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Inspector Montalbano Holidays in Sicily



Inspector Montalbano first appeared on British TV screens in 1999, and, way back then, there was no way of telling that he would prove to be such an enormous success and a massive influence on the tourist trade of a hitherto relative backwater on the island of Sicily. Nowadays, everyone has heard of Inspector Montalbano and everyone wants to visit the area of south eastern Sicily to enjoy their own Inspector Montalbano experience on holiday in Sicily. Maybe in the hope of catching a glimpse of Montalbano himself, or getting involved in a little bit of mystery in the narrow streets and alleyways of the fascinating towns where filming takes place.



Of course, Vigata is a figment of the author, Andrea Camilleri’s, imagination, but it is based on his own home town of Porto Empedocle, further to the west of Sicily. Porto Empedocle is on the coast with 3 kilometres of amazing beaches, white, ornate churches and pretty pastel architecture. The town is now known as Porto Empedocle Vigata and is watched over by a 16th century tower, built to defend the town from pirates. Salvo lives in the fictional town of Marinella and his home is filmed on the sea front of the real fishing village of Punta Secca. The building was once part of the busy sardine fishing industry. His police station is actually the town hall in Scicli, a beautiful Baroque town, once rather underrated in comparison to the likes of Modica and Noto, but now blossoming on the tourist trail. Salvo often visits Mafia boss Baduccio Sinagra at his palatial home. You can visit it yourself on your holiday in Sicily, but in reality it is Donnafugata Castle! Dating back to the 17th century but with much alteration over the years, it is set in rolling countryside surrounded by giant carob trees. There is an excellent restaurant next door and a particularly noteworthy gelateria within the walls!



Livia and Salvo’s dates always begin at the bus stop in Ragusa Ibla, half of a pair of hilltop towns rent in two by the devastating earthquake in 1693, which led to the construction of the amazing Baroque towns of the area. Ragusa Ibla and its twin hilltop town, Ragusa, feature in the opening credits of the programme, as the camera swoops round and on to the stunning 550m long Ponte Guerreri viaduct. Ragusa is a great base for your holiday in Sicily. The iconic Santa Maria delle Scala, from which so many of the placing shots in the series are filmed, has stunning views over the town. Many are the lunches enjoyed by Salvo at the Trattoria da Calogero in the Piazza Busacca (in reality, “La Rusticana” on Corsa XXV Aprile), before having to rush off on an investigation. A large number of these investigations have taken place along the beautiful chalky coastline around Sampieri, which becomes the strip of coastline known as La Mannara in the series. The skyline is dominated by the shell and chimney of an old brick factory –Fornace Penna – burned down by the Mafia 80 years ago.

So, if you would you like to spend a holiday in Sicily and follow in the steps of Inspector Montalbano just request a callback now and we will be delighted to help you plan your tailormade holiday.



One of the properties best placed for exploring Inspector Montalbano territory is the wonderful Parco Cavalonga, which is surrounded by a beautiful and unique landscape. Filled with ancient carob and olive trees, this delightful agritourist property is a fantastic base for your Sicily holiday and is just 10 minutes from Punta Secca and Donnafugata Castle. Attractive and comfortable, each of its apartments has its own private terrace or courtyard and shares an amazing infinity pool. Hotel rooms are spacious and modern, with contemporary furnishings and stylish artwork. The Andrea family who own the property will stop at nothing to ensure your holiday is a special one, with their own fantastic restaurant on-site and cookery courses and horse-riding available for guests.



It’s not unusual to see Salvo chasing miscreants through Modica’s narrow alleyways, and this beautiful Baroque town is particularly known for its chocolate, based on traditional Aztec recipes and celebrated with its own festival each spring.

If you like bed & breakfast accommodation, Casa Talia is blessed with some of the most amazing views of any property we work with, overlooking wonderful Modica. Owned by two very clever architects and based in the old Jewish quarter of the town, the historic buildings have been cleverly and sympathetically restored to form this charming and unique B&B. This is a truly character-filled place and a must for any Sicilian itinerary for fans of Inspector Montalbano! Perfectly placed for exploring Ragusa and Ragusa Ibla and for visiting Comiso – the location of the young Montalbano’s first police station - we offer the excellent Villa Alfredo, run by Alfredo and his brother, Giuseppe. They produce a lot of their own food, which is superb (I can certainly recommend it!!) and they also offer really wonderful cookery courses where you can learn to re-create some fantastic, traditional dishes. There are just five apartments, housed in restored agricultural buildings, and they are all simply but comfortably furnished and vary in size from a studio to two bedroom apartments.



