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“The Company of Zanni” was born to restore and enhance the rich heritage of satires, fables and folk songs. The company proposed the popular dance of Saltarella and entertained the audience with scenes in dialect, about country and country life, that feature “Tuttopera”, a friendly and bizarre farmer.

Its name comes from Carnival masks of Cicolano, an area between Lazio and Abruzzo. The “Zanni” are descendants from the Latin form of “Sannus”, cited by Cicero in “De Oratore”, and represent imaginary characters of the rural world from antiquity to the present day.