Fratelli Napoli

The old shop of the Napoli brothers is located in the historic centre and represents a heritage of great historical and cultural importance for the area, because for four generations the craft "Puppeteer" has been handed down. Puppets, backdrops, weapons, jewelry and items used in the staging, everything is made in the workshop in Via Reitano, which was originally the birthplace of the Napoli family. Here puppets are also made on commission, nothing that comes close to a souvenir but only the very finest puppets for collectors. Again in Via Reitano, guided tours are given to see the puppets being made and the workshops. All equipment and puppets used from 1800 to now are part of the museum theatre located at the Porte di Catania shopping centre.

Fratelli Napoli

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Via Reitano, 55, Catania, CT, Italia - +39 347 3034600 - http://www.fratellinapoli.it

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Folk Traditions
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Pupi Salamanca

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Folk Traditions
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Folk Traditions
Folk Traditions

La Bottega dei Mascareri

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Folk Traditions
Folk Traditions

Giuseppe e Marco Ferrigno

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Napoli