Private shore excursion to the real life locations seen in the TV films
Full day tour from Catania or Siracusa ports of call
Vigàta and Montelusa are fictional towns that closely resemble Andrea Camilleri's hometown of Porto Empedocle and the nearby Agrigento. However, the Montalbano movies, based on the novels, are filmed in the area of Ragusa. As a matter of fact, most of the film shooting locations are clustered around Ragusa Ibla, an inland Baroque town that is UNESCO heritage listed in the island`s south east. Our tour will take you to the major real life locations used for the Montalbano TV series. Enjoy the unique scenery and breathe out the "spirit of place" that emanates from this part of Sicily.
Trace the steps of Inspector Montalbano and the other members of his team: his second-in-charge Mimì Augello, the efficient Fazio, the likeable Catarella. We make our way into Vigata in the province of Montelusa and stop in front of the police station (Scicli). Few steps away is the Questura or Commissioner's office of Montelusa. Then, we drive 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". Stop for lunch at "Trattoria San Calogero", the reastaurant that Montalbano goes to. In the afternoon, we continue to Punta Secca to see the exterior of Montalbano's house and Donnalucata (Marinella) where you can imagine him swimming in the Mediterranean Sea. Finally, we go to the Castello di Donnafugata (House of mafia boss Balduccio Sinagra) and the Pasture at "Pisciotto", the site of an abandoned factory that features in a couple of movies.
Tour type: private shore trip from Siracusa/ Catania ports of call.
Chauffer- driven. On demand we can provide English speaking driver/ guide and/or licensed tour guide.
Time duration: 7 hours from Siracusa or Catania
Departure time: on demand
Meeting place for cruisers: Port of call pier: The guide/ driver will hold a sign with clients' name.
Tour cost: depends on the services requested (driver, English speaking driver, licensed tour guide, driver/guide). Please ask for a quote