The Montalbano Tour
This is a fantastic full day excursion giving you an insight into the area made famous by the TV series “Inspector Montalbano”. You will be collected from your preferred location; we will drive along the Eastern highway where our journey will take us to The Donnafugata Castle.
This sumptuous estate dates back to the mid 17th century offering spectacular views, an ornate water fountain garden complete with a temple and a chance to view several of the 122 rooms.
The castle is represented in the Montalbano series as the residence of the Mafia boss the inspector occasionally calls on to follow up his enquiries. Our next port of call is Ragusa Ibla, this enchanting town is home to the restaurant that the Inspector often visits.
In the series the restaurant is called °San Calogero". In fact the name of the restaurant is Rusticana.
In recent episodes Piazza Pola in Ragusa Ibla is now home to the inspectors police station.
You will be given the opportunity to wander the streets of this eclectic town and take in lunch, your driver will advise you depending your requirements.
We make the short drive to Scicli where the heart of the series is filmed. Walk around visit the town hall featured heavily in the series and take in the baroque style building rebuilt following a catastrophic earthquake in 1693. We leave Punta Secca and head back North for the drive back, you will be left with fond memories of your Montalbano experience made all the better when seeing this on your TV screens.
Please note: This is a private excursion with a dedicated driver and vehicle, entrance fees to archaeological sites ARE NOT included in the cost. All of our excursions and tours have been organised for pick up within a 10km radius of Taormina and Giardini Naxos. We would be more than happy to quote for pick up outside this area. On receiving your booking we will contact you to arrange pick up location, time and address or any special requirements you may have.