L'Isola di Pinocchio - www.MarionettesInVenice.com

About us

roberto@marionettesinvenice.com

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.

 

Today, Marionettes in Venice is a family affair: His sister, Manuella, a professional tailor and creator of Venetian Carnival Costumes, makes the custom clothes for each marionette.

As a Venetian artisan, Roberto's marionettes have been traditionally sold in select stores here in Venice. However, now you can now order your favorite marionette from this website and have it sent to you directly from his shop. By the way, if you ever make it to Venice stop by and say hi.

roberto@marionettesinvenice.com

 

About 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 (campo S.Fosca)

L'isola di Pinocchio
 Cannaregio, 2417  -  30121 Venezia, Italia
 Phone:  (+39) 041 524 5279
roberto@marionettesinvenice.com

 

Our Marionettes are fully working marionettes: click the photo at left to see a sample of both control crosses.

The marionettes are made of traditional material in the traditional manner, the bodies are made of wood and the feet, head, and feet are made of a wood pulp mixture and hand painted one at a time.

L'isola di Pinocchio
 Cannaregio, 2417  -  30121 Venezia, Italia
 Phone:  (+39) 041 524 5279
roberto@marionettesinvenice.com

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