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Teatro dei Pupi

Via della Giudecca 22, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 465540
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A great tradition to keep alive

We thoroughly enjoyed the performance of ‘Rinaldo and the dragon in the grotto’ which was enacted... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Rosalind123
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Leicester, England
via mobile
Inappropriate

Very average experience. Extremely overrated. Staff were rude, unfriendly and insulting. Making... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
blanco2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“puppet show” (16 reviews)
“great fun” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Via della Giudecca 22, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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+39 0931 465540
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"amazing puppets"
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"sword fighting"
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"the dragon"
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"all ages"
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"sicilian tradition"
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"group tour"
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the performance of ‘Rinaldo and the dragon in the grotto’ which was enacted in the delightful vaulted puppet theatre in the Guidecca. Everything was very well organised with allocated seating on pews with cushions. The squeals and laughter from the front rows...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Very average experience. Extremely overrated. Staff were rude, unfriendly and insulting. Making obnoxious comments and assuming that as a foreigner that I spoke no Italian. Very ignorant and unprofessional. Small children were separated from their parents and placed down the front. We took a 4...More

2  Thank blanco2015
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

This marionette museum is fascinating and the show is well done as well. Marionettes of all descriptions are on display but the most fascinating is the politics behind the theatre itself as the well informed guides will tell you all about

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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

After visiting the puppet museum we had to see a performance of the puppets. It was a small theater so we could see the Puppets and we really enjoyed the show.

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

We really enjoyed the show – it's a little 'crash, bang wallop' at times but the setting, the story and the super puppets were very impressive. Well worth a visit if you can. Do buy a programme if your Italian is poor.

2  Thank DavidJanetMonty
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Picked up tickets during the day when we were on the area to ensure we didn't miss out. The unexpected bonus of this is that they assign seating when you buy the tickets so we got quite good seats near the middle of the theatre....More

1  Thank Kiwidreamer
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

I went by the theatre three times at various times of the day last week on Sept 14th and never found it open. Website gave the open hours and the calendar showed a performance that night so I'm not sure what I was missing. I...More

Thank MareO
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TeatroDeiPupi, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Teatro dei Pupi, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Dear user, our facilities (theater, laboratory and museum) are open all day (closing is only for lunch break), from 10:00 am. at 08:00 pm. On our website there are no opening hours, but the start times for shows, which are respected every day. For this...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Book online. No need to queue up for seats as pre reserved. Dont expect anything but Italian language...well we are in Italy! Cant bear hearing people complain about how the show wasnt in English. Buy a 50c programme before you go in and read the...More

2  Thank CMXNZ
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

What a fascinating and unusual thing to Do! The puppet masters are very skilled, the story fast paced ( buy the guide for 50c prior to entering) and it is a great way to spend 45 minutes in Ortygia.

Thank Sara S
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Not your average puppet show!! Fantastic puppets, amazing performance (nearly an hour) but I would say not really suitable for very young children. When we went it consisted of lots of sword fighting (very entertaining) and very loud speaking and shouting. All in italian of...More

Thank Supersonic70
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lenstermon
13 August 2018|
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Response from TeatroDeiPupi | Property representative |
In October the shows will be every day, except on Wednesdays, at 5:00 pm. Thank you Best Regards Katia
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SilverBelleGal
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Response from TeatroDeiPupi | Property representative |
Dear Sir / Madam, to book you can indicate your surname, the number of people and the chosen day and then I can confirm your reservation. Thank you Best regards Katia Di Giovanni
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