The Puppet Theatre, once housed on Isola Bella, is displayed in the three rooms.
The end of the eighteenth century saw the development
of "transforming" puppets, the use of imaginary and
grotesque animals, the use of theatrical machines,
and the staging of atmospheric events, all of which
aimed to astound and surprise the spectator. Since
then, theatrical activity became popular and achieved
a great deal of success, both in private palaces and
theatres and in public ones too.
Several pieces stand out in particular from this extraordinary
collection, which is in an exemplary state of preservation.
These include " The Transforming Dwarf" out of which,
thanks to a special device, small puppets peek, the
Devil with hellish monsters, the seven-headed Dragon,
and also masks from the "commedia dell'arte", such
as Harlequin and Brighella.