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Museo Aretuseo dei Pupi

Via della Giudecca 22, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 199 5531
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Different cultural experience

How often does anyone visit a puppet museum? It's worth trying at least once! I was able to... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
cant83
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Interesting bit of history

I'm giving this a 4 out of 5 as my wife loved this place and spent a happy half an hour snapping... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Traitor101666
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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The puppets Museum is the only place where you admire the exclusive collection of puppets made in Siracusa, the only one nowadays intact. The Vaccaro- Mauceri rais the curtain , putting on the stage favolous work of "aretusei" puppets made papier-mache and wood.
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  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 13:00, 15:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Via della Giudecca 22, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

How often does anyone visit a puppet museum? It's worth trying at least once! I was able to compare this to a recent visit to the Sicilian puppet museum in Acireale. Ortigia's museum is less impressive, but enjoyable nevertheless for a 15-20 minute spin. We...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

I'm giving this a 4 out of 5 as my wife loved this place and spent a happy half an hour snapping pictures and enjoying looking at the puppets - and at only a few euros each entry you can't complain. I don't like puppets...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Our Group went to the museum and I was a little skeptical about how much I would enjoy the visit. It turned out to be very interesting and I enjoyed seeing the work that went into production of the puppets.

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

A small place to vist for 15-20 mins. An important piece of Sicilian recent history and culture. There are perhaps 100 dolls hanging around. Kinds may (or may not) like it.

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

The puppets are both fascinating and beautifully crafted. This is a significant part of Sicialian culture (and also Sicilian-American culture in NYC in the first part of the 20th century.) The ancient stories are wonderful, mainly based on the Song of Roland.

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Reviewed 4 November 2016

I'm a bit spooked by dolls. This exhibition of an amazing collection of puppets from around the world with a grand selection of historical Sicilian "pupi" freaked me out a bit. That said, I enjoyed it immensely and it was fascinating.

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Reviewed 29 October 2016

The marionet puppets are astonishingly large. But when you watch a show you seem gradually to ignore all the wiring and concentrate on the plot...

Thank Line G
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were walking towards the Giudecca in Ortigia and came across this museum. It gives you a very interesting and comprehensive overview of the art of puppetry in the area. It is worth a visit especially if you are travelling with children.

Thank Metukah
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

This museum tells the history of puppet theatres in Sicily through the story of one family in Syrcuse, who run both this museum and the wonderful nearby Teatro dei Pupi (Puppet Theatre). The museum displays a wide variety of characters and ephemera related to the...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Like other reviewers, we combined a visit to this wonderful museum with a show at the nearby puppet theatre. The museum has a great range of puppets used in traditional stories, plus a mock-up of a workshop. The information panels are in Italian and English....More

Thank Chris A
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