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The Opera dei Pupi (Opera of the Puppets; Sicilian: Òpira rî pupi) is a marionette theatrical representation of Frankish romantic poems such as The Song of Roland or Orlando furioso that is one of the characteristic cultural traditions of Sicily. [1]

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Acireale (Sicilian: Jaciriali; locally shortened to Jaci or Aci) is a coastal city and commune in the north-east of the province of Catania, Sicily, Italy, at the foot of Mount Etna, on the coast facing the Ionian Sea.

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Agrigento (Sicilian: Girgenti) is a city on the southern coast of Sicily, Italy, and capital of the province of Agrigento.

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Catania (Κατάνη,; Catana,, and Catina) is an Italian city on the east coast of Sicily facing the Ionian Sea, between Messina and Syracuse.

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Cinisi is a town and a comune in the province of Palermo in Sicily.

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Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor

Frederick II (26 December 1194 – 13 December 1250), was one of the most powerful Holy Roman Emperors of the Middle Ages and head of the House of Hohenstaufen.

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Giuseppe Pitrè

Giuseppe Pitrè (21 December 1841 – 10 April 1916), the great Italian folklorist was also a medical doctor, professor, and senator in Sicily.

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Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe.

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Licata (Greek: Φιντίας; Latin: Phintias or Plintis; formerly also Alicata) is a city and comune located on the south coast of Sicily, at the mouth of the Salso River (the ancient Himera), about midway between Agrigento and Gela.

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A marionette is a puppet controlled from above using wires or strings depending on regional variations.

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Orlando Furioso

Orlando Furioso (The Frenzy of Orlando, more literally Raging Roland; in Italian furioso is seldom capitalized) is an Italian epic poem by Ludovico Ariosto which has exerted a wide influence on later culture.

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Palermo (Sicilian: Palermu, Panormus, from Πάνορμος, Panormos, بَلَرْم, Balarm; Phoenician: זִיז, Ziz) is a city in Insular Italy, the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Province of Palermo.

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A puppet is an inanimate object animated or manipulated by a puppeteer.

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Randazzo (Rannazzu) is a town and comune of Sicily, Italy, in the province of Catania.

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Sicilian language


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Sicily (Sicilia, Old Norse: Sikiley) is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea; along with surrounding minor islands, it constitutes an autonomous region of Italy officially referred to as Regione Sicilia.

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The Song of Roland

The Song of Roland (La Chanson de Roland) is an epic poem based on the Battle of Roncevaux in 778, during the reign of Charlemagne.

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A troubadour (trobador, archaically: -->) was a composer and performer of Old Occitan lyric poetry during the High Middle Ages (1100–1350).

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UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists

UNESCO established its lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage with the aim of ensuring the better protection of important intangible cultural heritages worldwide and the awareness of their significance.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opera_dei_Pupi

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