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Sicily TravelNet exclusive Montalbano's Tour
Experience Inspector Montalbano's Sicily

Inspector Montalbano
shooting locations tour

There is more to Agrigento
than the Valley of the Temples:
one day tours in Agrigento
and environs

Luigi Pirandello's Girgenti

Donnafugata tour:
Palma di Montechiaro

On the trail of the Leopard

Donnafugata tour:
Santa Margherita Belice

On the trail of the Leopard.

Agrigento's Valley of the temples tour

Archeological museum of Agrigento

Old Girgenti
Historic Agrigento tour

Gela and Licata tour: the landing beach and WWII

Sciacca tour: pottery and hot baths


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Agrigento's Valley of the Temples
A visitor's guide

Without waiting for Pino's answer, he slipped into one of those midget high-rises that were not more than twelve stories high, having been built around the same time as the chemical works and having just as quickly fallen into ruin, when not abandoned altogether. For someone approaching from the sea, Vigata rose up like a parody of Manhattan, on a reduced scale.

The shape of water

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salita granet

Salita Granet


The inspector Montalbano tour.
From Montelusa to Vigata


Vigata from the sea

On the trail of Salvo Montalbano: Literary tour
covering places described in Camilleri's novels

Vigata and Montelusa are places that cannot be found on the map
but which are geographically located in the area between the hill of Girgenti and the Sea of Africa.. Semi- imaginary places that are
inexistant insofar as their boundaries can be moved according to the author's narrative needs but real at the same time: Porto Empedocle
is Vigata
with its streets, abandoned factories, Pasture, lighthouse,
flat rock, Salita Granet, Marinella beach, "Commissariato" in Lincoln Street, Monte Crasto, Restaurant San Calogero and Trattoria da Enzo
and Girgenti is Montelusa with the Commissioner's Office and
Rabato district.

We'll follow the steps of Salvo Montalbano and the other members of Vigata's small police force. Mimì Augello, Montalbano's second-in-charge, Fazio, Gallo, Galluzzo and the incredibly stupid yet likeable Catarella, who mans the station's phones.
The tour starts in the city centre of Montelusa (Agrigento): here we find the Commissioner's office (Questura)and Piazza San Francesco, the place where the very idea of Vigata came to Camilleri's mind. We walk along Via Atenea to the Santo Spirito Library where Montalbano finds the book that helps him understand the mystery of the Terracotta Dog
Transfer to Villaseta (The Snack Thief ) and continue to Vigata, passing by the Pasture. Stop at the Tower of Charles V (described in Camilleri's first book) and at the pier to admire the sight of Vigata from the sea. Later, we walk in Vigata city centre to Salita Granet and Caffè Vigata with references to various works of Andrea Camilleri that are set there (The shape of water, The scent of the night, The terracotta dog, The excursion to Tindari, The voice of the violin). Leisure time to partake the small towm atmosphere which surrounds Camilleri's characters
Continue to Marinella (Montalbano's house) and Scala dei Turchi
, another place often described in the novels

Tour type: private tour from a Agrigento and Sciacca hotels and accommodation or a shore trip from Porto Empedocle port of call. Half day
Chauffer- driven. On demand we can provide English speaking driver/ guide and/or licensed tour guide. Available also from Palermo, Taormina, Catania, Trapani ports of call and hotels.

Time duration: the tour can be done in half day (about 3 hours) or a a full day (about 7 hours).

Driving time: 5- 10 minutes from most hotels in Agrigento to the city centre. 15 minutes from Porto Empedocle pier, 1 hour from Sciacca, 2 hours from Palermo to Montelusa (Agrigento).

Departure time: on demand

Meeting place for cruisers: pier of Porto Emepdocle: The guide/ driver will hold a sign with clients' name.
Meeting place for travellers: your selected hotel/ accommodation in Agrigento and Sciacca.

Tour cost: depends on the services requested (driver, English speaking driver, licensed tour guide, driver/guide). Please ask for a quote:


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and we will arrange a custom tour for you.

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