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From Catania: Southeast Sicily Inspector Montalbano Tour

1. From Catania: Southeast Sicily Inspector Montalbano Tour

Experience Southeast Italy through the perspective of the popular Italian television series Inspector Montalbano. This tour visits the places of Inspector Montalbano, the series main character, in Punta Secca, Ragusa, and Scicli. Meet your guide in Catania and head to the quaint villa of Punta Secca. Visit the inspector's seafront house, Marinella. Continue on to Ragusa to explore the many alleyways of its historic center. Take note as you walk through the backdrop of many scenes in the series. Afterward, go to the town of Scicli. As you wander through its historic center admire the many Baroque buildings and churches featured in the series, including the town hall, which served as the location of the Vigata police station.

From Syracuse: Private Trip to Inspector Montalbano Location

2. From Syracuse: Private Trip to Inspector Montalbano Location

Our first stop is in Ragusa Ibla, where you will see some of the TV show's filming locations, including the fascinating Hyblean garden and the Corso 25 Aprile. Along the way you'll see the commissioner's favourite trattoria, the Vigata police station (in Piazza Pola) and the Vigata Square (Piazza Duomo), where you can also explore the Cathedral of San Giorgio. In a vast area full of carob and olive trees, you will see the Castle of Donnafugata and its breathtaking views from the terrace. As you walk around the park, memories of iconic scenes from the TV series will come flooding back. Of course, the tour wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the Montalbano house, and so we head to the small fishing village of Punta Secca. Marinella is a charming village that overlooks the Mediterranean; a hamlet of Santa Croce Camerina. Here you can admire the characteristic lighthouse. The last stop of the Montalbano tour will be Scicli, to see the Palazzo del Municipio (the Quaestor of Montelusa's room) and Palazzo Iacono (the Police of Montelusa Headquarters).

Excursion in the footsteps of Montalbano

3. Excursion in the footsteps of Montalbano

Departure from the Hotel or from the center of Sciacca with Minibus, destination Baroque Sicily where the series of episodes of Inspector Montalbano taken from the famous novels by Andrea Camilleri was filmed. First stop at the beach of Punta Secca to admire the house of Montalbano and then continue to the city of Scicli to visit the eighteenth-century Via Mormino Penna declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. It is rich in monuments of precious Baroque style, it is one of the most beautiful streets in Sicily and it is in the scenography of the fiction the street of the building of the "Commissariato di Vigàta." This is the place where the police cars arrive and depart, where the Commissioner's "Tipo" is parked, where Montalbano strolls, in moments of relaxation, with his Mimi Augello and where he gathers the other policemen with Fazio. Continuation to Modica to admire the Palazzo Polara from the episode "Il Cane di Terracotta", the Staircase leading to the house of the coroner and the Cathedral of S. Giorgio from the episode "Gita a Tindari". To end the visit, continuation to Ragusa Ibla (Vigata) with its beautiful center full of Baroque buildings including that of Donnafugata where we will see the Rag. Gargano from the episode "The Smell of the Night". Followed by a visit to Donnafugata Castle 15 km from Ragusa, the home of the boss Sinagra. After the visit, return to the hotel. Duration of the excursion: Full day Departure time: 07:00

From Catania: Inspector Montalbano Day Tour with Audio Guide

4. From Catania: Inspector Montalbano Day Tour with Audio Guide

Explore south-eastern Sicily on this full-day tour from Catania. Discover the sights of the tv show Inspector Montalbano, from the splendor of ancient Ragusa Ibla to the beautiful baroque towns of Scicli and Modica with the help of an audio guide. Begin your tour from the heart of Catania, the Duomo Square. Listen to your audio guide as you travel to your first stop: Punta Secca, a seaside hamlet in Santa Croce Camerina. Explore "a sicca," as the locals call it. Marvel at its stunning cliffs and catch a glimpse of its iconic lighthouse. Continue to Scicli, a beautiful baroque town in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Val di Noto, nestled in a cozy valley. Wander through the narrow streets, spotting churches and palaces featured in the tv show. Stop to marvel at Sant'Ignazio and Palazzo Favo. Return to the van, and drive to the ancient historical city of Ragusa Ibla. Discover Ragusa's 9 Baroque churches, including the stunning Cathedral of San Giorgio. Learn about this town's extraordinary history from your audio guide as you explore. Finish your tour with a stop in the baroque town of Modica. Catch a glimpse of the massive Castello dei Conti, and taste the famous Modica Chocolate, created from an ancient Aztec recipe.

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4.9 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Really nice experience! We visited not only the places of Montalbano but also the churches, the alleys and the buildings of the villages and Giacomo, the guide, was really kind and helpful in telling us the story of everything! We highly recommend it!

Excellent service… excellent punctuality… also perfect as a guide… Gabriele to recommend to everyone

Met all the requirements stated on literature. Guide was helpful and patient