Marionettes

Sicilian Marionette

Sicilian Marionette

Marionettes are a colorful part of Sicilian heritage. Dating from around the 13th century, L’Opera deî Pupi (Opera of the puppets) originates in the “singers of tales,” (cantasori), similar to the troubadors of other European traditions. The tradition of puppet theater is alive and well in modern day Sicily. In fact, Dolce and Gabbana based their Spring 2013 collection on the colorful traditions of Sicilian pony carts and marionettes.

(Larry took this photo on a recent visit to Palermo, Sicily.)

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We Love Italy! My husband Larry and I, assisted by our family, operate Travel All Over, a full-service travel agency, as well as Custom Italy Tours which is focused on providing fully customized tours of Italy for individuals, families, and groups. I'm the Italian (born Geromina Ferrara), and Larry is the Italian wanna-be. We are both Italy Specialists and Larry is a CTC (Certified Travel Counselor).
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