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Interesting for puppet lovers

We enjoyed our little side trip to see the puppets. Unfortunately there was not tour in English but... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
mrsaverage2015
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Sydney, Australia
a little gem

We loved the displayed puppets. There was a small fee for the audio guide but the first few audio... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
fe m
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Los Angeles, California
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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!

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: January 2017
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.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank doruc645
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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 been hand carved from wood, hand painted and specifically dressed. The array of different facial features, from the grotesque to the amusing, is amazing.

There are a couple of short films, including one were the family, with puppets, performed on the Ed Sullivan Show.

We ended up staying longer than expected, but this is not a museum for everyone.

Date of experience: August 2016
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 told.
There are several pieces on display from many days gone by from when Giordano Ferrari first began his puppetry.

This is not for playing, these puppets have a story to tell which the story is written, scenes created,stage props all made by hand and the puppets are controlled by the family who sings, talks and moves these lifelike puppets from place to place telling the stories.

Older kids who don't get scared of different features on faces would enjoy these. Not kids that get scared by clowns or people in costumes.

The entry to the building where this exhibit is is a fantastic long walk way lined with trees next to what was a convent in another time.

We enjoyed the museum, and recommend it to you.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank jeffreyshapiro
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