Stumbling across a place and people whilst on your travels is one of the major drawcards that keep the travel bug alive. This was one such moment. Walking the old streets of Ortigia, we came across Laborotorio Pupi, run by the Vaccaro-Maurceri families. Here, the craft of making puppets by hand has been passed through the generations of the families and live puppet shows are run at night. We saw Opera dei Pupi with beautiful Italian language and singing in amongst the locals.