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Experience - Italy

On the trail of Inspector Montalbano

Highlights

  • Get to know the locations of the Commissario Montalbano detective series

  • Visit the Baroque church of San Giorgio, the house of the commissioner & the police station

  • Tour guide included

Description

With the famous words "Montalbano sugnu...", Sicilian detective Commissario Montalbano announces his presence when he comes through the door. Have you also followed Montalbano's escapades on screen? On this tour, you will get to know the filming locations of the series and learn exciting background knowledge.

Destination

Europe

  1. Italy
  2. Sicily

He was constantly on the lookout for the culprits and captivated numerous spectators with his exciting cases. Summery, baroque, and glorious settings offered viewers a pleasant contrast to the otherwise gloomy detective stories.

The bestsellers of Sicilian author Andrea Camilleri, as well as the TV show, are set in the fictional town of Vigata and the surrounding area. Porto Empedocle was originally the setting, but RAI, an Italian TV channel, decided to film the book adaptation in the picturesque area around Ragusa, in southeastern Sicily.

Together with your guide, you will go in search of the most famous filming locations. The commissioner enjoyed a beautiful view from his villa in Marinella every day. In reality, the villa in the series is located in the small village of Punta Secca, south of Santa Croce Camerina.

In the adaptation, the venerable town hall of Scicli represents the police station in Vigata, where Montalbano went about his business. The baroque building is very well preserved to this day.

Ragusa Ibla was staged with panoramic shots in many episodes and often shown in the Vigata scenes. Does Piazza Duomo remind you of a situation in Inspector Montalbano's investigations?

Modica is also a glorious baroque town that, like Scicli and Ragusa, had to be rebuilt after the earthquake of 1693. Strolling through its streets, you will understand why the director chose exactly this place as a setting: The city is considered one of the most photogenic in Sicily - its church and the façade of Palazzo Polara are a treat for photography lovers.

Your guide will take you on a journey into the past and to hidden places where one or the other anecdote can be told.

Duration of the trip: All day

Minimum number of participants: 1

Including

  • Reserved car or minivan with driver
  • Tour guide
  • The starting price is valid in the travel period 01.01.21 - 31.12.21

Excluding

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services
  • Personal expenses, such as minibar and tips
  • Travel protection

Notes

  • Duration: about 8 hours
  • Pick up at the hotel

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