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Teatro dei Pupi Siciliani - Famiglia Argento

Via Pietro Novelli 1/A, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 611 3680
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An unusual and fantastic experience!

I had read that there is a long tradition of puppet making & shows in Sicily, so I wanted to see a... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
366Leigh
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Storrs, Connecticut
Go, just go & visit

We had the choice of a show at teatro massimo or the teatro Argento. We definitely made the right... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
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Teatro Argento is a traditional Sicilian Puppet Theatre founded in 1893 and still run by the same Family. Its a great little attraction and a worthwhile place to visit .
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  • Very good12%
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  • Poor2%
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“sword fights” (2 reviews)
“puppet show” (3 reviews)
“angelica” (2 reviews)
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Via Pietro Novelli 1/A, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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+39 091 611 3680
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

I had read that there is a long tradition of puppet making & shows in Sicily, so I wanted to see a show. This one is done every afternoon at 5:00 at Via Pietro Novelli 1/A, just across the street from the Cathedral. My husband...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We had the choice of a show at teatro massimo or the teatro Argento. We definitely made the right choice! If you have a spare hour in Palermo, you're in for the best entertainment ever. Don't be put off that the show is in Italian,...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2017

This small family run Teatro is a must see. Look out for the bill boards at the entrance to the small alley nearly opposite the Cathedral. Perfect pre dinner entertainment and not just for kids.

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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

A thoroughly entertaining time spent going back to ones childhood! A joyful time spent enjoying a classic story, of kings and knights, and sword fights. There was even a "smoking" dragon puppet!! The art and craft of this multi-generational family enterprise can only be truly...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2017

What a treat! And not just for kids. There were 7 of us from Japan, San Francisco and Hawaii, and we all enjoyed it immensely. Don't miss it! You can handle a couple of the puppets afterwards - it's amazing how heavy they are -...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2017

This small puppet theater is located just across the allee’ from our excellent B & B Le Terrazze. Now claiming five generations of puppeteers. Vincenzo Argento e Figli (& family) work out of their shop on Corso Vittorio Emanuelle a couple blocks away, and perform...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2017

We experienced a tremendous performance of the story of Angelica and Rugero with the story told through the expert handling of the puppets providing a vivid visual and aural representation of the story. Despite not being fluent Italian speakers, we understood the story completely. Prior...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

With a family history back to 1893 and in the historic centre of town, this is a gem to enjoy. Do take note, it does not run unless it has a minimum number of guests. At the end we even got to go back stage...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Traditional puppetry telling Sicilian history don't miss it - they need our tourist dollars to keep going family run business amazing duelling puppets.

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Reviewed 20 August 2016

Incredible ..I always wanted to see a show of Pupi. NOT to be confused with Marionettes. The owners were a delight. I learnt so much about them . The owners told us that , us , we, tourist are the ones keeping this ancient tradition...More

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