Within throwing distance of Palermo’s world-renowned Teatro Massimo is another kind of world-renowned theater: the Opera dei Pupi or marionette opera of Figli d’Arte Cuticchio. For more than 80 years, in various formats, Giacomo Cuticchio’s company has produced mesmerizing performances featuring colorful sets and captivating marionette puppets. The different operas’ stories are set throughout history,…

Puppeteers, or pupari, of the Vaccaro-Mauceri Opera dei pupi in Siracusa, make their fantastic puppets in a laboratory filled with wonder. Each puppet, or marionette, takes about a month to create. #sicily #sicily_travel #sicilia #sicily_tourism #italy #ig_sicily #italia #siciliaph #siciliafoto #siracusa #ig_siracusa #laboratorio #pupi #puppet #puppettheater #marrionette #inspiration

Marionette opera or Opera dei pupi traces its origins back to the early 13th century. Tales of knights and ladies can still be enjoyed when played in Palermo today. #sicily #sicily_travel #sicilia #sicily_tourism #palermo #italy #italia #pupi #puppet #puppettheater #marrionette