Montalbano Sicily tour

Inspector Montalbano's Sicily tour

An exclusive 4 days/ 3 nights tour

 

Follow in the footsteps of Salvo Montalbano and the other members of Vigata's small police force. Visit the places described in the books and the real shooting locations

 

Montalbano's Sicily is South West Sicily. Vigata and Montelusa are places that cannot be found on the map but which are geographically located in the area between the hill of Girgenti and the Sea of Africa, Agrigento and Porto Empedocles. And then Fiacca (Sciacca), Fela (Gela), Muntiriali (Realmonte), Gaddotti (Giardina Gallotti), Raccadali (Raffadali) and so on .... Coastal Sicily but also inner Sicily, harsh, parched, arid, barren with the houses built on the edge of the hills, almost ready to fall ...
Then, there is a different Sicily used as a set in the TV episodes, a number of different locations clustered around Ragusa in the island`s South East (Ibla, Scicli, Modica, Punta Secca and other seaside villages) and pieced together to create the fictional town seen in the TV films. A more gorgeous Sicily with breath-taking landscapes, Baroque churches and stunning views that has made millions of viewers in Italy and abroad fall in love with the area.

 

Tour operator: Pattitour Srl

Montalbano's Sicily tour itinerary

 

 

Day 1: Airport - Montelusa
Arrival at the airport and transfer to Montelusa (Agrigento). Overnight stay in Montelusa


Day 2 Montelusa - Vigata
After breakfast, guided tour from Montelusa to Vigata in the footsteps of Inspector Montalbano and the other members of Vigata's small police force.  The tour starts in the city centre of Montelusa (Agrigento): here we find the Commissioner's office (Questura) and Piazza San Francesco, the place where the very idea of Vigata came to Camilleri's mind. Then, transfer to Vigata (Porto Empedocle), passing by the Pasture. Stop at the pier to admire the sight of Vigata from the sea. Later, we walk in Vigata city centre to Salita Granet and Caffè Vigata.
Leisure time to partake the small towm atmosphere which surrounds Camilleri's characters and breathe out the "spirit of place" that emanates from this part of Sicily. Continue to Marinella (Montalbano's house) and Scala dei Turchi. Overnight in Montelusa


Day 3: Montalbano's house and other shooting locations
Day trip to the Ragusa area to visit some of the real life locations used for the Montalbano TV series. We make our way to Punta Secca to see the exterior of Montalbano's house and Donnalucata (Marinella) where you can imagine him swimming in the Mediterranean Sea. Continue to Ragusa Ibla to see the Church of Vigata (Cathedral of San Giorgio) and other locations featured in "The shape of the water", "The voice of the violin" "The snack thief" and other TV films.  Overnight in Montelusa


Day 4: Departure
Transfer to the airport for your return flight. Arrivederci!!

 

Prices: Euro 650 per person (3 people) , Euro 570 (4-7 people). Euro 420 (8-14 people)

Single supplement: Euro 95

 

Inclusions

3 nights accommodation with breakfast in a B&B in Agrigento

Transportation as per program

2 full day guided tours

 VAT and local taxes

 

Exclusions

Meals, admission fees, tips, extras