Slightly to the east of the Inspector Montalbano region, but within very easy driving distance of all the Inspector’s major haunts, you may want to spend your holiday in Sicily staying at one of our growing number of “agri boutique” properties called Torre Marabino, close to the town of Ispica offering first-rate food and accommodation. The organic fruit and veg grown on the farm is used to great effect in the imaginative and tasty menus, and the seven rooms are so large they are practically apartments! All have been tastefully decorated in soothing pastel colours to compliment the manorial style of the building.





With the recent addition of twice-weekly flights from Stansted directly into Comiso airport in the heart of Montalbano territory, plus new flights to Catania from Manchester, Luton and London Gatwick, it’s never been easier to get to this fascinating corner of Sicily on holiday. We will be delighted to put together an Inspector Montalbano holiday in Sicily – just give us a call on 01694 722193 or request a callback and you too could soon be walking in Salvo’s footsteps!
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Francesco Villa Le Palme

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Villa le Palme is a newly built and elegant property few steps from the sandy beach of Santa Maria del Focallo. Attention has been paid to the choice of furniture, interior and exterior lighting, details, colors. The property offers all the amenities: air conditioning, heating, fireplace, WI-FI access, a large car park. It's equipped with 3 bedroom

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Borgo Degli Angeli

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Borgo Degli Angeli is a family friend, self-catering apartments with style in Partinico, Sicily. Stay in a wonderful little borgo with cobbled streets threading between honey-coloured stone terraces and pretty courtyards, where modern design meets traditional Sicilian. Borgo Degli Angeli is a unique and intriguing place to stay and was once part of

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Cambiocavallo

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Cambiocavallo is an excellent traditional, with a contemporary twist, agritourism hotel in the Modica countryside, perfect for families and near the sea. Small, boutique agritourism hotel Cambiocavallo is in Sicily’s south-east corner, just 4km from the beach and about 14km from Modica, on the route connecting it to the sea. Centuries ag

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Monaci Delle Terre Nere

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Monaci Delle Terre Nere in Zafferana Etnea, Sicily is a lovely, romantic hotel with access to the beach. Deliciously designer. Monaci Delle Terre Nere is a “must visit” place. Monaci Delle Terre Nere is the most beautifully incongruous place we have discovered. You will be immediately struck by the stupendous location, seemingly on

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Santa Anastasia

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Santa Anastasia is a unique agritourism hotel in the countryside of Cefalu in Sicily. In a magnificent setting, between sea & mountains sits this elegant hotel. A great hit with Long Travel guests, it is close to two beautiful towns & the views over vineyards is splendid. In a magnificent setting, between the pretty, coastal town of Ce
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Torre Marabino

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Torre Marabino is an excellent, boutique agritourist hotel in Ispica in Sicily. The food here is superb. Set in the lovely south-east corner of Sicily, less than 10 minutes from Ispica and about 4km from the nearest beach, Torre Marabino is about half an hour from Modica, Noto and the Nature Reserve of Vendicari, and less than an hour’s

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Villa Del Lauro

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Villa Del Lauro is a unique boutique hotel in Ragusa Superiore. An amazing find! Boutique designer B&B, slap-bang in the middle of a famous Baroque town, with a glorious pool and garden.   Ragusa, in Sicily’s famous Baroque south-east corner, is less than half an hour from Comiso airport and only one and a half hours from Catani

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Villa Sonia

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Villa Sonia is the most perfect romantic hotel, nestled in Castelmola di Taormina in Sicily, it has the best views of might Mount Etna. Who needs a sea-view, when you can have a volcano! The Villa Sonia is magical. Within a few hundred metres of Castemola’s main square, is the very special Villa Sonia. In our opinion, it is absolutely un

