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An ancient Palazzo Borghese hall houses the Museum of Theatrical Masks and puppet theatre staged by Giancarlo Santelli, one of the most important artists of the Italian followers of the Italian traditions of building masks for film and theatre. Santelli was also the promoter of puppet shows realised by himself and staged plays by great classical authors.

The museum contains hundreds of masks made from natural and synthetic materials for the most important promotions of the Greek and Roman theatre and of the Commedia dell’Arte.