On Salvo Montalbano footsteps, the Vigata police inspector, assisted by his small band of detective, along the heritage sites of the Val di Noto, listed by UNESCO.
The cult Sicilian detective series owes as much to the beauty of its stunning locations. Lovers of Salvo Montalbano will recognize sweeping views, picturesque corners and lanes on which immortal scenes of this series were shot. Based on the detective novels of Andrea Camilleri, it is mostly filmed in the south-eastern swathe of Sicily.
The tour begins in St. John’s Square in Ragusa, home to the city Cathedral and the first film location of our visit today. Then we follow our way down to Ibla, passing by the beautiful Piazza Duomo, with its Baroque church of San Giorgio – which represents the main square of Vigata, the imaginary village of Montalbano – the old Gentlemen’s Club dating back to the 19th century and Piazza Pola, where the Police Station set used to be in the older shows.
Our tour continues down to Modica, with a panoramic tour of the city and a walk along baroque palaces and church facades. Once there, we also have the chance to sample the local Modica chocolate. This chocolate is one of the first ever made in Europe after the discovery of America. It is based on an ancient Aztec recipe brought to Sicily by the Spaniards. After a time for a well deserved break for lunch or to stroll the town and try some Italian shopping, the tour resumes its way down to Scicli and its beautiful historical centre, called Montelusa in the series. Highlights of Scicli include the Baroque Palazzo Beneventano, Piazza Italia and the looming view from up above of the now abandoned, San Matthew’s church and the Town Hall whose façade serves as set for the Police headquarters in the present show. The tour continues along the coast passing by Punta Secca (“Marinella” in the series) to visit the exterior of Montalbano’s House and the beach where he used to swim. A picture and a local “granita” (slushie) or a coffee break or, why not, a swim, are in order. Our last stop will be at Donnafugata castle which in the TV fiction, is mafia boss Balduccio Sinagra’s home. A visit of the castle can also be arranged on request.
It is calculated per person according to the number of participants and the point of pick up, as follows:
2 pax – 3 pax – 4 pax – 5 pax – 6 pax – 7 pax.
With more participants than two people the price lowers gradually.
*Discounted price (applicable only with at least two full paying adults):
– people aged 12-14 years old: 20% off;
– under 12 years old: free of charge.
Over 14 years old, same price as adults.
-Private hotel pickups in Taormina, Catania, Siracusa and Ragusa areas; -Private car service -Full day service by local licensed tour guide
Exclusions: -Meals and drinks -Admission tickets -Personal expenses -Tips and gratuities -Optional activities cost
Note: up to three people, and only for departures from Ragusa itself, it is scheduled to utilize the personal car of the tour guide who just in this case, will be also the driver.
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HOW TO BOOK
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