The real tour of Montalbano, in the lands of the Commissioner

Discovering Sicily is the only incoming tour operator specialized in Sicily that can offer you a tour of Montalbano’s with a stay in the famous House of the Commissioner.

The province of Ragusa, declared UNESCO’s heritage, with the cities of Ragusa Ibla, Modica and Scicli is once again very requested thanks to the television series “The Commissioner Montalbano”.
The entire Area is full with fascinating baroque architecture.
Since 1998 it has highlighted the rich historical / cultural and gastronomic tradition as well as the landscape beauty that characterizes it, with natural reserves and beaches still uncontaminated.

Montalbano Experience: the program

This is not a simple tour of eastern Sicily, but wants to be a full-immersion in Montalbano’s places, almost entirely shot here, but with an important historical / cultural insight thanks to the presence of an authorized Italian and English guide.

A real life experience “at Montalbano”: that is why we wanted to define this tour “Montalbano Experience”.

Tour of Montalbano: Day 1

Arrival at Comiso or Catania airport and transfer with private minivan to Punta Secca, accommodation in the private rooms of the Montalbano house.

At sunset, welcome cocktail on the terrace looking over the sea with typical local food and presentation of the travel program.

A sort of “literary cocktail” between typical products and literary quotations that open an interesting debate to know Sicily through the lines of Sciascia, Bufalino, Pirandello etc … dinner (if hungry …) and overnight.

Day 2: Modica, Ispica, Sampieri, Donnalucata.

Breakfast on the terrace and departure for Modica (“Tocco d’artista”, house of Dr. Pasquano “The Terracotta Dog”).

Visit of the Duomo of San Giorgio and stop at a lab where modican chocolate is produced, famous all over the world.
Continue for Ispica (“The Moon of Paper”), visit the Palazzo Bruno di Belmonte, the Church of San Bartolomeo, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and the Loggiato.

Typical lunch along the way.

At the stop at sunset at Pisciotto, “La Mannara” on Sampieri beach and a couple of photos on the seafront of Donnalucata (“Marinella”).

Return home, free dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Scicli, Donnafugata Castle, Ragusa Ibla

Breakfast and departure for the visit of Scicli (“The Terracotta Dog”), walk in one of the most beautiful streets of Sicily, the Mormino Penna Street, rich in monuments of precious Baroque style and for this declared Unesco Heritage.

Stop at the City Hall (Vigata’s police station in the Fiction).

Visit to the Castle of Donnafugata (the residence of Mafia’s boss Sinagra).

Typical lunch in front of the Castle and visit of Ragusa Ibla (the center of Vigata in fiction, “The voice of the violin”), also a UNESCO heritage for late-Baroque masterpieces.

Visit the Duomo di San Giorgio with the charming staircase, the Church of San Bartolomeo and Santa Maria delle Scale.

Return home, dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Punta secca – transfer.

Breakfast, last photos in the most impressive location of the Montalbano tour, which is, the house with the beautiful terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, imagining the beautiful swimmers that the Commissioner used to do right in the clear waters of that stretch of coastline.

Transfer to the airport.

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rates

Participation fee for a group of minimum 6 people: € 495,00

The rates include:

  • Accommodation at B&B La casa di Montalbano, in double room with en-suite bathroom
  • Breakfast included in the living room or in the veranda overlooking the sea
  • Minivan 8 seats, with driver for the whole tour, meals included
  • Authorized Italian / English speaking guide, for all visits, as per program
  • Heavy appetizers the first night
  • Board as per program
  • Drinks included in meals
  • VAT and Taxes

The rates do not include:

  • Entrance fees for monuments/museums, anything not specified under “The rates include”.

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