After our long journey to Sicily, we met our amazing bus driver, Carmelo, and drove off to start our trip. We had some yummy arancini for lunch and had a walking tour of La Zisa, led by my favorite, Prof Gavioli, who showed us all the important spaces associated with Il Gatopardo. After that tour, I was pretty much a walking zombie…. but the tour could not end there!
That night, we went to see a puppet show. We walked into this small, dim space with rustic wooden benches. From what little I remember (again, I was a walking zombie), the puppets were so beautifully crafted and each had unique costumes. They were well animated to the point where they moved like real people. I just remember all the children sitting on the floor, laughing every other minute and just wondering what it would have been like if I had grown up learning about history through puppet shows.