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Museo e Teatro dei Pupi Fratelli Napoli

Open Now: 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Open today: 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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A Complete and Wonderful Surprise

I have had an interest in puppets -- I am not sure why they charm me -- but they do. I didn't... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
HollyR56
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Wonderful experience for both, children and adults.

Interesting for both, children and adults. We were unable to visit their workshop/museum because we... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2015
AlexiaB253
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Rabat, Malta
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25 Sep 2016
“A Complete and Wonderful Surprise”
22 Sep 2015
“Wonderful experience for both, children and adults.”
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The old workshop of the Napoli brothers is located in the historic center of Catania(Via Reitano, 55)near the Ursino Castle and the Pescheria market.It represents a heritage of great historical-cultural importance for the territory,since,from the...more
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Via Reitano 55, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

I have had an interest in puppets -- I am not sure why they charm me -- but they do. I didn't realize until we got to Catania that there was a long history of puppetry in Sicily but also specific to Catania. You will...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

Interesting for both, children and adults. We were unable to visit their workshop/museum because we arrived late on a Friday afternoon but we did manage to see their Pupi theater show and we loved it. The show is in Italian but it is quiet easy...More

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank AlexiaB253
Reviewed 24 April 2014

The puppet museum only takes 15 min to view. Puppets are original from the early 1900's and were used for 60 years. Now the family has created smaller puppets that are used for the attached theater. The language is italien so be prepared to do...More

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 5 October 2013

our visit to the museum was a delight. Ada,our exceptional guide, explained the history of the of the puppets and the writing of the shows. unfortunately the shows didn't start until September/October. We had a chance to hold a pupi and take many pictures. We...More

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank JohhnyGrin
Reviewed 24 September 2013

A nice small shop in the "stazione marittima" in the harbour of Catania. Local pottery, well selected books in many languages, "pupi" (local version of puppets), all sorts of souvenirs. refined and for all pockets.

Date of experience: September 2013
2  Thank giulonragu
Reviewed 16 September 2013

As I came to Sicily I had not even the slightest idea about the traditional Pupis. It was not until my visit in Catania that I have got to learn about them. Unfortunately, the shows with Pupis start in September, so I didn't have the...More

Date of experience: August 2013
3  Thank Maria M
Reviewed 12 September 2013

Theatre is located in the heart of Catania (more precisly in the centre called Vecchia Dogana), just 5 minutes walking from historical centre. The attraccion consists of not only a theatre, but also the museum of the Pupi Siciliani and the bookshop where you can...More

Date of experience: September 2013
2  Thank Danuta W
Reviewed 12 September 2013

Important part of the Sicilian heritage introduced to you during one puppet show that is made with the use of puppets created at the turn of XIX and XX century (they are displayed in the museum next to the theatre). Definitely one of the must-see...More

Date of experience: June 2013
2  Thank Skipper S
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Gypsy2829
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Response from Davide N | Property representative |
Gentilissimi, buonasera! Scusate per il ritardo, ma siamo stati fuori sede per lavoro. La sede del Teatro Museo presso il centro commerciale Porte di Catania, non è più disponibile purtroppo. Stiamo lavorando per attivare... More
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