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Castello dei Burattini

Via Melloni 3, 43100, Parma, Italy
+39 0521 031631
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OK but nothing to die for

You can Gert in with a free ticket and that is the only way to justify the visit. The puppets are... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
Aldo P
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Rome, Italy
Quaint and quirky afternoon adventure

I was looking for something a little more unconventional to do after seeing countless art galleries... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
thetravellingkathryn
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Via Melloni 3, 43100, Parma, Italy
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

You can Gert in with a free ticket and that is the only way to justify the visit. The puppets are interesting but you would need to see a show to appreciate them better.

Thank Aldo P
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

I was looking for something a little more unconventional to do after seeing countless art galleries during my month in Italy. This fitted the bill perfectly - it was free admission and very unique. A quirky old style puppet museum which made for some interesting...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

You're almost lured into the museum/theater by the music being piped out onto the street. Go through a courtyard to the entrance and you'll find a multitude of puppets inside. You'll also see old timey posters and ads for the puppet shows. Entry is free...More

Thank Vickie W
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

To be honest, we passed by this museum on our travels around town, it was not a destination. But it should be! (and it is free) The puppets are wonderful to look at. And they have little TVs where you can watch old performances, even...More

Thank lncclc
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

This museum is next to the camera di San Paolo. Go. It's free, has great puppets from 1850s to now and...has a little screen showing puppet shows including some from the old Edward Sullivan show. You won't see that everywhere!

Thank Nonno2000
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

On the list of places to viist and whilst not large its free and an interesting history of this family's involvement in this type of entertainment

Thank Andybaz1961
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

A very interesting museum, showing puppets from different periods of time and various area. Free entrance, conveniently located in the city center.

Thank Doru C
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

We noticed this museum only because it was next to the Camera di San Paolo. It is a collection of the Ferrari family puppets, crafted over 4 generations since before 1880, and supplemented by puppets and marionettes from other parts of Italy. Each puppet has...More

Thank westy54
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Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

A puppet museum your thinking! What? This is such a unique exhibit of a family passion, that still continues today. These are not usual puppets! Each one is completely hand made, heads carved wood and painted, dressed, and strung with it's own story to be...More

Thank jeffreyshapiro
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Reviewed 20 September 2014

This puppet museum was worth the struggle to find it (inside the gates of the camera di San Paola). Thorough exhibit of the history of puppetry. Quite fascinating. A really creative mind. Was unfamiliar with it.

Thank JillConnecticut
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