For lovers of culture and tradition, the Puppet Opera is one of Acireale’s most popular tourist attractions, and the theatre dates back to 1887. The Charlemagne cycle is performed here, which includes the fascinating story of the French Paladins and the "unfaithful" Muslims. Shining armour, swirling swords and coloured plumes and "half-moons" illustrate the secular world of knightly epics, through which the heroic sense of life vibrates, according to popular beliefs. The proud puppet hero tells of his brave deeds and courage to a participating audience. Great fun for kids and adults alike.