Sicily TravelNet exclusive Montalbano's Tour
Experience Inspector Montalbano's Sicily
shooting locations tour
is more to Agrigento
than the Valley of the Temples:
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On the trail of the Leopard
Santa Margherita Belice
On the trail of the Leopard.
Valley of the temples tour
museum of Agrigento
Historic Agrigento tour
and Licata tour: the landing beach and WWII
tour: pottery and hot baths
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Valley of the Temples
A visitor's guide
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.
shape of water
inspector Montalbano tour.
From Montelusa to Vigata
the trail of Salvo Montalbano: Literary tour
covering places described in
and Montelusa are places that cannot be found on the map
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:
is Vigata with its streets, abandoned factories, Pasture,
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
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
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
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.
duration: the tour can be done in half day (about 3 hours) or a a full day
(about 7 hours).
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
time: on demand
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.
cost: depends on the services requested (driver,
English speaking driver, licensed tour guide, driver/guide). Please ask for a
you have a favourite Montalbano novel let us know
and we will arrange a custom
tour for you.