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COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO Tour

4.5 (10)
Donnafugata, IT
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COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO Tour

4.5 (10)
Donnafugata, IT
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Experience the magic of Inspector Montalbano with our thrilling tour of Sicily! Walk in the footsteps of the beloved detective as you explore the charming towns of Vigata, Marinella, and Montelusa. From the splendid churches and baroque palaces to the picturesque countryside and sandy beaches, you'll be transported into the world of Montalbano's investigations. Visit iconic locations like the Donnafugata Castle, the House of Montalbano in Punta Secca, and the beautiful baroque village of Scicli. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Ragusa, Modica, and Donnalucata, and indulge in the delicious flavors of Sicilian cuisine along the way. With breathtaking landscapes and unforgettable experiences, this tour promises to be a film holiday you'll never forget. Join us for an adventure through the captivating world of Inspector Montalbano!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 9 hours
  • Suitable for 1-8 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Visit the famous "Castello di Donnafugata"
  • See the House of Montalbano in Punta Secca
  • Explore the beautiful promenade of Donnalucata
  • Walk through the historic baroque village of Scicli
  • Discover the stunning views and delicious chocolate of Modica
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • WiFi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Modica Chocolate tasting
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entry Ticket for attractions
  • Specialized Guide

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Introduction

Step into the world of Inspector Montalbano with the COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO Tour. This immersive experience takes you through the picturesque locations where the beloved Italian fiction is set. Get ready to explore the enchanting towns of Vigata, Marinella, and Montelusa, and walk in the footsteps of Montalbano as he investigates intriguing mysteries. With this tour, you can turn your holiday into a film-like adventure, discovering the rich history and cultural heritage of Ragusa, Scicli, Modica, Punta Secca, Donnalucata, and the Donnafugata Castle. Marvel at magnificent churches, baroque palaces, and the breathtaking landscapes of the Iblea countryside. Allow the experienced guides to introduce you to the tastiest local specialties and recommend unforgettable experiences, making your journey truly unforgettable.

What to expect?

Embark on a 540-minute journey through the world of Inspector Montalbano. This comprehensive tour encompasses all the key locations mentioned in the fiction, allowing you to delve deep into the captivating story. From the stunning Donnafugata Castle, resembling the local boss Don Balduccio Sinagra's dwelling, to the famous Casa del Commissario Montalbano in Punta Secca (Marinella in the fiction), you will encounter the unforgettable sights from the TV series. Stroll along the promenade of Donnalucata (Marinella in the fiction) and explore the baroque villages of Scicli (Montelusa in the fiction) and Modica. The tour culminates in a visit to the picturesque Piazza Duomo of Ragusa Ibla, where the main square of Vigata comes to life. Throughout the journey, you'll immerse yourself in the authentic charm of these Sicilian locations and uncover the secrets of Inspector Montalbano's world.

Who is this for?

The COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO Tour is the perfect experience for fans of the popular Inspector Montalbano TV series as well as those seeking a unique and immersive tour of Sicily. Whether you're a literature enthusiast, a lover of Italian culture, or a traveler looking for a different type of adventure, this tour is designed to captivate and engage a wide range of audiences. From history buffs to food enthusiasts, everyone will find something to enjoy on this journey. The tour is inclusive and welcomes individuals, couples, and groups of all ages, ensuring that everyone can partake in this unforgettable experience.

Why book this?

The COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO Tour offers a truly unique and immersive experience for travelers. Step into the world of Inspector Montalbano and explore the stunning scenery that served as the backdrop for the beloved TV series. This tour goes beyond typical sightseeing, allowing you to walk in the footsteps of the iconic detective and immerse yourself in the captivating atmosphere of Sicily's charming towns and breathtaking landscapes. Expert guides will provide you with fascinating insights and recommendations, ensuring you make the most of your journey. From exploring historical sites to tasting delicious local specialties, this tour offers an unforgettable adventure filled with mystery, culture, and unforgettable memories.

