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Catania: Inspector Montalbano Food Tour

Product ID: 174339
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This tour will take you around the places of the famous "Inspector Montalbano" TV series, discovering baroque beauties, scenes of the show, and traditional food. Choose from a private or a small group tour.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Your accommodation or in the nearby area.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Castle of Donnafugata, the Boss' house
  • See the Inspector's house in Punta Secca
  • Explore Scicli, the main city of the set
  • Try traditional Sicilian food, desserts, and chocolate
Full description
Be picked up from your accomodation in Catania or in the close vicinity at around 8:30 and head to the first stop of the tour, Donnafugata Castle, which you might recognise as the residence of the mob boss in Inspector Montalbano. More than just a setting, the castle is a patchwork of architectural and artistic styles, including one Venetian Gothic facade and Baroque interior. Here, visit the many decorated rooms such as a Hall of Mirrors, a music room, and royal bedrooms before walking through the castle's gardens which contain a 300 year old ficus and a labyrinth. In addition, visit an ancient cheese factory, learn about the production of cheese, and taste the famous Ragusano cheese. 

Next, stop at Marinella and Montalbano’s house by the sea. Marinella is actually Punta Secca, a small fishing village where you can spot Montalbano’s house as well as visit its lighthouse, small port, and an old watchtower. You will then have free time to explore the village or enjoy the beach with a free traditional Sicilian packed lunch. After lunch, arrive at Scicli, home to the police station in Vigata which is actually the town hall of Scicli, located on the beautifully conserved baroque street of Via Mormino Penna. Furthermore, Scicli is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and there are many baroque churches, palaces, and historical buildings for you to explore. Here, you will also have a free tasting of Sicilian cannoli. 

Finally, visit Modica, yet another glorious baroque town and UNESCO heritage site. Walking around its streets, you won't be able to miss the magnificent Church of San Giorgio and the handsome façade of Palazzo Polara which both appear in the Montalbano TV series. In addition, you will have a free tasting of Modican chocolate, made exactly how it was by Aztecs.
Includes
  • Luxury air conditioned Mercedes vehicle or similar
  • Small group tour, max 8 people
  • Baby Seat (if needed)
  • Multilingual driver/guide for the day at your disposal
  • Packed Lunch
  • Free tasting of Sicilian food
  • Entrance tickets for the Castle
What’s Not Included
  • Authorized touristic guide inside the Castle of Donnafugata

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Pickups from Taormina or Syracuse incur an additional charge of €25 per person
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Product ID: 174339