Cultural & Theme Tours in The Veneto

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Tour of the area where the fiction “Inspector Montalbano” is set. Are you ready to discover Vigata, Marinella and Montelusa? Do you want to walk in the same streets where Montalbano investigates? With our tour you will have a film holiday! With our tour you can visit Montalbano Sicily and discover the history and culture of Ragusa, Scicli, Modica, Punta Secca, Donnalucata and the Donnafugata Castle. We will accompany you among the most famous monuments, among splendid churches and baroque palaces, we will cross the Iblea countryside and arrive at the sea. We will be able to advise you on the tastiest typical specialties and experiences to live: it will be an unforgettable journey!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Castello di Donnafugata, Donnafugata, Province of Ragusa, SicilyFirst stop at “Castello di Donnafugata” which, in the fiction, is the local boss Don Balduccio Sinagra’s dwelling.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: La Casa del Commissario Montalbano, Santa Croce Camerina, Province of Ragusa, SicilyWe continue to Punta Secca (Marinella in the fiction) to visit, from outside, the House of Montalbano and nearby the sandy beach where he swims.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Donnalucata, Ragusa, Province of Ragusa, SicilyWe continue to Donnalucata, where the episode “the shape of water” is mostly set. In fact, the promenade of Donnalucata, which in the fiction is called Marinella, is the main scenario of this episode. However, it is often used in many other episodes of The Inspector Montalbano.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Scicli, Scicli, Province of Ragusa, SicilyAfterwards, we reach the baroque village of Scicli. Short walk for visiting the beautiful baroue historical centre (Montelusa in the fiction), “Palazzo Comunale” (the City Hall) which is Vigata’s police station in the fiction, and “Palazzo Iacono”, the police headquarter. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Antica Dolceria Bonajuto, Modica, Province of Ragusa, SicilyWe continue to Modica, whose historical centre is also in Baroque style. The beautiful staircase of Saint George’s Cathedral was the protagonist of the episode “Tocco d’artista”. The beautiful views over the town, the churches and palaces in Baroque style, and the characteristic alleys are the backdrop to many other scenes of the fiction. An obligatory stop at the end of the tour of the historic center will be the Antica Cioccolateria Bonajuto, where it will be possible to taste the famous and delicious Modica Chocolate in its numerous fragrances.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Ragusa Ibla, Ragusa, Province of Ragusa, SicilyWe end up with the visit of the beautiful Piazza Duomo of Ragusa Ibla, with its baroque Church of San Giorgio, which represents the main square of Vigata, the imaginary village of Montalbano.The view of Ibla with the dome of the illuminated Cathedral appears behind Montalbano in the episode A blade of light, when the Commissioner, guest of the issuer of Vigata Rete Libera, issues an interview.The Cathedral of San Giorgio and the square of Ragusa Ibla return in many episodes of the TV series. Whenever the Commissioner stops in the central square or in the Church of Madre di Vigata we admire the superb baroque style of Ragusa Ibla, its square and the Duomo.The church of Santa Maria delle Scale, the staircase and the magnificent panorama of Ragusa Ibla are the backdrop to a mugger in the episode "Gatto e Cardellino".The Circolo di Conversazione, overlooking Piazza Duomo, is the place where Montalbano often breaks cabbasisi to doctor Pasquano playing cards. Many scenes are filmed inside and outside the Circle. In the episode "La luna di carta" the Commissioner enters the smoky rooms of the Club, among notables and rich people of Vigata playing cards, and meets the annoyed Pasquano who with fake courtesy and ironic jokes answers Montalbano's questions.The Giardino Ibleo is located not far from the restaurant da Calogero. In Vigata the municipal garden becomes an elegant nursing home where Montalbano goes to the episode La luna di carta. In the tree-lined garden paths, the Commissioner meets an old thief who shows a key to find out what he can open.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

What’s included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi on board
  • Bottled water
  • Modica Chocolate tasting

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Entry Ticket for attractions
  • Gratuities
  • Specialized Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Castello di Donnafugata