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Castello dei Burattini

Via Melloni 3, 43100, Parma, Italy
+39 0521 031631
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Interesting for puppet lovers

We enjoyed our little side trip to see the puppets. Unfortunately there was not tour in English but... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
mrsaverage2015
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Sydney, Australia
only if you are a fan of marionettes

I like marionettes so I enjoyed the visit. but I can understand my wife being not that enthusiastic... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
manfrm
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Parma, Italy
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Via Melloni 3, 43100, Parma, Italy
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

We enjoyed our little side trip to see the puppets. Unfortunately there was not tour in English but some written commentaries.

Thank mrsaverage2015
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

I like marionettes so I enjoyed the visit. but I can understand my wife being not that enthusiastic walking around this kind of pieces of art.

Thank manfrm
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We loved the displayed puppets. There was a small fee for the audio guide but the first few audio guides did not work. Waiting until they found one that did work was worth the wait. It would have been better if there were more videos...More

Thank fe m
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

You can Gert in with a free ticket and that is the only way to justify the visit. The puppets are interesting but you would need to see a show to appreciate them better.

Thank Aldo P
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

I was looking for something a little more unconventional to do after seeing countless art galleries during my month in Italy. This fitted the bill perfectly - it was free admission and very unique. A quirky old style puppet museum which made for some interesting...More

Thank Kathryn B
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

You're almost lured into the museum/theater by the music being piped out onto the street. Go through a courtyard to the entrance and you'll find a multitude of puppets inside. You'll also see old timey posters and ads for the puppet shows. Entry is free...More

Thank Vickie W
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

To be honest, we passed by this museum on our travels around town, it was not a destination. But it should be! (and it is free) The puppets are wonderful to look at. And they have little TVs where you can watch old performances, even...More

Thank lncclc
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

This museum is next to the camera di San Paolo. Go. It's free, has great puppets from 1850s to now and...has a little screen showing puppet shows including some from the old Edward Sullivan show. You won't see that everywhere!

Thank Nonno2000
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

On the list of places to viist and whilst not large its free and an interesting history of this family's involvement in this type of entertainment

Thank Andybaz1961
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

A very interesting museum, showing puppets from different periods of time and various area. Free entrance, conveniently located in the city center.

Thank Doru C
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