Palermo

A sunny city

Quick Info

Country:
Italy
Region:
Sicily
Spoken language:
Italian
Currency:
Euro
Documents:

Schengen Area: ID card or passport

Extra U.E.:short stays (3 months) passport valid at least three months after the departing date and if need be visa

Power and Sockets:
230 V / 50 Hz - F Type Plug (Schuko) and L Type Plug

Palermo handicrafts is supported by working techniques passed down through the years. It offers many choices for those who are looking for typical souvenirs: unique and original pieces, entirely expression of culture and tradition of the place. One of the symbols of the Palermo tradition is certainly the so-called “pupi” theatre. The “pupi” are characteristic Sicilian puppets that craftsmen used to put in scene stories taken from the epic tradition, the French chansons de geste and the Furious Orlando. The famous puppets, declared by UNESCO as “masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of humanity”, are made entirely by hand, in carved and decorated wood. Buying one can really be an excellent investment, since more and more rare are those who treasure this art.

Pupi

The right place for those who are looking for real works of art is Corso Vittorio Emanuele, where the craft shops of the famous puppet masters Cuticchio, Mancuso and Greco can be seen. If you’re lucky, you can witness the creation of these Puppets. Remember that the original puppet of Palermo is 80 cm high, weigh about 15 kg, wear amazing armatures and have their face painted with accentuated expressions, to emphasize the role covered in the representation. Another typical product from Palermo but also Sicilian is the cart. Widely used in the past by both travellers and hawkers, this wooden cart is one of the symbols of this magical land. Richly decorated with the real pages of Sicilian history, Sicilian carts are sold in any size. However the big and old ones can be very expensive! Palermo and its province excels in ceramics and terracotta working (vases, large plates to hang, jugs of all sizes) and of copper or tin containers, which are available in the ancient Via Calderai. But if you don’t have little space, do not leave this beautiful island without Trinacria, a female head with three legs folded.

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