Opera dei Pupi: an Italian Tradition You Can Still Find in Sicily

Hundreds of eyes followed me as I explored the Museum di Pupi (Antonio Pasqualino International Puppet Museum) in Palermo Italy. In 2008, the Unesco intangible heritage list of cultural traditions in danger of extinction included the Opera dei Pupi, Sicilian puppet theatre. Always searching for anything in Italy not listed in a tour book, Italian puppets were on my must-see list during my first trip to Sicily.


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