Among puppets and puppet theatres

An interesting itinerary into the heart of the historic city center of Palermo to know the history of the Sicilian theater in its various art forms from the Opera dei Pupi, declared Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity to the wonderful stucco decorations called "teatrini" made by the famous artist of the eighteenth century Giacomo Serpotta that decorated some amazing oratories in Palermo. An itinerary among art, culture and folklore that has as its central theme the theater. 

The tour begins with a visit to the International Puppet Museum Antonio Pasqualino, one of the most famous museums in Palermo, that houses about three thousand pieces of Sicilian puppets, marionettes and shadow stages from all over the word. The next stop is the Oratory of St. Lorenzo the greatest masterpiece of Giacomo Serpotta where putti, allegorical figures and "teatrini" (stucco decorations) depict a real theatrical performance that involves the viewer making him the protagonist of the show.

During the tour we will stop to taste the typical street food of Palermo, famous all over the world.

The tour comes to an end in via Bara all'Olivella to visit the Mimmo Cuticchio's puppets workshop and to view in his theater a thrilling Sicilian puppets show.

Duration: 3 hours and thirty minutes
Distance: approx. 2,1 km Departure time: 15.30 p.m.

Meeting Point: Antonio Pasqualino Square n.5 (in front of the International Puppet Museum Antonio Pasqualino)
Arrival point: via Bara all'Olivella (opposite to the Massimo theatre)
Included in the tour: guided tour of the monuments specified in the itinerary, Sicilian puppet show.
Not included in the tour: transport, entrance tickets.
This tour will be operated Saturday.

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