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Palermo Walking Tour: Among Puppets and Puppetry

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    Choose from a morning or afternoon tour, and meet your private guide in central Palermo. Begin with a visit to the International Museum of Marionettes Antonio Pasqualino, featuring more than 3,000 pieces of puppetry from the acclaimed Italian designer and cultures around the world. Learn about the history of the art form in Sicily, from vastate dialectical theater to the celebrated Opera dei Pupi tradition, honored on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

    Continue on to the Oratory of San Lorenzo, known for its altarpieces designed by Giacomo Serpotta. This famed 18th-century Sicilian sculptor was also a central figure in the early puppetry, crafting elaborate teatrini stucco decorations and putti allegorical figurines.

    Finish your journey at the traditional puppetry workshop of Mimmo Cuticchio on the Via Bara all’Olivella, where you can assist in the production of a live marionette show. See finely crafted figurines seemingly come to life against styled scenery as you take part in a centuries-old Sicilian tradition.
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    Departure Point
    Palermo
    Duration
    3h
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Private tour
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Museum ticket and puppets show
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A maximum of 10 people per booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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