Good to know

During the COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO Tour, you will be accompanied by experienced guides who will provide you with in-depth information about each location. The tour duration is approximately 540 minutes, giving you ample time to explore and discover the beauty of Vigata, Marinella, Montelusa, and other key locations. Don't miss the opportunity to taste the famous Modica Chocolate at Antica Cioccolateria Bonajuto, a delightful treat that is not to be missed. Whether you're an avid fan of Inspector Montalbano or a curious traveler looking for a unique experience, this tour promises to showcase the best of Sicily's culture, history, and culinary delights.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Castello di Donnafugata

First stop at “Castello di Donnafugata” which, in the fiction, is the local boss Don Balduccio Sinagra’s dwelling.

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La Casa del Commissario Montalbano

We continue to Punta Secca (Marinella in the fiction) to visit, from outside, the House of Montalbano and nearby the sandy beach where he swims.

Donnalucata

We 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.

Centro storico di Scicli - World Heritage Site

Afterwards, 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.

Antica Dolceria Bonajuto

We 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.

Ragusa Ibla

We 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.

Reviews

(10)

4.5 (10)

Reginald_I

Our guide was excellent. This was a very memorable experience. Our guide was helpful very informative and knowlegeable. Nothing was too much trouble. He showed us many of the film locations for Commissario Montalbano, including the wonderful view of his house. Full marks to our guide who we would highly recommend. We'll done. BRAVISSIMO!

Jonathan_B

A brilliant excursion with an amazing and safe driver (thanks Giuseppe!) who was friendly, knowledgeable about the locations and great company for the day. We had a fantastic experience - the highlight has to be the set of the Police Station in Scicli's city hall which we weren't expecting to be accessible. Montalbano's house in Punta Secca is a close second however and we loved the seafront in Donnalucata that all fans will recognise. Thank you!

Selim_M

Montalbano tour and the locations visited are great especially for the series fans. Our tour car was not the expected one. It was the second time in three days that they took us with the same emergency car. First Syracuse tour and secondly Montalbano tour. We asked for partial refund because we were not happy with the car. The owner of the tour company said that the type of the car was not written in the booking and therefore we didn’t had the right for refund. We accepted his remarks and still told him that this was not our expectation. The tour guide Riccardo was OK. Later on the tour company owner approached us while he was servicing other customers in the same tour route with a luxury car and started to shouting at us and stating that he is preferring American tourists and not tourists like us without knowing even our nationality. We said to him that we are still in disagreement with him about our the car type and we will continue the tour since we didn’t had any other option. The tour owner continued angrily shouting. I think this tour company should be deleted from Viator system and the owner should pass an anger management course and stop discriminating people because of their nationalities.

Camilla_F

Big fan of the series. I saw his house, ate in his restaurant of choice and visited his place of work together with breathtaking scenery and towns in between. As an oldie, alone with limited walking ability my guide was exceptional and he excelled in his ability to enable access to everywhere and was very patient and informative, if i could give more stars I would.

Tsze_C

Great tour for Montalbano fans. We visited the police station, the towns from the opening scenes, Montalbano's apartment, the castle where he met with the crime boss, and ate at the restaurant that was Montalbano's favorite! All in a day - a quite a long day. Our guide Giuseppe was courteous, professional and knowledgeable, and thanks for picking us up in Taormina. It was a long drive! Highly recommended.

David_H

We are big fans of Montalbano from the states. The tour covered everything we wanted to see and more. Giuseppe was wonderful tour was fantastic

BenYorkie

We did a Montalbano tour from Catania with a group called Lemon Tours. Four of us onus a driver and a guide so we really did have personal service. We went from Catania to the main Montalbano filming sites in Scicli( say Vigata), Ragusa, Donnafugata and Punto Seca( Salvo's house and beach). Almost 9 hours altogether and a bit of a bore to start because it takes two hours to get to the first location - but after that it was a dream of a trip.

987carmelof

Fare parte per molti anni della Fiction de “Il Commissario Montalbano”mi ha dato la possibilità di conoscere tutti i luoghi, le trattorie, ristoranti, masserie, e tantissimi altri posti dove Il Commissario viveva,Vigata,Montelusa,Marinella,etc.etc.

Norberto_F

Excelente! Conocí lugares maravillosos, y el guia Ricardo una persona excepcional. No se lo pierdan fanaticos de Montalbano!

Soyrosaf

No se muestra bien Lo que sí nos gustó es que todo está limpio Y la gente es muy cordial y dispuesta
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2024-04-17 06:21