Pasqualino International Puppet Museum, and other material can be found at the Giuseppe Pitre Sicilian Ethnographic Museum. If you have time get tickets for a performance at the Teatro dell’opera dei Pupi “Figli d’arte Cuticchio”, via Bara all’Olivella, Palermo.

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