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La Foresteria

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

La Foresteria a truly amazing countryside hotel in Menfi, Sicily, near the sea with fantastic food & wine. Enjoy gracious comfort with a full-on gourmet experience. La Foresteria is country living in style. Surrounded by vineyards and in a perfectly chosen elevated spot, La Foresteria can be seen from far off, and its peachy-pink walls have a w
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Parco Cavalonga

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Parco Cavalonga, is a superb family hotel with self-catering apartments in Ragusa, Sicily. It's an ideal agritourism escape. Secluded, modern boutique hotel with two great pools. Parco Cavalonga is set  in beautiful countryside, in a secret corner of Sicily. In an undiscovered corner of Sicily and hidden in a unique landscape of rolling fields

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Parco Cavalonga Borgo

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Parco Cavalonga, is a superb family hotel with self-catering apartments in Ragusa, Sicily. It's an ideal agritourism escape. Secluded, modern boutique hotel with two great pools. Parco Cavalonga is set in beautiful countryside, in a secret corner of Sicily. In an undiscovered corner of Sicily and hidden in a unique landscape of rolling fields of an

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Casa Turchetti

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Casa Turchetti is a characterful and authentic, family friendly hotel in Taormina, Sicily. In a historic house with stylish luxury, a romantic terrace which seems to overlook all of Sicily. Casa Turchetti is a small and exclusive hotel, as boutique as they come. In the heart of Taormina, just off the main “Corso Umberto”, Casa Turchetti

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Baglio Donna Franca

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Baglio Donna Franca is a boutique hotel, nestled in Marsala, Sicily, and boasts fantastic food. A small agritourist country hotel in an utterly authentic Sicilian baglio, set in vineyards. Near Marsala and only about 15 minutes from Trapani airport, Agritourist hotel Baglio Donna Franca is a perfect stop for any itinerary. Truly an undiscovered par

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Casa Talia

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Boutique Casa Talia offers quirk and character in the baroque town of Modica, Sicily. Casa Talia is a hotel with a difference. When the owners of Casa Talia left the hurly-burly of Milan, to discover a slower pace of life and a better place to live, they chose Modica and we understand why. It is a fantastic Baroque town, which spreads up two s

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Donna Carmela

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Donna Carmela is nestled in the countryside of Carruba Di Riposto in Sicily. A boutique hotel with unique character, incredible views of Etna & the sea and great food & wine. Long Travel clients love Donna Carmela’s warm welcome and the chic individual style. Only about 30km from Taormina, 40km from Catania airport and 10 minutes
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Francesco Villa Rosa

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Set in a rural landscape of olive groves and fruit trees, yet so close from the coast & lovely sandy beaches, Francesco Villa Rosa is a large private, modern self-catering villa, with its own pool and delightful gardens. Less than 5km from Santa Maria del Foccallo and the long stretches of golden Blue Flag sandy beaches and transparent sea, Fra

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Hotel Metropole

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Cocooned in luxury, in the heart of Taormina, Hotel Metropole is a luxury hotel boasting charm and boutique character. Hotel Metropole feels Sicilian, ancient and contemporary, all at the same time. Taormina is certainly one of Italy’s most famous and stylish resorts. The luxurious and glamorous Hotel Metropole is in the middle of it all. Ste

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Hotel Monte Tauro

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Hotel Monte Tauro is a luxury hotel in Taormina in Sicily, boasting unique character and charm. Contemporary & quality with stupendous uninterrupted sea views Monte Tauro is most impressive. We love Monte Tauro’s incredible building, the amazing views & the fabulous breakfast. Ingeniously, built into the cliff face, and with unin

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Hotel Porta Felice

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Hotel Porta Felice is a very unique, boutique yet romantic hotel in Palermo, Sicily. Contemporary design with real style. In one of the oldest parts of Palermo and close to the sea-front promenade and marina, Hotel Porta Felice is about a ten-minute walk from the Quattro Canti and within easy walking distance of some important palazzi, places of in

from £564 pp

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Hotel Rocce Azzurre

Italy, Sicily & Aeolian Islands

Hotel Rocce Azzurre is popular with couples on their honeymoon. This romantic hotel offers a unique and characterful stay in Lipari, right on the Aeolian Island sea. Hotel Rocce Azzurre is a family-owned hotel, just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Lipari on the Aeolian Island. Down a quiet, typical, narrow street, Hotel Rocce Azzu

from £882 pp

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