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Teatro dei Pupi

Via della Giudecca, 22, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 465540
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fantastic show

This is a local treat. There is a museum nearby that nicely explains the history of this puppet... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2013
cute and interesting

If you're in Ortigia you should stop and see this puppet show. It's not only for kids, it's for... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2013
New York
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“puppet show” (16 reviews)
“small theater” (6 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Via della Giudecca, 22, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 465540
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

This is a local treat. There is a museum nearby that nicely explains the history of this puppet theatre, wonderful for children and grown-ups as it shows the tenacity of these people against official morons trying to shut it down. The show we saw was...More

Thank Prof_Koentges
Reviewed 31 July 2013

If you're in Ortigia you should stop and see this puppet show. It's not only for kids, it's for adults as well.The show tells a story, I have no idea what they said but it doesn't matter, you'll get the drift. Watching the puppets and...More

1  Thank wocaplel
Reviewed 21 July 2013

Loved everything about this. It wasn't in the usual puppet theatre but in an old church under the stars. This added to the magical atmosphere. The puppets and the puppeteers are truly amazing.

Thank micky_fitzgerald
Reviewed 9 July 2013

What a hoot! Try to read the handout before so you have some idea of the storyline, but it really doesn't matter. The costumes and the skill of the puppeteers will keep you engaged. Enjoy!

1  Thank Journeyer
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Authentic Sicilian puppet theater run by same family for 100 years. Amazing performance in open air ruins of church.

Thank Joan S
Reviewed 8 July 2013

A bit difficult to find out where it was taking place (sometimes in the actual theatre, sometimes in a beautiful, restored church. Worth it though. Amazing puppeteers and although in Italian it was fairly easy to follow the story. I wouldn't recommend for kids under...More

Thank chifchaf
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Not bad, considering it is all in Italian. Go to the Pupi (Puppet) museum first and review the plot of the play you will see (they change daily) so you can follow the plot.

Thank RiverCo45
Reviewed 1 July 2013

A must see. Short exciting show. Very entertaining. Even though it was in Italiam and I couldn't undertand all, it was a great show.

Thank AnneCTraveler
Reviewed 20 June 2013

Staged in a very small theatre this is not to be missed The puppetry has to be seen to be believed. For non Italian speakers it is advisable to read the pamphlets before the show begins as the narration is entirely in Italian, although we...More

Thank roger t
Reviewed 8 June 2013

We really enjoyed the show. If you are in town when there is a performance don't miss it. make sure to get a reservation; the theater is small and popular.

1  Thank EH10014
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Kris G
23 August 2017|
Response from TeatroDeiPupi | Property representative |
Dear Sir / Madam Our theater is located in the historic city center, so the area is limited to traffic. You can find the following parking at the entrance of Ortigia: Molo Sant'Antonio e Talete. Thank you Best... More
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