As a young boy playing in the maze of narrow
walkways, small squares, and canals that make up this
ancient lagoon city of Venice, Italy, Roberto's
imagination was captured by the story of Pinocchio, and
while still a teenager he began making puppets and
marionettes. Over the next twenty-odd years his
marionettes evolved into the variety of characters you
see presented on this website. Each workday you will find
him at work in his small shop in Venice, in the same
neighborhood he grew up in.
IAbout a three minute walk from the old Venetian Ghetto with a church across the canal in front and back, our shop, with an exposed wooden beamed ceiling and wooden floors, is located on the second floor of an 18th century building in the Cannaregio district of Venice.
Our Marionettes are fully working
marionettes: click the photo at left to see a sample of
both control crosses.
L'Isola di Pinocchio