Postcards from Sicily: Pupi

Friday Photo: Pupi Siciliani

My son loves knights and dragons. He keeps begging me to buy him one of these marionette puppets, he would be drooling if he saw this big guy.

I love the Pupi Siciliani as a form of Sicilian theatre that originated in the 18th Century and retold epic battles and tales of old.

It nearly died out but thanks to some steadfast Sicilian families it still exists in places like Catania, Syracuse and Acireale. Thank goodness!!