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.
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!!
Single supplement: Euro 95
3 nights accommodation with breakfast in a B&B in Agrigento
Transportation as per program
2 full day guided tours
VAT and local taxes
Meals, admission fees, tips, extras