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Palermo with a 9 year old

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Palermo with a 9 year old

Does anyone have any thoughts on whether the catacombs would be too ghoulish for a 9 year old and also whether the Puppet show at the Musea delle marionette would be too young for her?

Any other suggestions on what a child might enjoy in Palermo?

Thanks for any replies.

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1. Re: Palermo with a 9 year old

Hi peggypatch,

It would be difficult to say without knowing the sensitivity of your child.

This question has been asked – You might appreciate the responses….

Catacombs:

tripadvisor.com/…13672304

And for further suggestions....

First time Sicily & young kids - general advice please:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187886-i343-k3385…

Palermo’s Museo Internazionale delle Marionette would be wonderful!

thinksicily.com/guide-to-sicily/general-info…

Sicily with children:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187886-i343-k3357…

Enjoy!

Vagabonda

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2. Re: Palermo with a 9 year old

I haven't been to either, but as I understand it, the catacombs in Siracusa are very different from the ones in Palermo.

Here are some images of the Palermo catacombs:

www.google.ca/images…

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3. Re: Palermo with a 9 year old

Thank you Zerlina - My apologies!

Yes, that earlier thread is about Siracusa’s catacombs.

The Capuchin's Catacombs in Palermo are popular, touristy, crowded, ghoulish, and crass…

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4. Re: Palermo with a 9 year old

I attended a puppet show in Siracusa after a visit to the musuem/theater in Ortigia. There are 2 short videos of a performance of these puppets on my trip report. (If the movies don't play when you click on them, then you can download them from the download button.)

web.me.com/trishbarrett/Site/10_Sicily.html

If you click on the Palermo Album (at the top of the page) there are some photos of the Puppet Museum in Palermo.

I enjoyed the performance I saw, It seemed to me that all ages were entertained.

TAB

Edited: 09 January 2011, 22:22
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5. Re: Palermo with a 9 year old

Wow - those photographs are really something. That is not what I expected - they are nothing like the ones I've been to in Rome; they really are creepy....but, I gotta say - I'm intrigued. May have to check those out but even just from those photos, I'm not sure I'd take a child since I'm not even all that sure I will be able to look at them without my hand over my face.

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6. Re: Palermo with a 9 year old

And Siracusa's catacombs by contrast...

http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&source=imghp&biw=1280&bih=583&q=catacombe+di+siracusa&gbv=2&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

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Edited: 09 January 2011, 22:52
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7. Re: Palermo with a 9 year old

I'm 57 and I'm not sure that I could be ready for the Palermo Catacombs from the pictures I saw.

Edited: 10 January 2011, 00:24
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8. Re: Palermo with a 9 year old

I thought they were fascinating. They are much more interesting than the catacombs with nothing to see but blank vaults.

TAB

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9. Re: Palermo with a 9 year old

Thanks Vagabonda. Those pictures are worth a thousand words!

San Giovanni added to my list. My guide book also makes Latomie dei Cappuccini sound interesting.

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10. Re: Palermo with a 9 year old

The Palermo Capuchin Catacoms are most inappropriate for a 9-year old and, for that matter, for many adults as well. I've seen them myself and speak from first-hand experience.

Edited: 10 January 2011, 01:21