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Teatro dei Pupi Siciliani - Famiglia Argento

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A tradition worth maintaining

A family business for over one hundred years, the Argento family builds marionettes, writes the... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Olympia, WA
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Enchantment in Palermo

In a city already steeped in culture, artistry and enchantment, here is a wonderful experience to... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
New York City, New York
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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 .
Via Pietro Novelli 1/A, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 611 3680
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

A family business for over one hundred years, the Argento family builds marionettes, writes the stories, and performs the plays in their theater near the Cattedrale. They've also performed internationally. We had a brief introduction to their art, a visit with a few of their...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

In a city already steeped in culture, artistry and enchantment, here is a wonderful experience to add to the allure of Palermo and captivate your senses! Part fable, part history and part theatricality, the family Argento offers an engaging puppet show where you can spend...More

1  Thank StevenHarrison
Reviewed 4 June 2018

This little theatre is a family business in it's fifth generation and is the real deal off the tourist path. We were told this theatre is better than seeing the puppet museum because this "museum" is living. Sicilian puppetry is an historic art form that...More

2  Thank foodiefool_10
Reviewed 26 May 2018

We were unfortunately unable to attend a performance, but the museum is well worth visiting. The variety of puppets and history of the different cultures was extremely interesting. An amazing number of puppets and all beautifully displayed. Highly recommended.

1  Thank 356bee
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

Thank 366Leigh
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

Thank Odyssey95496
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.

Thank aht47
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

Thank Uday W
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

Thank Ravi B
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

1  Thank Rick O
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