'Inspector Montalbano' Filming Locations Tour From Taormina

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Visit the filming locations of the popular Italian TV series Inspector Montalbano (or Commissario Montelbano in Italian) on this full-day tour, departing from either Taormina or Messina province. See the real-life settings of the series fictional town Vigata, and visit the beautiful Baroque plazas, churches, beaches and buildings of Ragusa Ibla, Punta Secca and Scicli, where some of the most popular episodes were shot. Enjoy commentary about Inspector Montalbano from a friendly guide throughout the day.


  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Leave your Taormina or Messina province hotel in the early morning, and relax on your coach ride south to the authentic Sicilian town of Ragusa, the first stop on your Inspector Montalbano tour.

Here youll visit Piazza Duomo, home to the Basilica of St George, a site that represents the main square of the shows fictional town of Vigata. Continue to Church of San Giuseppe, Palazzo Donnafugata and Circolo di Conversazione, where the episodes Gli Arancini di Montalbano and The Scent of the Night were filmed.

After some free time to explore on your own, depart for the seaside town of Punta Secca, dubbed Marinella in the show. Visit Montalbano Commissioner's House and the sandy beaches where the main character likes to swim. Have time for lunch (own expense) and go for a dip in the Mediterranean if you wish. Just remember to bring your bathing suit!

Continue onward to the small village of Scicli and enjoy a short walk through its lovely Baroque historical center, named Montelusa in the show. Visit Scicli Municipal Town Hall in Palazzo Municipio, and hear how the building was the set location for the Police Commissioners office and the Vigata police station. Here you can purchase a ticket to the mayor's real-life office (Stanza del Sindaco), used in the series as Montalbanos office.

At the end of the day, relax on the drive back to your Taormina or Messina province hotel.

Inclusions for 'Inspector Montalbano' Filming Locations Tour From Taormina

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

Exclusions for 'Inspector Montalbano' Filming Locations Tour From Taormina

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

If you plan to swim during your free time in Punta Secca, please bring a bathing suit and towel

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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9 Traveler Reviews

  • Firstly, the location where we were due to meet the tour bus was incorrect. We were told to wait outside an Hotel but the bus stopped at a nearby bus stop which was round a bend and not visible from outside the hotel and it was only by the utmost luck that we caught the bus.
    Then, the blurb said we would see the Sinagras villa and Montelbano's office, neither of which we did.
    So it was disappointing but we got to see Marinella and bits of Vigataso it wasnt a total waste of time.

  • This tour was very good ! The guide was very informative about everything Sicilian !my only criticisms are even though you see a lot of montalbano sites ! Most of the talking is about Sicily in general ! We didn and #39;t get to see the mafia mansion and very long 12 hour tour but still worth it !

  • We went on the Inspector Montalbano tour last week, with great expection, and we werent dissapointed! The new minibus picked us up on time @ the bus station in Taormina. Our tour guide,Christy was brilliant, a mine of information about Sicily, and Montalbano. A great sense of humour! A very good driver took us to a number of locations including, Ragusa Ibla Vigata where we sampled the best Arranchini and red wine, then Punta Secca, where we saw Montalbanos villa and the lighthouse on the coast. Christy then took us for a light lunch in a cafe owned by one of the cast Enzo he played a prisoner in the series there were lots of photos of the cast in the cafe, it was one of the ladies from Finlands birthdays, so a few free carafes of red wine were consumed, resulting in a great jolly atmoshere! We continued to Modica, then the highlight of the tour culminated in us visiting Scicli, where the police station scenes are filmed. to our great surprise, they were filming some of the last ever series of Montalbano! Christy did the almost impossible, and took us to a great spot where we actually saw Luca Zingaretti, Montalbano coming down the steps! He proceeded to shake hands and have photos taken with a number of mostly assembled local people, but to our great surprise, he shook hands with both my husband and I, and the rest of our tour !!! It began to rain heavily, and he left in a rather nice car!We contined on our tour in a great state of shared excitement to Modica, and the drive back to Taormina. We still cant believe that we would actually have experienced such a wonderful day!

  • We really loved this tour. Inspector Montalbano series alerted us to the beauty of Sicily but this covered so much more. Christi the guide has read his reviews and introduced more about the series but his knowledge of Sicily and ability to impart it was excellent

  • Interesting tour which covered much more than Montalbano sites. Non-stop narrative from guide was great and a treat at lunch meeting one of cast.

  • The locations visited were excellent and worthwhile even if you are not an Inspector Montalbano follower. The guide's knowledge of locations and Sicily in general were second to none and he kept to the busy schedule whilst ensuring that there was sufficient time allocated for our own exploring. The towns visited Ragusa Ibla, Punta Secca and Scicli were beautiful and feature Baroque architecture at its best.

  • Excellent tour. We met the actors Perfect tour very informative

  • What a fantastic day out ! The trip was smooth and seemless ! The locations for Inspector Montalbano were great but what really made it for us was your wonderful guide Christi and probably the best driver in Sicily, Pepe !!! Thank you so much for a fantastic / wonderful day out ! and Grazie to Christi and Pepe

  • we had an amazing time

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