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“Drama, Humor & Tragedy”
Review of Teatro dei Pupi

Teatro dei Pupi
Ranked #9 of 144 things to do in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Don't pass this up when visiting Ortygia. This traditional art form must be preserved so do your part and support it. The theater is small and run lovingly by a family doing this for a few generations. We didn't understand the Italian very well but that didn't keep us from getting the overall gist. The performance is not too long, maybe 45 minutes. The puppeteers work quite hard since the puppets themselves are quite elaborate and heavy.

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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Inadvertently posted the review for this under the Puppet Museum. We enjoyed this even though we understood very little of what was said. They had an English summary of the story so we could follow along.....just like an opera.

1  Thank Ken S
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

A very enjoyable show & experience, my grandchildren would have loved it!! Well worth the effort to make it to the show. Make sure you are there well before time to get in..it is only a small theatre. How lucky are the people of Syracusa to have it..

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Reviewed 20 January 2014

If you speak Italian it is better. This third generation "museum" is quaint and offers a look into cultural history. The man who runs it (his father sits in on talks and his son seems interested) supports himself working in a kitchen of a nice restaurant in Milo. That said, you have the chance to get on stage and manipulate the puppets, which are three feet tall and weigh more than Howdy Doody.

Thank Anise2014
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We popped in here one rainy afternoon and were treated to a unique experience. This is a tiny theater, seemingly family or close friends run it. The puppet show is in Italian, but the marionettes are large and the puppeteers expressive enough that the English-speaking children in the audience seemed riveted. Memorable!

Thank nd2ski
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