The Casa delle Marionette in Ravenna is housed in the Teatro del Drago. The collection consists of marionettes, puppets, original manuscripts and other materials collected by the Monticelli family since 1840.
Casa delle Marionette Ravenna
The address of the Casa delle Marionette is Vicolo Padenna, 4/a (tel. +39 0544 32056 or +39 392 6664211). Opening times: The Casa delle Marionette is open in March, April and May on Saturdays from 15:00 to 18:00 and on Sundays from 10:00 to 13:00. During the rest of the year, it can be visited by appointment only. The museum is wheelchair accessible. Ticket price: The entrance fee is 5 Euro (3 Euro with discount).
History and description
The collection of the Casa delle Marionette consists almost entirely of the so-called Monticelli Collection. The Monticelli family was famous for their marionette theater. Later, they would also devote themselves to puppetry. The collection spans the work of five generations of this family.
Apart from the puppets used, there are also scenographies and theater posters on display. Many of the masks are typical of traditional puppet theater in the region.
Part of the exhibition is dedicated to the Teatro del Drago, which was founded by Andrea and Mauro Monticelli in 1979.
Guided tours are also organized and one can see how the puppets are made and repaired.