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Teatro dei Pupi

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Address: Via della Giudecca, 22, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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+39 0931 465540

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Great knockabout fun for all ages

This is a great experience. Book early though as the small theatre is easily filled. You can also meet the man who carves these amazing puppets.

Reviewed 16 May 2013
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

Show won't happen unless there is a minimum number - we were 6 and a half (incl infant), were told had to be 7!!!

3 Thank lbwww
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

This is a great experience. Book early though as the small theatre is easily filled. You can also meet the man who carves these amazing puppets.

Thank Swanmoreartists
London, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2013

This was a fun 45 minute experience for the whole family. Lots of action, sword fighting, monsters, princesses, witches...you can enjoy it even if you don't understand much Italian.

Thank Minna M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2013

This is a little gem - a real puppet theatre with beautiful puppets handled with great expertise. There is a little summary of the plot in the leaflet which you are given on arrival. However, the plot was easy to follow. As recommended by a previous reviewer, we booked before we left by sending them an email (in English). The... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 26 November 2012

This is a little theater with 4 9or 5 people organising everything. It was a fabulous Sicilian experience. Recommended.

Thank M_Cabrelli
Sydney, Australia
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209 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2012

We visited the Teatro di Pupi on the night of San Martino - and were treated to a somewhat violent one hour performance of the legend of Saint Martin. Some scenes were a little hard to explain to our two and four year old who spent several days afterwards telling s us that they were mean soldiers and a mean... More 

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Southbury, Connecticut
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

The puppet theater is very small-- part of its charm. Though we couldn't understand the language, we enjoyed the show very much.

Thank Trabia
Roma, Italia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2012

It is part of the tradition of Syracusa, and I would suggest it for every family with kids (not to young because it could be scaring for the smallest ones). if you do not book in advance I don`t think you can find a seat

1 Thank paolobal
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

you don't need to speak Italian to appreciate the craftsmanship and artistry and history of puppet theater!

Thank ChrisBerthoud
San Francisco
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

I liked the battle scenes! The rhythm of the puppets as they lunge back and forth brandishing their swords. Great craftsmanship and artistry on the part of the puppeteers. Great fun for the audience. I sat on floor, used seat as tripod, and captured the best video clips of my trip to sicily!

Thank ChairWell

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