Sicily is the island of wonders- a place where cultural, historical, gastronomic and cinematographic tourism mix together. And it is precisely in this region that one of the most loved Italian TV series has been shot. Let’s discover the city of Montalbano!
Montalbano- the Series
Based on the novels written by Andrea Camilleri, the plot deals with the events of Salvo Montalbano, the commissioner of Vigata. He’s a diligent person, serious and reliable in his work. The commissioner finds himself investigating the crime scenes of his land, where he always manages to reconstruct the events and find the solution to the case. The series also develops around the commissioner’s private life. Italians have been following Montalbano since 1999 and it’s now in its thirteenth season and it is currently being broadcast in over 13 countries throughout Europe and the world.
Those that are now commonly called “the places of Montalbano” are scattered throughout the island. We start from the province of Syracuse where the municipalities of Noto, Portopalo di Capo Passero and the seaside village of Marzamemi have been the backdrop for numerous scenes of the series. We then move on to the famous house of Inspector Montalbano, located in Marina di Ragusa and more precisely, in Santa Croce Camerina. The police station is in Scicli, a UNESCO heritage town. Finally, many scenes were filmed in Porto Empedocle (Camilleri’s birthplace) and in Agrigento.
So if you like this TV series, take advantage of the summer season to visit the set and the city of Montalbano! Plan your visit and discover the beautiful island of Sicily!