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Opera dei Pupi - Associazione Figli D'Arte Cuticchio

Via Bara All'Olivella, 95, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Palazzo Reale)
091 323400
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Ranked #34 of 163 Attractions in Palermo
Type: Performances, Theaters
Most recent review
- Oct 5, 2014
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Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Everyone should be aware that Sicilian Puppets are on the UNESCO /world "cultural heritage" list. This tiny theater makes one feel like you stepped back in history. The Cuttichio's, whose art, talent and craft of puppet-making draws students to his laboratory and theater located on a charming, "easy-to-miss" narrow street near the Teatro Massimmo. Catch a show on a Sunday... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

My wife and I showed up around 6 and were able to get seats when the theatre opened around 6:15. We were not there in the summer, so I'd imagine demand might be higher then. We also do not speak Italian and, because of that, it was a bit tough to sit through all of it (I believe it lasted... More

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London, United Kingdom
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228 reviews 228 reviews
124 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

You don't really have to speak Italian to understand what is going on and to enjoy this theatre tradition (the woman next to me insisted on translating it into German almost word for word throughout the performance for her friend). The magic of the puppets so carries you along that when the puppeteers appear at the end you can't understand... More

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Northern California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

So beautiful to see at night....the opera house in Palermo featured in the last scenes of Godfather III.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

We hadn't booked, just showed up on spec at six for a six-thirty performance and just managed to get a seat. I guess in the high season it would be necessary to book. We were in the second from the back row and the view isn't great to be honest, had to sit with my head very much sideways throughout... More

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