In search of Inspector Montalbano
The tour will immerse you in the atmosphere of the TV series "Inspector Montalbano", allowing you to experience the places that frame the mysteries of the most famous Italian police chief.
It will start from Noto, nicknamed “the Garden of stone" and a UNESCO site that is the capital of the Sicilian Baroque. A walk through the elegant main street will lead you to the Palazzo Nicolaci di Villadorata, one of the most important buildings in town.
The second stop of the tour includes a visit to Donnafugata castle, a sumptuous noble residence of the late 19th-century and one of the largest in Sicily with a wonderful facade in neo-Gothic style. In the series, this is the stronghold of the mafia boss Balduccio Sinagra.
We will then head to the fishing village of Punta Secca, the imaginary town of Marinella. Here, overlooking the marvelous blue of the Mediterranean sea, we will be enchanted by the famous house of Inspector Montalbano. The small village will allow you to savor the taste of a slow life, punctuated by the voice of the sea, by the lights and shadows the sun recreates around the lighthouse that dominates the village. Punta Secca will also be an opportunity to have lunch at the police chief’s favorite restaurant, where he usually enjoys delicious fish dishes.
We'll have dessert in Modica, our next stop. Aside from being another famous UNESCO site, Modica boasts the production of Aztec-inspired chocolate, one of the world's best-kept secrets. This town houses the second largest church of our TV series: Saint George's Cathedral.
The tour ends in Ragusa Ibla, the place that more than any others represents the imaginary town of Vigata. We will stop at the Mother Church of Vigata, the Piazza Duomo with its Conversation Circle also known as "Il caffè dei Cavalieri", where Salvo Montalbano goes in search of valuable information for his investigations. The tour is enhanced by the beautiful views of Ragusa Ibla from above as they appear at the very beginning of each episode.