If you enjoyed reading Andrea Camilleri’s Inspector Montalbano novels or watching the TV series based on his stories, you must visit Scicli and Ragusa Ibla where many of the scenes take place. These two towns are where most of the sets for the TV series are located and they are the setting for Vigata/Montelusa.
Scicli’s town hall is Vigata’s police station and the city’s churches and piazzas have been rendered famous thanks to Inspector Montalbano.
The panoramic view of Ragusa Ibla is at the beginning of every episode and it represents Vigata/Montelusa. The Cathedral of San Giorgio with its amazing staircase deserves a visit and Trattoria San Calogera in the vibrant Piazza Duomo is Montalbano’s favorite restaurant.
By the sea Punta Secca near the town of Santa Croce Camerina is Marinella where Inspector Montalbano’s beachside house stands and where he loves to swim.