Siracusa puppet show
Just came back from an 18 day trip to Sicily and spent a week exploring the streets of Siracusa.
Everywhere I went I saw advertisement for the puppet show and puppet workshop. After a few days of seeing all the ads and reading some posts we decided to go. I called ahead and made a reservation. Sorry I did!
First off I counted 50 people in a room that could only seat 20-25. They crammed us in a bench towards the back and took our kids to the front of the show to sit with other adults and kids. Their reason was for a good view, but my children who are 5 and 7 didn't want to sit next to strangers and they wouldn't let them sit with us. When we tried to change seat we were told that we couldn't move.
The people running the show have a clip board that is a seating chart and use zero common sense when seating. The show was dark and violent and the puppet masters yelled in Itilian the entire time to make the show more intense. Save your 20-30 Eruos and go to a nice dinner instead.
Fun Alternatives: Go to Dinner and walk the streets. Don't waster your time with the show, unless your ok with a dark story and you speak Italian.
- Family Travel
- Arts and Culture
- Theater Travel
Greek Theatre completely covered
We went to "Neapolis Parco Archeologico", which was not difficult to find, as long as you follow the tour buses and continue walking through a corridor of souvenir stalls. What we got to see was quite disappointing, as the Greek Theatre, the main attraction of the site, was completely covered under pieces that belonged to a theatre play to be held here every evening in summer. Still they let us pay the full entrance fee of € 4,00 at the entrance.
Unique Suggestions: Make sure there is no theatre play on that same evening.
Fun Alternatives: Alternatively, try to get a reduction on the entrance fee and hang around in the other, less dramatic places of the ancient city.
- Historical Travel
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Visit one of the many Santa...
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